Bad Religion quote #17

Ignorance is the root of fear, and fear is the kindling of anger.

Unfortunately still seems to ring true.

From the song “News From The Front”. It first appeared on the “Incomplete” and “Infected” promotional singles, and later on the European and Japanese versions of Stranger Than Fiction. It also appeared on a promotional CD that was given out along with No Substance.

Full lyrics:

Blood is a river, flowing darkly amidst the tangled roots
Of the tall shining city, crazy flowing man tide migrations
Engorge the big ventricle of heartbroken America
So many heaven hoping, hopeful groping breathers
All tap together quietly and desperately in unison
Hey, hey, hey, is anybody listening?

News from the front, news from the front
We’re living in troubled times
So many fighting for their lives
Why do the troops despise the news from the front?

Ignorance is the root of fear, fear is the kindling of anger
War is the bringer of shame but never has the burden
Lain so heavily upon the victim, rage and desolation, pain and loneliness
Isn’t it all alarmingly familiar? Hey, hey, hey, silence is a killer

News from the front, news from the front
Yeah, these are troubled times
How many more will have to die?
Before the governors can’t deny the news from the front?

Break down the barriers, ally the carriers
What is your motivation? Take a good look in the mirror

News from the front, news from the front
So many are fighting for their lives
How many more will have to die?
Why does the government decry the news from the front?

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