They Live By Night
Mitch claims that "this song is about the kids that stole my neighbor's dog while my brother Steve and I were walking it. A bunch of teenagers - known as "J.D.s" (juvenile delinquents) at the time - lured the sorry mutt across Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. We weren't allowed to cross the street yet, so we just stared as the mutt and the J.D.'s faded away in the distance. It was my first existential dilemma. Stealing dogs seemed wrong, but I wanted to be one of those kids - jackets, boots, greasy quiffs, and being allowed to cross the street."