Try and tell us our future's at stake
We're gonna slam dance on your grave
Cause we don't give a shit about tomorrow
You say we're a bunch of lazy bums
We just wanna act stupid and have some fun
Cause we don't give a shit about tomorrow
Hey suburbia (x3) We're in love with you (x2)
We won't end up like you want us to be
But so what cause we're always gonna be happy
Cause we don't give a shit about tomorrow
Tell us we'll regret the things we did
But we're just gonna give you a big wet kiss
Cause we don't give a shit about tomorrow
Hey suburbia (x3) We're in love with you


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    General Commentthis song kicks my ass... haha. "You say we're a bunch of lazy bums We just wanna act stupid and have some fun Cause we don't give a shit about tomorrow" best couple of lines.
    kissableandquieton July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis there like 2 versions to this song cuz i've definitly heard to different versions
    nazipunksfuckoffon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMost definitely are there two versions, at least. There's a demo version on the re-release of their first album and the actual version on their second album and then there's probably another version on "Kill the Musicians" or something else.
    suspectdeviceon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, there are three different version of the song that I'm aware of, as suspectdevice said, the demo is on the rerelease of their Self Titled, there's the version on Boogada Boogada Boogada, which is the one above that ends in 'We're in love with you' being repeated, and there is also the version off of Kill The Musicians, which is the same as above with the exception of the guys repeating 'Shut up, shut up' until the end of the song. The version off of Kill The Musicians was also featured on the live disc of the Thank You Very Little album.

    Now on to what I think the song is about...

    I think that the lyrics of the song are pretty straight forward. They basically say that no matter what people think, we're always gonna do what we want. Why worry about tomorrow when we can live the lives we have right now at this very moment. So what if we're not going anywhere down the road, who really cares if we're happy with what we have.

    This is one of my favorite songs from Screeching Weasel, and it was the one that sparked my interest into the band. I truly love these guys and the messages they put out through their music. It's too bad that the band broke up for the last time not too long ago. They will be missed, but at least we've got The Riverdales, and Ben's solo stuff.
    kVmron June 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, there are three different version of the song that I'm aware of, as suspectdevice said, the demo is on the rerelease of their Self Titled, there's the version on Boogada Boogada Boogada, which is the one above that ends in 'We're in love with you' being repeated, and there is also the version off of Kill The Musicians, which is the same as above with the exception of the guys repeating 'Shut up, shut up' until the end of the song. The version off of Kill The Musicians was also featured on the live disc of the Thank You Very Little album.

    Now on to what I think the song is about...

    I think that the lyrics of the song are pretty straight forward. They basically say that no matter what people think, we're always gonna do what we want. Why worry about tomorrow when we can live the lives we have right now at this very moment. So what if we're not going anywhere down the road, who really cares if we're happy with what we have.

    This is one of my favorite songs from Screeching Weasel, and it was the one that sparked my interest into the band. I truly love these guys and the messages they put out through their music. It's too bad that the band broke up for the last time not too long ago. They will be missed, but at least we've got The Riverdales, and Ben's solo stuff.
    kVmron June 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!! one of my favourite weasel songs - feel good, happy, amazing song!!
    sazchopson February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is such an anthem for so many kids out there. It defines the viewpoint of so many young people, and could teach anybody a thing or 2 about their attutude to life. To me, Hey Suburbia makes me feel as though i dont need to listen to others and follow the same path as everyone else just because i am told to or because it's expected of me, because as long as i'm happy and having fun, everything will work out fine in the end.
    screeching_weaselon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is an anthem!
    Raven Blackon August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered if this song, was about the Nihilism in the suburbs, you know we don't give a shit about tomorrow, and how kids just want to have fun, but their stuck in the suburb hell.
    skatepunkzeroon July 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentKill the Musicians has the best version.
    BertramSpliffsworthon August 05, 2009   Link

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