"It's Not Funny Anymore" as written by Scot Golley, Daniel Benjamin Yemin, David J Palaitis, Ari Zev Katz and Peter M Martin....
You can do what you want to do
You can say what you want to say
You can think what you think you want
It doesn't matter anyway

It's not funny anymore

Play what you want to play
Hear what you want to hear
Don't worry about the result
Or the effect It has on your career

Act like you want to act
Be what you want to be
Find out who you really are
And don't pay any attention to me

Lyrics submitted by SantanicoPandemonium

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    General CommentThis is Grant urging punks, artists, people in general to follow their own desires and embrace the possibilities of freedom. The title is suggesting that people grow up and stop limiting themselves by trying to fit in, stop playing their immature, small-minded games. The lyrics seem very plain but they carry a ton of weight: "do what you want to do," "be what you want to be," very liberating words. Grant is more interested in helping people open their minds than he is in telling them off (as most angry punks would do). This song is a massive statement of purpose for the Huskers. As a band they definitely lived these words.
    Quonseton August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a dual meaning to this song--all the things that Quonset says above, and just a general kiss-off to a former lover (i.e., I'm tired of your crap, it's not funny anymore).

    Yet another great f***-off song from Grant Hart.
    leamancon July 02, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about people who don't get their priorities straight. In school, they don't care about schoolwork, they only want to have a good time. They quit school or don't go to college, or score drugs and drink booze.

    However, when they are struggling, trying to look for a minimum wage job or living on welfare, and starving or homeless or both, "It's not funny anymore."

    "Find out who you really are
    And don't pay any attention to me"

    Exactly the same view I have: Don't listen to me though, find out for yourself where you'll be in a few years, because you didn't care.
    robertretro86on May 30, 2010   Link

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