Voice Of God Is Government (from How Could Hell Be Any Worse?) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
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Voice Of God Is Government
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Written by: Jay Bentley
Released in: 1982
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Neighbors, no one loves you like He loves you,
And no one cares like He cares.
Neighbors, let us join today in the holy love of God and money,
Because neighbors, no one loves you like He loves you.
And what better way to show your love than to dig deep into your pockets.
Dig real deep, until it hurts. Alleviate your guilt,
Free yourself once again, because He gave to you, brothers and sisters.
Please give a 10, 25, or 50 dollar tax-deductible donation,
And I assure you your modest pledge will be used to censor TV and radio,
Ban questionable books, and contribute to many other godly services.
No longer will young Christian Americans hedonistically indulge
In masochistic submission to rhythmic music, for with your monetary support,
There is no end to what we can achieve in this country.
The voice of God is government. The voice of God is government.
The voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!
(1,2,3,4)

Can't you see what we believe in, all our thoughts, all our reasons,
Pursuit of life and liberty and happiness we cannot see?
Speak of truth with a mighty voice, but politics are your real choice.
Hire men to change the law, protect and serve with one small flaw.

Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government.
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!

If we shun God and Jesus Christ, religious love is sacrifice.
Love for God is shown in cash, the love they send is mailbox trash.
With every pamphlet we receive, more money asked for Godly needs.
Build a million dollar church, with money spent on God's research.

Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government.
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!

On late night TV, God can heal, a certain force you cannot feel.
Love for money in God's name, religion's now a TV game!
Build a million dollar church, with money spent on God's research.

Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government.
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!
Yeah!

Voice of God is government. The voice of God is government.
Voice of God is government. In God we trust, sinners repent!

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:55 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 2019
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2017
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 / 86407-1GRY United States 12" 2014
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 // JBGPN0JZ United States 12" 2010
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 2009
2:55 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:55 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
2:55 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
2:55 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86407-4 Poland MC 1996
2:55 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
2:55 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1994
2:55 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
2:55 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
2:55 80-85 MG 2210 Poland MC 1991
2:55 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
2:55 80-85 E-86407-2 United States CD 1991
2:55 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
2:55 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
2:55 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-4 United States MC 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86407-1 United States 12" 1988
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1986
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP 1 United States 12" 1985
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPC-BR 1 United States MC 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP1 United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia MC 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States 12" 1982
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EPI-BRLP1 United States 12" 1982
Live
The Best of Flipside Video Vol 1: Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Dickies, Weirdos FSDVD-0001 United States DVD 2001
The Best of Flipside Video #1 n/a United States VHS 1995
Live video
The Riot 5018 Brazil DVD 2019
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
Sex Pistols and Bad Religion Split Argentina DVD 2010
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4315 United States DVD 2000
The Riot DR-4135 United States DVD 1996
The Riot n/a United States VHS 1996
Live video, August 1989
Along The Way 6414-9 Europe DVD 2004
Along The Way 86414-9 United States DVD 2004
Along The Way E86414-3 United States VHS 1991
Along The Way n/a Germany VHS 1990
Remastered
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? EICP-369 Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 6700-2 Europe CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? E-86700-2 Australia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 86700 2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
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