The stories from our childhood condition us to think
That beauty is a basic human trait.
But how are they reconciled with daily realities
Like poverty and dominance and rape?
I said you've got to be
Stone cold dead not to see
It is pointless to search for teleology.
Mediocrity... (Always mediocrity) [6x]
|2:45||21st Century (Digital Boy)||661143 2||Europe||CD||1994|
|2:45||21st Century (Digital Boy)||DRA 661143 8||Germany||MC||1994|
|2:45||Stranger Than Fiction||DRA 660671 6||Germany||12"||1994|
|2:45||21st Century (Digital Boy)||DRA 661143 5||United Kingdom||CD||1994|
|2:45||Stranger Than Fiction||DRA 660671 2||Germany||CD||1994|
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|2:45||Stranger Than Fiction||MATTCD 004S||Australia||CD||1994|
|2:45||Stranger Than Fiction||DRA 660671 2 | DRA 477343||Israel||CD||1994|
09/01/2009 at 17:52
this song is about the theory of mediocrity. It is also my personnal favorite BR song. The lyrics are very strong, and the music is probably the best in the whole stranger than fiction era. It is a very loud and fast paced punk rock song suggesting that there is nothing special about the world and especially about humans, starting from the point that the human race may be an error of the evolution. The second verse sums up the theory pretty well. Why should beauty (and all of the others religious caracteristics) be associated at the human race, while there's a lot of people suffering from disgusting acts commited to and by humans... Suffering looks like it may be the major argument of Graffin against religion.
Location: Global Citizen
04/21/2007 at 02:48
Well right off the bat i want to say that this is, lyrically and musically, my favorite bad religion song. on to my interpretation. the song is about the slow decay of morality and society in america, with lines such as "the stories of our childhood condition us to think that beauty is a basic human trait, but how do they reconcile with daily realities, like poverty dominance and rape" and "there is far more disorder, than there is harmony", it proves to be a satire of the decadence we experience of morality.