I want to be stereotyped
I want to be classified
I want to be a clone
I want a

Suburban home
Suburban home
Suburban home
Suburban home

I want to be a statistic
I want to be masochistic
I want to be a clone
I want a

Suburban home
Suburban home
Suburban home
Suburban home

I don't want no hippie pad
I want a house just like mom and dad


Lyrics submitted by clay6986, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentThis song is sarcastic.... it's about rejecting individuality and agreeing to go along with society, like everyone seems to eventually do anyway. Musically, this sounds a bit like the Ramones.
    freehat17on June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBrilliance.
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    Jakeberton December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure that it is sarcastic. I think he's saying that he wants to be stereotyped as something he's not, so that he can defy the stereotype.
    Regos the Saneon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great and it attacks the stupid suburbs in sarcastis ways.

    listen to the song Lost in the Supermarket by the Clash, it's excellent
    River Wolfon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDid any one hear Taking Back Sunday butcher this song? Man Taking Back Sunday is queer but the Descendents kick ass and so does this song
    Kurdt-Kobainon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI Think This song is doggin the way the suburbs are like all the house are the same
    No_one_careson January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the Thaking Back Sunday cover of this song, i love the screaming backing vocals. Its about the suburbs all right how everyone wants to live their and be happy and clean an all that shit, which is not real suburbia (not saying its the "hood" though) its jus making fun of everyone going along the same conventional safe idea of life, which is what The Descendents are all about (taking the piss of all that i mean)
    Fallen_ANGEL_Punkon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont like taking back sunday but they actually did a good job on covering this one
    fatpunkon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts pretty much see through. It's a sarcatic song about people who's main goal is to get a good job, fit in with the johnsons, and move into a suburban home. THeir personalities are like the houses, premolded. THey don't want to stand out, they want to fit the stereotype of the suburban family..
    MustKilltheWeakon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis it just me, or does the (inferior) Taking Back Sunday cover have the lyrics "I want to be masochistic/I want to be a sadistic" instead of the original words? Did they get it wrong, or is it just the odd vocals?
    _mega_on March 07, 2007   Link

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