"New Direction" as written by Norman Cook and Ashley William Slater....
What do you mean that it's time, time for me to grow up?
I don't want any part
It's right to follow my heart
The new kids ran, ran out the back door fast
And the bands that came before
They had their noses in the air
Pretending that they care about our scene
Just because our money's green
I'll tell you stage dives make me feel more alive
Than coded messages in slowed down songs
Now you're so ashamed, now I'm so ashamed of you
We believed the same things

You stand to the side, rebirth of hardcore pride
It all came true
Too bad you can't see all the good things that I see
Back in, back in the days
When I'd wait to see the old bands play
It didn't seem like wasted days
I was so sincere, but now I see more clearly
Music's only work to them
It's not to me

So I say hats off to bands that change
Good luck, go your own way
Why play for us if your heart's not in it?
Cause what might, what might seem dumb to you
Is pounding in my heart
Now you're so ashamed, now I'm so ashamed of you
We believe the same things
You stand to the side, rebirth of hardcore pride

It all came true, too bad you can't see, no, you just can't fucking see it
Now you just turn your back
You said I don't want it anymore
Old friends you attack
Our pain out of touch
You don't get it do you
New stage, new ideas
You don't have to make excuses for us
Sitting there looking back, I'm scared
Don't spoil memories of the way things were

Lyrics submitted by xJoeBoothx

"New Direction" as written by Norman Cook Ashley William Slater

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    General Commentthis song kicks ass, how could no one have commented on this yet?!
    cynicprojecton August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite gorilla biscuits song. it is beautiful. and the album start today is one of the greatest punk rock/hardcore (fuck it, just greatest MUSIC) releases ever.
    akira_256on April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentxtheyareshitx.
    dontutokeon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Always gets me pumped up when I listen to it.
    xStuEdgexon February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song gets me sooo pumped up, gorilla biscuits are soo fuckin sick, my favorite song by them, hardcore pride forever.
    the4leggedfiendon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the band they are talking about in this song was Chain of Strength.
    heartbeats_xxxon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmuch love for this song
    up their with the rest of the hc anthems....always underrated
    xSHARPxon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe intent behind this song makes me feel good. but the utopian ideas of the hardcore community is something i hope everyone woudl be able to tap into for a short time. i truly believe it's more of a thing reserved for youth and during the maturing years. but a true time indeed in one's life where WE choose the things that matter. settign aside the love of money for the love of the 'cause or whatever it may be. friendships..the scene...etc.

    i like he said 'hats off to bands that change' by not repeating the nonsense he sings against in this song commands respect. as we know civ and others in the band have themselves changed and 'gone seperate ways' and lost the 'heart
    'which is spoken of in this song.

    a favorite song opf mine indeed.... timeless as well. this song will be just as good in another 10 years from now.
    snowslideron November 09, 2007   Link

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