coughing inside your coffin like at the bottom of the sea inside you're breathing too numb for asking so i will leave it outside your door warning the threat of morning that just extends you another day some lights were shining not much for seeing but you'll be leaving the way you came shot shooting shot shot shot shooting yourself again for what to taste all the waste flare flakes a flower a burnt-out shower no one can see you were needing too shy for asking so i will leave it outside your door pulse stalls uncut but clotted when you had thought it would force a flow some lights were shining not much for seeing but you believe in the way you came


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    General Comment"flare fakes a flower"
    jesuisyannon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe play on words sold me. When said out loud, a lot of the words take on different forms...ie "Coughin inside your coffin", You'll be leavin the way you came, you'll believe in the way you came." I also like the anology about, what I think is, being petrified.. "Pulse stalls uncut but clotted when you had thought it would force a flow.."
    Chanbaraon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI said earlier that i thought 'do you like me' was my favourite fugazi song...i'd forgotten about '...slow dance'. Greatest song ever recorded, no question.
    rich79on December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenteasily, by far, above and beyond any other song fugazi song. That wicked fucking guitar hook just yanks you in and drags you for the ride whether or not. I've played this song for so many people who hated "punk" or "emo" or whatever and about 90% liked this song. So yeah that's gotta mean something.
    voltafan101on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoops meant to say whether you like it or not. never said i was smart just like good songs. umm yeah. gonna go now
    voltafan101on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and if any of you get a chance to watch/buy the dvd "Instrument" there is a great live version of this song. Not my favorite Fugazi song but on the top 5 for sure.
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTranscendent song. It has sort of a personal meaning to me (based on a lot of things that happened around the time the album came out), so I'll leave the explanation to others. But it is a beautiful, sad song - one of Fugazi's best.
    ShepherdofBeingon August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSHOT SHOOTING YOURSELF AGAAAAIN FOR WHAAAAT?
    some lights were shining, not much for seeing
    Also, I agree with the analogy to being petrified. The thing that makes this song so amazing is the build up. Chorus speaks for itself.
    yourenotpunkenoughon April 13, 2010   Link

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