Damned To Be Free (from How Could Hell Be Any Worse?) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
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Damned To Be Free
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1982
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Death and the shadow that it casts on life scares me little or none.
People tell me of a divine right and the happy chosen one.
I'm a freak 'cause my morals clash with others in the world.
I go home while they work hard, then they say I'm wrong.
There's only one place to be, while living with tragedy.
If their sins affected me, I gotta be damned to be free.

Freedom is responsibility, pay more than it's worth.
Instincts tells us not to die, hazy myth since birth.
Learn their rules, play their game, deceive yourself in haste.
Turn your own brain into dust; it's not theirs to waste.
There's only one place to be, while living with tragedy.
Extract the nectar, burn the tree, I gotta be damned to be free.

Thinking... This world it ain't so bad.
Dying... It's just another fad.
Working... 8 hours, that's not for me.
Dying... It's just your destiny.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 // JBGPN0JZ United States 12" 2010
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
2:03 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:03 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
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Live
The Best of Flipside Video Vol 1: Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Dickies, Weirdos FSDVD-0001 United States DVD 2001
Live video
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
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Live video, August 1989
Along The Way 6414-9 Europe DVD 2004
Along The Way 86414-9 United States DVD 2004
Along The Way E86414-3 United States VHS 1991
Along The Way n/a Germany VHS 1990
Remastered
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 6700-2 Europe CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86700-2 Australia CD 2004
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