The worlds got some plans for me
Courthouse, jails and factories
Black and whites on the street
For me for me

I see my place in American waste
Faced with choices I can't take
American waste American waste
On my own I see my fate

On my own on the way out
Small enough its all spelled out
I know what I see what I want
The doors are closed in this maze

I see my place in American waste
Faced with choices I can't take
American waste American waste
On my own I see my fate

Boredom looks for its kicks
Going down on death
I see it coming
I can't do anything

Not for me not for me
I won't end up in the heap
I want out I'm free
Burning Burning

I see my place in American waste
Faced with choices I can't take
American waste American waste
On my own I see my fate


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    General Commentgreat fucking band. can't get enough of black flag. never will. ever. that's all. thier thrashy guitars and scragly vocals are just..GREAT.
    cro-freakon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this is my third fav song (1 is rise above and two is tv party)
    gofuckyourselfon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song describes the whole punk era during the time. Especially considering that punks were considered low-lifes, etc.
    GoGetRevengeon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBlack Flag lyrics are the best.
    NeverXMindon December 16, 2010   Link

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