You tell me you like the taste
You just need an excuse
You tell me it calms your nerves
You just think it looks cool
You tell me you want to be different
You just change for the same
You tell me it's only natural
You just need the proof
Did you fucking get it?

It's in my eyes
And it doesn't look that way to me
In my eyes

You tell me that nothing matters
You're just fucking scared
You tell me that I'm better
You just hate yourself
You tell me that you like her
You just wish you did
You tell me that I make no difference
Well at least I'm fucking trying
What the fuck have you done?

It's in my eyes
And it doesn't look that way to me
In my eyes

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about how people try and make excuses for the stupid things they say and do, and how you see right through them...great song
    xTaintedxon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song isn't exactly about sXe, because the sXe movement, though based on the ideals in this song (and "Out of Step" and "Straight Edge"), didn't properly exist as a cohesive idea at the time the song was written--and in fact, even Ian tried to defuse the formation of that movement on the re-recording of "Out of Step."

    That's the point of his whole digression on the re-recording where Ian says, "Listen, this is not a set of rules. I'm not telling you what to do." Well, the sXe movement specifically is a set of rules. Brian Baker talks about this in interviews as when sXe "went tragically wrong."

    Now, "In My Eyes" is ABSOLUTELY about the ideas that led people to turn to sXe as a movement. I'm not saying it's not about those ideas. I'm saying it's not about the movement, because not only didn't it exist when they wrote the song, but Minor Threat as a band went out of its way to try to avoid the formation of sXe as a movement. (Ian obviously wanted one and the others obviously didn't, but when they were still together as Minor Threat, Minor Threat was against telling people what to do. Probably because a movement with a set of rules is the most outrageously anti-punk thing ever created out of punk.)
    junkmaleon June 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentya, it is about being sXe but definetly not 100% about it, hes talking about the way he see's things in his eyes, its almost like his opinion why people drink, do drugs and lie etc.
    AFireInside261on September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song explains how different things said mean different things for other people, it also touches on the fact that many people say things just to be trendy.
    .safelybleeding.on May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's also about straight edge.
    bluekitty2on July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbluekitt2's right...
    emokid3765on September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. I can totally relate... it's about your peers making excuses for themselves, because really they just want to fit in and seem 'cool' or more mature. Smoking is pathetic. So are drugs. Great song.
    da77ynon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh go draw some x's all over yourselves fags
    myheartbleedscoldon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmyheartbleedscold is a bitchass.

    but My Heart Bleeds The Coldest Blood by Shai Hulud is a great song.

    i'm pretty sure that's the tittle, am i right?
    drewplaysrockon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy heart bleeds the darkest blood is the song title
    forgottenxbreathon April 19, 2003   Link

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