Positive Aspect Of Negative Thinking (from Against The Grain) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
Quote of the day: "Just say fuck you. Pavlovian rude. A menace too. Pay homage to. Your bad attitude." - Fuck You
Positive Aspect Of Negative Thinking
Join discussions about this song in our Group on Facebook
Visit Group
Details
Written by: Jay Bentley
Released in: 1990
BPM: 80
Lyrics
Got your own interpretation of these lyrics? Scroll down and share it!

Let's gather 'round the carcass of the old deflated beast,
We have seen it through the accolades and rested in it's lea,
Syntactic is our elegance, incisive our disease,
The swath endogenous of ourselves will be our quandary.

We've nestled in it's hollow and we've suckled at it's breast,
Grandiloquent in attitude, impassioned yet inept,
Frivolous gavel our design, ludicrous or threat,
Excursive expeditions leave us holding less and less.

So what does it mean?
When we tell ourselves it's only for a while we have been deceived
And it's only for a moment that the treasures of our day
Make life easier to complicate,
The treasure thrown away.

I'm so tired of all the fucked up minds,
Of all the terrorist religions and their bullshit lines,
Of all the hand-me-downs from all industrial crimes
And the weeping mothers and those who are led so blind,
Of the plastic protests and the hands of time
And the pursuit of mirth and all hating kind.
Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
0:57 Against The Grain United States 12" 2017
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2010
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 2009
0:57 Against The Grain United States 12" 2009
0:57 Against The Grain Russia CD 2007
0:57 Against The Grain 1309157-1 Brazil CD 1999
0:57 Against The Grain Brazil CD 1999
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-4 Poland MC 1996
0:57 Against The Grain ESCA-6141 Japan CD 1995
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1994
0:57 Against The Grain United States CD 1991
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-4 United States MC 1990
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-1 United States 12" 1990
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409-2 United States CD 1990
0:57 Against The Grain South Korea CD 1990
0:57 Against The Grain 6409-2 Europe CD 1990
0:57 Against The Grain United States CD 1990
0:57 Against The Grain E-86409 United States 12" 1990
0:57 Against The Grain MG 2200 Poland MC 1990
0:57 Against The Grain Russia MC 1990
0:57 Against The Grain Brazil CD 1990
Remastered
0:57 Against The Grain United States CD 2016
0:57 Against The Grain United States CD 2010
0:57 Against The Grain United States MC 2004
0:57 Against The Grain United States CD 2004
0:57 Against The Grain Europe CD 2004
0:57 Against The Grain Australia CD 2004
0:57 Against The Grain Thailand MC 2004
0:57 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
0:57 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
0:57 Against The Grain Russia CD 2004
0:57 Against The Grain Russia CD 1990
Not specified
Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
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 (7)
walder
Henchman
Henchman

Location: Moscow
Status: Offline
Posts: 98
11/28/2013 at 04:57
walder
Henchman
Henchman

Location: Moscow
Status: Offline
Posts: 98
08/08/2013 at 06:50
walder
Henchman
Henchman

Location: Moscow
Status: Offline
Posts: 98
08/08/2013 at 06:50
walder
Henchman
Henchman

Location: Moscow
Status: Offline
Posts: 98
08/08/2013 at 06:49
M-and-C
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
11/09/2005 at 05:05
Glad To Be Broken
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 12:07
Dia
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/11/2004 at 12:07
Search discography
Top discography contributors