Lead vocalist and songwriter Greg Graffin gives a description of where the title originated along with the different names and meanings mentioned in the song.
Greg Graffin: "If you ever get a hold of our first EP, a 7", there's a guy with a jacket - a leather jacket - in the audience and it says,
'You don't belong' on it. That's where we got the title from. And it
was sort of the attitude all through the punk era; none of us felt
like we belonged. But we certainly felt like we should belong, because
we had something to say."
Missy - "Blue movie" is another term for a porn movie. There's one famous porn star named Missy in particular.
She's in the encyclopedia as the only porn star with that name. She
lived in San Fernando Valley, where also the origin of Bad Religion
lies. It's possible that they knew each other from school as they were
all of the same age.
Tom - Tom Clement One of Brett's friends who died in a car accident in 1986 (Brett thinks he committed suicide). The song Give
You Nothing has an alternate name called "Tom Clements".
Milo - Milo Aukerman The singer of the Descendents. "Milo goes to college" is the title of one of the Descendents albums.
Rodney - Rodney Bingenheimer A famed Hollywood radio DJ on the notable Los Angeles rock station KROQ. Famous from his "Rodney on the
roq" show on which he played Bad Religion for the first time on the
GG - G.G. Allin or Greg Ginn Either G.G. Allin, an American punk rock singer-songwriter who performed and recorded with many groups
during his career, or Greg Ginn, the founder and guitarist of Black
Flag, is meant.
Laurie - This could possibly be Laurie Anderson, the only one alternative/punk music in the business I can think of with the name
Jack - Jack Grisham The singer of TSOL. He was known to wear a skirt on stage.
Billy - Brett Gurewitz Billy is an alias for Brett himself (as in No Control / Into the Unknown's Billy Gnosis). This is a reference to
when he was caught with ten balloons of heroin and was ordered by the
court to go to rehab.
Wendy - Mr. Brett's daughter's name is Wendy
Eugene - Eugene A skinhead who appeared in the 1981 punk rock documentary film "The Decline of Western Civilization".
Mugger - Steve Corbin Mugger was his nickname. He was a roadie for Black Flag.
Mary - Mary Harron, news reporter/publisher, possibly sarcasm with the line here.?