Don't want to chill, don't want to sit
Don't want to hear no chippy shit
Don't tell me I've closed my mind

Don't want to groove don't want to dig
Don't want to spend the day naked
Don't like my music country fried

He's got a tye dyed Rancid shirt
Wears his Birkenstocks to work
Is he a jerk? No! Just confused
Jeff don't wear regular shoes

Fat Mike I gotta let you know
It's not the tunes, it's their live show
And all the people you get to meet
Plenty of good vibes and decent drugs
Stinky people give you hugs
Walk around in your bare feet

He's got a tye dyed Rancid shirt
Wears his Birkenstocks to work
Is he a jerk? No! Just confused
Jeff don't wear regular shoes
Jeff don't wear regular shoes


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    about Jeff Abarta, a long-time Epitaph Records employee and guitarist/singer in Punk is Dead

    JeffKaos71on July 19, 2010   Link
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    I always heard the 2nd line (as written here, should be 3rd, anyway) as:

    Don't want to hear no hippy shit

    Always made sense to me that way... Was I wrong?

    P.S. - JJRad: it's possible to love both the Grateful Dead and the Dead Kennedys and not be a poser =P

    grenon December 15, 2016   Link
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    holy shit nobody commented on this...this is my fave song of Punk in Drublic...their best album by the way..."Fat Mike i gotta let u kno its not tha tunes its their live show"....

    tsunamibomb420on August 18, 2002   Link
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    this song is about a hippie that works at epitaph named jeff.

    punkbassplayer20on September 04, 2002   Link
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    ahahha first song i ever heard, back when i still had both my eyes! its hella funny love it and the album!!!

    DroppedMidgeton November 22, 2004   Link
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    yea in one of the interviews on their site he says its about some hippie at his work that like punk, but also likes Grateful Dead and wears tie dye shirts. He wants there to be more punk shirts in tie dye, which is why hes confused hah.

    mtbairdon February 09, 2005   Link
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    this song is hilarious my fav line would definatly hav to be\"jeff don\'t wear regular shoes\" i dunno i just think its funny............

    catliketheifon April 22, 2005   Link
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    one of the best songs EVER!

    ~Mink~on October 02, 2006   Link
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    hahaha!

    Great track. Reminds me of half of Seattle's 30 somthings

    Phadedjadedon April 23, 2008   Link
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    interesting. I always thought the line was "tie-dyed, rancid shirt", which of course it is, but in the lower-case meaning that the shirt smelled bad. Knowing that it actually was a tie-dyed Rancid (the band) shirt makes the whole thing that much funnier. Thanks for the info, mtbaird.

    mr13lckyon May 26, 2010   Link

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