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Leaders And Followers
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1994
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<p>There's the image of a man
Who commands a high opinion,
And he hides his hatred with a sheepish grin.

And beside him flanking closely
Are the boisterous hollow masses
Who lap up whatever trickles in.

This intercourse of nature,
This vulgar social pastime
Reflects the lowest mark of our progress.

And the few who ride peripheral
Maintain subtle advantage,
Fighting hard to abstain and redress.

Do you know your place
In the big charade?
Are you more than they?

Leaders and followers... [4x]

Recognition by proximity and a brand new face,
Just a smidgen of success pie and a pinch of social grace;
You can play with the big boys or you can tell them what to do,
But sooner or later there's another one like you.

The voyeuristic public
Of which we're all a part
Maintains perspective on the human play.

And while many have desires
Of joining in the show,
Many turn and go the other way.

Tell me, do you know your place
In the big parade?
Are you fear and shame?

Leaders and followers... [8x]

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
Stranger Than Fiction ESCA 6057 Japan CD 1994
Not specified
2:42 No Substance PRCD 8531B United States CD 1998
2:42 No Substance PRCD 8531B United States CD 1998
2:39 21st Century (Digital Boy) 661143 2 Europe CD 1994
2:40 Clerks (Music Fromt The Motion Picture) OK 66660 United States CD 1994
2:39 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 8 Germany MC 1994
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