Macho Insecurity Lyrics

Dead Kennedys

publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Jello Biafra
album: Track 9 in album Bedtime for Democracy
release date: 1986
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hardcore/Punk/Alternative Rock
length: 1:30

Cover Art

Dead Kennedys Bedtime for Democracy cover art
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Name one thing on earth lower than a tough guy
Who talks with his fists instead of using his head
Who beats the **** out of anything it can't understand
Behind the muscle mask is a scared little boy

Called macho insecurity
Macho insecurity
Macho insecurity
Cause you can't stand

Got a ***** with me?
Why won't you say it to my face?
It's so easy to mouth off to others
But where's your proof?
Maybe we can talk if you'd just drop your act
Nothing's ever solved by making childish threats
That's macho insecurity


Why do you want people to be so afraid of you?
Why are you so scared of anything that's different?
No one's ever there when you need friends
You wonder why:
It's 'cause you take yourself so seriously
But being such a clown
Gives the rest of us the right to laugh
At your macho insecurity
Cause you can't stand yourself

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Take This Job and Shove It
  • 2 Hop With the Jet Set
  • 3 Dear Abby
  • 4 Rambozo the Clown
  • 5 Fleshdunce
  • 6 The Great Wall
  • 7 Shrink
  • 8 Triumph of the Swill
  • 9 Macho Insecurity
  • 10 I Spy
  • 11 Cesspools in Eden
  • 12 One-Way Ticket to Pluto
  • 13 Do the Slag
  • 14 A Commercial
  • 15 Gone With My Wind
  • 16 Anarchy for Sale
  • 17 Chickenshit Conformist
  • 18 Where Do Ya Draw the Line
  • 19 Potshot Heard Round the World
  • 20 D.M.S.O.
  • 21 Lie Detector