"Shiftless When Idle" as written by and Paul Westerberg....
Everybody that's on my block
They're tired of me that ain't no shock
And I ain't got no idols
I ain't got much taste
I'm shiftless when I'm idle
I got time to waste

They tried to tell me that I should learn
They told me it's best I wait my turn
I can't wait forever
I can't wait that long
I'm shiftless when I'm idle
I want to play this...

I'm shiftless when I'm idle
I'm shiftless when I'm idle
I'm shiftless
I'm shiftless

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"Shiftless When Idle" as written by Paul Westerberg

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    General CommentPaul Westerberg wrote this song about his old Honda CB350 motorcycle. It can be very hard to go from 5th gear to 1st at an idle if you haven't downshifted as you came to a stop. Especially on those older bikes. It may have some sort of hidden social meaning as well, but I doubt it.
    drock13on June 09, 2007   Link

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