Can you feel I'm not like you anymore
I can't see, I can't breathe
See you quiver like the dogs on the streets
Looking down on as I beat you
It's bad religion, from a broken nation
It's a contradiction
And I can't take it anymore
Who's to say I won't like you anyway
Take a deep breath, I'm alive
Can you feel me, I'm alive inside of you
Agony creeps up behind you
It's a bad religion, from a broken nation
It's a contradiction
And I can't take it any fucking way!
Can you feel it? I gotta live with it everyday
I can't take the pressure, I'm going insane
Now go away!

Lyrics submitted by 3ssence

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

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song may have been written about abortion or mainstream religions originally, but I believe that it can take on a different meaning to each person. Personally, as a former Christian, I take the meaning as a way to speak-out against Christianity. It is full of people who constantly say that they accept others, but then refuse to accept people of other religions, sexual orientations, and sometimes race. This may just be the people I've dealt with, or not. These lyrics are a very good description of how I feel about followers of a religion they didn't choose, or even really understand. But whatever you think it means, I'm not going to contest that. This is just what it means to me.
    birdssaychirpon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThough everyone does have some amazing takes on this song, it is in fact about Sully's strong stance against abortion. As many already know Sully is a devout Wiccan (as expressed by other songs; Voodoo, Spiral, Re-Align) and reverance for life is one of the major tenets of his belief. He also has admitted that though he does not believe in Christianity (Catholicism or Protestantism) he has expressed in many interviews that he respects others beliefs. He is not trying to bring down the Catholic faith or mainstream religion. He is even quoted to have said, "I never wanted to be the posterboy for witchcraft. What I believe is my business."
    Jesmanon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fuckin love this song, its my favorite Godsmack song there is!!!!
    Disturbedrulezon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of godsmacks greatest songs and one of my favorite lyrics for all of us who have had enough with religion. For those of us who can't take it anymore, pressured by all their bullshit, and can't take it any fucking way. Godsmack is fucking awesome.
    hockeyguy3066on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the only Godsmack song that Tommy had any part in writing.
    king nothing2on April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI go with hockeyguy3066
    KainTheDrowon April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell another great one... I also agree with hockeyguy3066
    escenceon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song
    purplepeopleeateron December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one note
    grungebaby92on January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps the most simplistic guitar riff ever written. Still a sweet song though.
    SwiftImmortal_1on February 11, 2005   Link

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