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To Another Abyss
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2004
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Not long ago, and yet the image is so vague
I hesitate to label it a memory,
There was a show of local color and I felt astray
'Cuz I had nothing to offer but insufficiency.

And you know that it’s a bitch
When you learn to scratch that itch,
A blatant fallibility,
Sooner to some, but eventually...

All gets pointed in the same direction
While the human masses and their vague conceptions
Obliterate each other with impunity,
And you wonder "What’s in this for me?"

To another abyss - to no avail,
The search is bound to fail.
To another abyss - to no avail,
So long ago I set sail.
And it chills me to the bone
That I’m so far away from home.
To another abyss.

So what should I do now?
What should I celebrate
Given finite means and a penchant to depreciate?
How can I still avow and depend upon a state
That cares nothing for my happiness, welfare or fate?

And I know I can’t explain
The commotion in my brain,
Like a terrifying reality,
Deconstructed but inadequately...

All gets pointed in the same direction
While the human masses and their vain conceptions
Obliterate each other with impunity,
And release the weight of history.

To another abyss - to no avail,
The search is bound to fail.
To another abyss - to no avail,
So long ago I set sail.
And it chills me to the bone
That I’m so far away from home.
To another abyss.

So long ago, I set sail
And I’m struggling on the way
And I’m waiting for the day (To another abyss)
And I’m looking for the way back home. (To another abyss)
(To another abyss) So far away,
(To another abyss) So far away,
(To another abyss) So far away...
(To another abyss)

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Album version
4:07 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1CRS (CLEAR/RED) United States 12" 2015
4:07 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2010
4:07 The Empire Strikes First Russia CD 2007
4:07 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2004
4:07 The Empire Strikes First 6694-1 Europe 12" 2004
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