"Famous for Nothing" as written by and Barr Kelly....
The barrel fire's fading
My pals are disappearing
Another night is passing but I won't go
It's 2AM at townie
And things are going my way
Three buds, a glove and a foot of snow
There's two little shits
Selling joints on the hill
And the kids down the lots
Are burning cruisers for a thrill
See, we had each other
It was us against the world
Famous for nothing
Yeah, nothing was our world

Well these lie won't save me
Don't you know, don't you know
From the time that mad me
Here we go, here we go

The courts are filling up
All the kids are coming down
For a head start on the troubles
On a long night on the town
Yeah, thank God it's Saturday
And half my problems go away
Sure the big ones on the way
But I know how to handle them
9 to 3 on weekdays
On the hour Sundays
The good lord was calling me
But I wasn't up
For the convent to the rectory
And over in the sacristy
It's a goddamn travesty
And that's just my luck


Here we go!
Their gang went my way for basketball
My gang went their way for alcohol
When we met it wasn't pretty at all
Still the bells of St. Mary's kept ringing

9 to 3 on weekdays
On the hour of Sundays
Jesus Christ was callin' me!

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"Famous for Nothing" as written by Brennan Barr


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  • +2
    Song MeaningOk, this song is about 2 sides of town. Like most cities, Boston has "good" and "bad" areas. St. Mary's is a private catholic school in one part of town, where people with money send their kids. East Boston High is nearby in an area called Eagle Hill. So selling joints on the hill is referring to Eagle Hill. The kids from that part of town went their way to play basketball (court is referring to a basketball court, not a legal court) and the kids from their part of town went toward Eagle Hill to purchase alcohol illegally because in the less desirable parts of town you're more likely to find shops willing to skirt the law. If you doubt the song is about high school kids, listen to the bell ringing at the beginning of the song and the kids yelling.

    Just wanted to clear this up because I love this song.
    cbffon November 17, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think this song is about a group of friends that hang out at the local bar and drink, and they have a rival gang of, say, jocs, who r against that stuff and each has to cross on to eachothers turf to get where they're going so there is a fight...or something like that.
    avm617on September 30, 2007   Link

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