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Drastic Actions
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1981
Lyrics
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Heard a word, suicide,
Not from one, but from thousands that tried.
The lawyer's wife and the teenage brat,
One thing in common, they all wanted out.

And it's plain to see.
It goes for you and it goes for me,
And all the screwed up little girls and boys,
All thrown in without a choice.

But I heard him say, "I want out,
No complaints and no doubts,
Just a chance to go on."

I heard a word, suicide,
And not from one, but from thousands that died.
Want some attention and a little less regret,
A teenage bluff, little threat.

And there are those, there are those who think
That drastic actions will make them unique.
It's really all the same,
That no one's happy and nobody's to blame.

And the moral to this story is old.
It's quite taboo, seldom told.
The seed is reaped before it's sown,
A man's choice is never his own.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
1984 'The Original' version
2:42 Bad Religion BREP-1 United States 12" 1984
Album version
2:39 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 2019
2:31 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 2019
2:42 Bad Religion E 001 Germany 7" 2013
2:42 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2010
2:42 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2009
2:42 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2009
2:42 Bad Religion 7010-7 Europe 7" 2009
2:42 Bad Religion 7010-7 Europe 7" 2009
2:42 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2009
2:39 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:31 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:39 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
2:31 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
2:39 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
2:31 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
2:39 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
2:31 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
2:39 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
2:31 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
2:39 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
2:31 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
2:39 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
2:31 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
2:39 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
2:31 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
2:39 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
2:31 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
2:39 80-85 MG 2210 Poland MC 1991
2:31 80-85 MG 2210 Poland MC 1991
2:31 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
2:39 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
2:31 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
2:39 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
2:39 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
2:31 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
2:42 Bad Religion E 001 Germany 7" 1989
2:42 Bad Religion SUFF 001 Germany 7" 1989
2:42 Bad Religion E 001 Germany 7" 1989
2:42 Bad Religion BREP1 United States 12" 1984
2:42 How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia MC 1982
2:42 Bad Religion EPI-BREP1 United States 7" 1981
2:42 Bad Religion EPI-BREP1 United States 7" 1981
First EP version
2:39 80-85 E-86407-2 United States CD 1991
Live
The Best of Flipside Video Vol 1: Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Dickies, Weirdos FSDVD-0001 United States DVD 2001
The Best of Flipside Video #1 n/a United States VHS 1995
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 DR-4315 United States DVD 2000
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia 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
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? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States 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? 86700 2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700-2 United States CD 2004
Smoke 7 version
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2019
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2012
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2011
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2011
Public Service PNV #13 United States CD 2003
2:33 Buried Alive BLP 4052 United States 12" 1995
2:31 80-85 E-86407-2 United States CD 1991
Public Service SMK-101 United States 12" 1981
Not specified
2:33 Buried Alive BCD 4052 United States CD 1995
2:33 Buried Alive SMK7-108C United States MC 1983
2:33 Buried Alive SMK7-108 United States 12" 1983
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