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True North
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2012
Lyrics - Album version
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Unrepentant vagabond
Plot the new coordinates and cast the map aside
Now I gotta ramble on
Navigate the pitfalls and cross the great divide
The mapmaker's legend gave direction and a key
He set the declination but what good is it to me?
 
I can't see the rationality
The world's not my responsibility
And happiness isn't there for me
But maybe I'll inch closer to the source
When I find true north
(with or without a friend. Keep searching 'til the end.)
 
Tempting fate and cheating death
No one ever told me it was going to be like this
Contemplate the randomness
When the mind is willing it gets downright perilous
 
Overburdened, underwhelmed, their ethical decree
That's your moral compass but what good is it to me?
 
I can't see the rationality
The world's not my responsibility
And happiness isn't there for me
But maybe I'll inch closer to the source
When I find true north
(with or without a friend. Keep searching 'til the end).
When I find true north.
Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:56 30 Years Live Europe 12" 2016
1:56 True North EICP-1569 Japan CD 2013
1:56 True North 87228-1 United States 12" 2013
1:56 True North 7228-I Europe 12" 2013
1:56 True North 7228-I Europe 12" 2013
1:56 True North 87228-I United States 12" 2013
1:56 True North 87228-1 United States 12" 2013
1:56 True North Europe 12" 2013
1:56 True North EPIT 7228 United States CD 2013
1:56 True North 87228-2 United States CD 2013
1:56 True North 7228-2 Europe CD 2013
1:56 True North 87228-2P United States CD 2013
1:56 True North 059 United States CD 2013
1:56 True North 87228-2 United States CD 2013
1:56 True North 7228-2 Europe CD 2013
1:56 True North EDC1-80476 Japan CD 2013
1:55 True North United States DL 2012
1:55 True North 7228-5A Europe CD 2012
1:56 True North EPIT 7228-2A Europe CD 2012
Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning Greg Graffin: “The song is written from the perspective of a kid who is running away. He says ‘I’m out of here, I’m off to find true north.’ It’s about recognizing that you don’t fit in and trying to find a truth and purpose. Those are all classic punk them... More
Video The video was directed by Zach Merck, who also directed the Live At The Palladium video in 2006. Zach Merck: "I wanted the video to simply catch a feeling that every single one of us has had throughout our years. This is a band that has directly influenced generation after generation of punk ... More
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01/22/2013 at 14:25
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