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The Hopeless Housewife
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2000
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Oh me oh my...
Get out of your 1950's fantasy,
Your face shines with misery transparently.
Spew out that sobering
Half-assed victim rhetoric,
Make 'em all squirm
While they chew on it.

It's a secret handshake
And a passing wink of the eye
As the witches bridge club weekly
Meets to pen the tail on the sly.
But they never ask: "Why, oh why,
Don't we raise our voices to the sky?"

Instead you're mute and fawn,
Just waiting to die,
Like some kind of hopeless housewife.
But you can change while you're alive
And let 'em all know
At least you tried
To kill the demons inside.

Oh me oh my...
Damn your transcendental paralysis,
We can work together
And make sense of this.
Don't be so sure
you can chuck it all away,
You've got to proceed
No matter how bad you want to stay.

It's a natural cause
And a comfort zone
There in your head.
And the world turns away
As you tap the snooze button in bed,
But nobody can hear a word you said.
Your history was never read.

Instead you're mute and fawn,
Just waiting to die,
Like some kind of hopeless housewife.
But you can change while you're alive
And let 'em all know
At least you tried
To kill the demons inside.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:58 The New America 6998-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:58 The New America 6998-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:58 The New America 6998-1 United States 12" 2010
2:58 The New America 6998-2 Europe CD 2008
2:58 The New America QDCA 93300 Japan CD 2000
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