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Automatic Man
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1989
Lyrics
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He's the latest superhero with powers so profound.
He can leap a dotted line in just a single bound.
I know you must have seen him in books and magazines.
He's the quintessential mindless modern epicene.

His life is meaningful because he gets things done.
Bang bang he's dead, chalk up another triumph for our hero,
The Automatic Man.

It's true you must have met him, he's your best friend and your foe.
His opinions are determined by the status quo.
A true creature of habit, he smokes three packs a day.
When he has an original thought, he forgets it right away.

He's a paradigm of carefree living.
He's our mentor, disturb him if you can.
He's the answer if your peace of mind is lacking.
He's our savior, he is the common man.

So if you are troubled by the daily bump and grind,
Then take another look around and brother you will find...
The Automatic Man.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:38 All Ages 84443-1 United States 12" 2019
1:41 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2017
1:41 No Control E86406-1 United States 12" 2014
1:41 No Control E-86406-1TPK United States 12" 2014
1:41 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2010
1:41 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2009
1:41 No Control 86702-2 Russia CD 2007
1:41 No Control N/A United States CD 2004
1:38 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
1:38 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
1:38 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
1:38 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
1:38 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
1:38 All Ages United States 12" 1995
1:38 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
1:38 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
1:38 All Ages Japan CD 1995
1:38 All Ages Europe CD 1995
1:38 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
1:41 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
1:41 No Control E-86406-2 Australia CD 1995
1:38 All Ages Russia MC 1995
1:38 All Ages Russia MC 1995
1:38 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
1:38 All Ages Yugoslavia MC 1995
1:38 All Ages Bulgaria MC 1995
1:38 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
1:38 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
1:38 All Ages Bulgaria CD 1995
1:38 All Ages Russia CD 1995
1:38 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
1:38 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
1:38 All Ages Philippines CD 1995
1:41 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1994
1:41 Generator / No Control MG 2242 Poland MC 1992
1:41 No Control E-86406-4 United States MC 1989
1:41 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1989
1:41 No Control E-86406-1, E 001 Germany 12" 1989
1:41 No Control E-86406-2 United States CD 1989
1:41 No Control 6406-2 Europe CD 1989
1:41 No Control 1135 Russia MC 1989
1:41 No Control United States 12" 1989
Remastered
1:41 No Control n/a United States MC 2004
1:41 No Control 86702-2 United States CD 2004
1:41 No Control 6702-2 Europe CD 2004
1:41 No Control E-86702-2 Australia CD 2004
1:41 No Control n/a Europe CD 2004
1:41 No Control E-86406-4 Poland MC 1996
1:41 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
Video live 1991
Big Bang n/a Europe DVD 2004
Big Bang 24030-423 Europe VHS 1992
Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning It is about the danger of not thinking before acting or more concisely, complacency in general.
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