21st Century (Digital Boy) (from Against The Grain) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
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21st Century (Digital Boy)
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1990
Lyrics
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I can't believe it,
The way you look sometimes,
Like a trampled flag on a city street,
Oh yeah.

And I don't want it,
The things you're offering me,
Symbolized bar code, quick ID,
Oh yeah.

I'm a 21st century digital boy,
I don't know how to live
But I've got a lot of toys,
My daddy is a lazy middle class intellectual,
My mommy's on valium,
She's so ineffectual,
Ain't life a mystery?

I can't explain it,
The things they're saying to me,
It's going yayayayayayaya,
Oh yeah.

I'm a 21st century digital boy,
I don't know how to read
But I've got a lot of toys,
My daddy is a lazy middle class intellectual,
My mommy's on valium,
She's so ineffectual,
Ain't life a mystery?

I tried to tell you about no control,
But now I really don't know.

And then you told me how bad you had to suffer,
Is that really all you have to offer?

See I'm a 21st century digital boy,
I don't know how to read
But I've got a lot of toys,
My daddy is a lazy middle class intellectual,
My mommy's on valium,
She's so ineffectual,
Ain't life a mystery?

Cat's foot, iron claw, (21st century digital boy)
Neurosurgeons scream for more, (21st century digital boy)
Innocence raped with napalm fire, (21st century digital boy)
Anything I want, I really need. (21st century digital boy)

21st century schitzoid boy,
21st century video boy,
21st century digital boy,
21st century sofa boy...

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction United States MC 2018
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 2004
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction n/a Russia MC 1996
2:47 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
2:47 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
2:47 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
2:47 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
2:47 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
2:47 All Ages 86443-1 United States 12" 1995
2:47 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
2:47 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
2:47 All Ages ESCA 6405 Japan CD 1995
2:47 All Ages 6443-2 Europe CD 1995
2:47 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
2:47 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
2:47 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
2:47 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
2:47 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
2:47 All Ages 483563 2 Philippines CD 1995
2:47 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction ESCA 6057 Japan CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction Germany MC 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 229.078 1-477343 Brazil 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-1 United States 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction CD 82658 Canada CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 60 Europe CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 6 Germany 12" 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 6 Germany 12" 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) XPR 2115 United Kingdom 12" 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 2 Israel CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 2 Germany CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) MATTCD013 Australia CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction Spain MC 1994
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 2 Israel CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-4 United States MC 1990
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-2 United States CD 1990
2:49 Against The Grain South Korea CD 1990
2:49 Against The Grain 6409-2 Europe CD 1990
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409 United States 12" 1990
2:49 Against The Grain MG 2200 Poland MC 1990
ATG album version
2:47 All Ages 84443-1 United States 12" 2019
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:49 Against The Grain Russia CD 2007
2:49 Against The Grain 1309157-1 Brazil CD 1999
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-4 Poland MC 1996
2:49 Against The Grain ESCA-6141 Japan CD 1995
Live @ MTV's Most Wanted
2:51 Infected DRA 661489 8 Germany CD 1995
2:52 Infected ESCA-6305 Japan CD 1995
Live Loreley Festival 1996
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
Live video
The Riot 5018 Brazil DVD 2019
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
Sex Pistols and Bad Religion Split Argentina DVD 2010
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DR-4315 United States DVD 2000
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4135 United States DVD 1996
The Riot n/a United States VHS 1996
Remastered
2:49 Against The Grain n/a United States MC 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 6703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain TJK 208 Thailand MC 1990
STF album version
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 86994-2 United States CD 2018
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
Video
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 202585 9 Germany DVD 2004
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 9-202585 Mexico DVD 2004
Video live 1991
Big Bang n/a Europe DVD 2004
Big Bang 24030-423 Europe VHS 1992
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium Brazil DVD 2009
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium Australia DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
Stranger Than Fiction United States 12" 2018
2.47 Stranger Than Fiction 86994-1GRY United States 12" 2018
Stranger Than Fiction 86994-1TCL United States 12" 2018
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EDCI 80030 Japan CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 2-507628 Brazil CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) SAMP11213 Germany CD 2002
2:47 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8399 United States CD 1997
2:47 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8388 United States CD 1997
Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
Stranger Than Fiction DRA SAMP 2262 2 Germany CD 1995
Stranger Than Fiction PRCD 5742-2 United States CD 1995
21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 0 United Kingdom 10" 1995
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MJM337M Poland MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 2 Germany CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MATTCD003 Australia CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction A2 82658 Canada CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction DRA 4773443 Germany MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 78 26584 Canada MC 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) 661143 2 Europe CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) n/a United States U-matic 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 8 Germany MC 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) PRCD 5894 United States CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) PRCD 5756-2 United States CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) XPCD 583 Germany CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) XPCD 2115 United Kingdom CD 1994
2:47 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 5 United Kingdom CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 789.076 | 2-477343 Brazil CD 1994
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