Bad Religion : How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

Hardcore / Etats-Unis
(1982 - Epitaph Records (USA-1))
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1. WE'RE ONLY GONNA DIE FROM OUR OWN ARROGANCE

Early man walked away as modern man took control
Their minds weren't all the same, to conquer was his big goal
So he built his great empire and slaughtered his own kind
Then he died a confused man, killed himself with his own mind
Go! (x3)
We're only gonna die from our own arrogance (x4)


2. LATCH KEY KIDS

In this world today there ain't nobody to thank
Just blame it on the kids and toss 'em into the tank
And if they yell for justice we'll hide them from the light
So that when they learn the truth they won't be scared of the night
(1, 2, 3, 4)
Put the key in the hole when you get home from school
I'll be home by 8:30, your father will too
If you cause any trouble then I don't want to see
'Cause you'll go straight to bed and you won't have no TV


3. PART III

The final page is written in the books of history
As man unleashed his deadly bombs and sent troops overseas
To fight a war which can't be won and kills the human race
A show of greed and ignorance, man's quest for dominance

They say when a mistake is made, a lesson can be learned
But this time, there's no turning back, the hate engulfs the world
A million lives are lost each day, a city slowly burns
A mother holds her dying child, but no one is concerned!


4. FAITH IN GOD

It's all right to have faith in god
But when you bend to their rules and their fucking lies
That's when I start to have pity on you

You're living on a mound of dirt
But you can't explain your reason for existence
So you blame it on god

So much hatred in this world and you can't decide
Who's pulling the strings
So you figure it's god

Your whole life foreshadows death
And you finally realize you don't want to die alone
So you'll always have god

It's all right to have faith in god
But when you bend to their rules and their fucking lies
That's when I start to have pity on you

It's all right to have faith in god
But when you bend to their rules and their fucking lies
That's when I start to have pity on you

There's people in the world today
Who say they're Jewish, Christian and such
They're all ignorant fools

They'll tell you you can't have your own way
unless you pay money and dedicate your life
Or you'll be damned in hell

Don't be feeble like all of them
You have your own brain full of thoughts and choices
So use it don't let them use you

It's all right to have faith in god
But when you bend to their rules and their fucking lies
That's when I start to have pity on you


5. FUCK ARMAGEDDON... THIS IS HELL

There's people out there that say I'm no good
'Cause I don't believe the things that I should
And when the final conflict comes, I'll be so sorry I did wrong
And hope and pray that our lord god will think I'm good

Countries manufacture bombs and guns
To kill your brother for something that he hasn't even done
Smog is ruining my lungs, but they aren't sorry they've done wrong
They hide behind their lies that they're helping everyone

In the end the good will go to heaven up above
The bad will perish in the depths of hell
How can hell be any worse when life alone is such a curse?

Fuck Armageddon, this is hell (x3)

We're living in the denoument of the battle's gripping awe,
So what's the use of being good to satisfy them all?

How could hell be any worse? Life alone is such a curse!
Fuck Armageddon, this is hell (x5)


6. PITY

I show pity on the human race
On the ignorant plenty who devote their lives
To an icon that they've never known
I show pity on eons past
When early man started the first civilization
And human aggression was born
I show pity on the future to come
When the government system will be omnipotent
And we'll be worse off... than we are now!
Pity, pity, on the billions of ignorant people
Pity, pity, on the masses of aggression
Pity, pity, on the future centuries to come
on the billions of ignorant people
on the future centuries to come
on the masses of aggression
It's all a matter of looking at the past
It's all a question, are we gonna last?
If we endure the aggression that's inside all of us
We'll wipe out our own species and thus... the world!
Pity!
Pity on...
on the masses of aggression
on the billions of ignorant people
on the future centuries to come
on the masses of ignorant people
on the future centuries to come


7. IN THE NIGHT

In the city, the day is too hot
And you're hoping for relief, 'cuz your head is filled with pain
But you get no relief, 'cuz the night is the same...
In the night, in the night you see through jaded eyes
In the night, in the night you feel barely alive
You live your life in darkness, you've got pennies on your eyes
But you say that it's all right, 'cuz you've never lived a lie
As you crawl back to your womblike existence in the night
In the night, in the night you see through jaded eyes
In the night, in the night you feel barely alive
You can't see no light, but you hear those heavy footsteps
And the little man inside twists your tormented mind
Your mind is filled with shadows, your palms are wet with sweat
Limbs are bound and tangled in a fatal net
There are two things you can do
One is turn and fight
The other's run headlong into the night
In the night, in the night you see through jaded eyes
In the night, in the night you feel barely alive
You can't see no light, but you hear those heavy footsteps
And the breathing at your side, is it yours, or is it
Good bye!


8. DAMNED TO BE FREE

Death and the shadow that it casts on life scares me little or none
People tell me of a divine right and the happy chosen one
I'm a freak 'cause my morals clash with others in the world
I go home while they work hard, then they same I'm wrong
There's only one place to be, while living with tragedy
If their sins affected me, I gotta be damned to be free
Freedom is responsibility, pay more than it's worth
Instincts tells us not to die, hazy myth since birth
Learn their rules, play their game, deceive yourself in haste
Turn your own brain into dust; it's not theirs to waste
There's only one place to be, while living with tragedy
Extract the nectar, burn the tree, I gotta be damned to be free
Thinking... This world it ain't so bad
Dying... It's just another fad
Working... 8 hours, that's not for me
Dying... It's just your destiny


9. WHITE TRASH (2ND GENERATION)

Wasted children, fixed blank eyes, blood and sweat, we socialize
Broken homes from which they come, beer-stained dad, compliant Mom
Fear and love, much despised, replaced by comfortable lies
Teenage classic, more cliche, one step further on the edge of decay
White trash, 2nd generation, white trash, 2nd generation
White trash, 2nd generation, don your crown and cleanse the nation
Are you ready to fight for your morality? Right wing allies, white supremacy
Pretty fascist on the tube draped in red and white and blue
White trash, 2nd generation, stupid foibles, indignation
Offspring of suburban fright, pearl-white creatures of the night
White trash, 2nd generation, white trash, 2nd generation
White trash, 2nd generation, don your crown and cleanse the nation
Stiff blue collar, coat and tie, brand new breeds side by side
Christian ethic, right extremes, shoved down our throat as the American Dream
White trash, 2nd generation, stupid foibles, indignation
Offspring of suburban fright, pearl-white creatures of the night
White trash, 2nd generation, white trash, 2nd generation,
White trash, 2nd generation, don your crown and cleanse the nation
White trash, 2nd generation, white trash, 2nd generation,
White trash, 2nd generation, don your crown and cleanse the nation


10. AMERICAN DREAM

I hate my family, hate my school, speed limits and the golden rule
Hate people who aren't what they seem, more than anything else, American Dream
American Dream's gonna swallow you whole, it's bursting at the seam
It'll sweep you away, so enjoy it today, tomorrow you'll be old thus useless
American Dream... American Dream....
American Dream, that's ok, 'cause no one dare give you away
I hate my job, I hate your god, I hate hypocrites and common slobs
Hate people who aren't what they seem, more than anything else, American Dream
Promise me today I'll have a Chevrolet, with whitewalls on the side
One boy, one girl, comfortable lies
The American Dream... American Dream...
American Dream, that's ok, 'cause no one dare give you away.
American Dream!
(bleah!)


11. EAT YOUR DOG

Weak and sick, dying in the sand, no such thing as a promised land
Don't lose faith in a better life--reincarnation, poor excuse
You're dying you assholes, your religion can't help you now
Dying and starving in the fields you used to plow
Rotting bones in your barren fields. Worshipped creature's supposed to heal
He won't save you and he won't save me. See what you want to see
Hindu religion in the mind of a working Joe
Starving and dying in the fields you used to know
You're tied and bound to a god's useless advice
Bloated stomachs from aching diseases hold back the fight
In the end you'll return once more to die again
Go on 'til you can't no more in non-eternal sin


12. VOICE OF GOD IS GOVERNMENT

Neighbors, no one loves you like he loves you
And no one cares like he cares
Neighbors, let us join today in the holy love of God and money
Because neighbors, no one loves you like He loves you
And what better way to show your love than to dig deep into your pockets
Dig real deep, until it hurts. Alleviate your guilt
Free yourself once again, because he gave to you, brothers and sisters
Please give a 10, 25, or 50 dollar tax-deductible donation
And I assure you your modest pledge will be used to censor TV and radio
Ban questionable books, and contribute to many other Godly services
No longer will young Christian Americans hedonistically indulge
In masochistic submission to rhythmic music, for with your monetary support
There is no end to what we can achieve in this country
The voice of God is government. The voice of God is government
The voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!
(1,2,3,4)
Can't you see what we believe in, all our thoughts, all our reasons
Pursuit of life and liberty and happiness we cannot see?
Speak of truth with a mighty voice, but politics are your real choice
Hire men to change the law, protect and serve with one small flaw
Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!
If we shun God and Jesus Christ, religious love is sacrifice
Love for God is shown in cash, the love they send is mailbox trash
With every pamphlet we receive, more money asked for Godly needs
Build a million dollar church, with money spent on God's research
Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!
On late night TV, God can heal, a certain force you cannot feel
Love for money in God's name, religion's now a TV game!
Build a million dollar church, with money spent on God's research
Build a million dollar church, with money spent on God's research
Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!
Yeah!
Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!


13. OLIGARCHY

Presidential election every four years
But neither man we can see or hear
Urgent cries for society
But he can't see the blood on me
Do you see?
Do you see too much for me?
Try that with our oligarchy
Try that with our oligarchy
Oligarchy, oligarchy


14. DOIN' TIME

See the fight, old men crying, deny their ruin
Watch them try. The cynic laughs at the optimist's closed eyes
Darkness falls, curtain calls, the cynic's beer soon overflows
Other watches, has a drink, and from the same cup
They drink
I'm doin' time, how long I don't know
William had 26, blew his brains out, now look at him
John had only one, watch the mother mourn her only son
I'm doin' time, how long I don't know
I'll kiss goodbye my brain and body
And go to sleep for generations
And go to sleep for generations
Salvation:
Cease concentration
You'll only lose the fight
Don't tell me what's wrong or right!
You're losing sight
You're just gonna die anyway!

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