"Sowing the Seeds of Utopia" as written by and Greg Graffin....
We all know politicians only go
Just half-way there
Just half-way there
The innocence of youth needs protection not abuse

But no one seems to care
Yet no one seems to care
And you sit there and watch the world go around
From your pseudo-benevolent vantage point
While we who've been left to pick up after you
Try our best to make some sense for those who
Come next

Now what have you done to foster the truth
Besides just hide hide the lies?
Besides just hide hide the lies?
A selfish campaign never justifies the gain
But the means are verified
Yeah the means are verified

And you sit there and insist you are right
From your popular psychological podium
While those who rely and depend on you
They wilt because you don't accept we need
Each other

Whole sowing the seeds of Utopia,
You invoked a convenient amnesia
You forgot how to care, you forgot how to provide,
You forgot how to work toward a meaningful life

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"Sowing the Seeds of Utopia" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentI agree that this song is particularly self-explanatory. It is exactly the feeling one gets when the politician they believed and trusted in ends up being a lier who cared little for all he (or she) said they stood for. "you invoked a convenient amnesia" pretty much sums up what they do. It is our responsibility because it doesn't seem like they will take it.
    maxbenon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song explains itself really, i just wanted to say that i rly lke this song!
    crazy_punk_gurlon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song about politicians (not all but many). It calls them pseudo-benevolent. Pseudo means sort of, or, not really. And benevolent means intending or wanting to do good. So pseudo-benevolent is a good way to describe many politicians.
    A selfish campaign never justifies the gain. This is a good way to look at many of politicians want of increased power.
    And I think that by the title they mean that politicians try to spread their "good" ideas for a better planet (utopia).
    stayfluffyon May 01, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTotally self-explanatory, as stated before, but I would like to add that I don't think the focus is on how politicians are so terribly corrupt.

    Rather, as the end lyrics suggest, it's really a song of regret... scorn for what they've become, certainly, but also hinting at the sad transformation so many politicians seem to go through, starting off well-meaning and idealistic but somewhere along the road abandoning the values that led to the original inception of their "Utopia," possibly without even realizing it.
    "You FORGOT how to care... how to provide... how to work toward a meaningful life."
    Gestahlon September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentReally powerful song lyricswise ( as always when it's Bad Religion).
    Kungkisstankon November 12, 2010   Link

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