We're Only Gonna Die (from American Youth Report) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
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We're Only Gonna Die
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1982
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<p>Early man walked away as modern man took control
Their minds weren't all the same, to conquer was his goal
So he built his great empire, then he slaughtered his own kind
Then he died a confused man, killed himself with his own mind
Go!
Early man walked away as modern man took control
Their minds weren't all the same, to conquer was his goal
So he built his great empire, then he slaughtered his own kind
Then he died a confused man, killed himself with his own mind
Go!
Early man walked away as modern man took control
Their minds weren't all the same, to conquer was his goal
So he built his great empire, then he slaughtered his own kind
Then he died a confused man, killed himself with his own mind
Hey!
We're only gonna die from our own arrogance. [x4]

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:17 How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 // JBGPN0JZ United States 12" 2010
2:17 How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
2:17 How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
2:17 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:17 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
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Live
2:28 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 6 Germany 12" 1994
2:28 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 6 Germany 12" 1994
21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 661143 0 United Kingdom 10" 1994
2:28 21st Century (Digital Boy) DRA 660980 2 Germany CD 1994
2:28 21st Century (Digital Boy) MATTCD013 Australia CD 1994
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Live @ Bremen, 7/6/1996
5:25 Punk Rock Song ESCA-6600 Japan CD 1996
Live @ House of Blues 2010
30 Years Live 99977-1 United States 12" 2016
30 Years Live United States DL 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
30 Years Live EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
Live video
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
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Live video, August 1989
Along The Way 6414-9 Europe DVD 2004
Along The Way 86414-9 United States DVD 2004
Along The Way E86414-3 United States VHS 1991
Along The Way n/a Germany VHS 1990
Live with Biohazard @ Bremen, 7/6/1996
5:25 The Streets of America DRA 663781 2 Europe CD 1996
5:25 The Streets of America DRA 663781 2 Israel CD 1996
Remastered
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 6700-2 Europe CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86700-2 Australia CD 2004
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Video live 1991
Big Bang n/a Europe DVD 2004
Big Bang 24030-423 Europe VHS 1992
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
5:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
5:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
5:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
5:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
5:24 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
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Info from 'The Answer'
General Sometimes also referred to as We're Only Gonna Die From Our Own Arrogance, as it is the title which originally appeared in the liner notes to How Could Hell Be Any Worse?. In All Ages both titles are given to the song. Inspiration The lyrics of this song were inspired by the book Origins by Richa... More
Inspiration The lyrics of this song were inspired by the book Origins by Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin. Greg got this book from his mom for Christmas 1979. The book describes the evolution of human beings from our apelike ancestors.<ref>Anarchy Evolution (2010)</ref> The last lines from Origi... More
Song meaning Graffin: " Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 [T]he arrogance that I was talking about was the arrogance to believe that we can go on with our mass consumerism and the great disparities of quality of life on this planet and just ignore the ha... More
Piano Some people haven't noticed the piano. It comes in at once with the acoustic guitar and is best heard during the word "took" (you'll hear two notes). Then it gets faster and faster with the hastening of the vocal part until it stops with "mind".
Covers It has been covered by Biohazard, Sublime and the Trippin' Daisies.
Appearance in movie The song can be heard in the movie Glory Daze.
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