You know I thought my eyes would be dry
But now I see and know
The moment has a bitter taste
I will not have my statements
Spit back in my face

We all struggle for our dreams
To be realized
They end up objects of our own despise... why?
The dance of days

How did I find myself standing
In that place?
We had done so much
And now I find myself standing
In this place again
We can do so much more

Maybe we went a little too fast
Maybe we better slow down

Lyrics submitted by Cannsaw, edited by janeaparis1

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    General CommentAbout Ian MacKaye's annoyance of the hardcore fans who became too rowdy because of Minor Threat, his band.
    ebowtheletteron May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is how Ian is fed up with the typical hardcore audience that he became used to. And the fact that most people at hardcore shows doesnt really listen to the lyrics that are being sung and if they are trying to listen, it's hard to hear due to intense speed of the lyrics and the amount of movement on stage and of the audience hitting off the performers that not all the words get into the mic. And to Ian the words are very very important and I know he likes to have people understand him when he talks/sings and that often doesn't happen at hardcore shows unless the audience have gone out and bought their album and listened to it with the lyrics before the show happened. It's interesting to see that this is ian stating that he is fed up with it, and not too long later - with Fugazi, and The Evens, he has acted upon the line 'Maybe we better slow down' and did that, and it appears that more people are listening to what he has to say. I think this really shows Ian's positive character that when he see's something he doesn't like or is wrong, he goes to improve it.
    iceyflameon August 14, 2007   Link

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