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When Jay was asked which Bad Religion song summed up BR best, he replied: "It's the simplest song, but it's the song called Do What You Want off of Suffer. I think that it sort of sums up how we feel, which is 'hey do what you want', which is how we feel about everything. And then Brett kinda throws in 'but don't do that around me' ,'cause I don't want your crap in my world, but I'm gonna do what I want over here and not around you. So, that's really how we are as like think for yourself, do what you want, try not to get others involved in your crap 'cause we are all here together. I think all the other songs have great meanings and some other songs are truly inspirational to me but I think Do What You Want is still like sort of the Bad Religion philosophy."
Brett: "Do what you want is about doing what you want. ... It equates the punk rock ethic of doing what you want with Niche's philosophy of man and the will to power. It's a little bit deeper than just doing what you want. ... I do believe in God but when I say don't believe in God what I'm saying is don't believe the Christian concept of God. My idea of what God is probably wouldn't be God to someone else so I can easily answer yes or no."
In the Stranger Than Pulp Fiction version of the song, Greg sings "my moniker is Brett and I'm rotten to the core". He often sings "my moniker is Greg" (e.g. in the All Ages version).