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Strange Denial
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1998
BPM: 134
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A mutinous enemy
Carved a nascent country.
Sweat, blood and valor
Forms the grit of our history.

Bequeathed to everyone:
Chance and free expression,
Substance was restrained
And the spirit was broken.

I feel a strange denial,
Rhythmic as a change,
Constant as time.
Lonely insistent whispers,
Somber as a wave bye bye.

Searching for solution
Without constitution,
Black coats by our sides
Promising salvation.

Advocating dogma
As tickets to hereafter,
Mortals in their prime
With their desperate hands in the air.

Daunting, complex and burning,
Rhythmic as change,
Constant as time.
Conflicts craving approval
Weighted as a murder trial.
Oh, I feel a strange denial.

Correct is consensus,
Everything else nonsense.
Forward is the hope,
Forget recompense.

Peace and tranquility
Is only for the wealthy,
Dearth for the masses
And inequality.

I feel a strange denial,
Rhythmic as change,
Constant as time.
Lonely insistent whispers,
Dissipating in the night
Like a lone forgotten light.

And no one is helping me,
It's a strange denial.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
3:02 No Substance Europe 12" 2018
3:02 No Substance United States 12" 2018
3:02 No Substance United States 12" 2018
3:02 No Substance Europe 12" 2013
3:02 No Substance Europe 12" 2013
3:02 No Substance Europe 12" 2013
3:02 No Substance 6997-1 United States 12" 2010
3:02 No Substance 6997-2 Europe CD 2008
3:02 No Substance CPT-2007 South Korea MC 2007
3:02 No Substance ESCA-6949 Japan CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 489570-2 Australia CD 1998
3:02 No Substance United States CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 489570-8 Germany MD 1998
3:02 No Substance 83094-4 United States MC 1998
3:02 No Substance DRA 489570 4 Germany MC 1998
3:02 No Substance United States 12" 1998
3:02 No Substance Germany 12" 1998
3:02 No Substance DRA 489570 2 Germany CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 83094-2 United States CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 83094-2/4 United States CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 83094 United States 12" 1998
3:02 No Substance Spain MC 1998
3:02 No Substance Russia MC 1998
3:02 No Substance Poland MC 1998
3:02 No Substance A 006497 Bulgaria MC 1998
3:02 No Substance Turkey MC 1998
3:02 No Substance 489570-4 Indonesia MC 1998
3:02 No Substance No catalog ID United States MC 1998
3:02 No Substance 489570 2 Argentina CD 1998
3:02 No Substance South Korea CD 1998
3:02 No Substance Canada CD 1998
3:02 No Substance Canada CD 1998
3:02 No Substance Austria CD 1998
3:02 No Substance Russia CD 1998
3:02 No Substance United States CD 1998
3:02 No Substance DRA 489570 9 Germany CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 83094-2 Israel CD 1998
3:02 No Substance 758.443/2-489570 Brazil CD 1998
Rough mix
3:02 No Substance Dragnet 166 Austria CD 1998
Not specified
3:02 The New America ZK07115 Russia CD 2000
3:02 No Substance 83094-2P United States CD 1998
3:02 No Substance SAMPCD 4959 Germany CD 1998
3:02 No Substance tbd United States CD 1998
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