Forbidden Beat

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Bad Religion

Bad Religion is a punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring 3-part vocal harmonies (which they refer to in their album liner notes as the "oozin' aahs"), guitar solos and intellectual lyrics that often contain political or religious commentary. Their… more »

There was a boy who had too many toys
And an ache inside of his bones 
He sought extrication through chemical vocation 
And now he answers to Jones 

It's deadly and alluring 
The sound of pounding heat
 Enslaving all who dare succumb 
To the temptations of the forbidden beat

 Thinking today of what I want to say
 Thinking of inhibition and vice
What they call straight I do relegate 
As I cautiously saltate along 

It thunders away at first light of each day
And the simpleton lifestyle evolves 
But soon enters dusk as the last surrey rusts
And a new day, upon us, results


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