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The Streets Of America
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Written by: Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Released in: 1995
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Desolate and without purpose,
Radiating from so many septic sources,
Forming the fabric of a wayward people,
Disappearing as the vestiges of our past.

Scratched like tartan into virgin soil,
A substrate for progress and disarray,
A spreading network of broken dreams
Searching for a thoroughfare to take us away.

Just a little tale from the streets of America, (say a little prayer)
Sparkled promises paved with pathos and hysteria,
Trenchant, weary native sons,
Step back and see the damage done,
Meander to the horizon, (shoot straight to the horizon)
The streets of America.

Black, tarred concrete pine for me
Lying dormant for you and country,
Hardened surface cracked within
Catch the sweat from off of the chin.

Of men and women, Senior and child
Who look to you and your sterile miles
And in their stares is bald dismay
For what you promised led them astray.

Hard-cracked, daunting, lifeless veins,
False hope corridors to greener pastures is all that remains.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:48 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:48 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:48 The Gray Race 6996-1 United States 12" 2010
3:48 The Gray Race 6996-2 Europe CD 2008
3:48 The Gray Race 88697101822 Germany CD 2007
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Live Loreley Festival 1996
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
Radio version
3:48 The Streets of America PRCD 6788 United States CD 1996
Video
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 202585 9 Germany DVD 2004
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 9-202585 Mexico DVD 2004
The Streets of America DRA 663781 2 Europe CD 1996
The Streets of America DRA 663781 2 Israel CD 1996
Not specified
3:50 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
3:50 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
3:50 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
3:50 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
3:50 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
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Location: United States
07/21/2014 at 12:48
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Location: Global Citizen
11/16/2005 at 02:46
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Location: Global Citizen
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