Poison free, now living life so pure.
Tell me, have all your addictions been cured?
When you mark your fist, what’s going through your mind?
Is this your new fix? Ensnared again, confined.

Transference of one addiction to another, you haven’t solved a thing.
All you’ve done is change the game you’ve been playing.
Different equipment, the rules are the same -
The goal remains unscathed.
Just looking for acceptance and the power that it brings.

Push yourself to higher heights - rise above the herd.
Straightedge isn’t the answer if the decision isn’t yours.
Push yourself higher. Think about the life you live.
Have your standards been met?
Or have you rooted yourself - cemented in and set?

Projection of your addiction to another; the mind is a powerful tool.
Consume a symbol you’ve now become addicted to.
Just one of the pack with a pat on the back, marked fist finger in the air.
Tell me would you, tell me could you, if your friends were not there?

This is my choice; I made it, I live by it. My life is my own.
This is my choice; I made it, I live by it. Are you in control?


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    General Commenti love this song! its great!
    PuNkiSiMmOrTaLon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYes, I'm gonna agree so you aren't alone, this song is great! Yay for Thought Riot, awesome lyrics, and great fast music! gotta love em...
    EatTheMeekon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenta song to listen to for everyone who's ever claimed straight edge. or has been thrown into that scene by association, and despaired of it... yeah.
    uncgurlon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. Its about people that are only straight edge because its the cool thing to do or just because all there friends are doing it, but they become so obsessed with it it basically becomes like a drug. In the end when Marc says "this is my choice i made it i live by it my life is my own" hes saying hes chosen himself to be straightedge and hes gonna stay that way no matter what, and in the next line when he says are you in control hes talking about the people that do it cause of there friends asking are they in control of there lives
    af_zero_gfon July 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaha, i was watching Life of Brian the other day cause i was bored and then i realized that the clip from the end is when Brian was talking to the crowd of people following him. The clip explains alot about the song. People say they are diffrent just to be the same and will do most anything to impress their peers.
    Nowarforoil04on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha, i was watching Life of Brian the other day cause i was bored and then i realized that the clip from the end is when Brian was talking to the crowd of people following him. The clip explains alot about the song. People say they are diffrent just to be the same and will do most anything to impress their peers.
    Nowarforoil04on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, great song. Thought Riot is straight edge, but the song is about the people that do it just to fit in or to be cool. If you're gonna be edge, do it because it's the path for you and make sure its your own choice. Don't do it because somebody else is.
    thoughtxrioton April 22, 2007   Link

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