"Golden Boy" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Bryan Kei Mantia....
He was a mighty golden boy, as gold as ever seen,
But when he stepped up to the podium, you could tell that boy was mean.
His arms was made of nickel, and his forehead made of wood.
An affidavit from the principal says,this boy just ain't no good.
He stood before the union, and he made a solemn oath.
Uphold the purity of his creed, the others he would toast.
He worked nights at the liquor mart, and he drank to pad his pay.
When he caught him lifting 40s, he shot a boy last may.
His momma asked why?
His lawyer in the courtroom, made a noble plea.
And the judge he gave him eighteen months, but he was out in three.
When asked if he ever felt remorse while sittin' up in that pen.
He said hell no, ya know a thief's a thief.
And I'd shoot that fucker again

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"Golden Boy" as written by Les Claypool Bryan Kei Mantia

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    General CommentThe Golden Boy is definitley a hypocrite.. He's bad to the bone.. He ws stealing from the liquor store by drinking to "pad his pay" then he shoots a kid for stealing a 40.. After he did his time he still had no remorese.. He truly is a dumb , hpyocritical, mean, bad man.. Les is making fun of him and sarcastically calling him "Golden Boy" ? ? ? Just what I've alway gotten from the song.
    JacoBassMonon February 07, 2012   Link
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    General Commentpretty self explanitory...
    kurtcobainon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite primus song.
    emogetupgirlon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFunky!
    JAStewarton January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat is it about?
    Russianon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGuy who shot someone who was stealing on his shift...god I love the ending: "And the judge he gave him eighteen
    months, but he was out in three
    When asked if he ever felt remorse while
    sittin' up in that pen
    He said "Hell no, ya know a thief's a thief
    And I'd shoot that fucker again","
    BGG_001on October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'and his forehead made of wood
    An affidavit from the principal says,"This
    boy just ain't no good"'

    This means (I think) that he's stupid, and by 'no good' it's meant that he's bad morally; Whilst the other person was bad as a thief, this person is just as bad if not worse for shooting him, and especially for not regretting it.

    So some people are stupid and never learn their lesson - the fun music going with the lyrics refers to how, whilst this is frustrating, it's just how some people are so live with it and be happy regardles!
    Baudson February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBauds has got it right on, I think!
    Invader Z?on March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHands down best song...I LOVE PRIMUS...
    weese_ttm31on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think he shot a thief... I think he shot a man who caught HIM stealing on his watch. I just believe this because it says "When they caught him liftin' 40s/He shot a boy last May." The 'boy' in my mind is the one who caught him stealing. The 'Golden Boy' shot him, and then covered up both the stealing and the murder by saying that HE was the thief. Thus killing two birds with one stone.
    gnarbon December 03, 2008   Link

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