Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
album explores many of the trials of adolescence that are still relatable in adulthood, from the anxiety of a "First Date
" to the frustration of a toxic relationship in "Shut Up." In the latter track, bassist Mark Hoppus is in the midst of breaking up with his controlling girlfriend, who criticizes him until he finally leaves.
Hoppus explained the song's meaning in a 2001 tour program: "Throughout life, people will try to control you, tell you how you should live, what you should think, how you should act. This is my message to those people. Like Bad Religion says: 'Everybody knows what's best for you.'"
Tim - Pittsburgh, PA