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Struck A Nerve
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1993
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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...

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2017
3:47 Recipe For Hate OXX 1048-1 | 107 366 Brazil CD 2016
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 86420-1 United States 12" 2009
3:47 Recipe For Hate Russia CD 2007
3:47 Recipe For Hate United States CD 2007
3:47 Recipe For Hate 6586-2 Brazil CD 2005
3:47 Recipe For Hate 82546-2 United States CD 2004
3:47 Recipe For Hate OXX 1048-1 Brazil CD 1996
3:47 Recipe For Hate Brazil CD 1996
3:47 Recipe For Hate ESCA-6112 Japan CD 1995
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 1994
3:47 Recipe For Hate 7 82546-4 United States MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate CPT-1552 South Korea MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420 United States MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate Brazil 12" 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 7 82546-2 United States CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 6420 Europe CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420 United States CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420 United States CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate United States MC 1993
American Jesus n/a United States MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 02540-4 United States MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate MJKE 6112 Malaysia MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate MG2782 Poland MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate TJK 205 Thailand MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420 United States MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate n/a Malaysia MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 78 25464 Canada MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate TM3 65818 Argentina MC 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate Canada CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate United States CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate ECD 65018 Argentina CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 86420 Israel CD 1993
3:47 Recipe For Hate 6586-2 Brazil CD 1993
Live
3:36 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
3:36 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
3:36 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
3:36 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
3:36 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
3:36 Tested DRA 486986 4 | 485019 4 Poland MC 1997
3:36 Tested DRA 486986 4 Netherlands MC 1997
3:36 Tested Germany MC 1997
3:36 Tested Russia MC 1997
3:36 Tested DRASAMPCD39522 Germany CD 1997
3:36 Tested 486986-2 Australia CD 1997
3:36 Tested 758.329 / 2-486986 Brazil CD 1997
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 Brazil DVD 2009
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium Australia DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
3:47 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8388 United States CD 1997
Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
3:47 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8399 United States CD 1997
difu Cut Disco 017 Argentina CD 1994
3:47 Struck A Nerve PRCD 5277-2 United States CD 1993
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