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Stranger Than Fiction
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1994
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A febrile shocking violent smack
And the children are hoping for a heart attack.
Tonight the windows are watching, the streets all conspire,
And the lamppost can't stop crying.

If I could fly high above the world,
Would I see a bunch of living dots spell the world stupidity?
Or would I just see hungry lover homicides, loving brother suicides,
And olly olly oxenfrees who pickaside and hide?

The world is scratching at my door,
My morning paper's got the scores,
The human interest stories and the obituary.

Cockroach naps and rattling traps,
How many devils can you fit upon a match head?
Caringosity killed the Kerouac cat,
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

In my alley around the corner,
There's a wino with feathered shoulders,
And a spirit giving head for crack and he'll never want it back.
There's a little kid and his family eating crackers like Thanksgiving
And a pack of wild desperadoes scornful of living.

The world is scratching at my door,
My morning paper has the scores,
The human interest stories and the obituary.

Cradle for a cat, Wolfe looks back,
How many angels can you fit upon a match?
I want to know why Hemingway cracked,
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Life is the crummiest book I ever read,
There isn't a hook, just a lot of cheap shots,
Pictures to shock and characters an amateur would never dream up.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction...

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Album version
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
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Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, 12/10/1994
2:14 Infected DRA 661489 8 Germany CD 1995
2:13 Infected ESCA-6305 Japan CD 1995
Video
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 202585 9 Germany DVD 2004
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 9-202585 Mexico DVD 2004
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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2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
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