A historical - you think this shit just dropped right out of the sky
My analysis: it's time to harvest the crust from your eyes
To surge and refine, to rage and define
Ourselves against your line
so sorry, friend, but you must resign
You want to figure it out?
We'll throw down, we'll throw down
You want to figure it out?
Well, throw down your bulldog front
Bold bold mouthtalking
Not so bold now that you've eaten your own lips
Flecked, mouthspecked, you strip the skin right off of the bone
And I would never say you act without precision or care
But, it's all attention to armor, to the armor you wear
So, well, let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home


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  • +1
    General Comment

    i read that this song is about apathy.

    fuzzyslipperson February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song seems to be about, in essence, people who put up a macho front. more specifically, the hardcore scene. those involved put up tough guy fronts and refused to see outside the confines of the scene basically.

    marginxxwalkeron February 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    this is what i hear

    a historical: you think this shit just dropped right out of the sky my analysis: it's time to harvest the crust from your eyes to surge and refine to rage and define ourselves against your line so sorry friend but you must resign

    you want to figure it out ? we'll throw down yeah we'll throw down you want to figure it out ? well throw down your bulldog front

    bold bold mouthtalking not so bold now that you've eaten your own lips flecked, mouthspecked you strip the skin right off of the bone but i would never say you act without precision or care but it's all attention to armor, to the armor you wear so well \

    you want to figure it out ? we'll throw down we'll throw down you want to figure it out ? well throw down your bulldog front

    you want to figure it out ? you want to figure it out ? let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home let's knock and check to see if there's somebody home

    you want to figure it out? we'll throw down yeah we'll throw down you want to figure it out ? well throw down your bulldog front

    you want to figure it out? you want to figure it out?

    juxtaposedhalfon June 26, 2007   Link
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    My Opinion

    This song addresses racists that hide behind their "Bulldog Front"; they dismiss all racism past slavery, "a historical, you think this shit just dropped right out of the sky?" and further refer to their ignorance, "let's knock to check to see if there's somebody home." MacKaye prompts a solution: "it's time to harvest the crust from your eyes." There's also identification of their shallow rebuttals- that they "act with precision [and] care/ But it's all attention to [their] armor."

    Grizlahon May 14, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    It "seems" to me he might be talking to atheists and or agnostics that rely only on evolution to explain existence.rather than READ SCRIPTURE WITH LOVE IN YOUR HEART.Seen them in dallas in'09 BTW.LOVED IT!

    YAHUSHUAmyRABBIon April 29, 2007   Link

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