I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you, yeah, you

I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you, yeah, you

I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I'm not playing with you
I clean forgot how to play

But you can still come around
In fact I invite you down
Maybe together
We can wipe that smile off your face
'Cause what a difference
What a difference
What a difference
A little difference would make

We'll draw a blueprint
It must be easy
It's just a matter
Of knowing when to say no or yes

Frustrating, frustrating
Always waiting for the bigger axe to fall
A patient game I can't find my way to play

Find my way to play
Not knowing

Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying
And receiving undefiled

Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying
And receiving undefiled

Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying
And receiving undefiled

Never mind what's been selling
It's what you're buying
Receiving undefiled

Never mind
Never mind
Never mind
Not knowing to play

Never mind
Never mind
Never mind
Not knowing to play

Never mind
Never mind
Never mind
Not knowing to play

Never mind
Never mind
Never mind
Lost the way

Not knowing to play
Not knowing


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  • +4
    General Comment

    He's basically saying that it's consumer's own fault if all they have is unspectacular, unoriginal faceless shit, because that's what sells. "Never Mind What's Been Selling, It's What You're Buying

    shadowwiththeeyeson June 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    This Is one of my top five favorite Fugazi songs. Guy Picciotto is the best vocalist in punk rock!

    doosuon June 08, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I saw you eating Ice Cream! that is something you just cant hide... Ice Cream Eating Motherfuckers...thats what you are..

    It is a song that basicaly saying that it is your choice to eat Big Macs and drink Jack Daniels. Noone is forcing you to do these things.
    If someone came up to you with a handful of dogshit and tried to give it to you, YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE IT.

    That is my take

    Bellyfull of Swanson January 17, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    these are the lyrics i hear

    I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you Yeah You! I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you Yeah You! I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you Yeah You! I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you I'm not playing with you I clean forgot how to play But you can still come around In fact I invite you down Maybe together we can wipe that smile off your face. Cause what a difference What a difference What a difference A little difference would make We'll draw a blueprint, it must be easy It's just a matter of knowing when to say no or yes Frustrating Frustrating Always waiting for the bigger axe to fall A patient game that I can't find my way to play Find my way To play Not knowing Never mind what's been selling It's what you're buying and receiving undefiled Never mind what's been selling It's what you're buying and receiving undefiled Never mind what's been selling It's what you're buying and receiving undefiled Never mind what's been selling It's what you're buying and receiving undefiled Never mind Never mind Never mind Not no way to play Never mind Never mind Never mind Not no way to play Never mind Never mind Never mind Not no way to play Never mind Never mind Never mind Not no way Not no way to play Not knowing!

    juxtaposedhalfon June 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    It could be about making conscious decisions and supporting your own beliefs with the dollars you spend, rather than letting industry choose for you (as in conforming to their blueprint).

    Dav29on September 13, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    With my limited knowledge of English, I think he's talking about planning and choices. kinda vague eh? well shove it. no one freakin' puts any input. "ice cream eating mother fucker"

    jesuisyannon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is an amazing song, especially the guitar part. It's one of the most immediate Fugazi songs.

    thereisnoiinteamon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i love this song.

    ashison March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I think there's an aspect of self worth here.

    Something like, if you're buying into the common belief that one's worth lies in your public persona, or possessions, or money, or job - when any or all of that is gone, it's a rude awakening. In other words, wiping the smile off your face.

    I do appreciate that he offers to help - "But you can still come around In fact I invite you down Maybe together we can wipe that smile off your face."

    arithmetikon November 05, 2015   Link

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