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Misery And Famine
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1990
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So proud a history, replete with sanctity,
Orbs in their harmony, they sing their code to me.
Have you ever heard yourself in the orbit that you are in?
The terse, oppressive blanket that's instilled here by our spin.

It's misery and famine, it's a force we cannot see,
Misery and famine, it compels us naturally.
Misery and famine, great ellipse, we bend to thee,
misery and famine, just accept your vagrancy.

Others who bear no name, who feel that life's a game,
My verse they will defame, we suffer all the same.
They pay no regard to their position or their speed,
But the firmament still covers them with its malevolent seed.

It's misery and famine, it's a force we cannot see,
Misery and famine, it compels us naturally.
Misery and famine, great ellipse, we bend to thee,
Misery and famine, just accept your vagrancy.

You look for meaning in things no one comprehends,
You feel no affinity to the rabble we're in,
Sources of inquiry have nothing to portend,
They will perplex us all until the coming end, until the coming end.

A feeling of despair, hungry and full of care,
We resent everywhere the fortune that we share.
"This earth could be a better place" is a concept I condone,
Given our pathetic course our destiny is known.

It's misery and famine, it's a force we cannot see,
Misery and famine, it compels us naturally.
Misery and famine, great ellipse, we bend to thee,
Misery and famine, just accept your vagrancy.
Misery and famine,
Misery and famine,
Misery and famine,
Misery and famine.

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
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Remastered
2:34 Against The Grain n/a United States MC 2004
2:34 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain 6703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
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Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
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