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It Must Look Pretty Appealing
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1989
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The wheat waving next to you is healthy and so fine,
As is dinner with your loved ones every day.
But your routine is changeless through the decades of your life,
Green pastures, open spaces, holy ways.

And it must look pretty appealing,
The acres of lights,
The crowded festive nights
And the millions of others just like you.
Yeah it must look pretty appealing,
This other world of sin.
We keep dreaming of what other people do.

The person sitting next to you is dismal and deranged
On the bus ride home from work to end your day.
And the food on your table is more plastic than protein,
And your intellect depends on your TV.

And it must look pretty appealing
The pastoral retreat,
The folks on old Main Street,
And the few pleasant people just like you.
Yeah it must look pretty appealing,
The simple way of life.
We keep dreaming of what other people do.

But we never do what other people do.
You're too scared of other people not like you.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:23 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2017
1:23 No Control E86406-1 United States 12" 2014
1:23 No Control E-86406-1TPK United States 12" 2014
1:23 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2010
1:23 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2009
1:23 No Control 86702-2 Russia CD 2007
1:23 No Control N/A United States CD 2004
1:23 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
1:23 No Control E-86406-2 Australia CD 1995
1:23 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1994
1:23 Generator / No Control MG 2242 Poland MC 1992
1:23 No Control E-86406-4 United States MC 1989
1:23 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1989
1:23 No Control E-86406-1, E 001 Germany 12" 1989
1:23 No Control 6406-2 Europe CD 1989
1:23 No Control E-86406-2 United States CD 1989
1:23 No Control 1135 Russia MC 1989
1:23 No Control United States 12" 1989
Remastered
1:23 No Control n/a United States MC 2004
1:23 No Control E-86702-2 Australia CD 2004
1:23 No Control n/a Europe CD 2004
1:23 No Control 86702-2 United States CD 2004
1:23 No Control 6702-2 Europe CD 2004
1:23 No Control E-86406-4 Poland MC 1996
1:23 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
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