a name i recognise that name it was at the center of some ticker tape parade the lead story, a fine example a name, a name a name i recognise that name it was at the center of some magnifying glass the lead story, a fine example a name, a name he used to pretend he was fighting some war somewhere now everything depends on fighting some war he never thought he'd be an exclamation point a demonstration of his disease a punctuation mark a household name with hiv still, it's just still sound


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    General Commentohh, I almost got to see Fugazi in Boston last month..my ride left without me and I got lost for 3 hours trying to find Mass Art, so I just ended up driving back home. :(
    xJoeBoothxon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not going to take credit for this, because i read it somewhere, but this song is a rant against the ludicrous discrimination towards homosexuals in the army. I believe the war that's talked about in the song is the man's war with discrimination.
    Fustardon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat sucks Joe. Their shows are badass.
    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone theory i've heard is that it's about Magic Johnson getting HIV because of unsafe sex. his number was 32, 23 backwards, and i've also heard that it means the famous basketball player wearing the number 23, Micheal Jordan, doesn't get HIV because he "beats off" instead of having unsafe sex, which led to Magic Johnson's HIV.
    I Hate Punk Rockon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone theory i've heard is that it's about Magic Johnson getting HIV because of unsafe sex. his number was 32, 23 backwards, and i've also heard that it means the famous basketball player wearing the number 23, Micheal Jordan, doesn't get HIV because he "beats off" instead of having unsafe sex, which led to Magic Johnson's HIV.
    I Hate Punk Rockon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwoops..sorry about that.
    I Hate Punk Rockon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think Fugazi would write a song about Magic Johnson. But, I could be wrong...
    plosionon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthaha.. beats off..
    xjkxon April 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti guess why they say "red handed"?
    themonkeybombon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoops wrong song, too bad they dont in this song
    themonkeybombon April 28, 2003   Link

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