"Scumbag" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
You come around every now and then
Your clothes are different but you're still the same
Why else would you come here?
Scumbag on a mission
You're telling me that it's been awhile
Shit eating grin and a brand new lie
Somebody let you come here
Scumbag with permission

Never thought I'd see
The likes of you around this place
What's the special occasion?
Did you run out of friends?

Here you are, comin' 'round again
And things are different but you still pretend
You've got a reason to come here
Scumbag with ambition
And now you're telling me that things have changed
And you'll be leavin' in a couple of days
You're gonna change the world someday
Scumbag with a vision

It must be nice to know
You've got it all figured out
But from where I'm sittin'
It's the same thing again and again

You never stop to think
Before you open up your mouth
Cause every time you do
It's the same thing again and again

Lyrics submitted by Alucard

"Scumbag" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song is actually about someone who "Comes around every now and then" and he mooches off of all his family members and friends. He comes around every now and then with some bullshit speech, and he convinces them that he just needs a tiny favor, and he'll pay them back, and, i don't know, every family has one relative like that.
    aceticaon June 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, i'm adding to this. Mike wrote Scumbag...its detailed in the Shenanigans liner notes I believe. He's written that, Eminus Sleepus, JAR, and Ha Ha You're Dead.
    Wazooon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the line that says "Shit eating green and I'm begging by" should be "shit-eating grin and a brand new lie" anyway.. great song! one of my favorites
    mumblingon March 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it is, the website i got the lyrics from were messed up. Sorry about that
    Alucardon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll have to say that I really like this song. It reminds me of a lot of people that I know
    saves_the_day_girlon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so rad, and its just about an outcast trying to fit in by changing who and what he is. Another brilliant craft by Billie Joe!
    Mo_Roccoon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude.... mike wrote scumbag.
    lobstergirlon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude no he didnt. who ever told you that was smokin' something i want.
    Mo_Roccoon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand most/all of panic song as well. Mo Rocco is a dumbass
    GrimFanon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment the heard scumbag was on the american pie two. everyday i listen to it!!!!!!!!!!!, my favorite is when billie says scumbag on a mission.
    MxPxGuyon July 29, 2002   Link

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