Just in case anyone might wonder why on earth I have such fond feelings for Bad Religion…

Slumber is a prime example of the level of songwriting Graffin and Gurewitz are capable of (well, Graffin-only in this case). Gently veiled but nonetheless scathing sarcasm, deep misanthropy with regards to the future of the human race, but still upbeat and with a glint in the eye. And a nice moody tune to boot…

So, you’re feeling unimportant,
‘Cuz you’ve got nothing to say.
And your live is just a ramble
No one understand you anyway

Well, I got a piece of news son,
That might make you change your mind
Your life is historically meaningfull
And spans a significant time

Slumber will come soon
And you are helping to put it to sleep
Side by side we do our share
Faithfully assuring that
Slumber will come soon.

Well, now do you feel a little better
Lift up your head and walk away
Knowing we’re all in this togeter
For such a short time anyway

There is just no time to parade around sulking,
I would rather laugh than cry
The rich, the poor, the strong, the weak
We share this place together
And we pitch into help it die

I’m not too good at giving morals
And I don’t fear the consequence
If life makes you scred and bitter
At least it’s not for very long

Slumber will come soon.

Music and Lyrics by Greg Graffin