"Blueprint" as written by Al L. Green and Shawn C. Carter....
I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I clean forgot how to play
But you can still come around
In fact, I invite you down
Maybe together we can wipe that smile off your face
'Cause what a difference...a little difference would make
We'll draw a blueprint, it must be easy
It's just a matter of knowing when to say no or yes
Frustrating, frustrating
Always waiting for the bigger axe to fall
A patient game that I can't find my way to play Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying and receiving undefiled


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"Blueprint" as written by Shawn C Carter Shawn Carter

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  • +3
    General CommentHe's basically saying that it's consumer's own fault if all they have is unspectacular, unoriginal faceless shit, because that's what sells.
    "Never Mind What's Been Selling, It's What You're Buying
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthese are the lyrics i hear



    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    Yeah You!
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    Yeah You!
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    Yeah You!
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    I'm not playing with you
    I clean forgot how to play
    But you can still come around
    In fact I invite you down
    Maybe together we can wipe that smile off your face.
    Cause what a difference
    What a difference
    What a difference
    A little difference would make
    We'll draw a blueprint, it must be easy
    It's just a matter of knowing when to say no or yes
    Frustrating
    Frustrating
    Always waiting for the bigger axe to fall
    A patient game that I can't find my way to play
    Find my way
    To play
    Not knowing
    Never mind what's been selling
    It's what you're buying
    and receiving undefiled
    Never mind what's been selling
    It's what you're buying
    and receiving undefiled
    Never mind what's been selling
    It's what you're buying
    and receiving undefiled
    Never mind what's been selling
    It's what you're buying
    and receiving undefiled
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Not no way to play
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Not no way to play
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Not no way to play
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Never mind
    Not no way
    Not no way to play
    Not knowing!
    juxtaposedhalfon June 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis Is one of my top five favorite Fugazi songs. Guy Picciotto is the best vocalist in punk rock!
    doosuon June 07, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI saw you eating Ice Cream! that is something you just cant hide... Ice Cream Eating Motherfuckers...thats what you are..

    It is a song that basicaly saying that it is your choice to eat Big Macs and drink Jack Daniels. Noone is forcing you to do these things.
    If someone came up to you with a handful of dogshit and tried to give it to you, YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE IT.

    That is my take
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt could be about making conscious decisions and supporting your own beliefs with the dollars you spend, rather than letting industry choose for you (as in conforming to their blueprint).
    Dav29on September 12, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWith my limited knowledge of English, I think he's talking about planning and choices. kinda vague eh? well shove it. no one freakin' puts any input. "ice cream eating mother fucker"
    jesuisyannon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an amazing song, especially the guitar part.
    It's one of the most immediate Fugazi songs.
    thereisnoiinteamon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    ashison March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think there's an aspect of self worth here.

    Something like, if you're buying into the common belief that one's worth lies in your public persona, or possessions, or money, or job - when any or all of that is gone, it's a rude awakening. In other words, wiping the smile off your face.

    I do appreciate that he offers to help - "But you can still come around
    In fact I invite you down
    Maybe together we can wipe that smile off your face."
    arithmetikon November 05, 2015   Link

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