"Piss and Vinegar" as written by and Thomas James Gabel....
I heard the hype about your band, I've seen your video playing on the TV
Publicity photos in magazines; oh, none of it makes me feel anything
I would be lying to you if I did not say something that would make me feel like a politician
A middle-of-the-road opinion no one finds offensive or challenging

I'm not interested; the stage is not a pedestal
I don't think you're bad people, I just think that your aesthetic is horrible
Please treat me with the same respect and candor; I would appreciate the honesty
Yeah, a little less professional, a little more upfront and confrontational

Whoa, whoa, whoa, just say what you're thinking
Say what you're really thinking

Whoa, whoa, whoa, just say what you're thinking
Say what you're really thinking
Say what you're thinking!


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"Piss and Vinegar" as written by Thomas James Gabel

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of the bands that this song is about has to be Fall Out Boy.

    The lyric: "A little less professional,
    a little more upfront and confrontational"
    mocks a Fall Out Boy single entitled "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me."
    lice47on August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't help but think this song would kick a lot more ass as an instrumental.
    SmallWorldon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPiss and Vinegar: Rowdy, boisterous, full of youthful energy.

    This song is about bands that turn into jerkoffs after they 'sold out'
    therookieloton July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the most Against Me! song on New Wave, its awesome
    tenaciousxgon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso does anyone else think its kind of ironic Against Me! is playing Warped Tour with a bunch of bands that are exactly like Tom mentions in this song
    tenaciousxgon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song speaks for itself, although I dont understand why in the world they are touring with Foo Fighters?
    kingofthehillon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you ask me, this song best describes Against Me!. I wish I could get another 'Reinventing Axl Rose,' but instead I've gotten this new album that can't even come close in comparison. Very hypocritical to sing this song, to have just joined a major label and toned down their lyrics. Shame on Against Me!.
    WorldStrikeon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI would appreciate the honesty.
    A little less professional,
    a little more upfront and confrontational.

    Just say what you're thinking.
    Say what you're really thinking.

    These lyrics are beautiful. Basically calling someone out on their BS to finally stop hiding and to be upfront.
    Arachidamiaon April 17, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGreat fuckin' song!

    Fall Out Boy? My Chemical Romance? Panic At The Disco?

    I like exchanging assults in songs...i hope thay write back
    knowoneon July 03, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentJust a little note for anyone not in the know: piss and vinegar (either/or) are the two most common things people use to neutralize jellyfish stings.
    Nowahon July 14, 2007   Link

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