Bad Religion - American Jesus Lyrics




I don't need to be a global citizen
Because I'm blessed by nationality
I'm a member of a growing populace
We enforce our popularity

There are things that seem to pull us under
And there are things that drag us down
But there's a power and a vital presence
That's lurking all around

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate
We've got the American Jesus
He helped build the president's estate

I feel sorry for the earth's population
'Cause so few live in the U.S.A.
At least the foreigners can copy our morality
They can visit but they cannot stay

Only precious few can garner the prosperity
It makes us walk with renewed confidence
We've got a place to go when we die
And the architect resides right here

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day

He's the farmer's barren fields
(In God)
The force the army wields
(We trust)
The expression on the faces of the starving millions
(Because he's one of us)

The power of the man
(Breakdown)
He's the fuel that drives the Klan
(Cave in)
He's the motive and conscience of the murderer
(He can redeem your sin)

He's the preacher on T.V.
(Strong heart)
The false sincerity
(Clear mind)
The form letter that's written by the big computers
(And infinitely kind)

The nuclear bombs
(You lose)
The kids with no moms
(We win)
And I'm fearful that he's inside me
(He is our champion)

Yeah, we've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate
(We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus
Exercising his authority

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith
(We've got the American Jesus)
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day

(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)
(One nation under God)





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Bad Religion American Jesus Comments
  1. Trevor Philips

    Fuckin love this song

  2. John G

    Bad Religion sucks

  3. Rafael Thiago Nunes

    AMERICAN JESUS ,CADA um CARREGANDO a Sua CRUZ , eu tô CARREGANDO a MINHA . 345 DIAS LIMPO E MUITO LÚCIDO. MEMÓRIA 300 GB ;) INTACTA . O que não tem CURA é seu PRECONCEITO e sua INVEJA.

    Alexandre Pereira

    Do que vc tá falando mano? kkkk Vc sabe do que se trata a musica?

    Rafael Thiago Nunes

    @Alexandre Pereira TRATA de um TERAPÊUTA IDIOTA que não tem o que FAZER ;) Vê se Arruma um TRABALHO de HOMEM de VERDADE. SER TERAPEUTA é ESTORQUIR o DINHEIRO de PESSOAS HONESTAS. PROFISSÃO de SAFADO e de VAGABUNDO.

  4. Master Junky

    Anti-USA anthem 🤘

  5. Letitia G

    Still relevant in December 2019.

    Vishal Singh

    forreal

  6. Craig Butterfield

    I just love this song. That's all

  7. ChronoSyn

    More relevant now than ever... bring real punk back dammit!

  8. Alexander Saunders

    Ok Boomer

  9. Emmanuel

    Republicans are triggered about this song

  10. borderline delusion

    I love bad religion but they got to get their old guitar player Greg back!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks for this video.
    This is the best band hands down.
    I wish my band could sound so amazing
    Danny
    Words and lead guitars and lead vocals
    Borderline delusion band

    I was lucky to work with Derf scratch, the original bass player of FEar.
    Also, Durga mc broom
    The background vocals of Pink Floyd from 1988 until recently.
    Borderline delusion
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCcl41EK_yI1kc14xN6OEfIUacHmCNpPk

  11. Nick L

    Fuck you Huey

  12. Y4123

    This is technically a Christmas song!!

  13. Paulo Rene Lourenco Da Silva Rene

    God times.

  14. Martin Drolet

    hd please???

  15. Malik The Hooker

    Remastered?

  16. Charles Mitchell

    I always find it interesting that the religious folk have no problems with the term God vs Christ. Do you think Christ is on the dollar bill? Do you think he said and let my name be the only nation in the world forget all of the world and if so why our nation and not where most of the religious folk pray towards? I always find it interesting when listening to this song vs the pledge.

  17. evilemperordude

    Theme song of the Trump loving Evangelical.

  18. EMANUELE LOPES

    Um Puta som do caralho!!!👏👏💪

  19. Andrew Borene

    crazy taxi

  20. Stoli Blue

    One nation under DOG.
    over here christianity and C of E are almost forgotten now we should follow what France did. Government are total pussies and too scared.
    I am white atheist Londoners born and bred, but nothing makes real sense now.
    I hate no one but it's all unproven and would never stand up in court.
    Yet what do they want you to do to show them you speak the truth. Abolish it immediately please

  21. 淡い鯉

    懐かしい

  22. krooltyfree

    the opening riff reminds me of a wesley willis song.

  23. asmaul husna

    (Imperalisme japan bom nucler story American bom usa winner ww2)

  24. Agus Setiadi

    Nongol ah

  25. The Jeem

    Bought the vinyl at release as 15yo, and still listening to it at 2019. Greatest punk rock band ever america has produced.

  26. José Oliveira

    poor me. I wasn't born in America, so I'm doomed!

    LAURA JAMMIE

    NILSSON

  27. Hakuru15

    See you guys in Sydney!!!

  28. Broogsbog Broogsbog

    if phil ochs was a punker

  29. GumballisTHICC FAN

    I think schools should replace the pledge of allegiance with American Jesus

  30. Silvio Gremista

    Great song about american nationalism!

  31. Wisetvman2.0 2.0

    I wear my bad religion shirt to school a lot and I'm surprised that I am not expelled or beaten the deal out of...😭

  32. In Cognito

    senior citizens on a tour bus

  33. Enrique Porturas Tapia

    I don't need to be a global citizen
    Because I'm blessed by nationality
    I'm member of a growing populace
    We enforce our popularity
    There are things that seem to pull us under
    And there are things that drag us down
    But there's a power and a vital presence
    That's lurking all around

    We've got the American Jesus
    See him on the interstate
    We've got the American Jesus
    He helped build the president's estate

    I feel sorry for the earth's population
    'Cause so few live in the U.S.A.
    At least the foreigners can copy our morality
    They can visit but they cannot stay
    Only precious few can garner the prosperity
    It makes us walk with renewed confidence
    We've got a place to go when we die
    And the architect resides right here

    We've got the American Jesus
    Fostering their shame on faith
    We've got the American Jesus
    Overwhelming millions every day

    He's the farmers barren fields
    The force the army wields
    The expression in the faces of the starving millions
    The power of the man he's the fuel that drives the clan
    He's the motive and conscience of the murderer
    He's the preacher on t.v., the false sincerity
    The form letter that's written by the big computers
    The nuclear bombs and the kids with no moms
    And I'm fearful that he's inside me

    We've got the American Jesus
    See him on the interstate
    We've got the American Jesus
    Exercising his authority

    We've got the American Jesus
    Fostering their shame on faith
    We've got the American Jesus
    Overwhelming millions every day, eah

    One nation, under god. One nation, under god. One nation, under god.
    One nation, under god. One nation, under god. One nation, under god.
    One nation, under god. One nation, under god. One nation, under god.
    One nation, under god. One nation, under god.

  34. Metaldus 21

    A great response to the SHITTY creationists, FUCK OFF BITCHES !!!

  35. manyonezerometalsmyth 66

    *The Theologian of Blood*
    I am your laissez-faire children,
    I am your bourgeoisie normal,
    I am your noblest king villain,
    I am immortal!


    Their gifts of blood
    replenish me...


    Their thieving daughters
    admonish me...


    I am immortal!
    I am immortal!


    I am their revelations imparted
    Their seclusion and disappearing
    I am their sacrificially departed
    Their delusion and sense appealing


    I am immortal!

  36. Lucia awak

    Vienen a la Argentina una masaaa viernes de octubre de 2019 23:53

  37. K-khel Aniñon

    Valley of Chrome left.

  38. Fake Account

    i agree fuck america lmao

  39. Alexandre Simoneau

    Glad I could see them this summer, 20 years after I saw them at the Vans in like 98 ou 99. One of the few bands I love to see live because what you heard on the album is pretty much what you're getting.

  40. Guille Melgarejo

    Welcome to Argentina 🇦🇷

  41. Brandon Romance

    October 2019. Still rockin this awesum tune 🤘🤘

  42. George Selemeleos

    γαμαει αυτη η διφωνια τοσο πολυ ε

  43. Daniel Garnett

    We want the civil war as badly as you do.

  44. Jack Hernandez

    whos going next nov 4th in Mexico city?? 2019 is hot

  45. Jans Cholo Chua

    Iron Maiden - hallowed be thy name, Valley of chrome - Forever Young.

  46. Jans Cholo Chua

    Iron Maiden - hallowed be thy name

  47. Luis Santos

    ""STRANGER THAN FICTION""............BEST PUNK ROCK ALBUM...........OF ALL TIME...........

  48. Luis Santos

    STILL THE BEST PUNK ROCK BAND..........OF ALL TIME..............

  49. arnulf arno

    https://open.spotify.com/album/0lw6J1ABoEMTH1zCbTgQUR?si=l4IFMWNaTBOrJy4fSKlHjg

    BR never dies, there’s no miracle !

  50. Geronimous Hunab ku

    2019 still kicking ass

  51. Kevin Ross

    I’m curious as to who is downvoting this.

    Rf Na

    Kevin Ross fundamentalists

  52. Charlie Muñoz

    Makes me wonder why i can be so lonely having a jesus of american suburbia. Im not a real dude i guess... staying ploy of scroll then....

  53. ScuffyTheDog

    2019.
    Still one of the best punk songs ever.

    ecoRfan

    @schizo I never said US was bad, only blind nationalism.

    Upuat

    what about "punk rock song" ??

    ScuffyTheDog

    @Upuat love it

    nitko niko

    ScuffyTheDog not so punk

    Averil Tate

    Upuat That use to be my favorite Bad Religion song, in fact that’s the song that got me into punk rock, but I listened to it so many times I can’t stand it anymore. That was in 6th grade though. I’m surprised I didn’t break the replay button.

  54. Prince Vander Lee Sodela

    Forever Young-Valley of Chrome

    Senpai Ycko

    Hahahahahaha

  55. Ronald Ziehlke

    Nice Bundeswehr dress jacket he's wearing

  56. จารุพง ทวีรัก

    see you

  57. จารุพง ทวีรัก

    Analog know !

  58. alessandro pennati

    Play it loud..

  59. Kinildson Géssio Pesignelli

    Freedom of speech; when you can criticize whatever you want, even the country that ensures your right to criticize wahtever you want itself.

  60. George Dulin

    Most actually Christian band ever.

  61. jude rodriguez

    The "American Jesus" is Pride. Pride leading to murder, war, famine, despondencey, in the name of ur "God" more an indictment of self righteousness than of Christianity

  62. Zeukrob

    Does anyone have the flac?

  63. Def NRG

    Eddy Vedder sang one of the verses and sang backup vox (pre-Pearl Jam)...anybody know which verse?

  64. Space Agent PsychoCat

    Ready to hop in the back yet pops? Welcome to Observing Second Gen. Punk Rocks' Anti~Fascist Intelligence.

  65. Serjones Jones

    Viva Bolsonaro o melhor presidente que o Brasil já teve!!!

    者忍

    pare de idolatra político, parece um troxa

  66. Serjones Jones

    Sonzera!!! Viva o Brasil!!!

  67. Doctor Gothic

    Brilliant

  68. Doctor Gothic

    Brilliant

  69. Who GivesAPunk

    When did punk rock become so safe ?

  70. Rascal 451

    Great song.

  71. Will Groff

    Cool song yea about nationalism yeah yeah. My question? What's with the goggles???

    Rf Na

    Will Groff allergies

  72. Marcio Ricardo

    😈🇧🇷❤🤘2019

  73. Ian Grey

    The kids are alt right thank God

    Rf Na

    Ian Grey

    Dog

  74. s future C

    🕌👳🏻‍♂️La Charla de
    La Segunda Noche de Muharram 2019,
    ⭕️Completo⭕️
    🎥https://youtu.be/REDeLHLTNuw

  75. Ali A. Green

    The last good Bad Religion single. Sigh.

  76. MasterPlans

    Another generation dead :((

  77. piqi piq

    Lyrics

    I don't need to be a global citizen
    Because I'm blessed by nationality
    I'm member of a growing populace
    We enforce our popularity
    There are things that seem to pull us under
    And there are things that drag us down
    But there's a power and a vital presence
    That's lurking all around

    We've got the American Jesus
    See him on the interstate
    We've got the American Jesus
    He helped build the president's estate

    I feel sorry for the earth's population
    'Cause so few live in the U.S.A.
    At least the foreigners can copy our morality
    They can visit but they cannot stay
    Only precious few can garner the prosperity
    It makes us walk with renewed confidence
    We've got a place to go when we die
    And the architect resides right here

    We've got the American Jesus
    Fostering their shame on faith
    We've got the American Jesus
    Overwhelming millions every day

    He's the farmers barren fields
    The force the army wields
    The expression in the faces of the starving millions
    The power of the man he's the fuel that drives the clan
    He's the motive and conscience of the murderer
    He's the preacher on t.v., the false sincerity
    The form letter that's written by the big computers
    The nuclear bombs and the kids with no moms
    And I'm fearful that he's inside me

    We've got the American Jesus
    See him on the interstate
    We've got the American Jesus
    Exercising his authority

    We've got the American Jesus
    Fostering their shame on faith
    We've got the American Jesus
    Overwhelming millions every day, eah

    One nation, under god. One nation, under god. One nation, under god.
    One nation, under god. One nation, under god. One nation, under god.
    One nation, under god. One nation, under god. One nation, under god.
    One nation, under god. One nation, under god.

  78. First Name Last Name

    Is this before the kids turned alt-right?

  79. Sharon Bones

    The whole world is a pot full of shit....but when someone said something is antieveryting.....thank bad religion for open minds and eyes of people about everything going on.....and the ignorants that open the mouth without thinking or no knowledge what this is really about.....fuck off ...keep thinking is about god....overrated

  80. Matt Brown

    Super underrated one of the greatest bands of all time

  81. August

    holy fuckin sh*t... you called it Bad Religion, after yesterday's comments. "I'm the chosen one, "we're helping build the estate (non divesting), power behind the clan (constant verbiage), false sincerity, nuclear bombs (wanted to nuke a horricane lol), kids with no moms (ICE/immigration), formula behind the big computers (Voting machine hacking)

  82. Elijah Salazar

    I was going to type Bad Romance but then I saw Bad Religion

  83. minationis sapientiae

    The government totally sucks
    You motherfucker
    The government totally sucks
    Ben franklyn was a rebel indeed
    He liked to get naked while he smoked on the weed
    He was a genious but if he was here today
    The government would fuck him up his righteous aayyy

  84. David J. Scott

    Does anyone think I can get away with wearing a Bad Religion shirt while playing on the worship team at my church? FYI, I only play cause my wife is deeply involved in the church... I’ve separated myself from religion. I only play to pretend I care about being there lol.

  85. ATS&CSecuritySolutions

    Bad Religon ... and a couple of alley cats... only real friends I've EVER had.

  86. bonzeblayk

    HEY GREG
    WHYA SIGN ON
    WIT
    * PUTZIM! *

    "Allahuah Akbar!"

    GOD IS GREAT, ALLAH BE PRAISED!
    WHY SEEK NOTO-RIETY
    WITHIN THE SCOPE OF TITANIC ZEUS?
    HEKATE VEERS SIX EYES
    THREE HEADS
    INCHOATE BODY
    looks like wolves!

    HELLHOUND ON YOUR TRAIL

    (umbrellawar eating out your entrails)

    Ick. As a MAJOR fan of Ayn Rand, I must demur: nothing she ever wrote, except the final catastrophe in We The Living - "café diggy-daggy, café diggy-daggy, cafe diggy-daggy" - makes me weep as reliably as The Sermon on the Mount.

    Oh, Arkies aren't Real Americans detectable within the pristine logics available to The Higher Yanquis Consciousness? And so, um, my own views on Jesus of Nazareth, with his own special story of the Temptation by Satan in the Forty Days in the desert, well, that's YOUR Jesus, longing (ROMANtically) for DEATH ON THE CROSS!, ick.

    What of MY Jesus?

    I went for Satan!

    Frankly, I firmly believe my dearheart Lenora Quvus IS authorized by JHVH for managing our relationship, and she looks mighty fine, mighty fine to me, and looking in to my inner heart, and finding sound counsel in the words of Jesus as reported in the Book of Matthew Verse 19?

    Huh. I don't have a prayer!

    SHE WON MY HEART IN 45 MINUTES 5 YEARS AGO!

    kewl! * lonar4ever<3 *
    - leathergirl/barmayden Mrs SSgt Rosie-Anne Quvus, Disciple of Christ (Adherents d'Hécate), Devoted Wife to Mr Lenora Quvus

  87. daoust26

    Best punk rock has to offer bad religion for life

  88. Jaf

    How the fuck have I only just learnt Eddie Vedder did backing vocals on this and watch it die

  89. Ludmila Soares

    admiro a ironia da letra👏👏👏❤