Birds are dumb cause small bird brains
But so are kids and old people
Some birds talk, most others sing
I don’t see you eating a talking bird

Pigs smell bad and roll in pooh
But so do kids and elderly
I don’t see you chop of an old man’s feet
Put them in a mason jar and pickle them

No chowder for you, cause clams have feelings too
Actually they don’t have central nervousness
No manhatten style, clams have the right to smile
Come to thin about it they don’t have a face

They have no face, no place for ears
There’s no clam eyes to cry clam tears
No spixal cord, they must get bored
Might as well just put them out of misery

Although the world could be more selfish
I guess it’s alright to eat shellfish

No chowder for you, cause clams have feelings too
I could happen to you, clams have feelings too
I don’t think they do, clams have feelings too

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Clams Have Feelings Too (Actually They Don't) song meanings
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  • +5
    General Commentthis song is actually about animal rights. fat mike is taking the things meat eaters say to justify killing animals (pigs smell bad and roll in poo) and then apply them to humans (so do kids and elderly) to show that it doesnt make sense (i dont see you chop off an old man's feet, put them in a mason jar and pickle them). the song actually points out the hypocracy of the arguments people make to justify eating meat.
    IronyIsForSuckerson August 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah, apparently Fat Mike is now vegetarian ([Er. has been since at least 1997] He said he doesn't have enough discipline to be total vegan &that he eats shellfish and freerange poultry). NOFX's older songs mock vegetarians though.
    So yeah, I thought this song was making fun of vegetarians, but then I read an interview where he said that he only did that back in his "punky snot-nosed kid" days. So um. yeah. I guess he's being serious &giving the reasons why he can eat clams. or something. Reading peoples interpretations on NOFX songs is really giving me a headache, they're not that hard to figure out.
    xjaclynnxon January 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere is a little problem with the lyrics. It is not:

    "Although the world could be more selfish
    I guess it’s alright to eat shellfish"

    It actually is:

    "I don't believe it's selfish
    To eat defenseless shellfish"
    FacebookLoginIsBrokenon June 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust saw an interview w/ Fat Mike put on by PETA and yes, he is a vegetarian and mentions that he has songs about animal rights.

    Think about it, he's associating the features of animals we eat with the features of human beings, but clams don't have the same features.. so is it okay to eat them?

    Just like Kurt Cobain said "It's ok to eat fish 'cause they don't have any feelings" - Something in the way.
    nstempon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'No chowder for you / cause clams have feelings too'
    This is a great song!
    PunkGothon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"pigs smell bad, they roll in poo
    but so do kids and elderly...
    i don't see you chop off an old man's feet
    put them in a mason jar and pickle them"

    hahaha! god this song is just too funny!
    ManoStuarton May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutly love this song....!!
    emogoddesson May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNoFX forever! this is the BEST song by them ever! Hey I'm having trouble finding tabs for this song tho, our band does a lot of cover songs, and we wanna learn this one, but there aren't any tabs!!! anyone got some?
    xxkrash182xxon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea and if u have some tabs or sumthin, u could also email them to me thanx a bunch
    xxkrash182xxon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great....its great!
    iheartpunkrockon June 17, 2002   Link

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