"Bad Religion" as written by and Brett Gurewitz....
See my body, it's nothing to get hung about.
I'm nobody except genetic runaround.
Spiritual era's gone, it ain't comin' back.
Bad religion, a cabal, that is all that's left.
Hey Mr. Mind, stop wasting my time,
With your factory precision.
Factory precision is your
Bad religion, too good to take.
Indecision, it's not too late.
Nad religion, bad religion.
Ay!
Don't you know the place you live's a piece of shit?
Don't you know blind faith in life will conquer it?
Don't you know responsibility is ours?
I don't care a think about eternal fires.
Listen this time, it's more than a rhyme,
It's your indecision.
Your indecision is your
Bad religion, too good to take.
Indecision, it's not too late.
Bad religion, too good to take.
Indecision, it's not too late.
Bad religion, bad religion,
Bad religion.


Lyrics submitted by punk_in_drublic99

"Bad Religion" as written by Tommy Stewart Salvatore P. Erna

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  • +1
    General CommentI don't think the words are different though. Besides, why would they change the words to give very different meanings? (Mr. Mime vs Mr. Mind/regurgitate vs too good to take)

    Greg's voice wasn't to clear at the time so it is easy to mishear the words.
    Sorrynametakenon June 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't like these theories, so I'm going to create my own. How about that religion no longer stands for what it was originally employed to do - lead us to better our personal lives and make the world a better place? Before laws could be enforced properly, religion stood in its place. There's no cops to shoot you if you kick down Mr. Brown's door, but God won't be very pleased with you when he catches up. Religion doesn't do that for many people now; it just gives them another excuse to feel superior to everyone else.
    Geckaton August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best song by bad religion
    geekgirl9on April 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA belief is not a religion. A religion is an organizes communal society based upon a system of beliefs (that's not out of a dictionary, it's straight from my head). A belief is simply a belief, for example, a person could believe in god but not be religious.
    aebassiston July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery true, I think the song is saying that the way religion is now is bad and so is are lack of direction so dont get caught up in all the shit.
    kuffson September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaebassist,thank you for showing hennessee101 his error in logic, so i dont have to :)
    StupidPunkRockeron October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's no definate "religion" so to say. everyone sees it differently so when you think about it its' all beleifs. if there was one religion it would be the right one because everyone sees everyone else as being wrong, so they are all just beleifs
    ryan_horstmanon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics in the song are incorrect. Here are the lyrics from the "How Could Hell be any Worse?" reissue booklet:

    see my body, it's nothing to get hung about.
    I'm nobody except genetic runaround.
    spiritual era's gone, it ain't comin' back.
    bad religion, a copout, that is all that's left.
    hey Mr. Mime, stop wasting my time,
    with your factory precision.
    factory precision is your
    bad religion, regugitate.
    indecision, it's not too late.
    nad religion, bad religion.
    Fight!
    don't you know the place you live's a piece of shit?
    don't you know blind faith through won't conquer it?
    don't you know responsibility is ours?
    I don't care a think about eternal fires.
    listen this time, it's more than a rhyme,
    it's your indecision.
    your indecision is your
    bad religion, regurgitate.
    indecision, it's not too late.
    bad religion, too good to take.
    indecision, it's not too late.
    bad religion, bad religion,
    bad religion.
    Sorrynametakenon May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThats because there's more than one version of it. Hell, there's 3 different versions just on the 80-85 cd.
    Securitron5kon June 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell in one version, it goes "It's more than a rhyme, it's your indecision", and in another, it goes "It's more than a rhyme, it's conjured up in lies".
    juffon October 01, 2004   Link

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