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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1991
BPM: 145
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Like a rock,
Like a planet,
Like a fucking atom bomb...
I'll remain unperturbed by the joy and the madness
That I encounter everywhere I turn,
I've seen it all along
In books and magazines,
Like a twitch before dying,
Like a pornographic sea.
There's a flower behind the window,
There's an ugly laughing man,
Like a hummingbird in silence,
Like the blood on my door,
It's the generator.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door,
Wash me clean and I will run
Until I reach the shore.

I've known it all along,
Like the bone under my skin,
Like actors in a photograph,
Like paper in the wind.
There's a hammer by the window,
There's a knife on the floor,
Like turbines in darkness,
Like the blood on my door,
It's the generator.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door,
Wash me clean and I will run
Until I reach the shore.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:17 All Ages United States 12" 2019
3:22 Generator United States 12" 2017
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1LIM United States 12" 2014
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1GRA United States 12" 2014
3:22 Generator United States 12" 2011
3:22 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
3:22 Generator Russia CD 2007
3:22 Generator Australia CD 2004
3:22 Generator Brazil CD 2001
3:22 Generator Brazil CD 1999
3:22 Generator Brazil CD 1999
3:17 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
3:17 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
3:17 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
3:17 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
3:17 All Ages United States 12" 1995
3:17 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
3:17 All Ages Japan CD 1995
3:17 All Ages Europe CD 1995
3:17 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
3:22 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
3:17 All Ages Russia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages Russia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages Yugoslavia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages Bulgaria MC 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
3:17 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
3:17 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
3:17 All Ages Philippines CD 1995
3:17 All Ages Bulgaria CD 1995
3:17 All Ages Russia CD 1995
3:17 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
3:17 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
3:22 Generator E-86416-4 United States MC 1992
3:22 Generator E-86416-1 United States 12" 1992
3:22 Generator United States 12" 1992
3:22 Generator Canada CD 1992
3:22 Generator E-86416-2 United States CD 1992
3:22 Generator E-6416-2 Europe CD 1992
3:22 Generator Malaysia MC 1992
3:22 Generator Russia MC 1992
3:22 Generator TJK 207 Thailand MC 1992
Cover By New Politics
Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad Religion United States DL 2010
Live
3:23 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
3:23 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
3:23 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 4 | 485019 4 Poland MC 1997
3:23 Tested DRA 486986 4 Netherlands MC 1997
3:23 Tested Germany MC 1997
3:23 Tested Russia MC 1997
3:23 Tested Spain MC 1997
3:23 Tested DRASAMPCD39522 Germany CD 1997
3:23 Tested 486986-2 Australia CD 1997
3:23 Tested 758.329 / 2-486986 Brazil CD 1997
3:01 Lookin' In PRCD 5371 United States CD 1993
Live @ House of Blues 2010
The Dissent of Man n/a United States DL 2010
Live @ Riviera Theater Chicago, 10/9/1993
Live Hate PRCS 5391 United States MC 1993
Live in Nuremburg 1997
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
Remastered
3:22 Generator United States CD 2004
3:22 Generator Europe CD 2004
3:22 Generator United States CD 2004
3:22 Generator Russia CD 2004
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium Brazil DVD 2009
Live At The Palladium Japan DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium Australia DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
Punk-O-Rama 4 (Straight Outta The Pit) United States CD 1999
Punk-O-Rama 4 (Straight Outta The Pit) Europe CD 1999
3:17 All Ages Russia MC 1995
Crossover France MC 1993
Crossover France CD 1993
Generator tbd United States CD 1992
Going Underground Germany 2x12" 1992
3:21 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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