Oh I got these looks
That just won't quit
I got at least
A half of some kind of wit
I got a guitar
Check it out, I'm a star
Hey kids, how would I look on
The cover of Spin

Well, well
We're all gone
Well, well
Right on, right on, right on

Listen to my songs
I guarantee you'll relate
Look at me
Recognize your face
My daddy's rich
And my mama's good lookin', yeah
Hush little baby
So am I

Well, well
We're all gone
Well, well
Right on, right on, right on

Well, I'm the spokesmodel
Of your generation, baby
I'll lose my shirt
For ventilation
Thanks to the kids
For makin' me who I am
Twenty percent of the gross
Goes straight to the man

Well, well
We're all gone
Well, well
Right on, right on, right on

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    General CommentI believe this song is about selling out, or how grunge became a trend in the early 90's.
    Great song, Mudhoney is definitely under-rated.
    Eliminationon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a "Fuck You" song to all of the fellow grunge bands that sold out.
    fdfdhfhon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've wondered if this was at least somewhat inspired by what happened with Green River. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard used to be in Green River with Mark Arm and (very briefly) Steve Turner, but the band finally split up over disputes regarding whether or not they should persue a major label deal and refine their sound. Ament and Gossard went on to Mother Love Bone and eventually hit it huge with Pearl Jam, so this almost feels like Arm's response to his old bandmates' thirst for success and fame.

    However it's written pretty broadly, so it was probably just a general rant about all the Seattle-area bands that chose to sign big contracts and all the media hype and record company attention that surrounded the city's music scene during the early 90s. Arm obviously felt that the superstar aura of a few bands (Nirvana, AiC, SG, Pearl Jam) had ruined everything that was unique about the Seattle scene.

    Great song at any rate.
    F2B&Gon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd always thought that this song was about Kurt specifically, but I guess it could be interpreted as being a wider statement.
    Dark_Shadowon November 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"My daddy's rich
    And my mama's good lookin', yeah" this part was taken from a song by the Wailers, "summertime" you can search it on youtube
    Sabadabadaon September 11, 2009   Link

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