Bad Religion

Album: Godsmack (2000)
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  • The word of God says that we will receive
    Praise of God. God will begin to speak forth, our
    Righteousness is of him, sayith the Lord

    Get back
    Can you feel I'm not like you anymore
    I can't see
    I can't breathe
    See you quiver like the dogs on the street
    Looking down on as I beat you
    Oh, its a bad religion
    From a broken nation
    Its a contradiction
    And I can't take it anymore, yeah
    Who's ta say I won't like you anyway?
    Take a deep breath
    I'm alive
    Can you hear me
    I'm alive inside you
    Agony creeps up behind you
    Oh, Its a bad religion (Bad religion)
    From a broken nation (A broken nation)
    Its a contradiction
    And I can't take it any f***ing more

    Its a bad religion (bad religion, bad religion, bad religion)
    From a broken nation (Broken nation)
    Its a contradiction
    Yeah
    Can you feel it?
    I gotta live with it everyday
    And I can't take the pressure
    I'm goin' insane
    Now go away

    Go away
    Now you start praising God where ever you
    Are. I don't care where you are, I don't care what is
    Happening, just begin to praise God, just begin to
    Praise him and praise him and praise him and praise
    Him and worship him, and bless him

    Its a bad religion (bad religion, bad religion, bad religion)
    From a broken nation (Broken nation)
    Its a contradiction
    Yeah
    Can you feel it?
    I gotta live with it everyday
    And I can't take the pressure
    I'm goin' insane
    Now go away Writer/s: SALVATORE P. ERNA, TOMMY STEWART
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Shepardleec from Central UsIt's so obviously about Sully's stance on being pro-life. He is a practicing Wiccan, so it's not anti-religion. Just listen to the lyrics.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI relate it to be about bullies and how they're really just insecure cowards on the inside, they feel insecure about themselves, so they pick on others to feel better about themselves, there really not that different from the people they tease ("Who's to say I won't like you anyway? Take a deep breath, I'm alive. Can you feel me, I'm alive inside of you. Agony creeps up behind you." "Can you feel it? I gotta live with it everyday, and I can't the pressure. I'm goin' insane, now go away!) The first verse could be from the POV of the bully ("See you quver like the dogs on the street, lookin' down on as I beat you.") IDK just my interpretation.
  • Jorge from Bronx, NyGodsmack,,,Of course many people just read the tittl and speculate,in Fact came to know is about abortion,even now i like the tune!
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjLove the drums in this one.
  • Pierce from Peoria, IlIn honesty, I think this has absolutely nothing to do with religion or abortion. The song's narrator has been forced by authority to think and act in a certain way which he has come to realize is hypocritical. He knows now that the way he used to live will deeply affect him for the rest of his life, which he can never forgive or forget and hopes those who deceived will feel guilty for what they have done ("Can you hear me? I'm alive inside of you. Agony creeps up behind you.") Erna uses religion as a metaphor for hypocrisy.
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhThis song totally relates to what I think about religion personally, its all just hype and all of its just hypocritical nonsense
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