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My Poor Friend Me
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1993
BPM: 141
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I know a man who doesn't have many friends,
I know a place he lives where trouble never ends,
I know it's hard for him to read 'tween the lines,
And his days are getting so much shorter.

He simply turns away and dawns a bitter frown,
His world is crumbling, his ship is weighted down,
He doesn't care as long as he can wear a crown,
I know this man all too well...

It's my poor friend me,
A portrayal of the great dichotomy. (Great dichotomy)
It's my poor friend me
And I'm running out of steam.

I know there are people who are cynical and vain,
They point their finger cuz they can't accept the blame,
They live their lives under a blanket of shame
And their progeny crawl from underneath it.

Lately I've come to see the solution,
And it begins with me.
But I'm so fallibly human,
I've picked the lock but will not turn the key.

A people running scared we live, breed and die,
All too aware that time is slipping on by,
We have solutions but don't even try
And I feel I know just who to blame.

It's my poor friend me,
A reminder of a tragic history. (Tragic history)
It's my poor friend me
And I'm running out of steam.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2017
2:42 Recipe For Hate OXX 1048-1 | 107 366 Brazil CD 2016
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1TBR United States 12" 2015
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2010
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2009
2:42 Recipe For Hate Russia CD 2007
2:42 Recipe For Hate United States CD 2007
2:42 Recipe For Hate Brazil CD 2005
2:42 Recipe For Hate 82546-2 United States CD 2004
2:42 Recipe For Hate Brazil CD 1996
2:42 Recipe For Hate ESCA-6112 Japan CD 1995
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 1994
2:42 Recipe For Hate Europe CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 7 82546-4 United States MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate CPT-1552 South Korea MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate Brazil 12" 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 7 82546-2 United States CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420 United States MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate United States MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate United States 12" 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate United States CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate Europe CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate United States CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate TM3 65818 Argentina MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 02540-4 United States MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate Russia MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate Poland MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate MJKE 6112 Malaysia MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate MG2782 Poland MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate TJK 205 Thailand MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420 United States MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate n/a Malaysia MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 78 25464 Canada MC 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate ECD 65018 Argentina CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420 Israel CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate 6586-2 Brazil CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate Canada CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate United States CD 1993
2:42 Recipe For Hate Russia CD 1993
Cover By Frank Turner
Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad Religion United States DL 2010
Not specified
Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
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