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Parallel
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1995
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Sleeping on a time bomb, staring into space,
There's an ocean of unpleasantries we are not prepared to face.
Sitting on the fence post to watch the storm roll in
And terrified of the damage it will bring when it begins.
It will begin...

Splintered dreams of unity, (Our lives are parallel)
So far from reality, (Our lives are parallel)
Independent trajectories, (Our lives are parallel)
Separate terms of equality. (Our lives are parallel)

Our lives are parallel...

Is there no redemption? No common good?
Is there nothing we can do for ourselves or only what we should?
Comes the hard admission of what we don't provide
Goes the insistence on the ways and means that so divide.
They so divide...

Side by side suffering loneliness, (Our lives are parallel)
Phony collective progress, (Our lives are parallel)
Accepting that it's all such a mess, (Our lives are parallel)
Gesturing without hope of redress. (Our lives are parallel)

Our lives are parallel...

Forging little plays of deception and pain
As we watch our foundation crumble away,
Staggering like birds against a hurricane
And trying all the while to stay out of each other's way.

Broken dreams of unity, (Our lives are parallel)
Independent trajectories, (Our lives are parallel)
Screaming out for understanding, (Our lives are parallel)
Turning inward and suffering. (Our lives are parallel)

Our lives are parallel...

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:19 The Gray Race United States 12" 2018
3:19 The Gray Race Europe 12" 2018
3:19 The Gray Race United States 12" 2018
3:19 The Gray Race Europe 12" 2013
3:19 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:19 The Gray Race Europe 12" 2013
3:19 The Gray Race 6996-1 United States 12" 2010
3:19 The Gray Race 6996-2 Europe CD 2008
3:19 The Gray Race 88697101822 Germany CD 2007
3:19 The Gray Race ESCA 6385 Japan CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-4 United States MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 4 Spain MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Turkey MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Europe 12" 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-1 United States 12" 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 483652 1 Europe 12" 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Canada CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Australia CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Canada CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 483652-2 Australia CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 483652 4 Indonesia MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Russia MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 483652 4 Australia MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 483652-4 Europe MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race n/a United Kingdom MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-4 United States MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 483652-2 Thailand MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 623 Russia MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Russia CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race n/a Germany MC 1995
3:19 The Gray Race 3L4A3 2981063 United States CD 1995
3:19 The Gray Race 752.319/2-483652 Brazil CD 1995
Not specified
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 9 Germany CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race A2 82870 United States CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-2 | D 111751 United States CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRA 483652 9 Germany CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race 82870-4 United States MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Russia MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Russia MC 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRASAMP 3144 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race DRASAMP 3145 2 Europe CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Mexico CD 1996
3:19 The Gray Race Poland CD 1996
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