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A Streetkid Named Desire
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2000
BPM: 146
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Well, it was punk-fifteen in the morning
And it was time to stand my ground.
And as the gawks and stares bombarded me,
You know, I didn't even hear a sound.

No one gave a damn
If I was there or away.
If I died and went to hell,
They'd throw a party on my grave
And they'd all say,
"This kid is just a fool, he'll never be cool.
They might as well just ship him off
to some other school."

Plain destitute,
Just a little too guilty, just a little too soon...
That day was just like any other day,
No work, and no pay.
I knew that paradise was some other place
And I'd get there another day.
I will find it before I expire
'Cause I've got the desire.

Well, it was punk-fifteen in the evening
And it was time to set the town on fire.
I saw my boots and my hair
As reflected in the mirror
Reveal a streetkid named desire.
I didn't give a damn
Because I was just dying to be
And as the Hollywood street scene
Left its mark on me.
I changed from a boy into a man.
I said: "never again!"
I stuck out my chin when I should have ran,
Shit in the fan.

I was driven so hard
By the sound of my heart,
But that day was just like any other day,
No work, and no pay.
I knew that paradise was some other place
And I'd get there another day.
I will find it before I expire
'Cause I've got the desire.

When the walls surround
In deeper shades of blue
And there's no voice of reason inside you
And you search for meaning
On an empty shelf,
Then you're always dreaming
Of somewhere else.

Today is just like any other day,
No fear, no restraint.
I know that paradise is some other place
And I will get there another day.
You can come with me,
No conditions or fares,
Somehow, somewhere,
I will find it before I expire
'Cause I've got the desire.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:17 The New America Russia MC 2019
3:17 The New America United States 12" 2018
3:17 The New America Europe 12" 2018
3:17 The New America 86998-1 United States 12" 2018
3:17 The New America Europe 12" 2013
3:17 The New America 6998-1 Europe 12" 2013
3:17 The New America Europe 12" 2013
3:17 The New America 6998-1 United States 12" 2010
3:17 The New America 6998-2 Europe CD 2008
3:17 The New America Europe MC 2000
3:17 The New America United States MC 2000
3:17 The New America Poland MC 2000
3:17 The New America Canada CD 2000
3:17 The New America QDCA 93300 Japan CD 2000
3:17 The New America 83303-4 United States MC 2000
3:17 The New America n/a Thailand MC 2000
3:17 The New America Turkey MC 2000
3:17 The New America Germany 12" 2000
3:17 The New America 83303-1 United States 12" 2000
3:17 The New America 83303-2 United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America No catalog ID United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America A2 83303 United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America Europe CD 2000
3:17 The New America DRA 498124 2 Germany CD 2000
3:17 The New America ESCA 8152 Japan CD 2000
3:17 The New America ESCA 8152 Japan CD 2000
3:17 The New America DRA 498124 5 Europe CD 2000
3:17 The New America Australia CD 2000
3:17 The New America DRA 498124 2 Europe CD 2000
3:17 The New America 83303-2 United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America Germany CD 2000
3:17 The New America DRA 498124 7 | 498124 7000 Germany CD 2000
3:17 The New America n/a Bulgaria MC 2000
3:17 The New America Brazil CD 2000
3:17 The New America 2A-83303 United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America n/a United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America 2-498124 Argentina CD 2000
3:17 The New America ZK07115 Russia CD 2000
3:17 The New America Canada CD 2000
3:17 The New America Europe CD 2000
3:17 The New America United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America Ukraine CD 2000
3:17 The New America Russia CD 2000
3:17 The New America n/a United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America PRCDA2-83303 United States CD 2000
3:17 The New America 83303-2 United States CD 2000
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