Linoleum Lyrics - NOFX

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Possessions never meant anything to me
I'm not crazy
Well that's not true, I've got a bed, and a guitar
And a dog named Dog who pisses on my floor
That's right, I've got a floor
So what, so what, so what?
I've got pockets full of kleenex and lint and holes
Where everything important to me
Just seems to fall right down my leg
And on to the floor
My closest friend linoleum
Supports my head, gives me something to believe
That's me on the beachside combing the sand
Metal meter in my hand
Sporting a pocket full of change
That's me on the street with a violin under my chin
Playing with a grin, singing gibberish
That's me on the back of the bus
That's me in the cell
That's me inside your head
That's me inside your head
That's me inside your head

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Song meanings are up for interpretation | Reviewer: Mara | 4/17/13

I am singer in a band...and write lyrics. Usually I write stories which mean something.
But I do know people who write lyrics which mean nothing...but seem like they do.
Its possible that this is true of NoFX.
But I think in this case, Linoleum's meaning is not caring about material possessions...and being happy with what you got.
I also think the "that's right I've got a floor" has a double in he has a (character) flaw but doesn't care. "So what?"

EPIC SONG WITH A GOOD MESSAGE | Reviewer: n0fX | 6/21/12

Anarchism... stands for liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from shackles and restraint of government. It stands for social order based on the free grouping of individuals... i think its more like this... THE LIBERATION OF THE HUMAN BODY FROM DOMINION OF PROPERTY...

thi is sad | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/25/12

This song is about, not neccesarily "homless" people, but people who have very little, and are at times going crazy. I think it may be from a young fat mike's point of view, not having very much, but i dont know much about his childhood, so that's just a guess.

I remember | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/4/09

I remember when I was a kid listening to this song, I always thought he said violin under my chin, playing with a grin, singing GBH. Funny thing is, me being just a kid who was first getting into punk rock through bands like NOFX, I had never heard of GBH, just a fun coincidence I guess

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