Bad Religion - Pride And The Pallor Lyrics




Papa had a wife and kids he kept them on a leash and he bid them all to do his every deed
When he was a kid he was treated just the same so he hid his feelings from his family
Lost as an island out at sea, resistant to the gentle waves of empathy

Papa and his family always on parade
Tearing through the turnstiles, a weekender's charade
But time will tell, as their world crumbles to hell

What they created was a family story no one will tell
It's a photo album too terrible
But the pride and the pallor continue to swell as the matron silently prays

Junior resented the tradition they upheld and it ate him up inside most every day
Silence was golden and they kept him to his word
So bewildered when he finally ran away
Oh, obligations never cease
Oblivious of the ways to give his soul some peace

Yeah, papa and his family always on parade
Passing through the turnstiles, a weekender's charade
But time will tell, as their world crumbles to hell

What they created was a family story no one will tell
It's a photo album too terrible
But the pride and the pallor continue to swell as the matron silently prays

"Get me out of here, someone's got to save the day."
The children are reminded to do it for the daddy's sake
And happiness is ever so far, far away.

Yeah, lost as an island out at sea, resistant to the gentle waves of empathy
Papa and his family always on parade
Tearing through the turnstiles, a weekender's charade
It's just a sick calamity that fatherhood made, but time will tell, as their world crumbles to hell

What they created was a family story no one will tell
It's a photo album too terrible
But the pride and the pallor continue to swell as the matron silently prays





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  1. Astor Zepeda

    HOW I FEEL DEEPLY ABOUT MY FAMILY

  2. Duskpede

    what the fuck is this comment section

  3. Damjan Pugelj

    Another masterpiece! I bet it tells the story of many families all around the world.

  4. chilly rooster

    Well written song 👌

  5. YaWantTaters

    The first 182 seconds is 100% pure Bad Religion.

  6. Ingrid Silva

    Good night friends a melhor banda de hardcore de todos os tempos!

  7. TaterTot1

    Prison Bound?

  8. mohamed bourerga

    after i become an athiest bad religion seems so legit

    B Rugh

    mohamed bourerga exactly how i feel

  9. Paterek

    Super piosenka pomogła wyjść mojej rodzinie z raka :)

  10. TaterTot1

    the first 12 seconds is 100% pure Social Distortion.

    cadence stone

    Don't speak such herecy

  11. TheLeaderofBDC

    Thanks for the info.

  12. TheLeaderofBDC

    Newbie question here: is Bad Religion an atheist band(all of the members)?

    Attila Szily

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Religion#Religion

    partyhardwithme

    It's never too late to learn!

    andreas kant

    I think not cause BR don't represent a religious stance. If I am correct Graffin and Bentley are atheists, Baker, Bobby, Peter, Hetson and Brett Christians and agnostics

  13. Two Games Joined

    it's great and all but why did Bad Religion write a song about my dad

    Frenetic Frenzy

    Two Games Joined same with my dad.

  14. Alan Mason

    Lol...yeah, I love Bad Religion, but Greg Graffin's not the most clear enunciator XD

  15. Burdie Birdie

    dude relax I was just trying to help, not every comment on Youtube is about dissin' and trashing someone you know?

    Richard Garrow

    Burdie Birdie im dissin him

  16. RomanticPopPunk

    I don't know about you guys but this is my most favorite song in the album

    jb111082

    I love it, but my favorite on this album is Only Rain

  17. Fuck Google I just wanted youtube

    Vaguely maybe

  18. Trener MorskihPasa

    Does the begining remind you of prison bound by Social distortion? :P

    TaterTot1

    Correct

    TaterTot1

    It's the same progression.

  19. Axel Schober

    music is the best drug on the world :D

  20. Space Queen

    @Nunibomb I think its "for their daddy's sake" and "As the matron silently prays", at least in the refrain prior to the second verse.

  21. 13timmeh

    @WolfeFour no social distortion reminds you of bad religion

  22. Adam Gordon

    @fumpig I was always under the assumption that the song is about the new younger generation resenting the old-time traditions (religious fundamentalism) which are upheld by their stubborn indoctronized fathers.
    "Just a sick calamity that fatherhood made, but time will tell as the world crumbles to hell."

    Slicer John

    Adam Gordon I believe its referring to how alcoholism can affect the children of the alcoholic amd casue them too to become alcoholics themselves. therefore continuing the cycle

  23. berserkz0r

    They really should have made a video for this song. There should just be a channel on TV for free that just has Bad Religion playing all the time actually. OK I'm kind of high right now.

  24. Burdie Birdie

    did you put up these lyrics yourself or did you get them from the CD 'cause I can't help noticing minor anomalies...

  25. Toast Of The Toasted

    KeKeKeKeKe Badreligion rush.

  26. Simon Baldo

    kekekee^^

  27. Benjamin

    And again a new great Bad Religion album LOVE IT!!