"Submission Complete" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
Dedication's the price you pay
Initiated are coddled and caged
Before you walk, as soon as you crawl
Hope is pointless when you're stuck in the trawl

Fuck the freshman lectures and blandishments
They just betray impoverished accomplishments
The puppet masters fear originality
They tighten up the tethers and they shackle your feet
Submission complete

Young recruits never have a chance
Enticed to the drill, admonished to dance
Early to rise and early to shine
Life is long but the end is nigh

Break the guilty trammels from yesteryear
Remember how rejuvenation conquers all fears
Lowly opportunists take commanding roles
And hawk ultimatums so their weakness won't show

The sad reflection of dead ambition
You live for nothing
Submission complete

Yeah, break the guilty trammels from yesteryear
Remember how the taste of failure makes it all clear
The lowly opportunists take commanding roles
And hawk ultimatums so their weakness won't show

The sad reflection of dead ambition
You live for nothing
Expectation, indoctrination
Life's damnation
Submission complete

Dying on your feet
Submission complete
A total defeat


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"Submission Complete" as written by Greg Graffin Brett Gurewitz

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    General CommentI'm agreeing with the "Boot Stamping" comment - again I think it is a song about Orwell's 1984 -

    The sad reflection of dead ambition
    You live for nothing
    Submission complete!

    I think is about when Winston gives in at the end and gives up his girlfriend, submitting himself and destroying the last of his ambition
    ragingbenon January 27, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningOPEN YOUR FUKING EYES! THATS THE MEANING! i am truely dissapointed in the mntality of so many bad religion fans when bad religion stands for feedom and standing up against our corrupt government. Its sooooooooooooo plain and simple and still barely any of you know what this song is about, at least the guy who quoted george orwell showed some signs of inteligence. this song is saying your education systems along with the media and governmet and LYING TO YOU and the military IS GOING TO KILL YOU! this is a theme that REPEATS REPEATS REPEATS in bad religion songs so start waking the fuck up and doing something about this threat to your freedom
    parkerg2707on January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentITS SAYING YOU ARE THE SHEEP BLIBNDLY FOLLOWING THE HERD, YES YOU, THE ONE WHO HAS COMPLETE APATHY TOWARDS POLITICS AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS, EVERY ONE OF YOU ARE ALLOWING TYRRANY TO LIVE AND BREED BY NOT STANDING UP FOR YOUSELVES AND YOUR FELLOW MAN!
    parkerg2707on January 20, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOPEN YOUR FUKING EYES! THATS THE MEANING! i am truely dissapointed in the mntality of so many bad religion fans when bad religion stands for feedom and standing up against our corrupt government. Its sooooooooooooo plain and simple and still barely any of you know what this song is about, at least the guy who quoted george orwell showed some signs of inteligence. this song is saying your education systems along with the media and governmet and LYING TO YOU and the military IS GOING TO KILL YOU! this is a theme that REPEATS REPEATS REPEATS in bad religion songs so start waking the fuck up and doing something about this threat to your freedom
    parkerg2707on January 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningOPEN YOUR FUKING EYES! THATS THE MEANING! i am truely dissapointed in the mntality of so many bad religion fans when bad religion stands for feedom and standing up against our corrupt government. Its sooooooooooooo plain and simple and still barely any of you know what this song is about, at least the guy who quoted george orwell showed some signs of inteligence. this song is saying your education systems along with the media and governmet and LYING TO YOU and the military IS GOING TO KILL YOU! this is a theme that REPEATS REPEATS REPEATS in bad religion songs so start waking the fuck up and doing something about this threat to your freedom
    parkerg2707on January 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreg Graffin is the type of guy that when he went to college, he commented on how professors like students to do things the way they want them, not flexible to originality or creativity. For instance, if we all just tell our teachers and rolemodels in life "I trust you" or "I'll take your word for it," then we'll never learn anything! We must seek our own answers by going against the grain, taking our own approach. Education, politics, and the rest of society shall cease to be layed out and we must look to each other to share ideas and bask in our individuality.

    Hopefully that helps.
    badreligion12on October 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Fuck the freshman lectures and brandishments
    They just betray impoverished accomplishments
    The puppet masters fear originality
    They tighten up the tethers and they shackle your feet
    Submission complete!"

    What I personally think about this part here, is how in college, many times they don't care if you're telling the truth: the care if you spout back the bullshit they say.
    WyvernZon March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think in the second chorus it is "remember how the fate of failure makes it all clear." I could be wrong, but that is what I am hearing.
    Erroriston July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo far I get the feeling that Greg sings about how the common man must submit under degenerate leaders. Maybe it's about soldiers, kind of fits with the march-feel of the guitar riff throughout the song - repetitive and low-key.
    bubbson August 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentitts prety much the same ass boot stamping on a face forever
    soul_doubton September 13, 2007   Link

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