Punk Rock Song Lyrics

Bad Religion


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Greg Graffin
album: Track 5 in album The Gray Race
release date: 1996-2-22
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genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Punk
length: 2:28
producer: Ric Ocasek and Bad Religion
engineer: Bruce Calder
mastering: George Marino
assistant engineer: Andy Salas
composer: Greg Graffin
lyricist: Greg Graffin

Cover Art

Bad Religion The Gray Race cover art
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Have you been to the desert?
Have you walked with the dead?
There's a hundred thousand children being killed for their bread

And the figures don't lie they speak of human disease
But we do what we want and we think what we please

Have you lived the experience?
Have you witnessed the plague?
People making babies sometimes just to escape
In this land of competition the compassion is gone
Yet we ignore the needy and we keep pushing on
We keep pushing on

This is just a punk rock song
Written for the people who can see something's wrong
Like ants in a colony we do our share
But there's so many other ****in' insects out there
And this is just a punk rock song
(like workers in a company we do our share
But there's so many other ****in' robots out there)

Have you visited the quagmire?
Have you swam in the ****?
The party conventions and the real politic
The faces always different, the rhetoric the same
But we swallow it, and we see nothing change
Nothing has changed

10 million dollars on a losing campaign
20 million starving and writhing in pain
Big strong people unwilling to give
Small in vision and perspective
One in five kids below the poverty line
One population runnin' out of time


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Gray Race
  • 2 Them and Us
  • 3 A Walk
  • 4 Parallel
  • 5 Punk Rock Song
  • 6 Empty Causes
  • 7 Nobody Listens
  • 8 Pity the Dead
  • 9 Spirit Shine
  • 10 The Streets of America
  • 11 Ten in 2010
  • 12 Victory
  • 13 Drunk Sincerity
  • 14 Come Join Us
  • 15 Cease
  • 16 Punk Rock Song (German version)