Yes I know this is politically correct
But it comes to you spiritually direct
An attempt to thoughtfully affect
Your way of thinking

That is if you believe in race
Or that you were born in the right time or place
This is a thought about face
Your way of thinking

Your way of

And the same could be said
For all the people lying dead
For them to die was a distraction

And what they found out a bit too late
Got covered up with all that hate
And now its nothing but reaction

If you have to carry a gun
To keep your fragile seat at number one
This is a bullet you can't outrun
Your way of thinking

So wait and see it's coming round
Conscripted through the lost and found
And still we find so tightly wound
Your way of thinking

Your way of

And the same could be said
For all the people lying dead
For them to die was a distraction

And what they found out a bit too late
Got covered up with all that hate
And now it's nothing but reaction

Action, Reaction, Action, Reaction.


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    General Comment

    This song has my favorite line in it from any Fugazi song: "if you have to carry a gun to keep your fragile seat at number one"

    doosuon June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    my favorite song that Ive heard them do live (sadly, only on a bootleg)

    I think its about how people only react to things if it directly affects them, or something along the lines of that

    bamvolstoneon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    great song. fugazi is amazing.

    eyesthatlieon January 05, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think And The Same could be to do with the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, hence the line; "If you have to carry a gun to keep your fragile seat at number one." Either way, it's still a cracking tune

    0man1991on March 20, 2010   Link
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    Just wanted to say that I submitted corrections for these lyrics and they are now visible. PM me if you think that there is something wrong with my corrections.

    weezologyon April 24, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    I see this song as being about tyrants, police, oppressors etc who use violence and intimidation to maintain power ("...your fragile seat at number one"). This is their attempt to convince those in power ("...to thoughtfully affect/your way of thinking...", that their mentality is not only wrong, it doesn't work ("this is a bullet...you can't outrun"). But the oppressors don't listen, so they predict endless cycles of violence and resistance until someone can be convinced of a more enlightened path.

    aristotelianon November 16, 2014   Link

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