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The Dodo
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Written by: Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Released in: 1996
BPM: 143
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I see a white haired man, he's got a suit on and
He's telling people how they're supposed to live
Nobody's listening to the politician
No matter what sage advice he has to give

He's got a clumsy, outdated m.o.
And he's come to a fork in the road
And there is only one direction to go

Among the commuters, dwarfed by the skyscrapers
I watch the countless millions fighting for space
See hateful, petty acts, disjointed images,
And can't believe that I'm one of the same race

We're all just struggling to cope
And we come to a fork in the road
As we watch our foundations erode
There's only one direction to go

It's the way of the dodo
Such a noble destiny
It's the waltz of desperation
Passed along to you and me
The way of the dodo
(It's the gray stuff in your head)
(It's the pulse of the living and the voices of the dead)

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album Version
Punk Rock Song 662867 7 Germany 7" 1996
Album Version (bonus track)
The Gray Race Japan CD 1996
Not specified
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) Germany CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) Turkey MC 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EDCI 80030 Japan CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 2-507628 Brazil CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) SAMP11213 Germany CD 2002
2:11 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) Russia CD 2002
2:10 No Substance PRCD 8531B United States CD 1998
2:10 No Substance United States CD 1998
2:11 Punk Rock Song DRA 662867 6 Germany 12" 1996
2:10 Punk Rock Song 7-87079 United States 7" 1996
2:10 Punk Rock Song 7-87079 United States 7" 1996
2:11 Punk Rock Song DRA 662867 2 Germany CD 1996
2:11 Punk Rock Song MATTCD026 Australia CD 1996
2:11 Punk Rock Song DRA 662867 2 Israel CD 1996
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