"It's My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite" as written by and Mike Burkett....
Indiscriminate I'd rather be elite
I'll choose my own shit scene
Unsubstantiated rumors flown are true
I'm here for me not you

Non conglomerate I mean what I say
I'm not your fucking scape
Goat apparently I've alienated some
It seems my job's half done

You'll never understand it
Try to buy and brand it
I win, you lose, cause it's my job
To keep punk rock elite

This music ain't your fuckin' industry


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"It's My Job to Keep Punk Rock Elite" as written by Mike Burkett

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    General Comment"You'll never understand it. Try to buy and brand it."

    I think they're saying forget labels. Don't label us and water us down because you just don't GET IT.

    "This music ain't your fuckin' industry"

    --Point proven. NOFX will never sellout.

    Overall this is a kickass song.
    em0grrLon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, it is "scape" as in scapegoat.
    Skate won't make any sense.
    TeflonBillyon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment'....apparently I've alienated some
    It seems my job's half done'

    fat mike is glad that major record labels hate nofx/punk because punk hates them!
    fiascodagamaon November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best start to an album ever! it puts you in the right mood for it, and you know it could only be nofx. it fucking rocks! anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song to me is nofx telling major record labels to fuck off and that this isint a type of music they can make money off of.
    exerrexon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment i love the drums in this song!!! this song its just kick ass. this is one of my favorite nofx songs!
    allisterrockson July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe this is a fuck you to major record companies.

    Or maybe it's a fuck you to all the cliquey scenesters and underground trend makers. People who seem to operate with very strict lists in their heads of what you can and can't listen to. It's a fuck you to everyone mired in the utterly pointless 'this is punk/ this is not punk' debate.

    Maximum Rock 'n Roll, I'm looking in your direction.
    karma suturedon May 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's my job too.
    thatsnotmyrealbdayon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what 'Nonconglumurate' means? I never heard that word before. And why would he be a scapegoat?

    This song is awesome is heard it two weeks ago live when NOFX played in Amsterdam.
    kings of nuthinon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's telling off the punk rock elitists as well as the major record labels. It's just saying we're here to make music; we don't want to be bought, we don't want to be elitists.

    I think it's supposed to be nonconglomerate.
    WizardlyFriendon June 27, 2009   Link

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