"Misfits" as written by and Donald Walker....
Surfboards through the turnstiles
Speedboats on the bay
All around the seagulls scream
Children out to play
The ferry sits like a holiday
As the harbours heaves and sweats
Like the faded jeans and tubetops
On the manly nymphets
On the beach I'm called aparral
In the west I'm a fast young fool
In the church I'm irresponsible
In the clubs I'm called uncool
Well youth is my advantage
Anonymity my reward
While the world's being measured
For a uniform
It's my luxury to be ignored
Misfit, baby misfit
I roll it round my mind
They tear apart this teenage heart
To see what they might find
Misfit, baby misfit
I roll it round my mind
Last long weekend we were hoonin' around
Had a party round at Monica's place
She played Mozart with my feelings
And havoc with my face
And the working woman in the house next door
Rang the police around ten
She'd give twenty years off the end of her life
Just to be sixteen again


Lyrics submitted by Niv, edited by sokorny

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    General CommentAbout teenage homelessness, great song, surprised it never got big...
    iLoveChiselxDon April 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI understand the homelessness connotations in the early verses but the last verse doesn't seem to fit for me.

    I'd suggest it is perhaps more about just some teenage kids that are "misfits" (haven't conformed to society). So on the beach they are ignored (don't pay them any attention and they'll go away mentality), "good people" / Church views them as irresponsible etc. etc.

    To me that interpretation fits in better with the last verse, as they are misfits but still have their own parties ... although given their appearance neighbours call the cops on them.
    sokornyon March 15, 2016   Link
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    My Opinion"Well youth is my advantage
    Anonymity my reward
    While the world's being measured
    For a uniform
    It's my luxury to be ignored"

    This is probably one of the best non-conformist verses I have ever read. Creates a simple vivid imagery we all can imagine. Seeing the simplicity in some everyday things is what gives such strength to words such as these (that is the majority of us are blind to the imagery they obviously saw so clearly).
    sokornyon March 15, 2016   Link

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