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Inner Logic
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1994
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<p>Automatons with business suits, swinging black boxes,
Sequestering the blueprints of daily life,
Contented, free of care, they rejoice in morning ritual
As they file like drone ant colonies to their office in the sky.

I don't ask questions, don't promote demonstrations,
Don't look for new consensus, don't stray from constitution.
If I pierce the complexity I won't find salvation,
Just the bald and overt truth of the evil and deception.

There is an inner logic, and we're taught to stay far from it.
It is simple and elegant, but it's cruel and antithetic
And there's no effort to reveal it.

Graduated mentors stroll in marbled brick porticos
In sagacious dialog they despise their average ways,
Betraying pomp and discipline, they mold their institution
Where they practice exclusion on the masses every day.

I don't ask questions, don't promote demonstration,
Don't look for new consensus, don't stray from constitution.
If I pierce the complexity I won't find salvation,
Just the bald and overt truth of the evil and deception.

There is an inner logic, and we're taught to stay far from it.
It is simple and elegant, but it's cruel and antithetic
And there's no effort to reveal it.

Decorated warriors drill harmless kids on pavement,
Simulating tyranny under red alert.
Protecting the opulent and staging moral standard,
They expect redemption of character and self-growth.

(No equality, no opportunity,
No tolerance for the progressive alternative...)

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:58 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:58 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:58 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
2:58 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:58 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
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Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MJM337M Poland MC 1994
2:58 Stranger Than Fiction A2 82658 Canada CD 1994
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