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American Jesus
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Written by: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1990
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<p>I don't need to be a global citizen,
Because I'm blessed by nationality.
I'm a member of a growing populace,
We enforce our popularity.
There are things that seem to pull us under
And there are things that drag us down,
But there's a power and a vital presence
That's lurking all around.

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate,
We've got the American Jesus
He helped build the president's estate.

I feel sorry for the earth's population
'cuz so few live in the USA.
At least the foreigners can copy our morality,
They can visit but they cannot stay.
Only precious few can garner our prosperity,
It makes us walk with renewed confidence,
We've got a place to go when we die
And the architect resides right here.

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith,
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day.

He's the farmer's barren fields, (In God)
The force the army wields, (We trust)
The expressions in the faces of the starving millions. (Because he's one of us)
The power up above, (Break down)
He's the fuel that drives the clan, (Cave in)
He's the motive and the conscience of the murderer. (He can redeem your sins)
He's the preacher on TV, (Strong heart)
The false sincerity, (Clear mind)
The form letters that's written by the big computers. (And infinitely kind)
He's the nuclear bombs, (You lose)
The kids with no moms (We win)
And I'm fearful that he's inside me. (He is our champion!)

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate. (We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus
Exercising his authority!

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith, (We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day.

One Nation Under God... (ad infinitum)

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:17 Recipe For Hate 86420-1TBR United States 12" 2015
3:17 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2010
3:17 Recipe For Hate Russia CD 2007
3:17 Recipe For Hate United States CD 2007
3:17 Recipe For Hate 82546-2 United States CD 2004
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Andy Wallace remix
3:19 Christmas Songs 272761 Europe 12" 2013
3:19 Christmas Songs 7276-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:19 Christmas Songs 87276-2 United States CD 2013
3:19 Christmas Songs 7276-2 Europe CD 2013
3:19 Christmas Songs EPIT 7276-2A Europe CD 2013
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Bonus track
3:16 All Ages ESCA 6405 Japan CD 1995
Live
3:15 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
3:15 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
3:15 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
3:15 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
3:15 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
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Live @ House of Blues 2010
30 Years Live United States DL 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
30 Years Live EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
Live @ Palladium, Los Angeles, 7/30/1994
3:12 21st Century (Digital Boy) 661143 2 Europe CD 1994
3:12 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 8 Germany MC 1994
3:12 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 5 United Kingdom CD 1994
Live Loreley Festival 1996
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
Remix
3:17 American Jesus n/a United States U-matic 1993
Video
Punk O Rama DVD Vol. 1 #86649 United States DVD 2003
Punk O Rama DVD Vol. 1 0613 China DVD 2003
3:17 Feel Lucky, Punk? An Epitaph Video Compilation n/a Europe VHS 1996
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
American Jesus n/a United States VHS 1994
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