As a tribute to tonight’s discussion, The Future of What?: A Panel on Punk in the 1990s, I present my personal top 5 favorite lyrics from 90’s punk songs.
1. “Kiss the Bottle” by Jawbreaker. The entire song. Not just one specific lyric.
3. “The eyes have it and the eyes always will
The eyes have it and they’re watching you still”
– “Public Witness Program” by Fugazi
4. “Yesterday I saw this one old girl
But it just wasn’t quite the same
And she said it’s been years
Yeah it’s been years
Since anybody’s called me by that name”
– “Losers of the Year” by Pinhead Gunpowder (written by Aaron Cometbus)
5. “ska sucks”
Also of note: anything by Los Crudos, “Start a band, throw a brick. You lazy fuckers make me sick” by Lifetime.