"Bad Religion" as written by Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Charlie Gambetta and Christopher Breaux....
Taxi driver
You're my shrink for the hour
Leave the meter running
It's rush hour
So take the streets if you wanna
Just outrun the demons, could you?
He said allahu Akbar, I told him don't curse me
But boy you need prayer, I guess it couldn't hurt me
If it brings me to my knees
It's a bad religion

This unrequited love
To me it's nothing but
A one-man cult
And cyanide in my Styrofoam cup
I could never make him love me
Never make him love me
Love me
Love me

Taxi driver
I swear I've got three lives
Balanced on my head like steak knives
I can't tell you the truth about my disguise
I can't trust no one
And you say allahu Akbar, I told him don't curse me
But boy you need prayer, I guess it couldn't hurt me
If it brings me to my knees
It's a bad religion

This unrequited love
To me it's nothing but
A one-man cult
And cyanide in my Styrofoam cup
I could never make him love me
Never make him love me

It's a bad religion
To be in love with someone
Who could never love you
Only bad, only bad religion
Could have me feeling the way I do


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"Bad Religion" as written by Waynne Nugent Kevin Risto

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  • +8
    Song MeaningTo me, this song is obviously about his struggle with religion as a gay man. When he speaks of "unrequited love" it doesn't refer to another man, but god himself. Frank Ocean was raised to love his god, and does, but those beliefs also mean that his god supposedly doesn't accept gays.

    To think that this song could be as simple as being about a boy who didn't like him back would completely diminish its lyrical brilliance.
    rexmundion July 31, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song seems to be Frank Ocean's feelings about the relationship he had with his first love that left him so heartbroken. He is clearly very distraught about the "unrequited love" that he feels. I see this song as also making a commentary about the taboo of same sex relationships in our society. Despite the intense emotions that he is feeling he feels that he has to keep them bottled up. "I can't tell you the truth about my disguise" suggests that in addition to feeling heartbroken over the events that transpired, he feels even worse due to the fact that so many things in our lives frown upon relationships of this nature, including religion and the hip-hop/r
    kauneuson July 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctioni think the lyric is "bo bo you need prayer" which is a term used by older african men to refer to younger african men (or men of african decent, like frankie)
    alejandramoson August 17, 2012   Link

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