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NOFX – The Irrationality Of Rationality Lyrics 4 years ago
This songs title and theme is a reference to a theory called "rational irrationality". It was coined in 2001 a couple of years b4 this album was written - basically it describes how people rationalize their irrational behavior , in terms of politics( such as voting ) , religion ( beliefs) or just life decisions. Each verse is an example of rationalized irrational behavior .

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_irrationality

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The Fall – Midnight Aspen Lyrics 8 years ago
its about author / gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson who lived for a time and ran for sheriff in aspen colorado (not utah) he was a known gun enthusiast (he aims the bestest powered rifles at the sky) his death (by suicide) in 2005 inspired MES to right this song

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The Replacements – Johnny's Gonna Die Lyrics 8 years ago
this song is about punk legend Johnny Thunders of The NY DOLLS & Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues Lyrics 8 years ago
"With the Higgs Boson Blues
I'm driving my car down to Geneva"

Geneva (Switzerland) is the home of CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) - the worlds largest particle physics laboratory where in March 2013 they confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson Particle

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Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards – The Viking Lyrics 8 years ago
so if a 35 year old man wants to have sex with an 11 year old girl its ok if she wants it?

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Firewater – Snake-Eyes and Boxcars Lyrics 10 years ago
awesome song

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The Dutchess And The Duke – Reservoir Park Lyrics 10 years ago
awesome song

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The Wildhearts – 29 X The Pain Lyrics 10 years ago
the title is an homage to the Husker Du song '59 x the pain'

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Primus – Lee Van Cleef Lyrics 10 years ago
Lee Van Cleef is the man! He's an actor most known for westerns, he starred alongside Clint Eastwood in For a Few Dollars More & The Good The Bad & The Ugly (the best western ever & my favorite movie) He was also good in Escape From NY


this song is saying how everyone watching these movies would like to be like Clint Eastwood but Les would rather be like Lee Van Cleef

awesome song!

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Primus – Seas Of Cheese Lyrics 10 years ago
me too and i wash it all down with a can of pork soda

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The Mahones – Paint The Town Red Lyrics 10 years ago
good irish drinking song about meeting an old aquaintance and drinking til the break of dawn
just wondering what chasing down the browns means if i didnt know better id say it sounds like some racial shite. maybe it just means drinking brown liquor with a chaser i dunno

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The Circle Jerks – I Wanna Destroy You Lyrics 11 years ago
its a cover of the soft boys

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Dan Sartain – Gun Vs. Knife Lyrics 11 years ago
never bring a knife to a gun fight

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Sublime – April 29, 1992 Lyrics 11 years ago
he doesnt say it - Its a sample of Mobb Deep from "Shook Ones pt2" the samples arent included in the lyrics in this case.

The line is "cause long as I'm alive I'ma live illegal"

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Sublime – April 29, 1992 Lyrics 11 years ago
Its not like that one song represented everything Sublime was about -
Look at some of their other lyrics . They're just songs I dont think they took themselve too seriously

SANTERIA - "If I could find that heina and that Sancho that she'd found
Well I'd pop a cap in sancho and I'd slap her down"
" He best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new .45
And I won't think twice
To stick that barrel straight down sancho's throat
Believe me when I say that I got something for his punk-ass"

GET READY - "And when security police force want to arrive
Don't try to run, don't try to hide
Just pull out the .9 pop in the clip
And let one slip into these crazy fools"





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Sublime – April 29, 1992 Lyrics 11 years ago
LOL

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22-20s – Devil In Me Lyrics 11 years ago
i thought it was:

but I see lovers walking free
and I see red each TIME YOU say
all the good things that'd come my way

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NOFX – The Quass Lyrics 11 years ago
i always thought it was a humrous alternate spelling of The Cause

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NOFX – Canada Has Better Heroin Lyrics 11 years ago
USA USA home of Better hockey teams & better crack cocaine

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Aztec Camera – Good Morning Britain Lyrics 11 years ago
can't believe theres not more comments

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NOFX – Jeff Wears Birkenstocks? Lyrics 11 years ago
about Jeff Abarta, a long-time Epitaph Records employee and guitarist/singer in Punk is Dead

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Bloodhound Gang – Mope Lyrics 11 years ago
tighty whities refer to mens underwear and smuggling plums is like the male version of camel toe

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Iron Maiden – The Duelists Lyrics 11 years ago
i would say considering Iron Maidens penchant for writing songs based on books & films that this song was inspired by the movie The Duelists (based on a Josepf Conrad story).
Great movie check it out

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Bad Religion – Stealth Lyrics 11 years ago
well, its actually spliced together excerpts from President Bush's 1992 State of the Union address to make it look like he's saying he's pushing drugs

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The Fall – Bremen Nacht Lyrics 11 years ago
Mark E Smith, interview in Sounds ("The Bug.Eyed Pop Goblin"; 2 January, 1988):
"I'd been to Bremen twice before on tours. The first time I just puked my ring up all day
spewing up this black liquid. When I went back there this time I just went crazy. The gig had a
really low steel roof - it was this German polytechnic with steel everywhere, metal shutters on
the windows whichmade it real claustrophobic. The dressing-room was like a fucking gas chamber, man.
We go out and play and I'm just feeling worse and worse. I just felt like a different person, I was
snapping at everyone....In the morning I had all these handprints on my leg, bruises from the inside
that looked like a child's handprints. What I've settled on at the moment - everybody says it must
be the Nazis, they must have killed somebody - is that it was probably the firebombing in the
Second World War and it was like an air-raid shelter that had been bombed."

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Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan's 115th Dream Lyrics 11 years ago
It's manhattan island not long island that was purchased for $24 worth of beads n trinkets

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NOFX – We Called It America Lyrics 11 years ago
love the pun in the line "Went from number one straight to number two (shit)"

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The Decemberists – The Mariner's Revenge Song Lyrics 11 years ago
Alot of talk about Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of The Ancient Mariner", if theres any of you's who arent familiar with Iron Maiden , I strongly suggest you check out their version of it

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NOFX – Jaundiced Eye Lyrics 11 years ago
jaundiced eyes are a yellowing of the whites of the eyes usually an indication of hepatitis

"It was once believed persons suffering from the medical condition jaundice saw everything as yellow. By extension, the jaundiced eye came to mean a prejudiced view, usually rather negative or critical. Alexander Pope, in "An Essay on Criticism" (1711), wrote: “All seems infected that the infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye" (wikipedia)

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The Decemberists – The Mariner's Revenge Song Lyrics 11 years ago
this song reminds me of Stanley Kubrick's 'Barry lyndon'(loosely based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray).

the lines below pertain to the film perfectly


"You may not remember me
I was a child of three
And you, a lad of eighteen
But I remember you
And I will relate to you
How our histories interweave

At the time you were a rake and a roustabout
Spending all your money on the whores and hounds, oh oh

You had a charming air
All cheap and debonair
My widowed mother found so sweet
And so she took you in
Her sheets still warm with him
Now filled with filth and foul disease

As time wore on you proved a debt-ridden drunken mess
Leaving my mother a poor consumptive wretch, oh oh

And then you disappeared
Your gambling arrears
The only thing you left behind
And then the magistrate
Reclaimed our small estate
And my poor mother lost her mind"


The rest of the song would be a fitting sequel

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NOFX – I Am an Alcoholic Lyrics 11 years ago
I don't think so. I think it's a humerous celebration of being an alcoholic drug addict

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NOFX – I Am an Alcoholic Lyrics 11 years ago
I think the title is a nod to their earlier song "I wanna be an alcoholic". This one being "I AM an alcoholic"

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NOFX – Timmy the Turtle Lyrics 11 years ago
Duncan from Snuff

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LCD Soundsystem – Movement Lyrics 12 years ago
He measns the Fall - the post-punk band featuring Mark E SMITH - who are awesome and are among my favorite bands - this sounds like their style but its not a Fall cover (if thats what he means)

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Sublime – Seed Lyrics 12 years ago
Bindles is the correct term - it means a small bag of coke - A Bundle is usuaslly ten dime bags of heroin

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The Gay Blades – Bob Dylans 115th Nightmare Lyrics 12 years ago
the title is a play on the song "Bob Dylans 115th Dream" by Bob Dylan

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Dropkick Murphys – Flannigan's Ball Lyrics 12 years ago
it probaly does have to do with Quincy Mass. It is a remake of a traditional song - Dropkick Murphys replaced Dublin with Quincy

Six long months I spent in Dublin,

six long months doing nothing at all.

Six long months I spent in Dublin,

learning to dance for Lanigan's ball.

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Dropkick Murphys – Finnegan's Wake Lyrics 12 years ago
by the way Kingston Trio didn't write Charlie on the M.T.A.", it was written in 1948 by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Lomax Hawes and it was based on a much older song called "The Ship That Never Returned" (1865), about a ship that left a harbor and never came back -the ship didn't have enough funds to dock into any of the harbors on the East Coast and so kept looking for a place to dock forever and ever. That song also inspired "The Wreck of The Old 97" - sorry for going off topic

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Dropkick Murphys – Finnegan's Wake Lyrics 12 years ago
Finnegan = Finish + Begin Again the story is about a wake which in this case means a celebration of a death AND/OR to awaken from sleep/(death) as Tim does as the end

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Pop Will Eat Itself – Can U Dig It? Lyrics 12 years ago
Hit the north is a possible reference to the song of that name by The Fall


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Bloodhound Gang – Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me Lyrics 12 years ago
Baba booey


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NOFX – The Malachi Crunch Lyrics 13 years ago
The malachi crunch was a move performed by the malachi brothers in a demolition derby on happy days they executed the move on Pinky Tuscadero

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Bloodhound Gang – Pennsylvania Lyrics 14 years ago
z. cavaricci was a popular line of pants worn by guidos in the 80's.

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The Fall – What You Need Lyrics 14 years ago
this song is based on an episode of the Twilight Zone of the same name about a peddler who knows what people need before they need it

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The Divine Comedy – Charge Lyrics 14 years ago
"Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. "

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The Divine Comedy – Charge Lyrics 14 years ago
features lyrics from the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Lord Alfred Tennyson

"Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd & thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred. "

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John Frusciante – Head (Beach Arab) Lyrics 15 years ago
i haven't heard this song yet but when i saw the title i thought of the Camus novel too, The Cure's "Killing an Arab" is inspired by the book

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The Libertines – The Man Who Would Be King Lyrics 15 years ago
The Man Who Would Be King (1888) is a short story by Rudyard Kipling concerning two British ex-soldiers who set off from 19th century British India in search of adventure and end up as kings of Kafiristan (now part of Afghanistan). The story was inspired by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan. Barat & Doherty are known fans of Rudyard Kipling & his work

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Damon Albarn – Closet Romantic Lyrics 15 years ago
These are the titles of all the James Bond films starring Sean Connery

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Rancid – David Courtney Lyrics 15 years ago
If you evere saw the movie Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, the character Big Chris (played by Vinnie Jones) is based on David Courtney

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