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  • 17 Years Ago agnamaracs
  • General Comment:
    *in the lyric book that came with the cd, this line says "if you wanna know about the man gone bonkers." but it is my belief that this is what he's saying on the recording.
  • 12 Years Ago Bratt
  • General Comment:
    Well I don't know about that Kfe2, I've listened to my version and it clearly says "mad punk rockers". Dunno if we have different versions or if one or more of us need ear surgery..
  • 17 Years Ago anna118k
  • General Comment:
    This song is kickin'.
  • 12 Years Ago kfe2
  • General Comment:
    dude are you serious he does say man gone bonkers not punk rockers are u on crack get your ears checked
  • 11 Years Ago sonofabob
  • General Comment:
    i've never been able to figure it out, but does he say "new sex position" or "news exposition"?
  • 5 Years Ago 948u40
  • General Comment:
    I always thought that line was mad mother f-ckers. It sounds distorted on my version as if it's censored. Either way an awesome song that continues to ring true as a sarcastic view of media. How we love it and how we love to be suckered by it. Ultimately anti-news for the blind .."ain't got no eyes" The main line of the song "sunday papers" is pretty much a bygone era. people loved the sunday paper. now news is online, or on television. it's still "don't tell no lies". ha!
  • 4 Years Ago MarkFL
  • General Comment:
    I always thought the line was "mad punk f***ers, which is also a better rhyme for "suckers,". I was hoping to find an answer here, but there is no consensus, so I tried something else -- I went to youtube and found a video of Joe singing it live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ3NDP-Qiak). In that version, it definitely sounds like "mad punk rockers." There's also a closeup of his face at that point in the song, and the movement of his lips also corresponds to those lyrics.

    Of course, he could have changed it for the audience, but I'm going with "mad punk rockers."
  • 2 Months Ago randybonnette
  • General Comment:
    A great metaphor about sensationalism in general and how social media channels influence our perception. There's no clear vision about the news we get. While frightening news stories just increase the enthusiasm to read. That's how our will to mystery and sensations works. The double negation in don't ask no questions, don't get no lies, etc. is a marker of hidden context which means every news piece is relative.
    Analyzing song lyrics as an athentic language learning opportunity to write my paper
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