East Jesus Nowhere

Album: 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
  • Raise your hands now to testify
    Your confession will be crucified
    You're a sacrificial suicide
    Like a dog that's been sodomized
    Stand up! All the white boys
    Sit down! And the black girls
    You're the soldiers of the new world

    Put your faith in a miracle
    And it's non-denominational
    Join the choir we will be singing
    In the church of wishful thinking

    A fire burns today
    Of blasphemy and genocide
    The sirens of decay
    Will infiltrate the faith fanatics

    Oh bless me Lord for I have sinned
    It's been a lifetime since I last confessed
    I threw my crutches in "the river of a shadow of doubt"
    And I'll be dressed up in my Sunday best

    Say a prayer for the family
    Drop a coin for humanity
    Ain't this uniform so flattering?
    I never asked you a god damned thing

    A fire burns today
    Of blasphemy and genocide
    The sirens of decay
    Will infiltrate the faith fanatics

    Don't test me
    Second guess me
    Protest me
    You will disappear

    I want to know who's allowed to breed
    All the dogs who never learned to read
    Missionary politicians
    And the cops of a new religion

    A fire burns today
    Of blasphemy and genocide
    The sirens of decay
    Will infiltrate the inside
    Yeah Writer/s: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, FRANK E., III WRIGHT, FRANK EDWIN WRIGHT III, MICHAEL PRITCHARD, MIKE DIRNT, MIKE RYAN PRITCHARD, TRE COOL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Orla from New ZealandI love this song alot. And I am a Christian and know ALOT of Christians who are so self-righteous, its sickening. This song is really good where it says 'all the white boys and the black girls/ you'll be soldiers of the new world', because it shows everyone is of the same equality.
  • Grantners from Culver CityAs a Christian, I have to agree that much of the self-righteous, conservative, hate cultivating Christians do a better job of turning people off of Jesus than anything else. This song exposes them well. This might seem a little far out, but I actually think that since (in my belief), there is a God, then there is a devil (who is still pissed about coming out of Georgia empty handed). His finest servants use the cross in this manner, as exposed by Bono with 'Sad eyes, crooked crosses-in God's Country'. So, I just hope people don't let the haters define what is actually beautiful & available to all of us.
  • Trevor from San Diego, CaI'm Christian and yeah I definitely see issues with certain organized religious institutions. There are so many misinterpreations of the Bible and Christianity in general that give us a bad rap. Really heavy awesome song overall.
  • Shane from Westminster, MdI agree that some Christians are hypocrites (and I'm a Christian) but not all of them are. No one is perfect and no one thing is gonna send you to hell. Great song though.
  • Squigle from Columbus, OhDoes anybody know what the "radio" parts at the begining are from? Some parts are familiar. Anyways, this song ROCKS!! Best from 21st Centrury Breakdown.
  • Alan from The Meadow Of Rainbows, United KingdomI once saw a church called "The Church of the Rock". I wonder if its like that bit in School of Rock...
  • Laura from Bham, United KingdomIs it me or at the beginning in all the radio static and channels is there a bit of of ¿Viva La Gloria? Little Girl?
  • James from Indianapolis, InThis is the best song on the album. I cant believe theres not more comments!!! Also I had friends that were like that.They would say if you didnt listen to Christan music you wouldnt go to heaven
  • Michael from Tucson, AzI'm a Christian, but I don't consider a relationship with Jesus a religion. But I definitely have a problem with organized religion, such as Baptism, Catholicism, and most other organized churches (*shudder* Scientology).
  • Joey from Miami, Flone of the heaviest songs on the album. Kick-ass song!
  • Jared from Elkton, MdI heard that the title came from the movie Juno.
  • Matt from Las Vegas, NvI'm a Christian and I can relate to what he is saying. It's a shame that there's Christians out there like that.
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