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Bad Religion
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1981
BPM: 113
Lyrics
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See my body, it's nothing to get hung about.
I'm nobody except genetic runaround.
Spiritual era's gone, it ain't comin' back.
Bad religion, a copout is all that's left.
Hey Mr. Mime, stop wasting my time,
With your factory precision.
Factory precision is your
Bad religion, too good to take.
Indecision, it's not too late.
Bad religion, bad religion.
Ay!
Don't you know the place we're in's a piece of shit?
Don't you know blind faith through lies will conquer it?
Don't you know responsibility is yours?
I don't care a thing about eternal fires.
Listen this time, it's more than a rhyme,
It's conjured up in lies.
Your indecision is your
Bad religion, too good to take.
Indecision, it's not too late.
Bad religion, too good to take.
Indecision, it's not too late.
Bad religion
Bad religion
Bad religion

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
1984 'The Original' version
1:52 Bad Religion BREP-1 United States 12" 1984
Album version
1:52 Bad Religion E 001 Germany 7" 2013
1:52 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2010
1:52 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2009
1:52 Bad Religion 7010-7 Europe 7" 2009
1:52 Bad Religion 7010-7 Europe 7" 2009
1:52 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2009
1:52 Bad Religion 87010-7 United States 7" 2009
1:52 Bad Religion Germany 7" 1989
1:52 Bad Religion Germany 7" 1989
1:52 Bad Religion E 001 Germany 7" 1989
1:52 Bad Religion Germany 7" 1989
1:52 Bad Religion Germany 7" 1989
1:52 Bad Religion BREP1 United States 12" 1984
1:52 How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia MC 1982
1:52 Bad Religion EPI-BREP1 United States 7" 1981
1:52 Bad Religion EPI-BREP1 United States 7" 1981
Back To The Known version
2:10 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
2:10 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
2:10 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
2:10 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
2:10 80-85 Japan CD 1995
2:10 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
2:10 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
2:10 80-85 Poland MC 1992
2:10 80-85 Poland MC 1992
2:10 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
2:10 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
2:10 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
2:10 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
2:10 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
2:10 80-85 United States CD 1990
2:10 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
2:13 Back To The Known EPI-BREP 2 United States 7" 1990
2:13 Back To The Known EPI-BREP 2 United States 12" 1987
2:13 Back To The Known EPI-BREP 2 United States 12" 1987
2:13 Back To The Known EPI-BREP-2 United States 12" 1985
First EP version
1:49 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
1:49 80-85 1309083-1 Brazil CD 1997
1:49 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
1:49 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1997
1:49 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
1:49 80-85 E-6407-2 Israel CD 1997
1:49 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
1:49 80-85 6391-2 (E-86407-2 listed in booklet) Brazil CD 1997
1:49 80-85 Japan CD 1995
1:49 80-85 Japan CD 1995
1:49 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
1:49 80-85 ESCA 6142 Japan CD 1995
1:49 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
1:49 80-85 2-3024 Argentina CD 1995
1:49 80-85 Poland MC 1992
1:49 80-85 Poland MC 1992
1:49 80-85 Poland MC 1992
1:49 80-85 Poland MC 1992
1:49 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
1:49 80-85 N/A Russia MC 1991
1:49 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
1:49 80-85 TJK 204 Thailand MC 1991
1:49 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
1:49 80-85 1133 Russia MC 1991
1:49 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
1:49 80-85 E-86407-2 Australia CD 1991
1:49 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
1:49 80-85 E-6407-2 Europe CD 1991
1:49 80-85 United States CD 1990
1:49 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
1:49 80-85 Indonesia MC 1990
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? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Japan CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Indonesia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 99998-2 United States CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia CD 2004
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Russia CD 2004
Smoke 7 version
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2019
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2012
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2011
Public Service Compilation songs PNV #46 United States 7" 2011
Public Service PNV #13 United States CD 2003
1:44 Buried Alive BLP 4052 United States 12" 1995
1:44 Buried Alive BCD 4052 United States CD 1995
1:49 80-85 United States CD 1990
1:44 Buried Alive SMK7-108C United States MC 1983
1:44 Buried Alive SMK7-108 United States 12" 1983
Public Service SMK-101 United States 12" 1981
Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning Brett: "Bad Religion was just talking about how basically most religious people are hypocrites and religions, for all they're cracked up to be, haven't done mankind a whole lot of good."
Versions There are 3 different versions of the song: Bad Religion (EP) (1981) Public Service Comp (1981); 80-85 (1991); How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (Remastered) (2004) Back To The Known (1985) Greg doesn't like how the three part harmonies on the third version were executed.... More
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