Bad Religion quote #26 Kyoto now!

It’s never really what you own but what you threw away
And how much did you pay?

We can’t do nothing and think someone else will make it right

In your dreams you saw a steady state, a bounty for eternity

we need a fresh and new religion to run our lives

the arid torpor of inaction will be our demise

But the way it is cannot persist for long. A brutal sun is rising on a sick horizon

Way too many great quotes from this track. So I quoted several lines. All really could be used as the basis for school papers. Also the first (and will be the only) song used two times for my 30 Bad Religion quotes feature.

The song of course is “Kyoto Now” from the awesome Brett Gurewitz comeback album The Process of Belief.

“Kyoto Now” Live at the Palladium:

And a performance at Rock AM Ring in 2002.

Full lyrics:

It’s a matter of prescience no, not the science fiction kind
It’s all about ignorance and greed and miracles for the blind
The media parading, disjointed politics
Founded on petrochemical plunder and we’re its hostages

If you stand to reason you’re in the game
The rules may be elusive but our pieces are the same
And you know, if one goes down we all go down as well
The balance is precarious as anyone can tell
This world’s going to hell

Don’t allow this mythologic hopeful monster to exact its price
Kyoto now, we can’t do nothing
I think someone else will make it right

You might not think it matters now but what if you are wrong
You might not think there’s any wisdom in a fucked up punk rock song
But the way it is cannot persist for long
A brutal sun is rising on our sick horizon

It’s in the way we live our lives
Exactly like the double edge of a cold familiar knife
And supremacy weighs heavy on the day
It’s never really what you own but what you threw away
And how much did you pay?

Don’t allow this mythologic hopeful monster to exact its price
Kyoto now, we can’t do nothing
I think someone else will make it right

In your dreams you saw a steady state, a bounty for eternity
Silent screams but now the wisdom that sustains us is in full retreat
Watch on

Don’t allow, this mythologic hopeful monster isn’t worth the risk
Kyoto now we can’t have vision for the future if it can’t be fixed
Alien we need a fresh and new religion to run our lives
Hand in hand the arid torpor of inaction will be our demise

Oh, Kyoto now

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