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Victory
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1995
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The velveteen and oaken fixtures soothed the lonely child,
The parents watched the escort take him while they stood outside.
The priest was kind and gentle as he positioned his head,
The pain was like brimstone, but the kid hardly bled.

Victory, instinct over intellect.
Victory, it erupts from deep inside.
History, history is laughing at us,
Plotting its discovery.
Victory, victory,
Blame it on the victory.

Among the parade crowd there stands a decorated man
Remembering how he helped to save this sacred land.
His helpless enemy was wounded, both hands raised with hope.
He killed him without second thought with brute force and a rope.

Victory, instinct over intellect.
Victory, it erupts from deep inside.
History, history is laughing at us,
Plotting its discovery.
Victory, victory,
Blame it on the victory.

So many times, so many lives test the other side
Waiting to see what the maker has in mind.

The unsuspecting commoners hum diligent each day,
They wallow in their father's sins, as time passes away.
The crimes are without motive but they ignore all restraint,
The evil sits inside them torpid timing its escape.

Victory, instinct over intellect.
Victory, it erupts from deep inside.
History, history is laughing at us,
Plotting its discovery.
Victory, victory,
Blame it on the victory.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:36 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:36 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:36 The Gray Race 6996-1 United States 12" 2010
2:36 The Gray Race 6996-2 Europe CD 2008
2:36 The Gray Race 88697101822 Germany CD 2007
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2:36 The Gray Race DRA 483652 9 Germany CD 1996
2:36 The Gray Race A2 82870 United States CD 1996
2:36 The Gray Race 82870-2 | D 111751 United States CD 1996
2:36 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
2:36 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
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