Maybe it was no one's fault
I know it wasn't mine
But now that you've moved along
I guess I'm next in line
I thought we had the same ideas
But you, you proved me wrong
I've been played the fool before
But never for quite so long

Betray

So what now? Do we shake hands,
And go on our seperate ways?
Or do I open my mind
And bump you into the haze?
No, I'll see you tomorrow
Same channel, same time, same place
I'm not going anywhere
'Cause I quit your fucking race

Betray

Goddammit, we were supposed to stay young
And now it's over, it's finished, it's done
Normal expectations, they were on the run
But now it's over, it's finished, it's done


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    General CommentHe can't possibly say betray in the chorus. I KNOW it says so, and that the song's called so, but still. I'll slow it down in my computer some day and listen, but I'm positive that he just grunts or something.
    moe2000on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat he's saying is "Tray!", because two syllabols simply didn't work for the chorus.

    My initial guess is that it's about a relationship, simply because it sounds so good after a breakup.
    plosionon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about his friends who were changing and who suddenly had different priorities and ethics form him, including the other members of Minor Threat. At one of their last shows, he sang the entire song directly at Jeff Nelson.
    shadowwiththeeyeson January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes, shadow..., go on. What song did he sing to JN?
    the_dza1on January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis one.
    shadowwiththeeyeson February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. It sounds like a lost friendship and something bad happened due to a change in beliefs
    River Wolfon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentplosion. He's actually saying B'Tray crashing syllables together but intended betray
    staypuft138on January 04, 2008   Link

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