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Against The Grain
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1990
BPM: 158
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Three thousand miles of wilderness
Overcome by the flow.
A lonely restitution of pavement,
Pomp and show,
I seek a thousand answers,
I find but one or two,
I maintain no discomfiture,
My path again renewed.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

Here labeled as a lunatic,
Sequestered and content,
There ignored and defeated
By the government.
There's an oriented public
Whose magnetic force does pull,
But away from the potential of the individual.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

The flow is getting stronger
With smaller increments of time.
And Eddies of new ideas are
Increasingly hard to find,
You need all that the other has,
Your right to seize the day,
But in all your acquisitions
You will soon be swept away.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

There's a common consensus
And an uncomfortable cheer,
A reverberating chorus that anyone can hear,
It sings "leave your cares behind you,
Just grab tenaciously",
This lulling sense or purpose
Will destroy us rapidly.

Against the grain,
That's where I'll stay.
Swimming upstream,
I maintain against the grain.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:06 All Ages United States 12" 2019
2:08 Against The Grain United States 12" 2017
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
2:08 Against The Grain United States 12" 2009
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:08 Against The Grain Russia CD 2007
2:08 Against The Grain 1309157-1 Brazil CD 1999
2:08 Against The Grain Brazil CD 1999
2:06 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
2:06 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-4 Poland MC 1996
2:06 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
2:06 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
2:06 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
2:06 All Ages United States 12" 1995
2:06 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
2:06 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
2:06 All Ages Japan CD 1995
2:06 All Ages Europe CD 1995
2:06 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
2:08 Against The Grain ESCA-6141 Japan CD 1995
2:06 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
2:06 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
2:06 All Ages Russia MC 1995
2:06 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
2:06 All Ages Russia MC 1995
2:06 All Ages Yugoslavia MC 1995
2:06 All Ages Bulgaria MC 1995
2:06 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
2:06 All Ages Philippines CD 1995
2:06 All Ages Bulgaria CD 1995
2:06 All Ages Russia CD 1995
2:06 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1994
2:08 Against The Grain United States CD 1991
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-4 United States MC 1990
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409-2 United States CD 1990
2:08 Against The Grain South Korea CD 1990
2:08 Against The Grain United States CD 1990
2:08 Against The Grain 6409-2 Europe CD 1990
2:08 Against The Grain E-86409 United States 12" 1990
2:08 Against The Grain Russia MC 1990
2:08 Against The Grain MG 2200 Poland MC 1990
2:08 Against The Grain Brazil CD 1990
Cover By Ted Leo
Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad Religion United States DL 2010
Remastered
2:08 Against The Grain United States CD 2016
2:08 Against The Grain United States CD 2010
2:08 Against The Grain United States MC 2004
2:08 Against The Grain United States CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain Europe CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain Australia CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain Thailand MC 2004
2:08 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain Russia CD 2004
2:08 Against The Grain Russia CD 1990
Not specified
Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
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