Stranger Than Fiction (from Classic Traxx) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
Quote of the day: "I heard them say that the meek shall reign on earth. Phantasmal myriads of sane bucolic birth. I've seen the rapture in a starving baby's eyes. Inchoate beatitude, the Lord of the Flies." - 1000 More Fools
Stranger Than Fiction
Details
Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1994
Lyrics
Got your own interpretation of these lyrics? Scroll down and share it!

A febrile shocking violent smack
And the children are hoping for a heart attack.
Tonight the windows are watching, the streets all conspire,
And the lamppost can't stop crying.

If I could fly high above the world,
Would I see a bunch of living dots spell the world stupidity?
Or would I just see hungry lover homicides, loving brother suicides,
And olly olly oxenfrees who pickaside and hide?

The world is scratching at my door,
My morning paper's got the scores,
The human interest stories and the obituary.

Cockroach naps and rattling traps,
How many devils can you fit upon a match head?
Caringosity killed the Kerouac cat,
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

In my alley around the corner,
There's a wino with feathered shoulders,
And a spirit giving head for crack and he'll never want it back.
There's a little kid and his family eating crackers like Thanksgiving
And a pack of wild desperadoes scornful of living.

The world is scratching at my door,
My morning paper has the scores,
The human interest stories and the obituary.

Cradle for a cat, Wolfe looks back,
How many angels can you fit upon a match?
I want to know why Hemingway cracked,
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Life is the crummiest book I ever read,
There isn't a hook, just a lot of cheap shots,
Pictures to shock and characters an amateur would never dream up.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction...

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction United States MC 2018
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 86994-2 United States CD 2018
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 2004
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction n/a Russia MC 1996
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction ESCA 6057 Japan CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction Germany MC 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-1 United States 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343-1 Germany 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 229.078 1-477343 Brazil 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction CD 82658 Canada CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 60 Europe CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction n/a United States U-matic 1994
Stranger Than Fiction XPR 2081 United Kingdom 12" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction Spain MC 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 2 Israel CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, 12/10/1994
2:14 Infected DRA 661489 8 Germany CD 1995
2:13 Infected ESCA-6305 Japan CD 1995
Video
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 202585 9 Germany DVD 2004
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 9-202585 Mexico DVD 2004
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium Brazil DVD 2009
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium Australia DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
2.20 Stranger Than Fiction 86994-1GRY United States 12" 2018
Stranger Than Fiction United States 12" 2018
Stranger Than Fiction 86994-1TCL United States 12" 2018
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC507628 2 Germany CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EPC 507628 9 Germany CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) South Korea CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EDCI 80030 Japan CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 2-507628 Brazil CD 2002
2:20 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) SAMP11213 Germany CD 2002
2:20 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8399 United States CD 1997
2:20 Holiday Sampler PRCD 8388 United States CD 1997
Stranger Than Fiction DRA SAMP 2262 2 Germany CD 1995
Stranger Than Fiction PRCD 5742-2 United States CD 1995
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MJM337M Poland MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction DRA 477343 2 Germany CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MATTCD003 Australia CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction 82658-2 United States CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction A2 82658 Canada CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction DRA 4773443 Germany MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 78 26584 Canada MC 1994
Bad Religion And Sons Of Hercules 11714-1S United States 7" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 660671 6 Germany 12" 1994
Stranger Than Fiction XPR 2081 United Kingdom 10" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction SFTRI326 United States 7" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction SFTRI326 United States 7" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction SFTRI326 United States 7" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction SFTRI326 United States 7" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction SFTRI326 United States 7" 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction PRCD 5775 United States CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 660671 2 Germany CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction MATTCD 004S Australia CD 1994
2:20 Stranger Than Fiction DRA 660671 2 | DRA 477343 Israel CD 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 789.076 | 2-477343 Brazil CD 1994
Info from 'The Answer'
No information found
Add a song interpretation
Interpretations can be personal and do not have to be consistent with the song writer's original intention. Please use (good) arguments so others can understand your view on this song. Simply saying you agree with someone else is not considered an interpretation and those posts will therefore be deleted. Any other discussions can be continued in our forum.
Song interpretations (13)
meanders2001
Incomplete
Incomplete

Status: Offline
Posts: 0
06/18/2009 at 16:28
Warstub
The Same Person
The Same Person
Biggest brpage Tool... Fan
Location: thebrpage
Status: Offline
Posts: 2257
03/20/2009 at 09:40
DJ Tanner
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
01/14/2008 at 22:01
kasey
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
05/31/2006 at 08:27
doob
Incomplete
Incomplete

Location: United States
Status: Offline
Posts: 0
09/04/2004 at 20:07
Colin
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:31
TonyTheRed
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:30
Dan
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:30
GdM
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:30
BladeRunner
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:30
The Non-Believer
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:30
Havenpunk
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 17:29
Search discography
Top discography contributors