Riff: Bad Religion – “The Island”

Jan 21, 2013

I made jetties so they’d catch all the sediment, removed the rocks and every impediment/But the tide’s rising high to wash away my island in the night

from The Island lyrics by Bad Religion

Bad Religion’s naval-inspired recluse’s anthem is one of the best on the album, showcasing all of their trademarks in crisp, well-organized form. Grab a dictionary while you listen, though – Graffin makes good use of his geology master’s and zoology PhD here.

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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