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Chimaera
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1992
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You took a time bomb
And a case of crackers
And you made a maelstrom of organic debris.
Then you took a work bench
And a rusty anvil
And you polished them for everyone to see.

You have created an unhealthy monster,
Yet you're nowhere but nowhere to be found,
So I guess I'll just cope with my provisions
From now until the day they lay me down.

You took a baboon
And made him perfect,
You took a lion
And stripped him of his pride.
Then you took a million more varieties,
A scalpel and a sartory,
And you stitched up a horrible surprise.

You have created an unsocial monster
Yet you're searched for all over the globe,
And most believe that things would sure be better
If you'd come down here and tell us what you know.

Who is to blame for this?
Someone tell me please.
His handiwork is flawed
And it's there for all to see.
Mutations, aberrations and blatant anomalies,
They multiply and give rise to this... monstrosity.

You took the most abundant smallest bits of matter
And you instilled them with affinity,
And then you stratified accumulations,
Weeded out bad variations
Blended up your unique recipe.

You have created a powerful monster
With direction and purpose all its own,
And if you were here,
Would things be any different?
Or are you just a mosaic of thoughts alone?

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:28 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1LIM United States 12" 2014
2:28 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1GRA United States 12" 2014
2:28 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
2:28 Generator Russia CD 2007
2:28 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
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Remastered
2:28 Generator 86704-2 Europe CD 2004
2:28 Generator 86704-2 United States CD 2004
2:28 Generator 6704-2 Europe CD 2004
Not specified
2:27 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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