"What's The Matter With Parents Today?" as written by and Mike Burkett....
Mom and Dad, how'd you get so rad, when exactly did you get so hip
Wearing teenage clothes you're always coming to my shows
And telling me that I should mellow out

It's absurd, you're singing every word
You're not supposed to like my band. Things I like you don't understand
So please put down that rum and coke, that's no behavior for old folk
Can't we just hang out on holidays

Dad and Mum, what planet are you from.
And what convinced you to pack up and leave
Doing drugs and asking me for hugs, what's the matter with parents today

Not again, when will it end
Dad's dressing like Motley Crue and why is Mom's hair dyed bright blue
They're staying out till 2 or 3 and then having sex publicly
I thought the apple fell far from the tree

Mom and Dad I think you ought, to quit smoking so much pot
And hanging with my friends
Laying round on the couch, with my Misfits records out
Softly bangin your heads

Maybe it's just a passing phase
What's the matter with my parents these days


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"What's the Matter with Parents Today?" as written by Mike Burkett

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    General Commenti love NOFX. i also love this song. it's so funny. sometimes i feel like my parents act like that. not as bad though. he he.

    -bye-
    flamerage10on July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah mine too but my mom is cool she like when i put nofx on in her truck especially bob she loves bob ha ha ha and well this song is cool funny yet cool!!
    badreligionpigeonon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the song bob!!!!!! your mom sounds cool. she actually likes that? sweet.
    flamerage10on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha this reminds me of my parents so bad... they are the ones who got me liking punk rock... my dad likes nofx too, i think he'd love this song, he loved the song they played at warped tour, Idiot Son of an Asshole ...
    throughbeingmeon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol when they played that i tossed my water bottle at the stage & he's like "I guess we got some republicans in the audience today. If you see a republican next to you, pinch 'em" lol they fuckin ruled
    orgnizedcnfuzionon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeh, i rekon its about how hard it is too be a parent. its saying how kids look in the eyes of parents and how much trouble we cause
    theyellowzebraon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG WAS WRITTEN ABOUT MY PARENTS!!!!
    It was! I swear it must have been!! First time I heard this I laughed for ages and then I played it to my parents....i love this song!!
    I saw NOFX last month and when they played this song i went insaaaaaaane!!
    i_kick_pigeonson September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is funny as all hell it remindes me of my mom
    hotpaints2003on April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentawww I want parents like that! Cuz then when I'm playing my Alexisonfire or Nofx at night they wouldnt tell me to turn it down!!!
    I_wanna_mowhawkon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfunniest song i've ever heard, best part is "mom and dad i think you ought to quit smokin so much pot", wish i had parents like that
    Napoleon Soloon July 06, 2003   Link

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