I thought I had left it behind
In another fucking time
When boys were boys, girls were girls
And faces were hard ot find

It followed me

All the stupid thinking
The stupid people thought
The rules that we lived buy
The friends that we bought
The asshole with a strong arm
In the shape of floating friends
The young ladies and their secrets
In the soap that never ends

I thought I had outrun
When I crossed the tracks
I thought I had gotten away
When it tapped me on the back

It followed me
It followed me


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    General CommentIt's pretty obvious. All the stuff Ian became a punk to escape (herd mentality, ignorance, cliques, vapid fashionista bullshit, bullying, senseless violence, etc.) had followed him into the punk scene when the idiots who punk was actually rebelling against started joining the scene cos it wsa the cool and trendy thing to do.
    shadowwiththeeyeson January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^Amen brother you nailed it. Brilliant song. I'm 30 years old and still jamming this song. It proves that no matter how old you get, if you were once intelligent enough to figure this out and felt this way about society, it really never changes even if you do "fit in". Well, at least that's how it is for me.
    Bill Leeon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentall that time, I never thought about it

    but yeah

    it really does seem to be about how subcultures always become exactly what they formerly rejected about society.
    kijimaon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think u guys are right ^ Great song.
    XAlexanderXon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought I had left it behind
    In another fucking time
    When boys were boys, girls were girls
    And faces were hard to find

    IT FOLLOWED ME

    All the stupid thinking
    Stupid people thought
    The rules that we lived by
    The friends that we bought
    The asshole with a strong arm
    In the shape of floating friends
    The young ladies and their secrets
    In the soap that never ends

    IT FOLLOWED ME

    You know, I thought I had outrun it
    When I crossed the tracks
    I thought I had gotten away
    But it tapped me on the back

    IT FOLLOWED ME
    juxtaposedhalfon June 30, 2007   Link

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