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Boxcar is a song originally by punk rock band Jawbreaker, released on their 1994 album 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. It has been covered by the Mountain Goats during a few live shows.

LyricsEdit

You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone
Save your breath, I never was one
You don't know what I'm all about
Like watching Cops and reading Didion
My enemies are all too familiar
They're the ones who used to call me friends
I'm coloring outside your guidelines
I was passing out while you were passing out your rules
One, two, three, four
Who's punk what's the score
 
Got a friend, her name is Boxcar
Like cigarettes and beer in El Sob
Her hair is blue, her eyes are green
I love her mind, she hates the scene
My enemies are all too familiar
They're the ones that used to call me friend
I'm coloring outside your guidelines
I was passing out while you were passing our your rules
One, two, three, four
Who's punk what's the score

You're on your own
You're all alone
You're on your own
You're all alone
You're on your own
You're all alone
You're on your own
You're all alone

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • Cops is a reality TV series. In Jawbreaker's version, the lyric is "killing cops", not "watching Cops."
  • "Reading Didion" is a reference to author Joan Didion. This is different than Jawbreaker's version, which references Jack Kerouac.
  • "El Sob" is short for El Sobrante, a town in Contra Costa County, California.

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

Videos of this SongEdit

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