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American Dream
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1982
BPM: 141
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I hate my family, hate my school, speed limits and the golden rule.
Hate people who aren't what they seem, more than anything else, American Dream.
American Dream's gonna swallow you whole, it's bursting at the seam,
It'll sweep you away, so enjoy it today, tomorrow you'll be old thus useless.
American Dream... American Dream...
American Dream, that's ok, 'cause no one dare give you away.

I hate my god, I hate your job, I hate hypocrites and common slobs.
Hate people who aren't what they seem, more than anything else, American Dream.
Promise me today I'll have a Chevrolet, with whitewalls on the side,
One boy, one girl, comfortable lies
The American Dream... American Dream...
American Dream, that's ok, 'cause no one dare give you away.
American Dream!
(bleah!)

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 2017
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 / 86407-1GRY United States 12" 2014
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 // JBGPN0JZ United States 12" 2010
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
1:40 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
1:40 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
1:40 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
1:40 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86407-4 Poland MC 1996
1:40 80-85 Japan CD 1995
1:40 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
1:40 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1994
1:40 80-85 Poland MC 1992
1:40 80-85 Poland MC 1992
1:40 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
1:40 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
1:40 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
1:40 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
1:40 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
1:40 80-85 United States CD 1990
1:40 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-4 United States MC 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1986
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1985
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia MC 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPC-BR 1 United States MC 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
Remastered
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Europe CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Australia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia CD 2004
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agnostic salute
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06/19/2006 at 06:22
antisocial Nihilist
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06/05/2006 at 00:02
ANARCHY!
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05/27/2006 at 18:23
Anarchist
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Jesus Christ is dead now
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God?
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