silentbob Minor Threat

We're not the first, I hope we're not the last
'Cause I know we're all ready for that adult crash
The time is so little, the time belongs to us
Why is everybody in such a fucking rush?

Make do with what you have
Take what you can get
Pay no mind to us
We're just a minor threat

We're just a minor threat

Early to finish, I was late to start
I might be an adult, but I'm a minor at heart
Go to college, be a man, what's the fucking deal?
It's now how old I am, it's how old I feel

Take your time
Try not to forget
We never will
We're just a minor threat

We're just a minor threat
silentbob In My Eyes

You tell me you like the taste
You just need an excuse
You tell me it calms your nerves
You just think it looks cool
You tell me you want to be different
You just change for the same
You tell me it's only natural
You just need the proof
Did you fucking get it?

It's in my eyes
And it doesn't look that way to me
In my eyes

You tell me that nothing matters
You're just fucking scared
You tell me that I'm better
You just hate yourself
You tell me that you like her
You just wish you did
You tell me that I make no difference
Well at least I'm fucking trying
What the fuck have you done?

It's in my eyes
And it doesn't look that way to me
In my eyes
silentbob Look Back and Laugh

I want to tell you a little story
'Cause it makes me warm inside
It's about some friends growing up
And all the things they tried
I'm not talking about staple shit
They went for something more
I guess it was too much dreaming
Too much to hope for
One day something funny happened
But it scared the shit out of me
Their heads went in different directions
And their friendship ceased to be

I'm telling you I want it to work
I don't like being hurt
Something's not right inside
And I can't always put it aside
What can we do, what can we do?


I guess I make it too much shit
Someday we'll look back and laugh

Mr. President, go away
Come back and fuck with us some other day
Mr. Feelings, run and hide
You have no right to what you feel inside
Motherfuckers, quick to kiss
Talk your shit, but don't fuck with this
All I want to know is
Am I holding on? Am I moving on?
What can we do, what can we do?

silentbob Straight-edge refers to a philosophy that's most basic tenets promote a drug free lifestyle. It developed as an offshoot of the punk rock/hardcore scenes of the early 1980's when the term itself is believed to have been coined by Ian Mackaye, in the self titled song, while he was the singer of the seminal hardcore band, Minor Threat. Mackaye eschewed the nihilistic tendencies of punk rock, promoting instead the simple (almost simplistic) philosophy of "don't drink/ don't smoke/ don't fuck."
In the 12 years since the demise of Minor Threat, these simple beliefs have transformed the minds of scores of teens worldwide. Increasingly disenchanted with societal ills, young men and women adopt the straight-edge doctrine as a blueprint to better first themselves, and then the world in which they live. While the original definition of straight-edge only included the rejection of mind altering substances and promiscuous sex, modern interpretations include a vegetarian (or vegan) diet and an increasing involvement and awareness of environmental and political issues.

As noted, straight-edge grew out of the punk rock/hardcore scene and so music plays an important role. The Teen Idles, an early 80's Washington, DC hardcore band, and something of a precursor to Minor Threat, can arguably be called the first straight-edge band. Since that time there have been hundreds if not thousands of bands who've so labeled themselves. Early bands included Minor Threat, SSD and Uniform Choice. In the mid to late 80's, straight-edge hardcore reached a zenith, especially in the greater Metropolitan area of New York City. This atmosphere led to the creation of Gorilla Biscuits, Bold, Wide Awake and arguably the most prolific band of the era, Youth of Today. While the bands of this period did much to popularize straight-edge, they also contributed to its closeminded and antagonistic aspects. The attitude between straight-edge and the rest of the world often took on adversarial tones during this time, largely becoming "The positive youth crew versus people who drink, smoke and/or do drugs." Many people dislike straight-edge and its adherents because of such intolerant views.

Straight-edge today, while nothing like the "halcyon" days "back in '88," still offers a viable and positive lifestyle. Bands such as Strife, Mouthpiece, Earth Crisis and Snapcase, continue to proliferate and bear the standard. While its detractors often claim that straight-edge(rs) are no more than suburbanite, cliquish, fashion victims, few can argue that the philosophy is still valid. The drug-free lifestyle has left its positive impact on more than one wayward youth. Perhaps the ideals and ideas are more pertinent today than ever as the focus begins to reach beyond affecting merely oneself to altering and improving one's society and environment.
Barrett I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait...

tourist In the 60s drugs bound us together under a common banner. The philosophy was of peaceful co-existance love and tolerance.By the 70s it was mostly just a business. There were many casualties along the way,promising lives cut short or destoyed by madness or the opression of the law. I have given up drugs now, but hold to the old philosophies, because that was what attracted me in the first place. And you know I could have bought several homes with the money that I spent on the drug scene. 001102
daxle you have made yourself look so dumb
they never had any intention of starting the straight-edge movement, since the didn't even follow it's tennents, and were not advocating them in that song
don't believe everything that you read kid
silentbob Um hi
you dont know me
I like to cut and paste stuff i read. whether i believe it or not. i dont really care if you think i'm dumb. i quote other people if i have nothing original to say about anything. half-assed or otherwise.
silentbob i actually knew they had no intention of starting anything, daxle.
i've never talked to you, you dont know my intentions about anything
so lay off, ok?
daxle yeah hi, I'm fucking glad I don't know you
and I'm glad you explained to me how you like to quote things you don't believe because you're incapable of being original
well boy do I feel silly now...
silentbob Jesus fucking christ
i dont want to fucking fight with you over blather
that is so dumb.
can we please fucking drop this stupid shit?
Barrett ...children behaaaave...
that's what they say when we're together...
daxle life is so silly 001130
unhinged my ex claimed to be straigtedge but he fucked around a lot. he's one of the kinds that can't stand to be around people who do drugs and refuses to be your friend if you do. i think his view is kind of warped in that he thinks bad people do drugs. drugs make people bad but just because you do drugs doesn't make you bad. being straight edge is just self denial. where's the fun in that? maybe i'm just a hedonist 001207
Moe By far the most correctly aggressive, poignantly felt punk rock I can think of. Appreciation of profound FORCE. 010707
bijou do you fucking get it?
it's in my eyes
pat sajak then baker joined "junkyard" and ian started hanging around al and paul from ministry 020420
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