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Misery And Famine
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1990
BPM: 145
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So proud a history, replete with sanctity,
Orbs in their harmony, they sing their code to me.
Have you ever heard yourself in the orbit that you are in?
The terse, oppressive blanket that's instilled here by our spin.

It's misery and famine, it's a force we cannot see,
Misery and famine, it compels us naturally.
Misery and famine, great ellipse, we bend to thee,
misery and famine, just accept your vagrancy.

Others who bear no name, who feel that life's a game,
My verse they will defame, we suffer all the same.
They pay no regard to their position or their speed,
But the firmament still covers them with its malevolent seed.

It's misery and famine, it's a force we cannot see,
Misery and famine, it compels us naturally.
Misery and famine, great ellipse, we bend to thee,
Misery and famine, just accept your vagrancy.

You look for meaning in things no one comprehends,
You feel no affinity to the rabble we're in,
Sources of inquiry have nothing to portend,
They will perplex us all until the coming end, until the coming end.

A feeling of despair, hungry and full of care,
We resent everywhere the fortune that we share.
"This earth could be a better place" is a concept I condone,
Given our pathetic course our destiny is known.

It's misery and famine, it's a force we cannot see,
Misery and famine, it compels us naturally.
Misery and famine, great ellipse, we bend to thee,
Misery and famine, just accept your vagrancy.
Misery and famine,
Misery and famine,
Misery and famine,
Misery and famine.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:34 Against The Grain United States 12" 2017
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
2:34 Against The Grain United States 12" 2009
2:34 Against The Grain Russia CD 2007
2:34 Against The Grain 1309157-1 Brazil CD 1999
2:34 Against The Grain Brazil CD 1999
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-4 Poland MC 1996
2:34 Against The Grain ESCA-6141 Japan CD 1995
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1994
2:34 Against The Grain United States CD 1991
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-4 United States MC 1990
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409-2 United States CD 1990
2:34 Against The Grain South Korea CD 1990
2:34 Against The Grain 6409-2 Europe CD 1990
2:34 Against The Grain United States CD 1990
2:34 Against The Grain E-86409 United States 12" 1990
2:34 Against The Grain MG 2200 Poland MC 1990
2:34 Against The Grain Russia MC 1990
2:34 Against The Grain Brazil CD 1990
Remastered
2:34 Against The Grain United States CD 2016
2:34 Against The Grain United States CD 2010
2:34 Against The Grain United States MC 2004
2:34 Against The Grain United States CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain Europe CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain Australia CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain Thailand MC 2004
2:34 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain Russia CD 2004
2:34 Against The Grain Russia CD 1990
Not specified
Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
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