A danger in holding something in such a high regard.
You lose sight of yourself when you idolize another.
In your world I am your god
You strive to become what you think I am.
When you see me you want to see yourself.
Texte de John sur le dernier album :
The Fallen... The Few That Remain
" Since my time with Morning Again there has been a lot going on within the hardcore scene, and it seems to be changing for the worse. Every day there seems to be less and less involvement with the politics in the hardcore scene. I hear comments all the time that politics have no place in hardcore and I don't understand how this has come about so quickly. Of all the bands around today, how many of them give something positive to think about? There are definitely some left, but not nearly as many as there should be. This is not to say that non-political hardcore band has no place in the scene, because there are plenty of great bands out there like that."
The countless conversations that made me feel being in a hardcore band saved me from living the same pointless life that everyone else was living. What made me different was that I was open to new ideas presented to me by people I met, books I read and songs I listened to. I realized that there was so much more to life than going to school just so I could work forty hours a week at some job I hated to make everyone else happy. I realized that there were things I could do to make myself a better person. I felt That I Had a brand new chance at life when I got into hardcore because I learned so much. That, however, is only the first step.
Many have given the facts that it's not "cool" to be vegan or straightedge anymore. Many have started to become more accepting of ideas within the hardcore scene and everyday life that they used to be so much against. Politics do have place in hardcore. One of the most important aspects of hardcore is sharing information with each other so we can learn and improve ourselves. The face that keeping you mind clean and abstaining from drugs and alcohol is still the most logical thing to do has not changed. For The Fallen, you obviously never understood why you changed in the first place. For the few that remain, keep your heap up and continue to live, learn and expand your mind. It is your responsibility to keep the spirit alive
To make a positive change in your life and live by your own rules. "