"Mike Kalinsky" as written by and Eef Barzelay....
Mike kalinsky had asthma
He was often absent from school
But he still performed well on tests & quizzes
So all the other kids felt like fools

Mike kalinsky had asthma
Spinning bottles never pointed his way
You see, he had difficulty breathing
So he couldn't participate in sports
And all the jocks said he was gay

There is no cure for asthma
But does anyone even care?
Mike kalinsky spent high school alone in his bedroom listening to joy division and the misfits
And going nowhere

and years passed
I forgot all about him
And then one night, I was hanging out at a local rock club
Checking out a band a friend of mine said I really shouldn't miss
And there he was, singing
A song that went a little something like this:

'I couldn't even blow out a simple match'


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"Mike Kalinsky" as written by Eef Barzelay

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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. i can never find the cd anywhere though
    flyswatteron May 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe song's taken off the beautiful ep if you were wondering. great track, classic clem snide
    jackdawon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfrom the first time i heard this, i knew this was their best song, hands down. and i can't even explain why. i like how he crams all the words into the 'mike kalinsky spent high school alone in his bedroom listening to joy division and the misfits' line.
    sarahsavedlatinon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI bought the beatiful ep a few days ago and it was the first of clem snide I'd ever heard. The first two songs were so so, but when this one started I was amazed and I have been listening to this song over and over again for the past two days. I am addicted.
    rainywindowpaneon May 15, 2005   Link

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