"Start Choppin'" as written by and Joseph Mascis....
There's no goin' back to that I'm so numb,
Can't even react didn't say it's not ok
But we aren't dealin' the same way I ain't tellin'
You a secret I ain't tellin'
You goodbye it's the last thing

You mind still you won't let things unwind spinnin'
Tight around your head can't you hear a word I've said?
I ain't tellin' you a secret I ain't tellin'
You goodbye when you call it's just not fails
The last thing you should share I can't deal,
I'll let you know still I wish you'd let it go
I ain't tellin' you a secret I ain't tellin' you goodbye
I'm tellin' you for one last time it's not
You, the problem's mine to hide I waited as long as I could if you need it,
Sure I would, that's fine

Well, there's no goin' back to that I'm so numb
Can't even react didn't say it's not ok
But we aren't dealin' the same way I ain't tellin' you a secret
I ain't tellin' you goodbye goodbye goodbye
I'm tellin' you for one last time it's not just you,
The problem's mine to hide I waited as long as I could if you need it,
Sure I would, that's fine I'm takin' away a lot of stuff I'm tell
You it's rough but not goodbye


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"Start Choppin" as written by Joseph Mascis

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    General CommentMY god, not nearly enough people listen to Dinosaur Jr, or if they do they're not making htemselves known. Ah well :(
    thomsmellson March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat username kid (I also can't stand those emo freaks)
    btw this band is amazing not to mention this song also!
    rock on!!!
    floydian18on June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a break-up song I think
    Mindglowon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha this is the best page so far.
    so many emo haters.
    hi- five!
    haha but this song is great. very ...relaxing to me.

    i havnt throughly read the lyircs.
    but i do enjoy it lots.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely about breaking up and going different ways.

    "I ain't tellin' you a secret, I ain't tellin' you goodbye " - he's tired of arguing and just wants to end it right away, no goodbyes whatsoever.

    "It's not just you, the problem's mine to hide" - this line kind of says (at least to me) to not blame him for what he did because he had to deal with it too.
    RoWyNon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI presumed this song was about drugs?
    Jodamuon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYEAH,NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE LISTEN TO DINO JR.;BUT SOME BANDS REMAIN TRUE TO THEIR FANS AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM,SO LET EVERYONE ELSE ENJOY THEIR BANDS,US DINO FANS HAVE THESE GREATS TO OURSELVES:ENJOY!!
    RADIOHEAD999on October 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with jodamu
    start choppin, i immediately thought of chopping up weed haha
    & the first few lines kinda relate to be being baked
    buttholesurfer69on June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNot sure what this song is about but for a long time DJ would not play this song live. I think it was because it was a single and lots of Alt-rock bands do not want to play their singles so they do not appear to be sell outs and other such artistical-minded non-sense.
    RupertBrandonKlemenson October 03, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationafter listening a couple times, i wonder if this is about an unintended pregnancy?
    rsrs1491on February 09, 2013   Link

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