Father, can you hear me?
How have I let you down?
I curse the day that I was born
And all the sorrow in this world

Let me take you to the hurting ground
Where all good men are trampled down
Just to settle a bet that could not be won
Between a prideful father and his son

Will you guide me now, for I can't see
A reason for the suffering and this long misery
What if every living soul could be upright and strong
Well, then I do imagine

There will be sorrow
Yeah, there will be sorrow
And there will be sorrow no more

When all soldiers lay there weapons down
Or when all kings and all queens relinquish their crowns
Or when the only true messiah rescues us from ourselves
It's easy to imagine

There will be sorrow
Yeah, there will be sorrow
And there will be sorrow no more

There will be sorrow
Yeah, there will be sorrow
And there will be sorrow no more

Yeah, there will be sorrow
Yeah, there will be sorrow
And there will be sorrow no more


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Sorrow Lyrics as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

Lyrics © MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song really personifies the brilliance of Bad Religion's lyrical craft. The song not only presents to us the biblical allusion that has been mentioned, but there lies a certain ambiguity to the lyrics that not as many people decide to pick up on.

    The chorus proceeds:

    "There will be sorrow" for two lines, but on the third, Graffin's voice adds in "No more." This leads to the question, is he referring to a chronological order in which there's sorrow and eventually it goes away in the end? Or is he repeating the words for emphasis only to drag out the words "No more" in the final line of the chorus. Or is he simply saying that there will always be sorrow?

    What really struck me at this song was it's almost eerie, seemingly coincidental reference to the situation in Iraq.

    "Let me take you to the hurting ground
    Where all good men are trampled down
    Just to settle a bet that could not be won
    Between a prideful father and his son "

    Hurting ground: The fields of war.
    Prideful father and son: Bush Sr. and Bush Jr.

    I picked up on this after listening a number of times. It's amazing how some of the lyrics fit in with it, yet they had no intention of that sort initially.

    The final verse set of the song ("When all soldiers lay their weapons down...") is probably the most meaningful set of lyrics I've ever heard in a song, especially a relatively recent one. You can tell that BR was really putting their passion into this one. In my opinion the best song they've ever written.
    Egalitarian.on March 12, 2005   Link

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