"Punk Rock 101" as written by Jaret Ray Reddick and Butch Walker....
She works at hot topic
His heart microscopic
She thinks that its love but to him its sex
He listens to emo but fat mike's his hero
His bank account's zero
What comes next?

Same song different chorus
It's stupid, contagious
To be broke and famous
Can someone please save us from punk rock 101
My Dickies your sweatbands
My spiked hair, your new vans
Let's throw up our rock hands for punk rock 101

She bought him a skateboard, a rail slide, his knee tore
He traded it for drums at the local pawn shop
She left him for staring at girls and not caring
When she cried because she thought Bon Jovi broke up

Same song second chorus
It's stupid, contagious
To be broke and famous
Can someone please save us from punk rock 101
My Dickies your sweatbands
My spiked hair, your new vans
Let's throw up our rock hands for punk rock 101

Don't forget to dely...on the very last word

Seven years later he works as a waiter
She married a trucker and he's never there
The story never changes, just the names and faces
Like Tommy and Gina they're living on a prayer

Did you just say that?
I just said

It's stupid, contagious (same song different chorus)
To be broke and famous (same song different chorus)
Can someone please save us from punk rock 101
My Dickies your sweatbands
My spiked hair, your new Vans
Let's shoplift some sweatbands for punk rock 101


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"Punk Rock 101 [*]" as written by Butch Walker Jaret Ray Reddick

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    General CommentI think its a cool song, its punk, its punk for them anyway. If you say that punk is whatever you say it is, then you're not punk, your a close minded loser. A professor who says darwins theory's are crackpot, THATS PUNK. An old black lady who doesnt want to give up her seat on the bus to some white person, THATS PUNK. Tackling midgets and getting drunk for no reason, doing drugs, that stuff is stupid, but if you like it, more power to you. So what if they sing about girls, if you dont like it, dont listen to it.
    Cruxapheticaon May 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was them taking the piss out of all the stereotypes of punk rock "my dickies, your sweat bands, my spiked hair, your new vans..." and the punk rock songs "don't forget to delay/on the very last word"
    eyelinerqueenon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love bfs..this song is hilarious..but i wouldnt mind being saved from punk rock 101 so i can wear these clothes without feeling like a poser. but oh well, i doubt that will happen soon
    MiZ_c_69on June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is 100% hardcore punk..........hahahahhahahhahahaha.....i love how "punk rockers" whine about girls LOL. They need to sing about fucking girls, doing drugs, getting drunk, tackling midgets, and breaking bottles behind Wa-Wa. Instead of whining about a girl or some gay shit.....ya heard?
    BouncingSouls634on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know why, but to me, this song seems like it's a spoof of Skater Boy by Avril Lavigne. I dont know what song was written first, but either way, if you really think about it, it seems like a spoof. But a hell of a lot better than anything Ms. Lavigne ever "wrote".

    if a bands song list, includes more than 3% of songs about girls, THEYRE NOT PUNK. I dont care what anyone says. When you sing about chicks all the time, it's not a punk song.
    antifashi0non June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit may not be a punk song but they still might be punk i mean everyone (who SAYS they're punk)keeps saying it's not just the music but also the way of life.. ahhhh nevermind conclusion: it's hard to be punk(not that i want to be one)
    LS87on July 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song saying that the punk lifestyle is not good? cause if they did then they would be denying that they are punk, cause they arent. good good. i was dissapointed when i saw this song because i thought that it was bowling for soup saying what punk is, but obviously, it isnt.
    H2OGOPunxon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song if you copy post this site to your browser, you cans see the video:

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    BeNjIs_GuRlon June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song is awesome, the second verse was definitely my favorite, and I love how they make fun of Bon Jovi a ton, sweet...
    Running_On_Emptyon June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahahahahahahahahahaha... i love dis song bfs is soooo funnny xD
    kathyy_xPon October 23, 2004   Link

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