Be a winner not a problem admitter un quit
Better to be a hepper than a healthy 12 stepper, forfeit
You wanna keep it goin’ but you don’t know how
Everyone at meetings gets a Löwenbräu
You quit, you’re shit, you’re a quitter
(I quit, I’m shit, I’m a quitter)
And no one likes you

Start a pattern of behavior; I see no reason to stop.
You got a habit, got to have it ’til it’s finished don’t stop
The Charlie Chan’s chopped, Pabst pitcher been poured
You got a spare kidney and your liver looks bored
So stop fucking around
(With friends like you I’m fucked)
You’re buying the next round

You wanna be a Thompson, Hemingway, Bukowski
Banging Bill Burroughs lived to 83
You’re famous and you’re rich, quit acting like a bitch
(You’re a fucking dickhead)
And no one likes you!

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    General CommentNow it may seem like this song is about Smelly, there are some parts in the song that don't make any sense if the song were to be about Smelly. Such as the part where Fat Mike lists some historic writers/novelists, Thompson as in Hunter S. Thompson, Hemingway as in Ernest Hemingway, Bukowski as in Charles Bukowski, and Bill Burroughs. It just doesn't make any sense how that has any connection to Smelly. Maybe this song is Fat Mikes conscience that's telling him to quit drinking, and Fat Mike is pretty much saying fuck that! I'm probably wrong but it's just a thought cuz if he's talking about writers it would only make sense that Fat Mike (the writer) is what this song is about.
    GreenCorn41on April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSmelly is a quitter!!!
    melnofxon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song, can't wait for the album to come out.
    I don't know what it's about though. :\
    ms2492on April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is about people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol
    alecw19on April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe it IS about smelly, but more so what he has to deal with since he quit. Since he is in a band there are a lot of people out there that say this shit to him since he's sober. So the lyrics are directed at smelly but they are not from the band or fat mike, the words are coming from people who want smelly to start drinking again but don't understand.
    nofmxcon May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk like i just said i heard this song at a show in Montreal.…

    'and it's not about our drummer, at all...'
    melnofxon May 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentInstead of "You got a habit, got to have it 'til it's finished don't stop" 'stop' is actually 'drop'
    Rockstar729on May 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThomson, Hemmingway, bukouski, and burroughs are in the song not because they are authors, but because they are authors that are famous for their excesses. hemmingway was a drunk, as was bukouski, and Thompson...drunk, speed freak, psychonaut...... oh yeah and burroughs was a junkie
    gdmisfits138on August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its about celebritites who make a big to do about going into rehab. About how they probably see themselves as "tortured artists" but are just whiny little bitches that will never contribute anything on par with the people metioned.
    btfbonzoon January 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was reading about "Eddie, Bruce and Paul" and may be Mike is in a way still complaining about Steve for Kicking out Paul (i think i understood that Mike liked Paul better for being more punk) for his drug abuses. In that song he also says "How you supposed to rock n roll without substance abuse".
    But then i might got it all wrong.
    Still a great song though :-)
    Xairobcnon April 01, 2011   Link

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