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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 1985
BPM: 121
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Run, but don't be scared to look behind.
Stop, don't wait too long, make up your mind.
The end is almost here, the sky, the air, so nice and clear,
The sound of your decay,
And the ringing in the air is the screen-debris of yesterday.

There, now that you know it's not so bad.
See, the good things soon flow proximate.
So few try to enhance, we don't deserve another chance.
Just laugh along the way,
And kiss your ass goodbye with a shadowed dream of yesterday.

Yesterday, the good old days.
Yesterday, the way we used to play.
Yesterday, it just got worse and worse.
Yesterday, the future's been rehearsed.

Run, but don't be scared to look behind.
Stop, don't wait too long, make up your mind.
The end is almost here, the sky, the air, so nice and clear,
The sound of your decay,
And the ringing in the air is the screen-debris of yesterday.
Yesterday.
Yesterday.

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:40 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:40 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
2:40 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
2:40 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
2:40 80-85 Japan CD 1995
2:40 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
2:40 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
2:40 80-85 Poland MC 1992
2:40 80-85 Poland MC 1992
2:40 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
2:40 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
2:40 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
2:40 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
2:40 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
2:40 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
2:42 Back To The Known EPI-BREP 2 United States 7" 1990
2:42 Back To The Known EPI-BREP 2 United States 12" 1987
2:42 Back To The Known EPI-BREP 2 United States 12" 1987
2:42 Back To The Known EPI-BREP-2 United States 12" 1985
Back To The Known version
2:40 80-85 United States CD 1990
Live video
The Riot 5018 Brazil DVD 2019
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
Sex Pistols and Bad Religion Split Argentina DVD 2010
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4315 United States DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4135 United States DVD 1996
The Riot n/a United States VHS 1996
Live video, August 1989
Along The Way 6414-9 Europe DVD 2004
Along The Way 86414-9 United States DVD 2004
Along The Way E86414-3 United States VHS 1991
Along The Way n/a Germany VHS 1990
Remastered
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia CD 2004
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