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Album: Let's Do It for Johnny! (2000)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Bowling for Soup lead singer Jaret Reddick, he told us that this song is about "being bullied at school and you having the upper hand at the end of the day." Many BFS songs tap into the difficulties of adolescence, and Reddick says it's these song that often get a strong reaction. Says Jaret: "Sometimes it can be a funny song that just hits some sort of a chord with somebody. I'm surprised sometimes when I get an email that's like, 'This particular song saved my life!' and I'm like, well, I was sort of just kidding on that song, but I'm really glad you found something."

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