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Before You Die
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2007
BPM: 168
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Porcelain and alabaster, decaying ever faster,
Unaware of imminent disaster open up your eyes.

As you ruminate the hopeless sands of time,
Did you wander out your days lost and resigned?
Or recreate the universals in your mind?

Everybody is a bastard: my world is like plaster
Crumbling apart from pressure of the blaster, waiting for a sign

And the momentary pleasures take their turn
As a wistful boy runs out of things to learn,
The episodes of yore are never to return.

Scare up some hope, you're gonna need it just to cope,
You are the decision, numbers don't lie
When you bite the dust, was it for purpose or for trust?

You'll never relive it, think before you die.
Yeah, think! Think before you die.

Deficit and depravation - in the wake of desperation
Rewrite the morals, rectify the nation.
Now may be your time!

As you ruminate the hopeless sands of time,
Do you wonder how your life has been defined?
You know eternity can't ever change your mind.
You know eternity can't ever change your mind

So think! Think before you die!
Yeah, think! Think before you die

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:34 New Maps of Hell 6863-1 Europe 12" 2019
2:34 New Maps of Hell Europe 12" 2019
2:34 New Maps of Hell 86863-1SMO (SMOKE) United States 12" 2015
2:34 New Maps of Hell 80803-1 United States 12" 2010
2:34 New Maps of Hell RAD 6005 Brazil CD 2009
2:34 New Maps of Hell 86914-2 United States CD 2008
2:34 New Maps of Hell 86914-2 Europe CD 2008
2:34 New Maps of Hell 86863-1 United States 12" 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell 80803-1 Europe 12" 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell Europe CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell EICP-800 Japan CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell 86863 2 United States CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell EICP-800 Japan CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell Australia CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell 86863-2P United States CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell n/a Russia CD 2007
2:34 New Maps of Hell MR 2667-2 Ukraine CD 2007
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