Riff: Bad Religion – “Fuck You”

Jan 21, 2013

If the impulse is right, you might get in a fight, even though you can’t hold your ground/But all rest assured, sometimes just a word is the most satisfying sound

from Fuck You lyrics by Bad Religion

While a love-jilted Cee Lo may also have sang “Fuck You” to his backstabbers, Bad Religion uses the title to simply celebrate, and light-heartedly mock, the cuss in and of itself. The bridge even brings punk-echoes fromTime of My Life,” adding levity to the English language’s harshest insult.

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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