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Riff: Bad Religion – “Hello Cruel World”

Jan 21, 2013

I’ve been blind as a fool can be/My dear cruel world now I know you are my everything

from Hello Cruel World lyrics by Bad Religion

This twist on a suicide song – “you’re killing me, cruel world, but I don’t mind – I just want some sympathy” is possibly an ironic jab at other artists’ pity-me material, but it doesn’t matter. The whole package is surprisingly bland for a ‘punk’ band, regardless of age.

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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