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BAD RELIGION release new single “What Are We Standing For”

LA melodic punk rockers BAD RELIGION have premiered their new single “What Are We Standing For”, a political anthem just in time for the upcoming US presidential election in November. The track is an outtake from the band’s critically acclaimed 2019 album Age Of Unreason.

The song is one of support and compassion for professional athletes, and others, whom have taken a knee to protest police brutality and racism. Bad Religion have always advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism, which in our current political climate is a message that has never been more essential.

“In this time of tribal nationalism, dissent, as a form of political speech, is vital to democracy,” says co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz.

Lyrics:

An adventure in secular morality shouldn’t be an insurrection to us all
And a counterfeit political currency shouldn’t stand as a patriotic call

All the vitriol and hyperbole testifies to vacant humanity
And the rabble that’s pounding at the door

Don’t know what they’re standing for anymore
Show some understanding for
Those who kneel to implore know just what they’re standing for

What’s the lasting legacy of the humanistic progress that we made?
Or the blood that spilled for someone else’s profit but would never be repaid?

There’s a useless hope of the afterlife but it can’t assuage all the toil and strife and the pious who were promised so much more

Don’t know what they’re standing for anymore
Show some understanding for
Those who can’t hope for more know just what they’re standing for
Find some understanding for
Those who kneel to implore know just what they’re standing for

There’s a sound in the attic of memories erratic
A firm resolution for an eternal constitution
The bravery of self-defense against the pall of ignorance
shudder to adore
Those who don’t know what they’re standing for

Find some understanding for
Those who can’t hope for more know just what they’re standing for
Be someone who’s standing for
Take a knee on the floor know just what you’re standing for

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