"Filler" as written by and Nelson Mackaye....
What happened to you?
You're not the same
Something in your head
Made a violent change

It's in your head
It's in your head
It's in your head
Filler

You call it religion
You're full of shit

Was she really worth it?
She cost you your life
You'll never leave her side
She's gonna be your wife

You call it romance
You're full of shit

Your brain is clay
What's going on? You picked up a bible
And now you're gone

You call it religion
You're full of shit
Filler


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"Filler" as written by Mackaye Baker

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    General CommentFiller epitomizes all of Minor Threat's songs. Obviously, Ian is attacking blind loyalty to anything, specifically religion and love here. I think this is one of the craziest songs ever musically. I only wish I could have seen Minor Threat live, since this song obviously would have torn the house down.
    pence is godon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha! reminds me of my friend...oh goodness i wanna marry ian mckay
    petitegrotesqueon February 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat exactly is wrong with religion? Ok, maybe some people use it as excuse to persecute other people, but that's not everyone!! Is there really anything wrong with wanting to have a community that supports you and offers you unconditional love, no matter what? Maybe if Ian Mckay picked up a bible himself, he would see that it contains a loving message. BY saying that people who are relgious are idiots, he is as bad as a zealot who says that those without faith are evil. Hypocrisy.
    mama_duckon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcarefull not to drop your crutch mama_duck ^_^
    Hindenbergon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the Teen Idles guitarist, Geordie Grindle. The Idles broke up because of Grindle's girlfriend, a Christian who didn't like the band. Grindle, likewise, lost interest in the Teen Idles, and they disbanded.
    Indieloseron August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song by them. I always have it on repeat
    xTaintedxon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmama duck, i kind of inturpret the song differently, he picked up a bible and stoped acting like himself, say with the girl, someone picked up a girl and tryed to impress her and look cool, and he just wants these people to be themselves, i really dont think he is puting down religion though
    AFireInside261on September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's not putting down any religion. it's just saying that this guy stopped acting like himself and started believing in Christianity because his dumb girlfriend was Christian. you're a defensive bitchface, mamaduck.
    drewplaysrockon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree with "pence is god" fucking awesome song, definatley one of their best. Minor Threat was the best band ever in my opionion. Top 4 MT songs 1. Straight Edge 2. Filler 3. Minor Threat 5. Stepping Stone
    fightingstrongon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthehe i agree with fighting strong on everything:) Minor Threat was different and awesome, i wish they were still around, it would be the shit!!
    Cherrylolipopson June 09, 2003   Link

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