say goodbye to mom and dad
the two best friends i never had
to be knowing where i'm going,
how about you?
give them all my love so much
i promise that i'll stay in touch
if i know where i am going
so will you
(and you too)

i've thought about so many things
it only complicates my dreams
it's keeping me from knowing what to do
got to go i'm loosing touch
i think about you way too much
it's keeping me from knowing what to do
(to do)


Lyrics submitted by AngelDust20, edited by bjm2017

The Devil May Care (Mom and Dad Don't) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI fucking love this song.
    precipitateon February 22, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah, my fav BJM song since becoming a fan.
    imajaron July 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOK, I have a question, what is the instrument that follows the humming pattern throughout the song? you can hear it easily in the beginning.
    StefanVereenon July 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song made me cry the first time I heard it on Dig, the documentary on the BJM and the Dandy Warhols. It just sums up my whole relationship with my own parents..it's like one of those songs I hear that is so perfect that I almost feel like I could have written it myself verbatum.

    A note for BJM fans: You can download ALL of their albums on their website brianjonestownmassacre.com
    arcarsenalon July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a lovely song and it really showcases anton's talent for multiple instruments as well. he's phenomenal.
    getalonggetalongon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song and i guess i appreciate more for having seen the way that it was made in dig, the way that anton can put together so many random songs and make it something so whole and perfect. he's phenomenal.
    getalonggetalongon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh god, dig made it so sad and so beautiful
    dig was such a beautiful movie.
    but it almost hurt me in the end, it seemed liek they were trying to get yo uto think DANDY WARHOLS GOOD BJM NOT NEARLY AS MUCH SO
    cause honestly, i think of them on the same platform of greatness
    averyandersonon December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou cant even compare the fuckin dandy warhols to the bjm,antons a genius and his music is on some very different level than the dandys crap.its tv commercial music as you could see in europe.....
    "....hence my theory,the dandy warhols are nothing but a bunch of fags...."j.gion
    flowsenon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohh maaaaan! right now i can relate to this song so much.
    jreyes87on April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits so amazing what courtney says at the end, how he thinks his bands top shit, and bjm are a piece of junky shit,
    but when he says that anton wrote a new song courtney says something along the lines of him never going to be able to write as good as anton,
    dig makes courtney taylor taylor out to be a massive stuck up dude, but that makes him seem like a normalish person!
    rickksbon December 26, 2010   Link

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