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At The Mercy Of Imbeciles
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Written by: Greg Graffin, Brian Baker, Greg Hetson
Released in: 1998
BPM: 140
Lyrics
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What you do is what you are,
And wishing upon distant stars
Won't improve the hole you're in,
Won't absolve your deepest sin.

But action is no gift from some covert and lofty God,
It's dependant and weighty all the same.
And it is oh so easy just to keep to yourself,
But then you're at the mercy of imbeciles.

Now I didn't make up the rules,
But clearly we are led by fools.
It is wise to know their ways,
So you know how not to behave.

But sometimes we find ourselves in desperate need
And we look to those with privilege and power.
It's then we learn compassion sits inert on their shelves.
We're at the mercy of imbeciles.

No actions is no gift from some masked spirit in the sky.
It's reducible to flesh, mind and bone.
And it is oh so easy just to keep to yourself,
But then you're at the mercy of imbeciles.
Imbeciles! [3x]

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:33 No Substance Europe 12" 2018
1:33 No Substance United States 12" 2018
1:33 No Substance United States 12" 2018
1:33 No Substance Europe 12" 2013
1:33 No Substance Europe 12" 2013
1:33 No Substance Europe 12" 2013
1:33 No Substance 6997-1 United States 12" 2010
1:33 No Substance 6997-2 Europe CD 2008
1:33 No Substance CPT-2007 South Korea MC 2007
1:33 No Substance ESCA-6949 Japan CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 489570-2 Australia CD 1998
1:33 No Substance United States CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 489570-8 Germany MD 1998
1:33 No Substance 83094-4 United States MC 1998
1:33 No Substance DRA 489570 4 Germany MC 1998
1:33 No Substance United States 12" 1998
1:33 No Substance Germany 12" 1998
1:33 No Substance DRA 489570 2 Germany CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 83094-2 United States CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 83094-2/4 United States CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 83094 United States 12" 1998
1:33 Raise Your Voice DRA 665675 2 Europe CD 1998
1:33 No Substance No catalog ID United States MC 1998
1:33 No Substance Spain MC 1998
1:33 No Substance Russia MC 1998
1:33 No Substance Poland MC 1998
1:33 No Substance A 006497 Bulgaria MC 1998
1:33 No Substance Turkey MC 1998
1:33 No Substance 489570-4 Indonesia MC 1998
1:33 No Substance 489570 2 Argentina CD 1998
1:33 No Substance South Korea CD 1998
1:33 No Substance Canada CD 1998
1:33 No Substance Canada CD 1998
1:33 No Substance Austria CD 1998
1:33 No Substance Russia CD 1998
1:33 No Substance United States CD 1998
1:33 No Substance DRA 489570 9 Germany CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 83094-2 Israel CD 1998
1:33 No Substance 758.443/2-489570 Brazil CD 1998
Rough mix
1:33 No Substance Dragnet 166 Austria CD 1998
Not specified
1:33 The New America ZK07115 Russia CD 2000
1:33 No Substance 83094-2P United States CD 1998
1:33 No Substance SAMPCD 4959 Germany CD 1998
1:33 No Substance tbd United States CD 1998
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