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At The Mercy Of Imbeciles
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Written by: Greg Graffin, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker
Released in: 1998
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What you do is what you are,
And wishing upon distant stars
Won't improve the hole you're in,
Won't absolve your deepest sin.

But action is no gift from some covert and lofty God,
It's dependant and weighty all the same.
And it is oh so easy just to keep to yourself,
But then you're at the mercy of imbeciles.

Now I didn't make up the rules,
But clearly we are led by fools.
It is wise to know their ways,
So you know how not to behave.

But sometimes we find ourselves in desperate need
And we look to those with privilege and power.
It's then we learn compassion sits inert on their shelves.
We're at the mercy of imbeciles.

No actions is no gift from some masked spirit in the sky.
It's reducible to flesh, mind and bone.
And it is oh so easy just to keep to yourself,
But then you're at the mercy of imbeciles.
Imbeciles! [3x]

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:33 No Substance 6997-1 Europe 12" 2013
1:33 No Substance 6997-1 Europe 12" 2013
1:33 No Substance 6997-1 United States 12" 2010
1:33 No Substance 6997-2 Europe CD 2008
1:33 No Substance CPT-2007 South Korea MC 2007
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Rough mix
1:33 No Substance Dragnet 166 Austria CD 1998
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1:33 The New America ZK07115 Russia CD 2000
1:33 No Substance 83094-2P United States CD 1998
1:33 No Substance SAMPCD 4959 Germany CD 1998
1:33 No Substance tbd United States CD 1998
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