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Struck A Nerve
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1993
Lyrics
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There's an old man on a city bus
Holding a candy cane
And it isn't even christmas.
He sees a note in the obituary
That his last friend has died.

There's an infant clinging to
His overweight mother in the cold
As they go to shop for cigarettes,
And she spends her last dollar
On a bottle of vodka for tonight.

And I guess it struck a nerve,
Like I had to squint my eyes,
You can never get out of the line of sight.
Like a barren winter day
Or a patch of unburned green,
Like a tragic real dream,
I guess it struck a nerve.

Every day I wander in negative disposition
As I'm bombarded by superlatives,
Realizing very well that I'm not alone.
Introverted, I look to tomorrow for salvation,
But I'm thinking altruistically
And a wave of overwhelming doubt
Turns me to stone.

And I guess it struck a nerve,
Sent a murmur through my heart,
We just haven't got time to crack the maze.
Like a magic speeding clock
Or a cancer in our cells,
A collision in the dark,
I guess it struck a nerve.

I try to close my eyes,
But I cannot ignore the stimuli.
If there's a purpose for us all,
It remains a secret to me,
Don't ask me to justify my life.

And I guess it struck a nerve,
Like I had to squint my eyes,
You can never get out of the line of sight.
Like a magic speeding clock
Or a cancer in our cells,
A collision in the dark,
I guess it struck a nerve.

I guess it struck a nerve...

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Bass Chords 08/19/2014
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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420-1TBR United States 12" 2015
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2010
3:47 Recipe For Hate Russia CD 2007
3:47 Recipe For Hate United States CD 2007
3:47 Recipe For Hate 82546-2 United States CD 2004
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Live
3:36 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
3:36 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
3:36 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
3:36 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
3:36 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
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Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, 12/10/1994
3:25 Infected DRA 661489 8 Germany CD 1995
3:26 Infected ESCA-6305 Japan CD 1995
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
Not specified
3:47 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8399 United States CD 1997
3:47 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8388 United States CD 1997
3:47 Struck A Nerve PRCD 5277-2 United States CD 1993
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