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Land Of Competition
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1988
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<p>Hey see there's a girl who's afraid of the world so she stays at home.
Also a boy who seems so lost in his joy, he's all alone.
The camera's on them, they're in the land of competition.
Southern California air feeds them.
And they know they are best 'cuz of the way they are dressed,
But you can bet you are not welcome in their home.

Hey see there's a girl who sits and watches the world from her blue screen.
Also a boy who truly wants to destroy his hometown scene.
They both want to travel to the land of competition.
Southern California will destroy them,
And they won't be the best, they'll be the poseurs who dress
Like the plastic idiots who they copy.

Tell me what do you need to make you happy? Indeed, is it out of your reach?
Beware of number one, see all the damage it has done, there are so few of them.
You won't find too many in the land of competition.
Southern California doesn't breed them.
If you just want the best turn to yourself for the rest
And forget about the ones who "have it all."
Be careful of the ones who "have it all."
Be careful of the ones who "have it all."
Forget about the ones who "have it all."

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:05 Suffer 86404-1TGN United States 12" 2015
2:05 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 2010
2:05 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 2009
2:05 Suffer JBR 26167-071 Malaysia MC 2002
2:05 Suffer ESCA-6153 Japan CD 1995
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Live video
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
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Live video, August 1989
Along The Way 6414-9 Europe DVD 2004
Along The Way 86414-9 United States DVD 2004
Along The Way E86414-3 United States VHS 1991
Along The Way n/a Germany VHS 1990
Remastered
2:05 Suffer 6701-2 Europe CD 2004
2:05 Suffer 86701-2 United States CD 2004
2:05 Suffer E-86701-2 Australia CD 2004
2:05 Suffer 6390-2 Brazil CD 2000
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2:05 Suffer E-6404-2 Europe CD 1988
Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning Brett said that Land Of Competition wasn't a song against capitalism: "That's not about an economic system, that's much more socio-political."<ref>http://www.thebrpage.net/media/item.asp?itemID=865 Drastic Solutions #5 (July 1991)</ref> In his book Anarchy Evolution, Greg Gra... More
Recording Lans Of Competion was the first song the band recorded for the Suffer album. <ref>Anarchy Evolution</ref>
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