The Answer Lyrics

Bad Religion


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Greg Graffin
album: Track 6 in album Generator
release date: 1992-3-12
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length: 3:22
drums: Bobby Schayer
guitar: Brett Gurewitz
electric bass guitar: Jay Bentley
percussion: Bobby Schayer
drumset: Bobby Schayer
electric guitar: Greg Hetson, Brett Gurewitz
lead vocals: Greg Graffin
background vocals: Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley
composer: Greg Graffin
lyricist: Greg Graffin

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Long ago in a dusty village
Full of hunger, pain and strife
A man came forth with a vision of truth
And the way to a better life
He was convinced he had the answer
And he compelled people to follow along
But the hunger never vanished
And the man was banished

And the village dried up and died
At a time when wise men peered
Through glass tubes toward the sky
The heavens changed in predictable ways
And one man was able to find

That he had thought he found the answer
And he was quick to write his revelation
But as they were scrutinized

In his colleagues eyes
He soon became a mockery
Don't tell me the answer
I've got ideas too
But if you've got enough naivete
And you've got conviction
Then the answer is perfect for you

An urban sprawl sits choking on its discharge
Overwhelmed by industry
Searching for a modern day savior from another place
Inclined toward charity
Everyone's begging for an answer
Without regard to validity
The searching never ends
It goes on and on for eternity

Track Listing

  • 1 Generator
  • 2 Too Much to Ask
  • 3 No Direction
  • 4 Tomorrow
  • 5 Two Babies in the Dark
  • 6 Heaven Is Falling
  • 7 Atomic Garden
  • 8 The Answer
  • 9 Fertile Crescent
  • 10 Chimaera
  • 11 Only Entertainment