Frank Ocean - Bad Religion Lyrics




[Verse 1]
Taxi driver
Be my shrink for the hour
Leave the meter running
It's rush hour
So take the streets if you wanna
Just outrun the demons, could you?
He said "allahu akbar", I told him don't curse me
"But boy you need prayer", I guess it couldn't hurt me
If it brings me to my knees
It's a bad religion

[Chorus]
This unrequited love
To me it's nothing but
A one-man cult
And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
I could never make him love me
Never make him love me
Love, love...

[Verse 2]
Taxi driver
I swear I've got three lives
Balanced on my head like steak knives
I can't tell you the truth about my disguise
I can't trust no one
And you say "allahu akbar", I told him don't curse me
"But boy you need prayer", I guess it couldn't hurt me
If it brings me to my knees
It's a bad religion

[Chorus]
This unrequited love
To me it's nothing but
A one-man cult
And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
I could never make him love me
Never make him love me
No, no

[Outro]
It's a bad religion
To be in love with someone
Who could never love you
Only bad
Only bad religion
Could have me feeling the way I do





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  1. A S

    He cant disrespect my religion like that

    partyNoob

    fuck ya religion

    Public Enemy

    @partyNoob fuck ya false god

    David Massawa

    In what way is he?

    partyNoob

    @Public Enemy I don't have god

  2. Sherry Jackson

    Finally found this song after months of searching!!!!

  3. Diaconu Alexandra Vasilica

    Pain in its truest, rawest, most beautiful form. Thank you Frank for your beautiful gift

  4. Public Enemy

    I was a fan of Frank but after I listened to this song, my religion seemed to be snubbed

  5. Jared Santos

    The organ sounds like Swing Swing from all american reject

  6. ADecadeDrifting

    Allah snackbar

    Public Enemy

    I see you in hell bro, go delete your coment its disrespect

  7. Moron

    ти такий класний давай твахатись

  8. Jay

    Lyrics suck but the vibe is great

  9. Ruth King

    Frank you make me feel weird but I like it

    Ritik Arora

    I feel you , I cry to him and it makes me feel good

  10. Quality content

    allahu akbar
    -Frank ocean

  11. copper sugar

    of course I got a taxi ad on this song

  12. Sara Silva

    Love this

  13. cba

    i feel like he violated me

  14. Aaron’s Articulate Opinions.mp4

    Best song

  15. who dat boy?

    love this man

  16. melanated incapetown

    The pain of loving someone that could never love you. Or wishing you could love someone so bad but the feelings just aren't there. Unrequited love is nothing but a one man's cult. I could never make him love me...

  17. Nredup 82

    criminally underrated,

  18. lao

    this song deserves more attention

  19. Sexy Chocolate Robbie

    👌👌

  20. Maximoloko

    You say alha ahkbar... Booom!

    goochee

    @Firas Ajeel wait wait wait. your saying that mocking Islam isn't racist. get a dictionary

    goochee

    @Firas Ajeel don't call me dude Idek and idec who you are

    Firas Ajeel

    goochee Read the whole thing first.

    Chloe

    @goochee mocking islam is islamophobic and prejudicial but not racist. racism is against somebody's race, and islam is not a race.
    that being said, that comment was completely offensive and rude.

    goochee

    @Chloe oh yeah true

  21. saver menu cheeseburger at McDonalds

    Underrated

    Nredup 82

    Def Jam repost it on their SC page, there is milions but on yt still nothing x

    The Golden Era

    @Nredup 82 sc?

    Nredup 82

    @The Golden Era SC = Soundcloud

    The Golden Era

    @Nredup 82 thanks

  22. Richerichiam Theo

    Aoife you are the love of my life and my forever life...

  23. Bitcheswntnikes

    I LOVE THIS SONG SM

  24. David Laloupe

    Religion or God can be the person you ended up worshipping and doesn't show you the love you deserve but abuse and neglect you. That's how I take this song

    Jan Slowhand

    One of my favorite verses in any song is "Whether it's God or a bomb It's just the same it's only fear under another name". I take the song the same as you

  25. Seven Teen

    ALLAH IS THE GREATEST. MUHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET

    doGGo bOi

    @Colt pedophile source bitch?

    goochee

    @Colt S T O O P I D T

    Amneh2801 _

    @Colt could you actually read the Quran an the real Quran not wikipedia or whatever you learned that disrespect from. Just actually read the quran once in your life.
    I respect every religion and I do believe in Jesus. Every Muslim needs to believe in Jesus.

    Amneh2801 _

    @Colt I wish you a really happy day. I don't go on the Internet to bully people. Why would I? That's just terrible. And yes I know bullying someone isn't the subject but still. I don't know what is going on in you life but please don't disrespect anything or anyone. Have a blessed day.

    Firas Ajeel

    @Amneh2801 _ I was getting kinda mad until I saw these last comments, people can get really defensive and that's not showing the good parts of a religion.

  26. Ana RsF

    Why did the beggining sounded like Miley Cyru's we can't stop song!?! :') Good song BTW

    Peter Pen

    Because nowadays pop music uses the same chord progressions, in the beggining its a 1-5-6-4. Google it if you are interested

    Marian Jones

    cause Miley copied him btw this isn't pop

  27. Yoji Nishina

    anyone from the trailer of 'Focus'?

  28. Elijah Moore

    whoever put those 2 dislikes there is a special place in hell for you

    Bymie

    Chill the fuck out fucking hell

  29. Descartes' Donkey

    what a tragic song - frank really has captured the tragedy of falling for a person in a closed religion. Brilliant .

    Chloe

    @Zorc Necrophades did you even read my comment? just because one person's interpretation isn't the same as the artists, doesn't mean its valid. art is meant to be interpreted. you are wrong for thinking otherwise.

    Rayyan Yusuf

    @Chloe i peace

    Chloe

    @Rayyan Yusuf sorry what

    Rayyan Yusuf

    @Chloe your previous reply deserves a mic drop

    Chloe

    @Rayyan Yusuf hahaha for real

  30. Anna L.

    [Verse 1]
    Taxi driver
    Be my shrink for the hour
    Leave the meter running
    It's rush hour
    So take the streets if you wanna
    Just outrun the demons, could you

    [Hook]
    He said "Allahu akbar"
    I told him, "Don't curse me"
    "Bo Bo, you need prayer"
    I guess it couldn't hurt me
    If it brings me to my knees
    It's a bad religion
    This unrequited love
    To me it's nothing but a one-man cult
    And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
    I can never make him love me
    Never make him love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love me
    Love

    [Verse 2]
    Taxi driver
    I swear I've got three lives
    Balanced on my head like steak knives
    I can't tell you the truth about my disguise
    I can't trust no one

    [Hook]
    And you say "Allahu akbar"
    I told him, "Don't curse me"
    "Bo Bo, you need prayer"
    I guess it couldn't hurt me
    If it brings me to my knees
    It's a bad religion
    Unrequited love
    To me it's nothing but a one-man cult
    And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
    I can never make him love me
    Never make him love me
    Love
    Love

    [Outro]
    It's a, it's a bad religion
    To be in love with someone
    Who could never love you
    Only bad, only bad religion
    Could have me feeling the way I do

    Naila

    is it not "oh boy, you need prayer" ?

    Ruben Souto

    Naila Aslam but boy

    lewis chapman

    Bobo* is a common slang term among the Hispanic diaspora meaning “foolish person” or “dummy.” This further places the taxi driver in the immigrant community, exasperated by this bougie kid’s first world problems.

    In a Sierra Leonean language, Krio, “bobo"means "boy.” This reading would both emphasise the immigrant roots of the taxi driver and potentially allude to the fourth track on the album, “Sierra Leone.”

    The taxi driver’s insistence that Frank “needs prayer” can be read as a sincere belief that it might be the most helpful thing for Frank at that moment, or it might be exasperation speaking (see also: “that boy needs Jesus”). However, it is the only tonic that Frank’s pseudo-shrink prescribes.

    * This can also be heard as “but boy,” and provide a double meaning, but Channel Orange’s liner notes confirm “bo bo” is the correct lyric.

    Gevani Lauzon

    doesn’t it change to make them love me

  31. hey ya

    youtube the comments are glorious. STOP REUPLOADING PLSS

  32. Freya Smith

    Love this song