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The Defense
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2002
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Nothing comes easier than madness in the world today,
Mass paranoia is a mode, not a malady.
Yeah, I'd like to watch a thousand cable channels but there's nothing on,
And my high speed connection's monitored daily by the Pentagon.

These things are seldom what they seem,
I'm not inclined to enjoy my dreams...

(Won't go away...)

(No peace) No peace, (no friends) no friends,
(We trace) We trace the mortal edge (with no defense)
To state the obvious: this world is perilous for us.

No sense (no sense), no guide (no guide),
Ain't it beautiful to be alive? (Yeah, right!)
I won't resign before the struggle ends,
So I'll construct a sound defense.

We are the prey and culture is the predator,
I'm running out of time where conditions are positional.
Shadows of a doubt cast reluctance and depravity,
There's got to be a way to overcome this grim reality.

Is there an option left for me?
I'm not immune to despondency...

(There's no way...)

(No peace) No peace, (no friends) no friends,
(We trace) We trace the mortal edge (with no defense)
To state the obvious: this world is perilous for us.

No sense (no sense), no guide (no guide),
Ain't it beautiful to be alive? (Yeah, right!)
I won't resign before the struggle ends,
So I'll construct a sound defense.

There's a signpost on the corner
And it keeps everybody safe,
We were all made in the shade.
And your mother's in the kitchen
Where she's patching all the cracks in the wall,
We never had a care in the world.

(No shade) Too much to sacrifice, (no light) it's hard to recognize,
(Just black) Traps and compromise (and white) obscuring deadly alibies,
(My plans) It's combinational, (and designs) the pressure so intense,
So I'll construct this sound defense.

(No way) Nothing's plainer than the madness in the world today,
(No sign) I must conceal myself and steal myself and break away.
(No grace) I seek initiatives in matters that are black and white,
(No sense) So I'll construct a sound defense.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:53 The Process of Belief 86635-1 United States 12" 2010
3:53 The Process of Belief 86635-2 Russia CD 2007
3:53 The Process of Belief EICP-6 Japan CD 2002
3:53 The Process of Belief n/a United States MC 2002
3:53 The Process of Belief UICL 1018-4 Malaysia MC 2002
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Rough mix
3:51 Punk-O-Rama 7 6646-2 Europe CD 2002
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The Defense n/a United States CD 2002
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Location: Global Citizen
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