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You Are (The Government)
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1988
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<p>Hey sit down and listen and they'll tell you when you're wrong.
Eradicate but vindicate as "progress" creeps along.
Puritan work ethic maintains its subconscious edge
As Old Glory maintains your consciousness.

There's a loser in the house, and a puppet on a stool,
And a crowded way of life, and a black reflecting pool,
And as the people bend, the moral fabric dies,
The country can't pretend to ignore its people's cries.

'Cause you are the government. You are jurisprudence.
You are the volition. You are jurisdiction.
And I make a difference too.

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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:22 Suffer 86404-1TGN United States 12" 2015
1:22 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 2010
1:22 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 2009
1:22 Suffer JBR 26167-071 Malaysia MC 2002
1:21 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
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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
Remastered
1:22 Suffer 6701-2 Europe CD 2004
1:22 Suffer 86701-2 United States CD 2004
1:22 Suffer E-86701-2 Australia CD 2004
1:22 Suffer 6390-2 Brazil CD 2000
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1:22 Suffer E-6404-2 Europe CD 1988
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