when we have nothing left to give there will be no reason for us to live but when we have nothing left to lose you will have nothing left to use we owe you nothing you have no control merchandise keeps us in line common sense says it's by design what could a businessman ever want more than to have us sucking in his store we owe you nothing you have no control you are not what you own

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  • +3
    My Opinioni think everyone on here has forgotten that a lot of times punk and hardcore bands need merchandise just to have money to tour. if one of your favorite bands sells a t-shirt then yeah you should buy it.
    danvitoon July 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYep.

    And just as a random fact, I'd like to point out that the ONLY merchandise that Fugazi produces are CDs. They dont make shirts or anything like that.
    The Locke-Hateron June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso is my "this is not a fugazi t-shirt" t-shirt an unauthorised (but very clever) one?
    e_boon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is like a kick to Hot Topic's tiny scrotum. It's cool to make your own tees, just please don't sell them. Also add your own cool touches; the last thing any fan wants to see is fifty kids walking around with fifty of the same black and white stenciled t-shirts reading Fugazi. Back on topic, this song applies to just about any store you might see in the mall. All malls are the same, that's why malls aren't fun unless you're just messing around. Example Wet Seal (Most girls I know can't leave home with their gay 80's style leopard skin leggings from Wet Seal), JcPenny, Macy's, Old Navy, HOT TOPIC (Gah hate that place. That one dude from Twilight is all over that store. You like pull back a shirt and there he is...just staring at you.). The problem with these stores is that they rob kids of their individuality and create an army of drones. I guess wearing retardly tight skinny jeans (ball crushers) is cool? Like is it worth not being able to feel your nuts? Let's all wear leggings and straighten our hair! Guys too! We'll have a grand time being different by looking like everyone else! Merchandise sucks because it makes people walking billboards and they know it; they don't even care. They don't care that they're robbing people's imagination; all they know is that they're getting payed for it and that's all that counts. That's what this song is about. It can also apply to just about any company, especially the movie industry (Twilight anyone? People who never even read the books try to look and be like all the people in the movie.). You know how many dudes I see a day trying so hard just to be that one dude that looks like he got swine flu and is always staring? It's ridiculous.
    Fagtronon March 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta good song with a very good message. its kinda obvious of course, but basically its summed up with "you are not what you own" and just anti-business
    sean7711on March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, it is. fugazi never even copyrighted their name to prevent the temptation of producing other products
    bamargeroon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust gonna make my own fugazi shirts :P going to design and print bands shirts by me, and for me.
    Ralphon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm creating an "Official Fugazi Merchandise" shirt.
    utopiasnemoon July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWouldn't it be kind of lame to create shirts or whatever of bands that have explicit stances against having merchandise? It's like, yeah, you obviously like the music, but do you understand what their message is?
    snakemistakeson July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you sell them then yea definitely, but what's wrong with making shirts for yourself?
    srachiton August 11, 2006   Link

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