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Against The Grain
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1990
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<p>Three thousand miles of wilderness
Overcome by the flow.
A lonely restitution of pavement,
Pomp and show,
I seek a thousand answers,
I find but one or two,
I maintain no discomfiture,
My path again renewed.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

Here labeled as a lunatic,
Sequestered and content,
There ignored and defeated
By the government.
There's an oriented public
Whose magnetic force does pull,
But away from the potential of the individual.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

The flow is getting stronger
With smaller increments of time.
And Eddies of new ideas are
Increasingly hard to find,
You need all that the other has,
Your right to seize the day,
But in all your acquisitions
You will soon be swept away.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

There's a common consensus
And an uncomfortable cheer,
A reverberating chorus that anyone can hear,
It sings "leave your cares behind you,
Just grab tenaciously",
This lulling sense or purpose
Will destroy us rapidly.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

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Album version
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
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Remastered
2:08 Against The Grain n/a United States MC 2004
2:08 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain 6703-2 Europe CD 2004
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