Doing Time (from How Could Hell Be Any Worse?) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
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Doing Time
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1982
Lyrics
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See the fight, old men crying, deny their ruin.
Watch them try. The cynic laughs at the optimist's closed eyes.
Darkness falls, curtain calls, the cynic's beer soon overflows.
Other watches, has a drink, and from the same cup,
They drink
I'm doin' time, how long I don't know.

William had 26, blew his brains out, now look at him.
John had only one, watch the mother mourn her only son.
I'm doin' time, how long I don't know.

I'll kiss goodbye my brain and body
And go to sleep for generations.
Salvation: Cease concentration.
You'll only lose the fight.
Don't tell me what's wrong or right!
You're losing sight.
You're just gonna die anyway!
Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:04 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 2019
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2017
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 / 86407-1GRY United States 12" 2014
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
3:04 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
3:04 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
3:04 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
3:04 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86407-4 Poland MC 1996
3:04 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
3:04 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1994
3:04 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
3:04 80-85 MG 2210 Poland MC 1991
3:04 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
3:04 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
3:04 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
3:04 80-85 E-86407-2 United States CD 1991
3:04 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
3:04 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-4 United States MC 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1986
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1985
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPC-BR 1 United States MC 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP1 United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia MC 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP1 United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
Live video
The Riot 5018 Brazil DVD 2019
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
Sex Pistols and Bad Religion Split Argentina DVD 2010
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4315 United States DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4135 United States DVD 1996
The Riot n/a United States VHS 1996
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
Remasterd live video
The Riot 5018 Brazil DVD 2019
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
Sex Pistols and Bad Religion Split Argentina DVD 2010
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
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700 2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
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