Non-conformity is about sticking it to the man
About shredding our reliance on the world
We shun the mainstream
Because it’s openly reliant upon the system.
Spiky colored hair and silver chains
Tattoos and piercings in apparent places
Are a testament to our devotion
A declaration of our cause.
Skating has always been a reprieve
A respite from selfish numbskulls.
Their purpose is to rip us down
Their call is to make us obsolete.
They tell us we are unsuccessful
And then seek to prey on our “misfortune.”
Who are these insolent scum bags?
Who would seek to benefit from restless souls?
We support others of our caliber
Those who deny that the system is the only way.
Volcom, Element, Bones, Girl
They understand and value what we value.
But the kid in high school
Who wears the Nike shoes, shirts and shorts
Is the self-centered jerk with the money
Who people hang out with to look cool.
Nike decided to make Skate shoes!
To imbue something so sacred to the punk community
With their special brand of Preppy filth
And now people wear them like it’s okay.
Ladies and gentleman, it is not.
Very very not okay.
Their Preppy infiltration of the Punk stronghold
Makes me physically and irreversibly sick.
You can not call yourself a punk and wear Nike skate shoes.