Time of Need is a not a Bad Religion song, but rather a Greg Graffin solo song and was never officially released. Two versions of this song exist with slightly different lyrics.
The first one was recorded about 2 years after Into The Unknown, which would mean it's from 1985. The other version is probably from a few years later and is of a better quality. The latter was recorded together with Greg Hetson.
Oh Gracie, he was good and cool
And he died at Allia Bay at a muddy little pool
Asked from no one and he got what he could
Aplucking little berries and aclimbing in the wood
Oh Gracie, what do you think of our planet right now?
Oh Gracie, you've seen a change and now you tell us how
Oh Gracie, help us out in our time of need
Oh Java, he was smart and young
He was able to be separated from all the other ones
His importance to all of us cannot be under-said
From his legs to his brain size and his flatter forehead
Oh Java, did we carry on as you'd have us do?
Oh Java, if you save us I will not believe it's true
Oh Java, help us out in our time of need
Oh Molly, he was tender and meek
And he travelled on his own with his lambs for a week
Planted tons of grain and he fat that village down
And he watched his village grow into a tiny little town
Oh Molly, can't you see what you've started here and now?
Oh Molly, the log scale is never coming down
Oh Molly, you have started our time of need
Oh Richie, they all say you are good
As you alter the environment and chop down the wood
I see it's just to fill your cars and keep your carpet clean
And they get your fucking input from the big blue screen
Oh Richie, can't you see you're a person in need?
Oh Richie, do you think Gracie was our progenitor seed?
Oh Richie, you're the last radiation on Earth
Oh Richie, it's the only thing left of any worth
Gracie - Gracile Australopithecines
Java - Java Man
Molly - This is unclear. Possibly it's supposed to be spelled "Mollie"
Richie - This could be Richard Nixon, who established the EPA.
|07/25||long scale --> log scale - By Marty|
|09/23||Updated the lyrics - By Marty|
|09/22||Updated the "Richie" part - By Marty|
|09/21||Article created - By Marty|