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Dearly Beloved
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2007
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Here's a story of an honest man losing religion,
Climbing the pulpit steps before an eager congregation,
The while praying came a wicked inspiration,
Brothers, sisters this is what he said:

Dearly beloved, dearly beloved, dearly beloved,
(Make no mistake, despite our traits, I've seldom seen evidence of genes)
I can't relate to you, I can't relate to you!

He was the kind of guy who'd always go right out of his way,
But more before that crazy notion leapt right into his head,
And stubbornly crept into every mad perception,
I can't deny a funny feeling when he said:

Dearly beloved, dearly beloved, dearly beloved,
I can't relate to you, I can't relate to you!

Dearest in memoriam - set phasers to stun
And grab yourself a neighbors' skeleton to lean upon,
Did you know him in life - one filled with regret,
So soon we all forget - we ever met,

Do you know my name - sing a light refrain
For a man estranged - I won't deny that I'm inclined to isolate

Dearly beloved, dearly beloved, dearly beloved,
I can't relate to you, I can't relate to you!
I can't relate to you, I can't relate to you, I can't relate to you!
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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Acoustic
2:37 New Maps of Hell 86914-2 United States CD 2008
2:37 New Maps of Hell 86914-2 Europe CD 2008
New Maps of Hell n/a United States CD 2008
Album version
2:19 New Maps of Hell 86863-1SMO (SMOKE) United States 12" 2015
2:19 New Maps of Hell 80803-1 United States 12" 2010
2:19 New Maps of Hell RAD 6005 Brazil CD 2009
2:19 New Maps of Hell 86914-2 United States CD 2008
2:19 New Maps of Hell 86914-2 Europe CD 2008
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New Maps of Hell 1323-2A Europe CD 2007
Live @ House of Blues 2010
30 Years Live United States DL 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
30 Years Live EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
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