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Mediocrity
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1994
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I've spent my life observing and then pondering this place
And never has confusion ever ceased.
I've also heard a lot of exaltation for our kind
And sanctimonious reverence for peace.

The stories from our childhood condition us to think
That beauty is a basic human trait.
But how are they reconciled with daily realities
Like poverty and dominance and rape?

But you have to be
Stone cold dead not to see
Overwhelming incongruity,
As we search for suggestions to remedy...
Mediocrity. [3x]

If you just sit back and record what you see,
The tragic and exquisite are the same to some degree.
But most events depict a common theme:
There's far more disorder than there is harmony.

I said you've got to be
Stone cold dead not to see
Overwhelming incongruity,
It is pointless to search for teleology.

Mediocrity... (Always mediocrity) [6x]

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
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2:45 21st Century (Digital Boy) 661143 2 Europe CD 1994
2:45 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 8 Germany MC 1994
2:45 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 660671 6 Germany 12" 1994
2:45 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 5 United Kingdom CD 1994
2:45 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 660671 2 Germany CD 1994
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