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Forbidden Beat
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Written by: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1988
BPM: 151
Lyrics
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There was a boy who had too many toys and an ache inside of his bones.
He sought extrication through chemical vocation and now he answers to Jones.

It's deadly and alluring, the sound of pounding heat,
Enslaving all who dare succumb to the temptations of the forbidden beat.

Thinking today of what I want to say, thinking of inhibition and vice.
What they call straight I do relegate as I cautiously saltate along.

It's deadly and alluring, the sound of pounding heat,
Enslaving all who dare succumb to the temptations of the forbidden beat.

It thunders away at first light of each day and the simpleton lifestyle evolves
But soon enters dusk as the last surrey rusts and a new day upon us results.

It's deadly and alluring, the sound of pounding heat,
Enslaving all who dare succumb to the temptations of the forbidden beat.
Forbidden Beat [x7]

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
1:53 Suffer United States 12" 2019
1:53 Suffer Europe 12" 2018
1:53 Suffer Europe 12" 2018
1:53 Suffer 86404-1TGN United States 12" 2015
1:53 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 2010
1:53 Suffer E-86404 United States 12" 2009
1:53 Suffer Russia CD 2007
1:53 Suffer JBR 26167-071 Malaysia MC 2002
1:53 Suffer ESCA-6153 Japan CD 1995
1:53 Suffer 86404 | S-29118/19 United States 12" 1994
1:53 Suffer United States 12" 1994
1:53 Suffer United States 12" 1994
1:53 Suffer United States 12" 1989
1:53 Suffer E-86404-4 United States MC 1988
1:53 Suffer E-86404 United States MC 1988
1:53 Suffer United States 12" 1988
1:53 Suffer E-86404-2 United States CD 1988
1:53 Suffer United States CD 1988
1:53 Suffer 337 Poland MC 1988
1:53 Suffer 1136 Russia MC 1988
1:53 Suffer Indonesia MC 1988
1:53 Suffer N/A Russia MC 1988
1:53 Suffer Australia CD 1988
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
1:53 Suffer 601 Yugoslavia MC 2019
1:53 Suffer Europe CD 2004
1:53 Suffer United States CD 2004
1:53 Suffer Australia CD 2004
1:53 Suffer Brazil 12" 2004
1:53 Suffer 6390-2 Brazil CD 2000
Not specified
1:53 Suffer E-6404-2 Europe CD 1988
Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning Forbidden Beat was written by Brett and Greg. Brett said it was (at least the first verse) autobiographical in terms of his drug addiction. Brett: "Forbidden beat is an anti-drug song, the allure of altering one's conscience."
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