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A skeleton in a suit and tie
Tells us what we ought to buy
A bag of coke and a nuclear heart
support your conscience, that's a start
If you win the game, some have to lose
The fun part is that you can't choose
You're born into your social class
You're stuck there, and it's hard to pass

Their social norms and social rules
We're social scum, They're social tools
They tell us all their social lies
Ignoring all our social cries
We lose the game before we start
They watch us dance, we fall apart
Let's be ourselves & never be social
We'll play their games but never be social

Ken & Barb in Greek fatigues
Tell us what we ought to be
The car to drive, what to drink
Ignorant bliss, no need to think
As Barb cakes fetus on her face,
Ken sucks blood at his workplace
They take from you, they take from me
Society's anomalies

Their social norms and social rules
We're social scum, They're social tools
They tell us all their social lies
Ignoring all our social cries
We lose the game before we start
They watch us dance, we fall apart
Let's be ourselves & never be social
We'll play their games but never be social

1, 2, 3, 4
Their social norms and social rules
We're social scum, They're social tools
They tell us all their social lies
Ignoring all our social cries
We lose the game before we start
They watch us dance, we fall apart
Let's be ourselves & never be social
We'll play their games but never be social


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    General CommentWOO HOO.... first comment, better make it sumthin good then, this song rules, its about not tryin 2 fit into a society, also this song is one of Ataris frontman, kris roes fave songs ever.
    Also this song is on the opening titles to mallrats which is a brilliant film.
    AtarisRuleon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYep sure thing, corporate america. Is that $100 Polo work shirt really more comfortable and durable than the $7 K-mart one? No, but society says so! You'll be more respected if you're wearing genuine polo! Why? It's all a SOCIAL thing! Yeah!
    HighwayDonkeyon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery fun song. Played during the opening credits of Mallrats, and very appropriate for that movie as well. Mike Felumlee, formerly of The Smoking Popes and Alkaline Trio drums for them now.
    hystykon April 12, 2006   Link

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