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Generator
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1991
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Like a rock,
Like a planet,
Like a fucking atom bomb...
I'll remain unperturbed by the joy and the madness
That I encounter everywhere I turn,
I've seen it all along
In books and magazines,
Like a twitch before dying,
Like a pornographic sea.
There's a flower behind the window,
There's an ugly laughing man,
Like a hummingbird in silence,
Like the blood on my door,
It's the generator.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door,
Wash me clean and I will run
Until I reach the shore.

I've known it all along,
Like the bone under my skin,
Like actors in a photograph,
Like paper in the wind.
There's a hammer by the window,
There's a knife on the floor,
Like turbines in darkness,
Like the blood on my door,
It's the generator.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door,
Wash me clean and I will run
Until I reach the shore.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:17 All Ages 84443-1 United States 12" 2019
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1LIM United States 12" 2014
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1GRA United States 12" 2014
3:22 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
3:22 Generator Russia CD 2007
3:22 Generator 6389-2 Brazil CD 2004
3:17 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
3:17 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
3:17 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
3:17 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-1 United States 12" 1995
3:17 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
3:17 All Ages ESCA 6405 Japan CD 1995
3:17 All Ages 6443-2 Europe CD 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
3:17 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
3:22 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
3:17 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 United States 12" 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
3:17 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
3:17 All Ages 483563 2 Philippines CD 1995
3:22 Generator E-86416-4 United States MC 1992
3:22 Generator 86416-1 United States 12" 1992
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 United States 12" 1992
3:22 Generator E-6416-2 Europe CD 1992
3:22 Generator E-86416-2 United States CD 1992
3:22 Generator / No Control MG 2242 Poland MC 1992
3:22 Generator TJK 207 Thailand MC 1992
3:22 Generator 1309154-1 Brazil CD 1992
Live
3:23 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
3:23 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
3:23 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 4 | 485019 4 Poland MC 1997
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 4 Netherlands MC 1997
3:23 Tested Germany MC 1997
3:23 Tested 486986-2 Australia CD 1997
3:23 Tested 758.329 / 2-486986 Brazil CD 1997
3:23 Tested DRASAMPCD39522 Germany CD 1997
3:01 Lookin' In PRCD 5371 United States CD 1993
Live @ House of Blues 2010
The Dissent of Man n/a United States DL 2010
Live @ Riviera Theater Chicago, 10/9/1993
Live Hate PRCS 5391 United States MC 1993
Live in Nuremburg 1997
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
Remastered
3:22 Generator 86704-2 Europe CD 2004
3:22 Generator 86704-2 United States CD 2004
3:22 Generator 6704-2 Europe CD 2004
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium Brazil DVD 2009
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium Australia DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
Generator tbd United States CD 1992
3:21 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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