"Hello Cruel World" as written by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz....
I can't stop the way I feel
But I can penetrate your religion with a nail
You are mine and we are twine
When we radiate in waves together everything is fine

Hello cruel world do you know that you're killing me?
I don't mind but I could use a little sympathy
I've been blind as a fool can be
My dear cruel world do you ever think about me?

I can feel so alone with you right here
And yet I turn to you for comfort in my despair
You are dust and I am bone
And I will love your endless gaze of madness until I turn to stone

Hello cruel world do you know that you're killing me?
I don't mind but I could use a little sympathy
I've been blind as a fool can be
My dear cruel world now I know you are my everything

Please forgive me

Hello cruel world do you know that you're killing me
I don't mind but I could use a little sympathy
I've been blind as only a man can be
My dear cruel world now I've made a mess of everything


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"Hello Cruel World" as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

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    My InterpretationThis one is a little tricky, at first it sounds like a love song where his girl is his world... but, I'll throw a twist on it, see if it sticks?

    Hello World!

    Is the first line coded by pretty much anyone, ever. It's dumb, but there it is. Hello Cruel World would be a play on that in such that the melodramatic (and cliche) suicide note is "goodbye cruel world" so I propose it could be a mix of them both! So, the more he codes, the harder it becomes until he realizes his world is saturated in dense, impenetrable code! His world is cruel, and he's just begun!

    Or it's about drugs.
    leemodon February 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThere are a few lines I noticed, the main one that took me months to realize:
    (BTW, I know A LOT of Bad Religion songs aren't about Religion. But this song has 1 line in there which I can't interpret any other way expect for Religion)

    "I can feel so alone with you right here and yet I turn to you for comfort in my despair"

    That sounds like Religion aka "God". -- If he's always there, why do you turn to the same one for "comfort"????
    ColoradoBoy19on October 26, 2013   Link

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