I've dwelt long on the past and I just can't
take it anymore
I struggle in vain at last, I've managed to board
Up the windows and lock the door

Persist to resist, fight back
Not with a fist, with tact
Ideas in action, with passion
Passion commitment, dedication

When all is said and done, our time is spent
And we've had our fun
Have you taken the time to think about your life
And what it means to know eternity

I've dwelt long on the past and I just can't
take it anymore
I struggle in vain at last, I've managed to board
Up the windows and lock the door


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

Fist Vs. Tact song meanings
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    General Commentthis is by far MxPx's best song ever i'm not quite sure what they're talking about here though...
    cheesemanbobon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like mike has had something in the past that he's had a hard time dealing with, and he has decided to leave them in the past and move on.

    It also asks you to think about the "big picture" and what life is really about.

    Just what i think
    MixPixon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm thinkin mike is writing about dealing with the past but not with vengence or violence but with wit and reason (hence "not with a fist, with tact). also, he talks about how really none of this buisness matters much when you hold it up to eternity so we should just let go of the past. i like it for what it means to me and because MxPx is great

    ..funny side story. when i saw MxPx with NFG and GC (hm, yeah i went for MxPx mainly and a lil NFG, but not GC) anyway, there were 2 girls behind me that were trying to figure out what the "x"'s in MxPx meant...and they were serious! i was thinking...weird kids...MAGNIFIED PLAID!
    punkrockchick217on April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYES! Old School MxPx. Yuri did x's instead of Periods when he abbreviated Magnified Plaid. Good Stuff.
    oidimedon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHey if you read what mike says on mxpx.com about what he was doing before the band started it'll help understand this song i think
    kanedudeon November 22, 2004   Link

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