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Progress
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1989
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And progress is not intelligently planned;
It's the facade of our heritage, the odor of our land.

They speak of progress, in red, white and blue.
It's the structure of the future as demise comes seething through.

It's progress, 'til there's nothing left to gain,
As the dearth of new ideas makes us wallow in our shame.

So before you go to contribute more
To the destruction of this world you adore,
Remember life on Earth is but a flash of dawn
We're all part of it as the day rolls on.

And progress is a message that we send.
One step closer to the future, one inch closer to the end.

I say that progress is a synonym of time.
We are all aware of it but it's nothing we refine.

And progress is a debt we all must pay.
Its convenience we all cherish, its pollution we disdain.

And the cutting edge is dulling,
Too many people to plow through.
Just keep your fucking distance
And it can't include you.

It's progress, 'til there's nothing left to gain,
It's progress, it's a message that we send.
And progress is a debt we all must pay.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:15 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2017
2:15 No Control E86406-1 United States 12" 2014
2:15 No Control E-86406-1TPK United States 12" 2014
2:15 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2010
2:15 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2009
2:15 No Control 86702-2 Russia CD 2007
2:15 No Control N/A United States CD 2004
2:15 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
2:15 No Control E-86406-2 Australia CD 1995
2:15 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1994
2:15 Generator / No Control MG 2242 Poland MC 1992
2:15 No Control E-86406-4 United States MC 1989
2:15 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1989
2:15 No Control E-86406-1, E 001 Germany 12" 1989
2:15 No Control E-86406-2 United States CD 1989
2:15 No Control 6406-2 Europe CD 1989
2:15 No Control 1135 Russia MC 1989
Remastered
2:15 No Control n/a United States MC 2004
2:15 No Control 86702-2 United States CD 2004
2:15 No Control 6702-2 Europe CD 2004
2:15 No Control E-86702-2 Australia CD 2004
2:15 No Control n/a Europe CD 2004
2:15 No Control E-86406-4 Poland MC 1996
2:15 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
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01/19/2011 at 03:27
Social Dysmorphia
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11/11/2005 at 22:21
SALTATE!
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07/11/2004 at 12:00
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