"August 8th" as written by and Mike Burkett....
Birds sing there's not a cloud in the sky August 8th is a beautiful day
I see a bunch of hippies crying yeah August 8th is a beautiful day
Like waking up from a real bad dream suddenly everything is OK
The storm has passed the sun is shining yeah August 8th is a beautiful day
What's going on what's going on is something bumming your scene
There's something wrong there's something wrong I'm not trying to be mean
The air is sweet the summer flowers blooming nowhere in sight is there anything grey
Feelings of joy are filling the street yeah beautiful day
Like waking up from a fucked up dream suddenly everything's looking good
There's been no permanent damage done
Yeah August 8th came right when it should

Poor Jeff
Poor little
Timmy Turtle
Staying home on
Such a beautiful
Day


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"August 8th" as written by Mike Burkett

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the day Jerry Garcia died. Mike (Like most punks) hates hippies, so he wrote this song because he hates the guy. The real day of his death is the 9th, and Mike screwed up, but yea... you get the idea.
    Squall3600on May 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbut i gues the free speech movement didn't mean much to him.
    rainydayboyon March 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuote from Fat Mike:

    "This is pretty funny. I wrote this song about Jerry Garcia dying, cuss I fucking hate the Grateful Dead, but it turns out I had the date wrong. He really dies on August 9th. Whoops. I guess I'm lame."
    MikeDawgon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah and the line "nowhere in that is anything gray" is most likely a reference to Touch of Grey.
    Traddon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn "Heavy Petting Zoo" there is a song called 8th August, what does it mean for you this day?

    This is pretty funny. I wrote this song about Jerry Garcia dying, cuz I fucking hate the Grateful Dead, but it turns out I had the date wrong. He really dies on August 9th. Whoops. I guess I'm lame. -FAT MIKE


    that was taking straight from the nofx website go on q&a about page 10 11 or 12 and look for the question.... so i guess that answers the question...
    Dnapaloon August 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was born on August 8. Therefore, this is my theme song.

    :o)
    LindzyMarieon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate hippies too:)))
    HCBGon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSvendalina , GlOWiNg? this song id seffinatly about jerry Garcia no if's and or butts.
    exerrexon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe he he... it's about me. I know it.

    ;)
    LindzyMarieon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti was born on august 8th 1984 so its my song too LindzyMarie :) its an excellent day, although here in australia its bloody freezing as its winter here, i usually get a bit of sun if im lucky though :P
    faded_punk_girlon July 02, 2002   Link

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