Released on Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll in 2004. Thank you for another awesome submission, Scott! Most people wouldn’t describe punk (and its sub-genres) as being particularly eloquent, but this song is an exception. Social D occupies both ends of the lyrical spectrum, depending on which song you’re listening to. But I’d say that the lyrics in this song lay to rest any myth about men being incapable of expressing their feelings.
Side note: Can we pause for a moment and appreciate Mike Ness’ singing voice? After 30+ years with Social D, it has stayed perfectly intact.
I have a special affinity for a little verse, about halfway through the song: “Punk rock girl, give me a chance, let’s go slam-dance...”
Why, you ask? Because my parents actually reference slam dancing in my baby book. There was a page that asked about the pop-culture trends of the year I was born. And for “Most Popular Dance,” my parents wrote: “A dance that Punk rockers do at concerts, called Slam Dancing.”