Well, we all know how smart the world's greatest punk band is. This lexicon should prove it! Herein lies most of the big words found in the lyrics of just about every Bad Religion song. Some words might not be so obscure to you, but when in doubt, we threw it in anyway. There should be something here for everybody. Enjoy!
1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land 2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place 3. an original settler in a region
"Pilgrim, those are dry and bitter tears and lonely" - Lost Pilgrim
- Greg Graffin
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully
"This mammoth pogrom set upon courtesy of the USA." - Unacceptable
- Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson
1. physically painful 2. keenly distressing ti the mind or feelings 3a. neat, skillful and to the point 3b. astute and pertinent; relevant 4. agreeably intense or stimulating 5. (archaic) sharp or sour to the taste or smell
[prion] - Proteins with the same or similar Amino sequence as other proteins that have the property to interact with their counterparts in such a manner that the external structure of the normal proteine is changed to that of the prion. [jive] - A reference to Gibson's "Neuromancer" where the term refers to a sign language.
In the context of the song: "speaking prionic jive" ~ "speaking in corrupted sign language".