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Empty Causes
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1995
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Everwhere you looked there was confusion, violence, drama and drugs,
So many righteous revolutionaries spouting utopian love,
Everyone shrouded in purple haze,
Then one day they woke up from their dream state.
They found themselves no more at peace than before,
Older, meek, and conformed.

Empty causes,
A bluster for the soul, a fix for their mind.
Empty causes,
Cling to everything you find.

Well, the shots rang out like popcorn
And the Chief was hit and rushed out of sight,
The mohawk-chain leather brigade rejoiced maliciously on that night.
Someone cried out "fuck the government",
His mates couldn't define what he meant
So no one gave him the time of day
And the scene died away.

Empty causes,
A war for the body, an army in the mind.
Empty causes,
Losing steam as time goes by.

Could it be that everybody selfishly desires their own personal retinue
And that causes are just manifestations
Of too much time and far too little to do.

Empty causes,
Direction for the soul, conviction for the mind.
Empty causes,
Cling to everything you find.

Empty causes,
You've got yours and I've got mine.

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:51 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:51 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:51 The Gray Race 6996-1 United States 12" 2010
2:51 The Gray Race 6996-2 Europe CD 2008
2:51 The Gray Race 88697101822 Germany CD 2007
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2:51 The Gray Race DRA 483652 9 Germany CD 1996
2:51 The Gray Race A2 82870 United States CD 1996
2:51 The Gray Race 82870-2 | D 111751 United States CD 1996
2:51 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
2:51 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
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