Bad Religion quote #10

I want to bask in your golden light
Submerge in electric waves
I need my connection to the world outside

From “Television” off the album Stranger than Fiction. Given the song title it is safe to bet what the lyrics are referring to.

“Television” was written by Brett Gurewitz and Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde). It features Tim Armstrong of Rancid as well. Johnette Napolitano sings backup vocals on “Struck a Nerve”, from Recipe for Hate, Bad Religion’s previous album that came out just shy of a year earlier. Therefore he must have helped write it while he was in the studio for “Struck a Nerve”.

Another twoferone, that is to say two quotes for the price of one.

From “Slumber”,

Your life is historically meaningful
And spans a significant time

To put “Slumber” in context, a bit more of the lyrics:

So, you’re feeling unimportant
‘Cuz you’ve got nothing to say
And your life is just a ramble
No one understands you anyway

Well, I’ve got a piece of news son
That might make you change your mind
Your life is historically meaningful
And spans a significant time

Well, now do you feel a little better?
Lift up your head and walk away
Knowing we’re all in this together
For such a short time anyway

There is just no time to parade around sulking,
I would rather laugh than cry
The rich, the poor, the strong, the weak,
we share this place together
And we pitch in to help it die

Full lyrics, and Greg (on writing) and Brett (on recording) audio commentaries at the official Bad Religion page.

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