The Empire Strikes First

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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 lyrics often relate to matters of social responsibility. The band's lineup has changed several times over its lifespan, with lead vocalist Greg Graffin being the only consistent member; the current lineup, however, features three out of four of the band's original members (Graffin, Brett Gurewitz and Jay Bentley). more »


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2004
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We strike first 
And we're unrehearsed 
Here we go again 
To stage the greatest show on heaven and earth 
Come on, get your money's worth 

Don't want to live 
(can't live) 
Don't want to give 
(can't give) 
Don't want to be 
(won't be) 
E-M-P-I-R-E 
Don't want to live 
Don't want to be 
E-M-P-I-R-E 

We're comin' on fast 
And we're built to last 
We struggled once in 'Nam 
Now we're glad to finally say 
Those days have passed 
Tell me how long can it last! 

Don't want to live 
(can't live) 
Don't want to give 
(can't give) 
Don't want to be 
(won't be) 
E-M-P-I-R-E 
Don't want to live 
Don't want to be 
E-M-P-I-R-E 

We just started out 
You don't need to be afraid 
Yeah you deserve to be attained 

And our breathing hearts burst 
But even ten million souls 
Marching in February couldn't stop the worst, 
Couldn't reverse 

Don't want to live 
Don't want to give 
Don't want to be 
E-M-P-I-R-E 
Don't want to live 
Don't want to be 
E-M-P-I-R-E 

I can't live 
If it isn't with you

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Written by: BRIAN BAKER, GREG GRAFFIN, BRETT GUREWITZ, JAMES HORNER

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The Empire Strikes First