Bad Religion quote #24

I want to conquer the world

As do I, in certain terms. Of course, so do many surely. Like the Bad Religion song, this one written by Brett Gurewitz, I would like to conquer the world to bring good to the entire world, world peace, as the song says, as well. You have to dream big. And act.

A couple of choice verses followed by a recent live rendition, and the full lyrics.

And I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness, and toil
Promote equality in all of my decisions

I want to conquer the world
Expose the culprits and feed them to the children
I’ll do away with air pollution and then I’ll save the whales
We’ll have peace on earth and global communion

Full lyrics:

Hey Brother Christian with your high and might errand
Your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying
Hey Sister Bleeding Heart with all of your compassion
Your labors soothe the hurt but can’t assuage temptation

Hey man of science with your perfect rules of measure
Can you improve this place with the data that you gather?
Hey Mother Mercy can your loins bear fruit forever?
Is your fecundity a trammel or a treasure?

And I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil
Promote equality in all my decisions
With a quick wink of the eye
And a God you must be joking

Hey Mr. Diplomat with your worldly aspirations
Did you see the children cry when you left them at the station?
Hey moral soldier you’ve got righteous proclamation
And precious tomes to fuel your pulpy conflagrations

And I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil
Promote equality in all of my decisions

I want to conquer the world
Expose the culprits and feed them to the children
I’ll do away with air pollution and then all save the whales
We’ll have peace on earth and global communion

I want to conquer the world
I want to conquer the world
I want to conquer the world
I want to conquer the world

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