Mom and dad, how'd you get so rad, when exactly did you get so hip?
Wearing teenage clothes, you're always coming to my shows
And telling me that I should mellow out

It's absurd, you're singing every word
You're not supposed to like my band
Things I like you don't understand
So please put down that rum and coke, that's no behavior for old folk
Can't we just hang out on holidays?

Dad and mom, what planet are you from
And what convinced you to pack up and leave?
Doing drugs and asking me for hugs, what's the matter with parents today?

Not again, when will it end
Dad's dressing like Mötley Crüe and why is mom's hair dyed bright blue?
They're staying out till two or three and then having sex publicly
I thought the apple fell far from the tree

Mom and dad I think you ought to quit smoking so much pot
And hanging with my friends
Laying round on the couch, with my Misfits records out
Softly bangin' your heads

Maybe it's just a passing phase
What's the matter with my parents these days?


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    i love NOFX. i also love this song. it's so funny. sometimes i feel like my parents act like that. not as bad though. he he.

    -bye-

    flamerage10on July 25, 2002   Link
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    yeah mine too but my mom is cool she like when i put nofx on in her truck especially bob she loves bob ha ha ha and well this song is cool funny yet cool!!

    badreligionpigeonon July 26, 2002   Link
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    i love the song bob!!!!!! your mom sounds cool. she actually likes that? sweet.

    flamerage10on July 29, 2002   Link
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    haha this reminds me of my parents so bad... they are the ones who got me liking punk rock... my dad likes nofx too, i think he'd love this song, he loved the song they played at warped tour, Idiot Son of an Asshole ...

    throughbeingmeon August 05, 2002   Link
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    lol when they played that i tossed my water bottle at the stage & he's like "I guess we got some republicans in the audience today. If you see a republican next to you, pinch 'em" lol they fuckin ruled

    orgnizedcnfuzionon August 16, 2002   Link
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    yeh, i rekon its about how hard it is too be a parent. its saying how kids look in the eyes of parents and how much trouble we cause

    theyellowzebraon September 14, 2002   Link
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    THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN ABOUT MY PARENTS!!!! It was! I swear it must have been!! First time I heard this I laughed for ages and then I played it to my parents....i love this song!! I saw NOFX last month and when they played this song i went insaaaaaaane!!

    i_kick_pigeonson September 25, 2002   Link
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    this song is funny as all hell it remindes me of my mom

    hotpaints2003on April 01, 2003   Link
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    awww I want parents like that! Cuz then when I'm playing my Alexisonfire or Nofx at night they wouldnt tell me to turn it down!!!

    I_wanna_mowhawkon June 05, 2003   Link
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    funniest song i've ever heard, best part is "mom and dad i think you ought to quit smokin so much pot", wish i had parents like that

    Napoleon Soloon July 06, 2003   Link

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