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Riff: Bad Religion – “Dept. of False Hope”

Jan 21, 2013

So hold your head up high forgotten man/Tomorrow won’t be made for you

from Dept. of False Hope lyrics by Bad Religion

As their name suggests, Bad Religion don’t mind attacking the church, or the “Dept. of False Hope.” Some teenager-esque rhymes here, but they still examine the battle between faith and the “beast of reason.” Their religious rejection acts as an anthem of self-sufficiency.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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