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Sanity
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1989
Lyrics
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There's a watch in my pocket and its hands are broken.
The face is blank but the gears are turning.
Confusion is a fundamental state of mind.
It doesn't really matter what I'm figuring out,
I'm guaranteed to wind up in a state of doubt.

And sanity is a full-time job
In a world that is always changing,
And sanity is a state of mind
That you believe in, sanity.

There's a shadow on the wall where the paint is peeling.
My body's moving forward but my mind is reeling.
Depression is a fundamental state of being.
It doesn't really matter how my day has turned out,
I always end up living in this world of doubt.

And sanity is a full-time job
In a world that is always changing,
And sanity will make you strong
If you believe in sanity.

And sanity is a full-time job
In a world that is always changing,
And sanity is a state of mind
That you believe in, sanity.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:44 All Ages 84443-1 United States 12" 2019
2:45 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2017
2:45 No Control E86406-1 United States 12" 2014
2:45 No Control E-86406-1TPK United States 12" 2014
2:45 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2010
2:45 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 2009
2:45 No Control 86702-2 Russia CD 2007
2:45 No Control N/A United States CD 2004
2:44 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
2:44 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
2:44 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
2:44 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
2:44 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
2:44 All Ages 86443-1 United States 12" 1995
2:44 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
2:44 All Ages ESCA 6405 Japan CD 1995
2:44 All Ages 6443-2 Europe CD 1995
2:44 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
2:44 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
2:45 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
2:45 No Control E-86406-2 Australia CD 1995
2:44 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
2:44 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
2:44 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
2:44 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
2:44 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
2:44 All Ages 483563 2 Philippines CD 1995
2:45 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1994
2:45 Generator / No Control MG 2242 Poland MC 1992
2:45 No Control E-86406-4 United States MC 1989
2:45 No Control E-86406-1, E 001 Germany 12" 1989
2:45 No Control E-86406-1 United States 12" 1989
2:45 No Control 6406-2 Europe CD 1989
2:45 No Control E-86406-2 United States CD 1989
2:45 No Control 1135 Russia MC 1989
Live
2:44 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
2:44 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
2:44 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
2:44 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
2:44 Tested DRA 486986 4 | 485019 4 Poland MC 1997
2:44 Tested DRA 486986 4 Netherlands MC 1997
2:44 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
2:44 Tested 486986-2 Australia CD 1997
2:44 Tested 758.329 / 2-486986 Brazil CD 1997
2:44 Tested DRASAMPCD39522 Germany CD 1997
Remastered
2:45 No Control n/a United States MC 2004
2:45 No Control n/a Europe CD 2004
2:45 No Control 86702-2 United States CD 2004
2:45 No Control 6702-2 Europe CD 2004
2:45 No Control E-86702-2 Australia CD 2004
2:45 No Control E-86406-4 Poland MC 1996
2:45 No Control ESCA-6154 Japan CD 1995
Video live 1991
Big Bang n/a Europe DVD 2004
Big Bang 24030-423 Europe VHS 1992
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