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be strong
be hard
resist temptation
stick your hand in your eye
close your fist
resist
flex your muscles
walk on this line
look straight ahead
flex your muscles
be hard
come back for more


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  • +5
    General CommentThis one is the best! The most brutal track on Filth, together with “Freak”. Sheer power, brutality and destruction. This is noise-hardcore at its most intense. The best way to open the album; the first track on the first album defined Swans’ sound for many years that followed. Lyricwise, it’s what the superior (master, employer...) says to the subordinate (slave, employee...). Just a set of orders intended to erase any personality and free will and to turn the person into a robot.
    slow pulse boyon July 31, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentA good workout song ;D
    nghon September 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's a song about the standards of masculinity that society, especially american society, tries to impose on its men and boys. "Be strong, Be hard... Flex your muscles" It's a commentary on both militarism and the consumerist culture which keeps men captivated by that militaristic attitude; "...come back for more"
    noah100006on October 23, 2014   Link

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