"News from the Front" as written by Brett Gurewitz and Jay Bentley....
Blood is a river,
Flowing darkly amidst the tangled roots of the tall shining city
Crazy flowing mantide migrations
Engorge the big ventricle of heartbroken America
So many heaven hoping, hopeful groping breathers
All tap together quietly and desperately in unison
Hey, hey, hey, is anybody listening?

News from the front
News from the front
We're living in troubled times
So many fighting for their lives
Why do the troops despise the news from the front?

Ignorance is the root of fear
Fear is the kindling of anger
War is the bringer of shame
But never has the burden lain so heavily upon the victim
Rage and desolation
Pain and loneliness
Isn't it all alarmingly familiar?
Hey, hey, hey, silence is a killer.

News from the front
News from the front
Yeah these are troubled times
How many more will have to die
Before the governors can't deny the news from the front?

Break down the barriers, ally the carriers,
What is your motivation? Take a good look in the mirror

News from the front
News from the front
So many are fighting for their lives
How many more will have to die?
Why does the government decry the news from the front?

Lyrics submitted by punk_in_drublic99, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"News From the Front" as written by Jay Bentley Brett W. Gurewitz

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    General CommentThis is one of my fav bad religion songs. I always thought that it was about wars and government until i heard an interviwew with Mr Brett and he said that its actually about the AIDS virus. Once you read the lyrics again with this in mind you see the connection. Peace .:{Clayton}:.
    TheDeathlessOneon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like this song. Makes you think of the great wars of history and how the ideals that we are made fight for arent our own
    weaselfierceon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is so about war and the way governments don't care for the innocent people they send to fight on the front in their name ... and what for ? The wealth and power of a chosen few .
    Spineron March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKurosaki Ichigo's favorite song!!! Ooh how it fits him *¬*
    Ok, I know I'm somekind of freaky-anime-fan... u.u
    But still this song rox

    Gome ne! ^^U
    Elarienon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about aids
    airrickon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA very very very good song by an epic band. Its good to see them helping get the word out about AIDS, a very important topic. And the part:

    Ignorance is the root of fear
    Fear is the kindling of anger

    Goes beyond just how people view AIDS, it is also applicable to many situations that we can see in everyday life. Great, meaningful song.
    stayfluffyon April 30, 2010   Link

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