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Fertile Crescent
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1991
Lyrics
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Come and see the brilliant light,
Don't let your emotions mask your sight,
It's the manifestation of a deeper fight
That affects me and you.

My optimism was running high,
A new world order was on my mind,
But I couldn't believe it when I heard them say
They're blowing it away.

And the fertile crescent is burning today
And baby, my emotions are too.
The cradle of humanity has led us all astray
And we're all in this together, don't you know,
'Cause our species has nowhere else to go.

Aggression rears it's ugly head,
Retaliation brings further dread,
The two are linked by unseen threads
That wind back through time.

I don't agree with this outdated trend,
Nationalism is an evil friend,
But hatred is instilled by invisible lines
Drawn in our minds.

And the fertile crescent is burning today
And baby, my emotions are too.
The cradle of humanity has led us all astray
And we're all in this together, don't you know,
'Cause our species has nowhere else to go.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:08 Generator United States 12" 2017
2:08 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1LIM United States 12" 2014
2:08 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1GRA United States 12" 2014
2:08 Generator United States 12" 2011
2:08 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
2:08 Generator Russia CD 2007
2:08 Generator Australia CD 2004
2:08 Generator Brazil CD 2001
2:08 Generator Brazil CD 1999
2:08 Generator Brazil CD 1999
2:08 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
2:08 Generator E-86416-4 United States MC 1992
2:08 Generator E-86416-1 United States 12" 1992
2:08 Generator United States 12" 1992
2:08 Generator E-86416-2 United States CD 1992
2:08 Generator E-6416-2 Europe CD 1992
2:08 Generator Canada CD 1992
2:08 Generator / No Control MG 2242 Poland MC 1992
2:08 Generator Russia MC 1992
2:08 Generator TJK 207 Thailand MC 1992
2:08 Generator Malaysia MC 1992
Demo version
New World Order: War #1 MRR 006 United States 7" 1991
Pete Finestone version
Generator United States CD 2004
Generator Russia CD 2004
2:19 Generator 86704-2 United States CD 2004
Generator 6704-2 Europe CD 2004
Remastered
2:08 Generator United States CD 2004
2:08 Generator Russia CD 2004
2:08 Generator 86704-2 United States CD 2004
2:08 Generator 6704-2 Europe CD 2004
Not specified
2:08 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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