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Cease
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1995
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<p>Blacktop pavement cover me,
Like a chemical reaction or a steam roller
Spreading randomly.
There's a distant buzz at low frequency
It tickles my ear, rumbles under my feet
And it shakes the leaves off of every tree
Violently.

What pretension, everlasting peace,
Everything must cease.

Institution on the hill,
Like a beacon in the mind of an ancestor
To ignite a people's will.
There's a shadowed stain on the west facade,
It has spread like decay to enshroud the fraud
And the descendants find it oh so odd.
Oh, so odd.

What pretension, everlasting peace,
Everything must cease.

Grave memorial, hewn white stone,
Like the comforting caress of a mother
Or a friend you've always known.
It evokes such pain and significance,
What was once is reduced to rememberance
And the generations pass without recompense.

What pretension, everlasting peace
Everything must...

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:35 The Gray Race 86996-1 United States 12" 2018
2:35 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:35 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:35 The Gray Race 6996-1 United States 12" 2010
2:35 The Gray Race 6996-2 Europe CD 2008
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Live
2:55 Dream Of Unity DRA 664591 2 Germany CD 1997
Live Loreley Festival 1996
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
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
2:55 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
2:55 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
2:55 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
2:55 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
2:55 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
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Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning "Like a chemical reaction the milieu of human activity has spread. There is sublime beauty and also horror involved in this process. But existence is not supernatural, everything must cease."
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