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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1992
BPM: 139
Lyrics
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A sullen figure walks along a dusty road,
His life was holy and he couldn't bear the load.
He left his people and a simple life behind,
He raised his torso and looked into the sky,
Shouting his questions, looking for directions.
"What do I do now?"

Now a confused schoolgirl stares at the TV tray,
The stresses of maturing compound every day.
She glances up to see her favorite video
And gets ideas from Madonna's nasty clothes.
In need of affection, she craves a direction
Her heroes offer her.

Everyone's looking for something
And they assume somebody else knows what it is.
No one can live with the decisions of their own.
It seems so they look to someone else
To tell them what to do,
Tell 'em what to wear,
Tell 'em what to say,
Tell 'em how to act and think
And compel others compulsively
Until the world is all like them.

A righteous student came and asked me to reflect,
He judged my lifestyle was politically incorrect.
I don't believe in self important folks who preach
No Bad Religion song can make your life complete.
Prepare for rejection,
You'll get no direction from me,
You'll get no direction from me.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:13 All Ages United States 12" 2019
3:14 Generator United States 12" 2017
3:14 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1LIM United States 12" 2014
3:14 Generator E-86416-1 | 86416-1GRA United States 12" 2014
3:14 Generator United States 12" 2011
3:14 Generator E 86416-1 United States 12" 2010
3:14 Generator Russia CD 2007
3:14 Generator Australia CD 2004
3:14 Generator Brazil CD 2001
3:14 Generator Brazil CD 1999
3:14 Generator Brazil CD 1999
3:13 All Ages 483563 4 Thailand MC 1996
3:13 All Ages 1221 Poland MC 1996
3:13 All Ages Taiwan CD 1996
3:13 All Ages n/a Malaysia MC 1995
3:13 All Ages 86443-4 United States MC 1995
3:13 All Ages United States 12" 1995
3:13 All Ages Europe 12" 1995
3:13 All Ages 86443-2 United States CD 1995
3:13 All Ages Japan CD 1995
3:13 All Ages Europe CD 1995
3:13 All Ages EP 86443 United States 12" 1995
3:14 Generator ESCA-6111 Japan CD 1995
3:13 All Ages Russia MC 1995
3:13 All Ages Russia MC 1995
3:13 All Ages Yugoslavia MC 1995
3:13 All Ages Bulgaria MC 1995
3:13 All Ages 86443 Europe MC 1995
3:13 All Ages M 630196 Indonesia MC 1995
3:13 All Ages ESCA 6405 STEREO | 483563 4 Philippines MC 1995
3:13 All Ages Philippines CD 1995
3:13 All Ages Bulgaria CD 1995
3:13 All Ages Russia CD 1995
3:13 All Ages 86443-2 Australia CD 1995
3:13 All Ages OXX 1173-1 Brazil CD 1995
3:14 Generator E-86416-4 United States MC 1992
3:14 Generator E-86416-1 United States 12" 1992
3:14 Generator United States 12" 1992
3:14 Generator Canada CD 1992
3:14 Generator E-86416-2 United States CD 1992
3:14 Generator E-6416-2 Europe CD 1992
3:14 Generator Malaysia MC 1992
3:14 Generator Russia MC 1992
3:14 Generator TJK 207 Thailand MC 1992
Live
3:08 Tested EPIT-69952 Europe CD 2008
3:08 Tested DRA 486986 1 Germany 2x12" 1997
3:08 Tested DRA 486986 2 Germany CD 1997
3:08 Tested Esca 6658 Japan CD 1997
3:08 Tested 486986-4 Turkey MC 1997
3:08 Tested DRA 486986 4 | 485019 4 Poland MC 1997
3:08 Tested DRA 486986 4 Netherlands MC 1997
3:08 Tested Germany MC 1997
3:08 Tested Russia MC 1997
3:08 Tested Spain MC 1997
3:08 Tested DRASAMPCD39522 Germany CD 1997
3:08 Tested 486986-2 Australia CD 1997
3:08 Tested 758.329 / 2-486986 Brazil CD 1997
Remastered
3:14 Generator United States CD 2004
3:14 Generator Europe CD 2004
3:14 Generator United States CD 2004
3:14 Generator Russia CD 2004
Not specified
3:13 All Ages Russia MC 1995
3:14 Generator 1738 Poland MC 1992
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