I’m twenty-two and I live at home
And I hate my shitty job and shitty wage.
I feel like I need an attitude adjustment.
When the transformation’s over you can see it on my face.

Grow a beard and a ‘stache.
Move out to the woods.
Do the H.D. Thoreau-thing and start feeling good.
Disconnect the phones and sever all the credit cards.

You hate the options they present to you
And everything is owned by someone lame.
Here’s a lesson how to deal with corporatization:
Stick it to the man because the man don’t own your face.

Grow a beard and a ‘stache.
Move out to the woods.
Do the H.D. Thoreau-thing and start feeling good.
Disconnect the phones and sever all the credit cards.

You say they’re not much different then me.
I disagree. They’re buying 200-dollar designer jeans.
They drink martinis. I can’t afford a shot of whiskey.
The joke’s on everyone but me.


Lyrics submitted by KeasbyKnights

Brian Wilson Says SMiLE aka Beard Of Defiance song meanings
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    General Comment:{)> Unless you live and work in Williamsburg (or Park Slope I guess) or you're in a successful indie/math rock band that does not need to has real jobs, I truly feel that growing a beard is a very rebellious act, it's the spikes and hair dye for twenty-somethings. Let me tell ya, if you're a guy, you can grow some kind of beard once you hit your early twenties. Even if you don't have much facial hair, you can grow something. It'll look like shit for a while sometimes: when I grow a beard it looks awful until about a month in. But then one day you'll wake up and see "holy fuck! I have a beard!" Now, as for the rest of the world, they don't really like beards. If you're going to a job interview, you should shave off your beard if you want the job. If you're going out to meet ladies at a club, you should shave off your beard. Isn't that ridiculous? You'll know your true friends if they stick with you while growing a beard! With that said, this song was nothing more than an attempt to write the greatest breakdown in recent hardcore history, something to challenge "Sunshine The Werewolf" by Dillinger Escape Plan, and we will play it loud until spin kicks happen. As far as the lyrics go, it's difficult to take beards seriously as a listener. I bet it's also difficult to take a line like "Stick it to the man, because the man don't own your face" seriously. But come on, there's SOME truth in there, right?
    KeasbyKnightson February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"you wake up every day, and you go to that job interview. but before you go to your job interview, you shave off your beard. and you know what happens when you shave off your beard? 10 kids die in third world countries. 15 kids die in communist countries. and 20 kids die in socialist countries. don't conform to gilette. don't conform to schick. don't conform to the mach 3 turbo. don't conform to the venus. don't conform to the mach 3, don't conform to the mach 3."
    "and then when you wake up in the morning and you go into work and your friends say 'that's a shitty beard,' you say, 'fuck you! you're a shitty fucking, non...beard"


    it seems like a tongue-in-cheek rip on punk beards.
    themagnetcon February 13, 2008   Link

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