Caked up and faked up
She's obsessed with the outside
Nothing earned, too afraid to fail
So she led a hollow life of void of insight
Loving what you see, but you fear what you think
'Cause of your mind and your body, there's a missing fucking link
That leaves you vulnerable, susceptible to pain
You're a garden of potential submerged in the rain

True beauty can't be seen with the eyes

Armed
Armed with a mind
I'm gonna strengthen my action with thought
Armed with a mind
Make use of the gift that I got
Armed with a mind
And walk fearless 'cause I'm armed with a mind
Armed with a mind
A weak offense when you step to this
Armed with a mind
Mind over matter is power over fists
Armed with a mind
I walk fearless 'cause I'm armed with a mind

I walk fearless
I walk fearless
With a mind far greater than your fucking fist

Spineless and mindless
You flex your muscles and not your fucking head
A deep man with a strong point made without one thoughtful word said
"Huff and puff", fierce fists will do the talking
Can't speak for yourself so your crew's with you walking
Tell me what's worth fighting for
And it better be something greater than an evening of the score

Boy, your true strength sleeps behind your eyes

Armed with a mind
I'm gonna strengthen my action with thought
Armed with a mind
Make use of the gift that I got
Armed with a mind
And walk fearless 'cause I'm armed with a mind
Armed with a mind
A weak offense when you step to this
Armed with a mind
Mind over matter is power over fists
Armed with a mind
I walk fearless 'cause I'm armed with a mind

With a mind
With a mind
And I'm walking fearless

It's the absent minded fool who's afraid to think
To extend an open hand, to dare to earn a thing
It's the gift inside your head you can't take for granted
'Cause an unexamined life is a seed unplanted
As the animals, they can't reason, but as humans we can
So are you just a wild animal or a rational man?
Your body takes you nowhere, might does not make right
There's a gift inside your head called your mind


Lyrics submitted by Lanner, edited by BlueDiamondx3

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  • +2
    General Comment"Called YOUR MIND!!!"***

    This song is way too fucking good. One of the best hardcore song's ever written, possibly THE best.

    The first half is about stupid girls who are obsessed with appearances and the second half is about guys who think they're tough.

    Flynn punctuates his arguments with a powerful line at the end of each verse.

    i.e. "True beauty can't be seen with the eyes!"
    and "Boy, your true strength sleeps behind your eyes!"

    Here is a band that actually understands Straight-edge and that is a rarity.

    This song is about the FOURTH "X" in sXe.

    X "I Don't Smoke!"
    X "I Don't Drink!"
    X "I Don't Fuck!"
    X "At Least I Can Fucking Think!"

    The forgotten tenet of sXe is actually the most important.
    StepBack!on April 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis isn't a place to discuss hardcore or straightedge roots

    this song is amazing
    the meaning is pretty clear
    first about girls who don't think but just care what they look like
    second is about boys who fight instead of thinking
    rashulon June 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfucking beautiful lyricist
    maozedongon May 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is song is what everyone hear is saying about how some girls focus way to much on their appearance and what they do to get attention when all a true man looks for in a woman is the pure beauty inside them. and to the second verse the kids that believes since their in a crew they are the shit but when it comes down to it they all are cowards cuz they cant fend or defend themselves and have to people to back them up.

    and to anyone who believes not being straightedge means you cant be into hardcore needs to go back to the days of black flag, minor threat, 7 seconds, and the minutemen and see that true hardcore is about staying true to yourself and not going with everyone else just to look cool. in no way am i straightedge i smoke pot everyday, i drink a good amount, and i am addicted to cigarrettes but i chose all this on my own noone else has told me to do anything but i am still a moral person with principles. if your straightedge in my opinion thats fuckin great but stay true and do it for yourself and nobody else cuz if you do it cuz your friends do then youve lost the whole meaning to the greatness of hardcore.
    skadillzon October 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou missed "called a mind" trhe last lyric dude
    xSHARPxon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, awesome lyrics. i'm kind of just getting into hardcore, but im not straight-edge. i smoke weed every day. is that a problem?
    vooodoooon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably
    tomscahillIVon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahahahaha. the first hardcore band was Black Flag...anyone who calls them straight-edge is a fucking idiot. Ian Mackaye from more notable band Minor Threat was well-known for ORIGINAL straight-edge morals...that hardcore was for everyone and above all sxe was about unity and respect.

    hardcore is about doing what you want.
    maybe you should ACTUALLY listen to the lyrics of this song and maybe youll learn that.
    clyro57on January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwerd to mah nigga clyro57
    doggpoop22on January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwerd to mah nigga clyro57
    doggpoop22on January 24, 2008   Link

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