What It Is (from Stranger Than Fiction) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
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What It Is
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1994
Lyrics
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There's a purpose, there's a goal,
There's virtuous, and immoral,
There's a reason for all of this
And I don't know what it is!

I am one, and plural too,
I accept them, but they exclude,
I could make sense of all of this,
But I don't know what it is!

The seeds of inspiration never germinated in my mind,
The beacon of awakening is somewhere that I can't find.
So I don't know what it is...

There's a beginning, and there's an end,
There's a climax, some would contend,
There's a way to signify this,
But I don't know what it is!

The seeds of inspiration never germinated in my mind,
The beacon of awakening is somewhere that I can't find.
So I don't know what it is.
Show me something more definitive,
I don't know what it is!

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction United States MC 2018
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 86994-2 United States CD 2018
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 2004
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction n/a Russia MC 1996
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction ESCA 6057 Japan CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction Germany MC 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 229.078 1-477343 Brazil 12" 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-1 United States 12" 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction CD 82658 Canada CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 60 Europe CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction Spain MC 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 2 Israel CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
Live
2:20 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
2:20 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
2:20 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
2:20 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
2:20 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
2:20 Tested DRA 486986 4 | 485019 4 Poland MC 1997
2:20 Tested DRA 486986 4 Netherlands MC 1997
2:20 Tested Germany MC 1997
2:20 Tested Russia MC 1997
2:20 Tested DRASAMPCD39522 Germany CD 1997
2:20 Tested 486986-2 Australia CD 1997
2:20 Tested 758.329 / 2-486986 Brazil CD 1997
Not specified
2.08 Stranger Than Fiction 86994-1GRY United States 12" 2018
Stranger Than Fiction United States 12" 2018
Stranger Than Fiction 86994-1TCL United States 12" 2018
Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MJM337M Poland MC 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction A2 82658 Canada CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 2 Germany CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MATTCD003 Australia CD 1994
2:08 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction DRA 4773443 Germany MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 78 26584 Canada MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 789.076 | 2-477343 Brazil CD 1994
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