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The Resist Stance
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2010
BPM: 153
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Seeds of rebellion lay outside your front door.
If you nourish them and water them they'll grow into a healthy "what for?"
And if revolution isn't what's in store, how can you care anymore?

It's a dangerous slip, a conscientious shift.
In the spirit of resistance you gotta hold your grip
Lest the state of your resolve makes you quickly devolve to a fundamentalist.

You're an archetype, they can pin to the wall
When you cling to all convictions like a farm animal in its stall,
Never thinking of the bigger world outside, as they take you for a ride.

It's a dangerous slip, a conscientious shift.
In the spirit of resistance you gotta hold your grip.
Because passion unabated can be readily conflated as belligerence.

It's a dangerous slip, a conscientious shift.
The spirit of resistance you gotta hold your grip.
And the verdict won't be kind, 'cuz they're desperate for a viable alternative.

Take a stance. The Resist stance.
Take a stance. The Resist stance.
Take a stance. The Resist stance.
Take a stance. The Resist stance!

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
The Dissent of Man 86988-1 United States 12" 2010
The Dissent of Man 86988-1 United States 12" 2010
The Dissent of Man 6988-1 Europe 12" 2010
The Dissent of Man 86988-1 United States 12" 2010
The Dissent of Man 86988-1 United States 12" 2010
The Dissent of Man E86988-2 Australia CD 2010
The Dissent of Man 86988-2 United States CD 2010
The Dissent of Man 6988-2 Europe CD 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP 1417 Japan CD 2010
The Dissent of Man 86988-2 United States CD 2010
The Dissent of Man EDCI-80433 Japan CD 2010
The Dissent of Man Europe 12" 2010
The Dissent of Man 6988-2A Europe CD 2010
The Dissent of Man BRTDOM008 United States CD 2010
The Dissent of Man 6988-2A United States CD 2010
The Dissent of Man 6988-2A Europe CD 2010
Live @ House of Blues 2010
30 Years Live 99977-1 United States 12" 2016
30 Years Live 7105-1 Europe 12" 2016
30 Years Live 87105-1 United States 12" 2016
30 Years Live 87105-1 United States 12" 2016
30 Years Live United States DL 2010
The Dissent of Man EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
30 Years Live EICP-1415-6 Japan CD 2010
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