Don't be played like someone else's board game.
Don't be classed out like some desolate redoubt.
Don't be misled, you've got a lot on your head
And nobody's gonna pay attention when you are dead.
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Raise Your Voice! [4x]
It's the primary rule, you gotta wanna be fooled.
It's our daunted restraint that keeps us silent in shame.
It's our nature to be adversarial and free,
Our evolution didn't hinge on passivity.
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Raise Your Voice! [ad infinitum]
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|2:55||No Substance||6997-1||United States||12"||2010|
|2:55||No Substance||CPT-2007||South Korea||MC||2007|
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|2:55||No Substance||83094-4||United States||MC||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||83094-1||United States||12"||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||83094-2||United States||CD||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||83094-2/4||United States||CD||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||83094||United States||12"||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||A 006497||Bulgaria||MC||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||DRAGNET 489570||Turkey||MC||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||DRA 489570 9||Germany||CD||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||DRA 489570 4||Germany||MC||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||DRA 489570 1||Germany||12"||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||DRA 489570 2||Germany||CD||1998|
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|2:55||Raise Your Voice||DRA 665675 5||Germany||CD||1998|
|3:10||Raise Your Voice||DRA 665675 2||Europe||CD||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||No catalog ID||United States||MC||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||SAMPCD 4959||Germany||CD||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||Dragnet 166||Austria||CD||1998|
|Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||202585 9||Germany||DVD||2004|
|Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||9-202585||Mexico||DVD||2004|
|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||n/a||Malaysia||MC||2009|
|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||EPC507628 2||Germany||CD||2002|
|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||EPC 507628 9||Germany||CD||2002|
|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||South Korea||CD||2002|
|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||EICP-96||Japan||CD||2002|
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|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||EDCI 80030||Japan||CD||2002|
|2:55||Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)||2-507628||Brazil||CD||2002|
|2:55||The New America||ZK07115||Russia||CD||2000|
|2:55||No Substance||83094-2P||United States||CD||1998|
|2:55||No Substance||tbd||United States||CD||1998|
|Single||Raise Your Voice was the first single from No Substance and was released in Europe one or two weeks before the album. Inside the CD there is a picture of the band with Campino, the singer of Die Toten Hosen, who also appeared in the promo video. When Greg Graffin first saw the single (on the cover ... More|
|Versions||There are two versions of Raise Your Voice. The version on the European release of No Substance has Campino singing a number of lines. All other releases contain the version where Campino can only be heard in the backing vocals.|
|Song meaning||According to Graffin, the song is about the band's central theme, not to blindly follow any leader. There are too many rabble rousers in politics, religion, and the media.<ref>http://www.thebrpage.net/media/item.asp?itemID=678 Spiegel.de (1998)</ref>|
|Music video||The video was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where Robert F. Kennedy was killed in 1968. It was directed by the German director Kai Sehr. Approximately 20 actors were involved.|
|Inspiration||Graffin wrote the song after seeing a news report about an attack on an American abortion clinic, where two employees were killed by an anti-abortionist. None of the doctors had the courage to intervene because they feared another attack. According to Greg, everyone who doesn't have the courage (ou... More|
Location: Global Citizen
07/17/2004 at 02:40
This is a very straightforward song. Be your own, active, individual person. The main reason I posted is to say that I think this song most clearly demonstrates the most important theme of Bad Religion (though definitely not the only theme).