Bad Religion
God's Love
The Empire Strikes First (2004)


G5          B♭5    E♭5
Striking at mental apparitions
       G5         B♭5    C5
Like a drunk on a vacant street
Silently beset by the hands of time
And elegant in its fury

An aberrant crack as skeletons yield
To unrelenting gravity
While viruses prowl for helpless victims
Who succumb rapidly

  (Tell me)
  Tell me where is the love?
  In a careless creation
  When there's no "above"

             x G5
  There's no justice
  Just a cause and no cure
  And a bounty of suffering
  It seems we all endure

  And what I'm frightened of
     F5                       F♯5
  Is that they call it "God's love"

G5  B♭5  E♭5   G5  B♭5  C5   x 2  w/ solo

Well, we twist in torment and make-believe
There's a truth and we all submit
"Believe my eyes" my brain replies
To all that they interpret - so


g5 = {d g x 8}

I know there's no reason for alarm

g       e♭        d
But who needs perspective
When it comes to pain and harm

       e♭     b♭  a
We can change our minds
          e♭  b♭ a           f
There's a better prize - but first you've got to


G5  B♭5  E♭5   G5  B♭5  C5   x 4  w/ solo

  w/ They call it "God's love"
     My pain is God's love