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Modern Man
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1990
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I've got nothing to say,
I've got nothing to do.
All of my neurons are functioning smoothly
Yet still I'm a cyborg just like you.

I am one big myoma that thinks:
My planet supports only me,
I've got this one big problem: Will I live forever?
I've got just a short time to see.

Modern man, evolutionary betrayer,
Modern man, ecosystem destroyer.
Modern man, destroy yourself in shame,
Modern man, pathetic example of earth's organic heritage.

When I look back and think,
When I ponder and ask "why?",
I see my ancestors spend with careless abandon,
Assuming eternal supply.

Modern man, evolutionary betrayer,
Modern man, ecosystem destroyer.
Modern man, destroy yourself in shame,
Modern man, pathetic example of earth's organic heritage.

Just a sample of carbon-based wastage,
Just a fucking tragic epic of you and I.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:56 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
1:56 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
1:56 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
1:56 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
1:56 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
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Remastered
1:56 Against The Grain n/a United States MC 2004
1:56 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
1:56 Against The Grain 6703-2 Europe CD 2004
1:56 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
1:56 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
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Video live 1991
Big Bang n/a Europe DVD 2004
Big Bang 24030-423 Europe VHS 1992
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
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