"Suffer" as written by Brett Gurewitz and Greg Graffin....
Did you ever see the concrete stares of everyday?
The lunatic, the hypocrite are all lost in the fray

Can't you see their lives are just like yours?
An unturned stone, and undiscovered
Door leading to
The gift of hope renewed
Eternity for you
The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

The business man whose master plan controls the world each day
Is blind to indications of his species of his species' slow decay

People blow their minds
They choose to resign
This deformed society is part of a design
It'll never go away
It's in the cards that way
The masses of humanity have always had to suffer


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"Suffer" as written by Brett Gurewitz Greg Graffin

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about how fucked up life is and how depressing it is to be a human. It's not very specific, much like other bad religion songs. it's not just about "corporations" it says the masses of humanity have ALWAYS had to suffer.
    Bender is greaton November 26, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOkay Bender is great got it right. (Bender IS great, btw). It's not really about the "government" or "big corporations" or anything like that. I don't really see how you got that out of this song.

    This song is about how humans are required to suffer. Always have and always will. Everyone one suffers from something, there's no way around it. Some people suffer from poverty, some from cancer, some from harassment, whatever it is, everyone suffers and there is no way around it.

    That is what this song is about, not "government" or "big corporations". Punk (especially Bad Religion) goes beyond those worn out songs.
    stayfluffyon August 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about the corporations and the government, who take everything for themselves and leave the masses suffering, but they just don't give a fuck...
    gofuckyourselfon February 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome song. one of bad religions best.

    about big corperations leaving hundreds of millions of kids suffering, while they reap the benefits.
    petetheeliteon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is purely just a song about the current global situation. The age old battle between the "haves" and the "have-nots". The "haves" not helping the "haves-nots" and Greg's basically saying that this sad cycle of "slow decay" will always continue and that the majority of people around the world will always suffer while remaining in that sad cycle.
    wrinkledPholeon March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you fucking kidding me? 3 comments? this is bad religion's best song!
    chris-jerichoon August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'This deformed society is part of the design.'

    This line really reminded me of Orwell's 1984. It wouldn't be the first time there was an Orwell reference in BR lyrics.

    Brilliant song
    VictoryGinon August 10, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThe businessman whose master plan controls the world each day
    Is blind to indications of his species' slow decay.
    Can't you see his life is just like yours?




    Hmmm. I've tried to think the answer to this. My guesses:

    The Buisness man is the whole government. The goverenment is slowly decaying, falling apart onto the masses of humanity who will always have to suffer.
    Woofsison May 19, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General Commentis it "The businessman whose have-to plan controls the world each day" ?
    SlothsAreFunnyon September 28, 2009   Link

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