Covered in leather, or plaid patches, or metal studs
Your hair is dyed or spiked with glue
You only talk to those who look and act the way you do
Cause you think you're so fuckin' cool
Punk. Punk. Punk.
Punk by the book.
Book. Book. Book.
Punk by the book.
Book. Book. Book.
Punk by the book.
Book. Book. Book.
You say that punk to you is what's in your mind not what you
wear, but you know you're so full of shit
You scoff at how the cops treat you, but they're no worse than
dicks like you! I just can't understand what you're thinking.
Book. Book. Book.
Punk by the book.
Book. Book. Book.
Punk by the book.
Book. Book. Book.
Punk by the book.
Book. Book. Book.
You're punk by the book...Hey! Hey!
You're punk by the book...Hey! Hey!
You're punk by the book! Book!


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    General CommentThis song is also about how some punks have this whole "Punker Than Thou" image and think that anyone who isn't as "punk" as them doesn't deserve to listen to "their" music or dress like them.
    bombsonenglandon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about all those people that dress like "punks" and pretend they're all into the scene when punk isnt about image its a state of mind.
    demonica713on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis should be the poser's anthem.
    bitchy05on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHilarious, those that dress like punks might listen to OK music, but when you got patches of the Rancid logo, or the Dead Kennedys logo...your way out, I mean, you totally are a walking piece of shit. Those bands are dead, and quite frankly, their music sucks. Just because they are "true punks", doesn't mean that they are the best.
    BigWillyStyleon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenteh, dude. i love rancid. i wear my rancid shirt all the time. what makes them dead? same with dead kennedy's.
    and i dont wear my rancid shirt to proove im "punk" because im not punk. i love punk music. i love emo music. im not anything, but me.
    cheer_up_emo_kidxon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood song, good song. thank you Cheer up emo kidx, you took the words right out of my mouth. bravo. being punk doesn't have to revolve around causing riots and having dyed hair, piercings and whatnot... being punk is different for everybody. and i just like to think of it as being me. not being punk. people (like people that this song describes) are creating a stereotypical punk image, and no one likes being stereotyped. it's all about the music. i'm not punk, goth, emo, or whatever. i just love the music, and i express it by the way i dress. just giving props to the bands that make me happy.
    WishfulThinker73on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song pretty much descibes one of the kids at the local concerts i go to, he says, "if you dont hang out in my group, you're a poser." And i hate that because it just pisses everyone off.
    fan_of_AnTi-FLaGon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn posers! thank god someone made a song about it!
    fabulousdisaster125on August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike.. iuno. i dress like a punk but at the same tyme i think im a punk.. i dont dress like a punk juss for attention or juss as a trend. i do it to seperate myself frum all the stupid rappers and pozers out there... is there any1 hoo accually KNOWS whut a real punk is? cuz im pretii confused now
    the_colour_orangeon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentalryte i mean like.. i wanna dress tha way i do and have mii hair the way i do and wear the makeup the way i do but not bcuz everyone else duz it its bcuz i want to and saym with the music i listen to..
    the_colour_orangeon August 11, 2002   Link

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