All Good Soldiers

Album: Recipe For Hate (1993)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about how the government of the United States is a Christian government. The soldiers answer to the president, the president answers to his god. If you are a "good" soldier in the eyes of moral America, then you, too, believe in God. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tyler - Seymour, TN
  • Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz wrote this song. He explained that the idea behind the lyric is that "there's no such thing as a good soldier." After all, if there were no soldiers, there wouldn't be any wars.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.

U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?

Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

Daryl HallSongwriter Interviews

Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.

John WaiteSongwriter Interviews

"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.

Pam TillisSongwriter Interviews

The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.