Seeds of rebellion lay outside your front door
If you nourish them and water them they'll grow into a healthy what for?
And if revolution isn't what's in store
How can you care anymore?

It's a dangerous slip,
A conscientious shift
In the spirit of resistance you gotta hold your grip
Lest the state of your resolve makes you quickly devolve to a fundamentalist

You're an archetype,
That they can pin to the wall
As you cling to all convictions like a farm animal in its stall
Never thinking of the bigger world outside
As they take you for a ride

It's a dangerous slip,
A conscientious shift
In the spirit of resistance you gotta hold your grip
Because passion unabated will be readily conflated with belligerence

It's a dangerous slip,
A conscientious shift
The spirit of resistance you gotta hold your grip
And the verdict won't be kind 'cuz they're desperate for a viable alternative

Take a stance. The Resist stance.
Take a stance. The Resist stance.
Take a stance. The Resist stance.
Take a stance. The Resist stance.



Lyrics submitted by aristuma21, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"The Resist Stance" as written by Greg/gurewitz Graffin

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  • +2
    General Comment:Woohooo! First one to comment woot! Ah hem, anyway is anyone else stoked for the new album?

    So about the song; I think it's another one about being a punk. Like Against the Grain or Henchmen, it speaks about doing your own thing, not what is just accepted by society. It's a call to action of taking a stance, better yet, a resistance stance.

    The lyrics are genius, I love how Bad Religion attacks people and organizations directly:
    You're an archetype,
    that they can pin to the wall
    As you cling to all convictions like a farm animal in its stall
    Never thinking of the bigger world outside
    As they take you for a ride

    That hit me pretty hard, because the analogy attacks citizens of all Earth directly. So don't be an archetype like they say, take a resist stance.
    These guys are still total punks.
    stayfluffyon May 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction:ArcticDawg...the lyrics are correct here, it is "convictions".
    alecw19on September 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think what most people miss in Bad Religions music is Greg's unslanted views towards politics although being anti-establishment is usually a left wing ideal; he's clearly saying in this song that most idealist action (by the left or right wing) is usually pointless. we foster our ideals with a "half a revolution" and then fail to accomplish a goal due to the bureaucracy of organizations and the government. In a nut shell action has become a waste of time.

    Explore BR's lyrics they arent trying to tell you what to believe they are telling you to gather the facts and come to your own realizations of what is going on in this fucked up place we live in.
    orangecrunchon October 01, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:Im pretty sure thats not love Brian..

    And Im pretty sure thats not exactly what the songs about. Seems to be about the citizens responsibility
    to take resistance. blablabla government implications we're not sure of just yet. It was just released 2 days ago, Im sure they'le tell us

    saleh-
    splitdissonanceon September 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:I agree with orangecrunch. There is a reason why it's Resist Stance, not resistance. It's a song against extremism. It asks people to keep an open mind and always base their views on the evidence at hand, not on any sort of preconceived notion about the way things ought to be. It seems to me that Greg views education, particularly in the scientific fields, as a form of resistance in and of itself. Science is rebellious in that it incessantly questions the world around us and the halfwitted social and political constructions followed by the masses. He's asking (not telling, No Direction pretty blatantly says that that isn't his goal) people not to take a stance, but to remain as a leaf blowing in the wind; swayed by logic and reason supported by scientific evidence, not the media, politicians, or social movements.
    bshoeon November 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Well said orangecrunch and bshoe! I agree!
    CharlieChumplinon November 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:My personal take: the stances we are taught to make in society are futile and a distraction. So focused on their “convictions” in this regard that they are blind to the big picture and objective views and what may really be happening if we take the time to look behind the scenery. This leads to “fundamentalism” and “passion unabated… conflated with belligerence” (similar to ad hominem). Emotion here overrules logic and reasoning and leads to arrogant hatred of others who might be behind a different stance.

    “Never thinking of the bigger world outside as they take you for a ride”. We are taught in school to take a hard stance on issues and debates. So later we can be politicians and supporters of the system by squabbling about which side you are on, while the globalists create this Orwellian tyranny, when we are not paying attention to the big picture. They have us fighting each other so there is no resistance to their agenda. They have us distracted fighting left vs right, or USA vs Communists or Terrorists (soon to be Iran after an impending false flag operation).

    It is my feeling that more and more people are starting to get wise to this and are beginning to see through the bs. That we must resist and hold our grip. It’s time for a revolution. And if is no revolution in store then what's the point cuz we're screwed? It’s time to raise the rebel from it’s grave.
    Brendan73on February 15, 2012   Link
  • -1
    Lyric Correction:As you cling to all convictions like a farm animal in its stall |=> As you cling to all RESISTANCE like a farm animal in its stall
    ArcticDawgon May 27, 2010   Link

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