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New America
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2000
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<p>Do you know the cost of future misery?
Have you lost your sense of sustainability?
We are just a step away
From realizing what we strive to be,
But we've got to break out
From this insulated, blind and lame senility.

Wake up the new America, wo-oh!
Transcend the mass hysteria, wo-oh!
Change is the thing you're wary of, wo-oh!
We need a new America, wo-oh!

Laurels, human triumph,
Bestowments from the past,
Victories don't mean a thing
If they don't last.
We are just marching toward extinction
With blinders on our eyes,
Jeopardizing everything
We've learned and come to realize.
You call that wise?

Open your eyes, America, wo-oh!
See through the lies they tell to us, wo-oh!
Confront the fears that worry us, wo-oh!
We need a new America, wo-oh!

We don't have to be afraid to reinvent.
We've got to start to build
Progress and implement,
For when we take our fill
And never pay the price,
We only build ourselves
A fleeting, false paradise.
You can live in staunch denial
And mark me as your enemy,
But I'm just a voice among the throng
Who wants a brighter destiny.

Then say with me,
We are the new America! wo-oh!
This is the new America! Wo-oh!

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:24 The New America 6998-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:24 The New America 6998-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:24 The New America 6998-1 United States 12" 2010
3:24 The New America 6998-2 Europe CD 2008
3:24 The New America QDCA 93300 Japan CD 2000
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Video
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 202585 9 Germany DVD 2004
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 9-202585 Mexico DVD 2004
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3:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
3:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
3:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
3:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
3:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
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