Marty was a punk rocker
He went to all the shows
Patches on Swiss army pants
And two rings in his nose
He had an old nash rambler
No insurance not much gas
And a dancing hula girl that bobbled on his dash
Feeling kind of stupid
One day he broke down
He drove his ugly car to the edge of town
He sunk it in the quarry
Just because he could
And cause the rear defroster never worked too good

Marty where you going
Whatcha going to?
What's the point in not conforming
If it changes you?
When this world runs out of answers
Would you even know
Does the truth have any bearing on which way you go?

He took the bus to Santa Cruz
He hitchkhiked to LA
A preacherman picked him up
And drove him half the way
He said there's two kinds of people that I've met
Those who ask the questions
And those who don't ask questions yet
Then he turned asking marty
Which one that he thought he was
Marty shrugged and shook his head
Forgetting what the question was
You'd do almost almost anything someone told you not to do
Just because someone else told you it was cool
Remember long ago when someone said get a life
Did you ever think they might be right

Marty was a rebel never had a cause
It may be stupid and cliche
But that's because he was
He spent his whole life straying from the norm
He was neither hot or cold
Just boring and lukewarm
It didn't seem to bother him
He didn't seem to mind
His cathartic life
Just buried somewhere in the timeline

Lyrics submitted by dceffex

"Marty" as written by Albert Collins Richard Penniman

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  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about how people who try so hard to NOT comform, and it becomes just as bad as comformity itself. those who TRY to be something, instead of just being. the song pretty much speaks for itself if you ask me.
    xnancyxdrewxon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExpresses the practice of laziness at its heart; indifference.
    Frothchoticon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song talks about two things:

    Some people just need to get a life

    If you just strive to not conform, you are conforming.

    lol. he said theres two kinds of people that ive met
    those who ask the questions
    and those who dont ask questions yet
    then he turned asking marty
    which one that he thought he was
    Marty shrugged and shook his head
    forgetting what the question was
    kenan24on September 06, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"that's not 'alternative' music - alternative sounds like this...."

    Stand on the Word. Everything else is a paradigm that can be shifted.
    DrGrooveon July 14, 2013   Link

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