April 02, 2020

Song Combos: "We Got Two Jealous Agains" & "I Got One Jealous Again, Again" by NOFX

Today we explore two NOFX songs that take alternate viewpoints. Basically a before and an after. This post also doubles as Day 2 of the 30 Day Song Challenge, a song with a number in the title.

"We've Got Two Jealous Agains" is a record collector's love song from the 2003 NOFX release The War On Errorism. Most of the lines in the song list titles of various punk and hardcore albums. The title is a reference to Black Flag's 1980 EP Jealous Again. At the beginning of the song, Fat Mike questions whether or not the new relationship will work out as he digs through his partner's record collection and discovers a few albums from artists that he doesn't care for. But he quickly changes his tune as he keeps digging and realizes that she has a lot of the same albums he does. "We got two Adolescents... two Declines... and two Jealous Agains."


"We Got Two Jealous Agains" by NOFX

"I Got One Jealous Again, Again" covers the sad day when the couple breaks up and have to divide their record collection. While it may be easy to split the duplicates, how does one handle separating a collection of albums that were purchased together during the course of the relationship? Some tough decisions must be made. If any lesson is to be learned from these stories, it's that it pays to label your album slip-covers.


"I Got One Jealous Again, Again" by NOFX

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