Someone tell me why
I do the things that I don't want to do
When you're around me, I'm somebody else
Someone tell me why I act like a fool
When things don't go my way
When you're around me, I'm somebody else

There is good reason I guess
Having once gone too far
When you clean out the hive
Does it make you want to cry
Are you still being followed by the teenage FBI

Someone tell me why [x2]


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Teenage FBI Lyrics as written by Robert E. Jr. Pollard

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    I think the lyrics are fairly obvious - about acting like a different person in front of certain people. "Teenage FBI" references the typical teenager stereotype of being horribly judgemental based on one's clothes and actions. The line about cleaning out the hive confuses me though.

    getaccusedon December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    Fucking love this song.

    zen_childon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    I love this song. Tis amzing!

    1000_bongson March 16, 2003   Link
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    fucking awesome

    man on tvon June 25, 2004   Link
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    This song is about picking your nose. The singer was originally a teacher, and teenage fbi refers to teenagers catching you while picking your nose. The line "When you clean out the hive" makes this kind of obvious. "Having once gone to far" - Putting your finger too far up there, or not stopping and getting caught.

    Dr_Rayon November 02, 2004   Link
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    thats silly. and 1000 bongs is the coolest name i've ever heard. i cant even live.

    drownsodaon November 24, 2004   Link
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    I think Dr Ray might be right. There are times when you pick too hard or accidentally rip out a hair and it's so painful it makes you almost want to cry.

    So why is the guy tempted to pick? Is he around some girl who has a nice smell?

    elwyn5150on November 25, 2004   Link
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    Teenage FBI seems to be a reference to the teen's belief that everyone is always watching them causing them to make doubly sure that they look good, and that they're not doing anything stupid.

    pumkinhedon March 14, 2005   Link
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    I think if you put all of the above meanings together you get the true meaning of the song: picking your nose leads you to be caught by the "teenage FBI" or aka - the kids that pick on you for picking your nose.

    Preciouszipsteron March 19, 2005   Link
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    This song is about picking your noise? I really doubt that.... but hey! Maybe...

    Also, "Teenage FBI" was on the first Buffy soundtrack

    ErinsEmoTearson March 21, 2005   Link

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