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Materialist
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2002
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You're obsessed and distressed
'Cause you can't make any sense of the ludicrous nonsense
And incipient senescence
That will deem your common sense useless.
This ain't no recess!

I want to believe in you, but my plan keeps falling through,
I know I have to face the harshness, grin and bear the truth,
And I have to walk this mile in my own shoes.
(But I'm no fool!)

I'm materialist,
A full-blown realist, (Physical theorist)
And I guess I'm full of doubt,
So I'm prone to have it out with you.
I'm materialist,
There ain't no fear in this,
It's there for all to see, so don't talk of hidden mystery with me...

Mind over matter, it really don't matter
If the street's idle chatter turns your heart strings to tatters.
Flatter hopes don't flatter and soul batter won't congeal to mend
A life that is shattered into shards.
Was it in the cards?

The process of belief is an elixir when you're weak,
I must confess, at times I indulge it on the sneak,
But generally my outlook's not so bleak.
(And I'm not meek!)

I'm materialist,
Call me a humanist,
And I guess I'm full of doubt,
So I'm prone to have it out with you.
I'm materialist,
There ain't no fear in this,
It's for all to see, so don't talk of hidden mysteries with me...

Like Rome under Nero, our future's one big zero,
Recycling the past to meet immediate needs.
And through it all we amble forth and persevere and climb
Our mountains of regrets to sow our seeds!

I'm materialist,
I'm materialist,
I'm materialist,
I'm materialist. (hold)

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:53 The Process of Belief 86635-1 United States 12" 2010
1:53 The Process of Belief 86635-2 Russia CD 2007
1:53 The Process of Belief EICP-6 Japan CD 2002
1:53 The Process of Belief n/a United States MC 2002
1:53 The Process of Belief UICL 1018-4 Malaysia MC 2002
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