Wishing for the days
When I first wore this suit
Baby has grown older,
It's no longer cute
Man too many voices
They've made me mute
Baby has grown ugly,
It's no longer cute

But I stay on, I stay on
Where do I get off?
On to greener pastures
The core is getting soft

Do you remember when?
Yeah, so do I
We call those the, uh, salad days
The salad days
And do you remember when?
Yeah, so do I
We call those the good old days
What a fucking lie
I call it a lie

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by epiwoosh

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  • +2
    General CommentGREAT GREAT GREAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I remember hearing this song for the first time about 5 or 6 years ago in a 411 skat video. Like fine wine, the essence of this song only intensifies with age. However, it is through one's own age that this song appreciates in meaning. Oh mama. Words just don't do it justice. What an amazing song, yet so simple.
    LoganNYCon May 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest minor threat song.
    BlackLungFeveron December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo MrPickes:
    Nice input, but the website IS called songmeanings.net.
    camrotronon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can never get enough punk. It's like... an unexplainable breath of fresh air. ^_^ Mmmmm.
    Yellowcrayon26on June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI truly concur :D.. the song is about people allways "wishing for the day", gloryfiyng their youth which may not at all have been so great. ian obviously can't stand these people... thing is.. it actually feels like one of those songs that does "wish for the day", but that may have been the purpose.
    moe2000on June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome.
    the_gurraon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's also kind os a tribute to the early days of punk, the best days, before the whole scene got messed up and turned into another trend.
    shadowwiththeeyeson January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI bought this 7" new back in 83 or 84. The best Minor Threat song for sure. How can you all sit here and try to decipher the meanings of another man's songs? That's like trying to imagine what his girlfriend looks like naked.
    MrPickleson December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like this song alot, one of my favorites, but to me, its ian saying how they were "babies" when they started, and now, music, and life has changed, and as a band, minor threat is coming to and end. if you listen to it in order that the songs are on the complete discography,and compare to the other songs, it even sounds like a "grand finale" song.
    minorxxthreaton February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line "the core has gotten soft" may be referring to how hard core's in some respects was becoming less . . . hard.
    gobi_456on March 09, 2006   Link

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