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I'm not here to entertain you
I'm here to meet my friend the Russian, the Irish, the German, the Columbian
I don't care how bad I fuck up
I care about how fucked up I get
I'm not your clown, I'm your dealer
And I'm holding three bindles of bullshit
And you're buying 'em 'cause you are addicted
To the pure and totally uncut

I'm not here to amuse you
I'm here to abuse my body
I'm here because old habits die hard
And seriously, what else am I supposed to do?
This isn't my job, my hobby, my habit, it's sad
But this is my life

Welcome to our mission statement
Total self-debasement
And not giving our all
Watch us fall

It's not that we don't pull it
It's just that we only give about 60 or so percent

Would you rather be fed bullshit
From some 20-something makeup wearing popstar
"This one goes out to all our fans all over the world!
Without you, it'd just be us!
So I just want to say thank you! We fucking love you, Modesto!"

Fuck you!

And you're taking it easy before the show
So you won't lose your voice and disappoint your fans routine
You don't care about the children, you don't even know them
All you know is their money


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    General CommentI think that this song is criticizing pop stars for doing it for just the money and pretending that their fans are the essence of their music.
    Gophersmockon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm here to meet my friend the Russian, the Irish, the German, the Columbian

    could this mean vodka, whiskey, beer, and coke?
    imdelayon November 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo, "its I'm not your clown". Sounds a lot like clone though. I thought this song's meaning was fairly simple. This is Mike basically saying that he doesn't entertain his fans, his fans need him. His fans need him like people are addicted to drugs. Thus, "I'm not your clown, I'm your dealer." Where he later compares his music to drugs. He doesn't write the songs to get money. He writes them because this is his whole life, and he'd be bored without it.
    modern manon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso with all these lyrics about doing it for themselves and shit.. do you think they would mind that i have downloaded the whole NOFX discography? this may be "stealing" but DLing all nofx and bad religion has actually had one of the biggest influences on my life. plus i dont have the money to buy every album. id rather buy some weed and get high and listen to my nofx collection as i have a mental orgasm from the lyrics and reality NOFX imposes on me.
    The Jesseon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about "nofx indipendent ethic"
    Against "20-something makeup wearing popstar" and their hipocrise

    This is the best song of new album
    Giovane_Culoon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti also agree that this is the best song on the album, but is the part when they say "I'm not your clown, I'm your dealer" taking a shot at the lawrence arms when they say "We are the clowns only here to entertain."? cuz as much as i like the lawrence arms, thats still prretty funny.
    clashcityrocker123on May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "I'm not your clone"
    ilovepropagandhion May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with modern man. This is their life.. actualy they say that in other new songs. They arnen't doing for others they are doing it for themselves and I think thats how it should be! I'm sure some punk bands that have gone pop don't even like their own music, they are just doing it for money and for more fans.. it's sad really....
    CcPunk82on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically what moden man and ccpunk said. It's not a happy message, and it may upset some fans, but whatever. Music's music, here's your $20, gimme my fix.
    All_Hail_Hazeon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbout what clashcityrocker said, that line may or may not be an inside line with The LA, but i doubt its a shot at them. They are on Fat wreck after all =D
    MrThundercleeseon September 26, 2006   Link

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