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Straight Edge

Angus Batey, Dazed & Confused, March 2001

"I'm a person just like you
But I've got better things to do
Than sit around and fuck my head
Hang out with the living dead
Snort white shit up my nose
Pass out at the shows
I don't even think about speed
That's something I just don't need
I've got the straight edge."

– 'Straight Edge', lyrics by Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, 1980

Total word count of piece: 3121

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