When the S--t Hits the Fan

Album: Golden Shower of Hits (1983)
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  • This is about being unemployed and having to claim rations and welfare checks. The song criticizes the government for the lack of economic prosperity: "In a sluggish economy/Inflation, recession/Hits the land of the free/Standing in unemployment lines/Blame the government for hard time."
  • Circle Jerks perform an acoustic version of this during their cameo as a cheesy lounge band in the 1984 cult classic, Repo Man.
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