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You Are (The Government)
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1988
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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.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:21 All Ages 84443-1 United States 12" 2019
1:22 Suffer United States 12" 2019
1:22 Suffer E-6404 Europe 12" 2018
1:22 Suffer E-6404 Europe 12" 2018
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 Russia CD 2007
1:22 Suffer JBR 26167-071 Malaysia MC 2002
1:21 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
1:21 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
1:21 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
1:21 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
1:21 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
1:21 All Ages United States 12" 1995
1:21 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
1:21 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
1:21 All Ages Japan CD 1995
1:21 All Ages Europe CD 1995
1:21 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
1:22 Suffer ESCA-6153 Japan CD 1995
1:21 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
1:21 All Ages Russia MC 1995
1:21 All Ages Russia MC 1995
1:21 All Ages Yugoslavia MC 1995
1:21 All Ages Bulgaria MC 1995
1:21 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
1:21 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
1:21 All Ages Bulgaria CD 1995
1:21 All Ages Russia CD 1995
1:21 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
1:21 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
1:21 All Ages Philippines CD 1995
1:22 Suffer 86404 | S-29118/19 United States 12" 1994
1:22 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 1994
1:22 More Songs About Anger, Fear, Sex, & Death 86402-2 United States CD 1992
1:22 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 1989
1:22 Suffer E-86404-4 United States MC 1988
1:22 Suffer E-86404 United States MC 1988
1:22 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 1988
1:22 Suffer E-86404-2 United States CD 1988
1:22 Suffer 1136 Russia MC 1988
1:22 Suffer Indonesia MC 1988
1:22 Suffer N/A Russia MC 1988
1:22 Suffer 337 Poland MC 1988
1:22 Suffer Australia CD 1988
Live video
The Riot 5018 Brazil DVD 2019
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
Sex Pistols and Bad Religion Split Argentina DVD 2010
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4315 United States DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4135 United States DVD 1996
The Riot n/a United States VHS 1996
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 601 Yugoslavia MC 2019
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
Not specified
1:22 Suffer E-6404-2 Europe CD 1988
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