Idiots Rule

Idiots Rule is a Jane’s Addiction song written in 1985.

Lyrics

I got a lie
A fat fuckin’ lie
About a law
Idiots obey
They made it easy
Now cheaters have their way
You hi-di-ho’s
You’re living on your knees
Forget the rule!
Oh – idiots rule!
Forget the rule!
Oh – idiots rule!
Idiot!

Now there’s a time man…
But i say non like now
There’s a time…
Where idiots are bound
If there’s a pole
Planted in your back
Then you’re a fixture
You ain’t a man
Forget the rule!
Oh – idiots rule
Forget the rule!
Oh – idiots rule!

What’s this you mother fucker?
Fuck it!
Suck it!
Damn it!
Ahh!

Idiots!
Idiots rule!
Idiots!
Idiots rule!
Idiots!
Idiots rule!

You know that man
You hate?
You look more like him
Every day everyday
Hi-di-hos!
2 good shoes
Won’t save your soul, yeah
Idiots rule!
Idiots rule!
Idiots rule!
Yeah!

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (130)

  • 1986/01/10 - Los Angeles, CA, Black Radio Club
  • 1986/01/?? - Venice, CA, Radio Tokyo
  • 1986/02/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Wilton House, The
  • 1986/08/28 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1986/09/21 - Los Angeles, CA, L.A. Street Scene
  • 1986/10/01 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Club Lingerie
  • 1986/11/13 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Pyramid, The
  • 1987/01/26 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1987/02/14 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/03/29 - Fullerton, CA, Goodies
  • 1987/04/01 - Los Angeles, CA, Lillian Way Studios
  • 1987/05/02 - Northridge, CA, Main Exhibit Hall, North Campus, Cal State Northridge
  • 1987/07/08 - Sacramento, CA, Cattle Club
  • 1987/07/10 - Los Angeles, CA, Variety Arts Theatre @ The Variety Arts Center, The
  • 1987/09/03 - La Verne, CA, Topper's Cafe
  • 1987/09/05 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Park Plaza Hotel
  • 1987/09/27 - Houston, TX, Rockefeller's
  • 1987/10/17 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
  • 1987/10/24 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Park Plaza Hotel
  • 1988/02/25 - Los Angeles, CA, Eldorado Studios
  • 1988/09/15 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/10/11 - Houston, TX, Xcess Club
  • 1988/10/15 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1988/11/17 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1988/11/23 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/25 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/27 - Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
  • 1988/11/28 - Madison, WI, Wally Gators
  • 1988/12/01 - Grand Rapids, MI, Club Eastbrook
  • 1988/12/04 - Detroit, MI, St. Andrew's Hall
  • 1988/12/06 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/07 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/11 - Cambridge, MA, T.T. The Bear's
  • 1988/12/12 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1988/12/15 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 1988/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Embassy Hotel Theatre, The
  • 1989/01/04 - Tucson, AZ, Tucson Gardens
  • 1989/01/06 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/07 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/13 - Austin, TX, Backroom, The
  • 1989/01/14 - Houston, TX, Numbers, The
  • 1989/01/16 - New Orleans, LA, Tipitina's
  • 1989/01/23 - Leeds, England, Warehouse
  • 1989/01/25 - Manchester, England, International
  • 1989/01/28 - Sheffield, England, Leadmill, The
  • 1989/02/08 - Atlanta, GA, Cotton Club
  • 1989/02/11 - Athens, GA, Uptown Lounge
  • 1989/02/12 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1989/02/16 - Raleigh, NC, Rialto Theatre
  • 1989/02/17 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1989/02/20 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 1989/02/25 - Brooklyn, New York City, NY, L'Amour
  • 1989/02/26 - Trenton, NJ, City Gardens
  • 1989/03/01 - Boston, MA, Citi Club
  • 1989/03/04 - Ottawa, ON, Barrymores
  • 1989/03/05 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1989/03/08 - Lakewood, OH, Phantasy Theatre
  • 1989/03/10 - Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
  • 1989/03/11 - Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Ballroom
  • 1989/03/12 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club
  • 1989/03/29 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1989/04/12 - Santa Clara, CA, One Step Beyond
  • 1989/04/14 - Portland, OR, Starry Night
  • 1989/04/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/21 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/22 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/25 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/26 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/28 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/29 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/05/01 - San Diego, CA, Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University
  • 1989/05/06 - Santa Barbara, CA, Harder Stadium, University of California Santa Barbara
  • 1989/05/08 - San Francisco, CA, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 1990/07/07 - Mt. Baldy, CA, Forest Preserve
  • 1990/08/21 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 1990/08/22 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/28 - Manchester, England, International II
  • 1990/10/02 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Riverside
  • 1990/10/11 - Milan, Italy, City Square, The
  • 1990/11/04 - Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
  • 1990/11/25 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1990/12/01 - Milwaukee, WI, Central Park Ballroom
  • 1991/02/10 - Austin, TX, City Coliseum
  • 1991/02/13 - St. Louis, MO, Kiel Auditorium
  • 1991/02/17 - Pensacola, FL, Bayfront Auditorium
  • 1991/02/18 - Orlando, FL, Orlando Sports Club
  • 1991/02/19 - St. Petersburg, FL, Bayfront Center
  • 1991/03/08 - Glasgow, Scotland, Barrowland Ballroom, The
  • 1991/03/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
  • 1991/03/28 - Correggio, Italy, Palasport
  • 1991/04/01 - Rome, Italy, Teatro Tendastrisce
  • 1991/04/03 - Torino, Italy, Big Club, The
  • 1991/04/07 - Madrid, Spain, Sala Universal Sur
  • 1991/04/23 - Washington, DC, Smith Center, George Washington University
  • 1991/04/27 - Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fieldhouse
  • 1991/04/30 - Fitchburg, MA, Wallace Civic Center
  • 1991/05/10 - Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Stadium
  • 1991/05/30 - Sacramento, CA, Cal Expo Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/20 - Chula Vista, CA, Devore Stadium, Southwestern College
  • 1991/08/07 - Toronto, ON, Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place
  • 1991/08/09 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods
  • 2003/11/10 - London, England, Covent Garden
  • 2009/06/13 - Portsmouth, VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • 2011/09/25 - Chicago, IL, Metro
  • 2013/08/23 - Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
  • 2014/05/08 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/05/09 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/05/10 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/08/20 - London, England, 02 Academy Brixton
  • 2014/08/21 - Manchester, England, 02 Apollo Manchester
  • 2014/08/24 - Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
  • 2014/09/12 - Chicago, IL, Humboldt Park
  • 2014/09/20 - West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Sunset Street Music Festival
  • 2014/09/27 - Baltimore, MD, Carroll Park
  • 2014/10/12 - New York City, New York, Times Square
  • 2014/11/19 - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
  • 2014/11/22 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/13 - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/15 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
  • 2015/05/18 - Huntington, NY, The Paramount
  • 2015/05/19 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
  • 2015/05/21 - Cleveland, OH, House of Blues Cleveland
  • 2015/07/07 - Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
  • 2015/07/19 - Colwood, BC, West Shore Parks and Recreation
  • 2015/07/21 - Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
  • 2015/07/22 - Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo
  • 2015/07/24 - Fairbanks, AK, Blue Loon
  • 2015/07/25 - Anchorage, AK, Moose's Tooth Pub
  • 2016/05/16 - Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory, The
  • Known Performances by Perry Farrell: (2)

  • 1987/01/?? - Los Angeles, CA, KXLU Loyola Marymount College Radio
  • 2004/03/16 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden Theatre