"Changing Tide" as written by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz....
Every day's the same routine of endless chores and boring details
And you know you're waiting for the perfect condition for your ship to set sail

But of course the climate's always changing
Clining to the past has got you straining
Comes the recognition now you're on a mission that is born to fail
(Leave it)

Brothers say goodbye
Sisters don't you cry
All embrace the times
Wade into the changing tide

Searching for philosophy of life can be a drag on the soul
Nowadays we pick and choose the pieces from other people's wisdom of old

But of course the climate's always changing
Clinging to the past has got you straining
Realizing all your most cherished beliefs are subject to rot and mold
(Come on)

Brothers say goodbye
Sisters don't you cry
All embrace the times
Wade into the changing tide


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"Changing Tide" as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

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    My Interpretationthis one has a simple message: you're stagnating, and it's not working for you. Don't be afraid to change.

    or - you're never too old to find a new way.
    leemodon February 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is Bad Religions swan song. They will probably go on to make four more albums but this song is the song that they should have ended their career on:

    "But of course the climate's always changing
    Clinging to the past has got you straining
    Realizing all your most cherished beliefs are subject to rot and mold
    (Come on)

    Brothers say goodbye
    Sisters don't you cry
    All embrace the times
    Wade into the changing tide "

    They're saying that our social life is a fluctuating thing and even their bedrock lyrics are subject to mold and will rot away (not the majority but ten in 2010 anyone?). It almost a suicide note to the fans, telling us to realize that BR is not the be all and end all (something they've already told us in the lyric "no Bad Religion song will make your life complete" so many years ago) and that even they will rot away and be replaced by others and now its time for us to wade into the water alone and make our own minds up.

    Absolutely beautiful. I am a HUGE BR fan and I am beyond satisfied with this album (I think it is the best they've made since at least Generator/ATG) but I would be more then happy if they ended on this song.
    Whitey666on May 12, 2013   Link

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