Bad Religion - To Another Abyss Lyrics




Not long ago, and yet the image is so vague
I hesitate to label it a memory
There was a show of local color and I felt astray
Cause I had nothing to offer but insufficiency

And you know that it’s such a bitch
When you learn to scratch that itch
Of blatant fallibility
Sooner to some, but eventually
All gets pointed in the same direction
While the human masses and their vague conceptions
Obliterate each other with impunity
And you wonder, “what’s in this for me?”

To another abyss
To no avail
The search is bound to fail
To another abyss
To no avail
So long ago I set sail
And it chills me to the bone
That I’m so far away from home
To another abyss

So what should I do now? What should I celebrate?
Given finite means and a penchant to depreciate
How can I still avow and depend upon a state
That cares nothing for my happiness, welfare, or fate?

And I know I can’t explain
The commotion in my brain
Like a terrifying reality
Deconstructed but inadequately
All gets pointed in the same direction
While the human masses and their vain conceptions
Obliterate each other with impunity
And release the weight of history

[Chorus]

So long ago, so long ago…oh, I set sail
And I’m struggling on the way
And I’m waiting for the day (to another abyss)
And I’m looking for the way back home (to another abyss)
So far away (to another abyss)
So far away (to another abyss)
(to another abyss) So far away
(to another abyss)





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  1. Xinotti

    “And it chills me to the bone that I’m so far away... from home.”
    Fuck the military. All we do is bomb hospitals and steal oil, and don’t even get me started about the how terribly our troops are treated

  2. yttleekt

    [Verse 1]
    Not long ago, and yet the image is so vague
    I hesitate to label it a memory
    There was a show of local color and I felt astray
    'Cause I had nothing to offer but insufficiency

    [Verse 2]
    And you know that it's a bitch when you learn to scratch that itch
    A blatant fallibility, sooner to come, but eventually
    All gets pointed in the same direction
    While the human masses and their vague conceptions
    Obliterate each other with impunity
    And you wonder what's in this for me

    [Chorus]
    To another abyss, to no avail, the search is bound to fail
    To another abyss, to no avail, so long ago I set sail
    And it chills me to the bone that I'm so far away from home
    To another abyss

    [Verse 3]
    So what should I do now, what should I celebrate?
    Given finite means and a penchant to depreciate?
    How can I still avow and depend upon a state
    That cares nothing for my happiness, welfare or fate?

    [Verse 4]
    And I know I can't explain the commotion in my brain
    Like a terrifying reality, deconstructed but inadequately
    All gets pointed in the same direction
    While the human masses and their vague conceptions
    Obliterate each other with impunity
    And release the weight of history

    [Chorus]
    To another abyss, to no avail, the search is bound to fail
    To another abyss, to no avail, so long ago I set sail
    And it chills me to the bone that I'm so far away from home
    To another abyss

    [Outro]
    So long ago, so long ago
    Oh, I set sail

    And I'm struggling on the way
    And I'm waiting for the day (To another abyss...)
    And I'm looking for the way back home (To another abyss...)
    So far away (To another abyss...)
    So far away (To another abyss...)
    To another abyss, so far away (To another abyss...)
    To another abyss (To another abyss...)
    So far away (To another abyss...)

  3. kuroviejo

    i have an strange feeling when i heard the last part of the song...

    Chainsaw Bunny

    kuroviejo was it a sad feeling?

    kuroviejo

    its more deeper than that

    joshua ebell

    same... gives me goose bumps. i cant describe the feeling.

  4. Wyatt

    This, along with Atheist Peace and Social Suicide (which, coincidentally, are on the same album), is easily the worst Bad Religion song.

    Wyatt

    Funny, though, after putting this song down for a bit, I do enjoy it a lot more now

    Wyatt

    Atheist Peace and Social Suicide still suck ass and Sinister Rouge is a little lackluster

    Chromodar

    I really like this track, the flow is nice and Greg gets to properly sing. It's a bit slow, and it's no Dream of Unity, but I still enjoy it. I agree on AP and SS though. As a matter of fact, I've been going over the (in my personal perspective) "new" BR albums.. Which is everything after No Substance. Again, for me personally. I know this is different for a lot of people, and for many it's at the move to Atlantic - not so for me. Anyways, these are the tracks I still really enjoy even though I'm not into any of those albums:

    True North

    New Dark Ages
    Before You Die

    To Another Abyss

    Supersonic
    Bored and Extremely Dangerous

    Whisper in Time

    Maybe could throw in one or two more tracks from New Maps, probably Germs and Grains. Whisper in Time I mostly like because it sounds like Greg's solo stuff but with full band. I feel like I gave every album except maybe True North a decent chance, and those are all that really hit home with me. There's a bunch of decent but not great tracks, but then I'd rather listen to pre-2000s stuff :)

    Faceless Bassist

    Wyatt To each their own.

    Jesse Tarter

    I love this song but to each their own.. The only song i dont care for is "I love my computer"

  5. Ramon Lopez

    I wanted to listen crazy thing called love by queen but the lyrics for this song showed up instead of the lyrics for the actual song. welp. This song is pretty kewl

  6. gaston p Mac Karte

    a mi tambien me recordo a Struck a nerve...pero bueno, es Bad Religion!!

  7. Francesco Florio

    I can't stop to listen this song.

  8. halleck3

    Do they ever play this live? All I can find is a bunch of utterly inadequate covers by other people. Would love to hear BR do this one live!

    Joe M.

    +halleck3 Saw them in 2014 in Port Canaveral. They KILLED it. Summer Nationals with The Offspring headlining. The Offspring is a long time favorite of mine, but BR was sooooo much better. They should really have been the Headliner, but you know, The Offspring is more popular mainstream-wise. They played this song too. :D

    Paulo Pilha

    +MetaDecker Really? I think they never played this song live. I didn't find anywhere.

    Joe M.

    +Paulo Pilha Yep. Really. It's a good song, why wouldn't they play it?

    Nazgul03

    According to setlist.fm, they didn't play it.

  9. Nick Ess

    Struck A Nerve!

  10. Adam Weisshaupt

    Mother fucker I love this song so much!!! Greg has an amazing voice.

    Greg

    +Adam Weisshaupt Why thank you

    Stephen Sturgis

    Greg Love ya Greg! haha

    Afterburner

    not on this album

  11. Luke Riddoch

    fuck yoooooooouuuuuu

  12. EliteKnister

    drums are awesome on this song!!

  13. CracksteadyRiot

    You know a bad doesn't give a shit what people think when there albums are named "I heard they suck live"... They do talk alot when they perform, but that's part of the show.

    Anyways, they have a good message... they may not seem as intellectual as bad religion, but there definitely good punk.. a couple million fans across the world would agree.. I think that counts for something

  14. Elchristo46

    your kidding right? NOFX is badass

  15. underthewhitedime

    @Leaman001 Why post anything? You're commenting on a video that is faithfully viewed by Bad Religion fans...obviously just trying to start shit for no reason. So, here's how this works: I'm gonna cut you down for posting that comment and if you reply, I straight-up don't give a fuck. I will ignore you because you obviously have nothing of relevance to say. If you don't reply: good. You might have learned something.

  16. Ike Carter

    @badreligion i agree 100% rolling stones magazine voted this #14 on BR's best albums. this in my opinion is BR's best album EVER. Which album is similar to this one by Bad Religion in your opinion?

  17. loard14

    @jadedforlyfe i feel you man, when my fiancée left me for some douchebag who ended up cheating on her... well the only solid truth i could find was the awesomeness of bad religion

  18. loard14

    i paused my porn for this

  19. bedtimefordemocracy

    @badreligion shit seriously brings me to tears when they talk about only doing one more album etc. i can't stand it. My absolute favorite band that got me into punk when i was 8. best melody, best songwriting, best singing, best everything i dread the shit out of the day they break up and will be beyond bummed and down.

  20. bedtimefordemocracy

    This song is amazing, one of the absolute best of the album.

  21. THE HATED HUMANIST

    This is arguably Bad Religion's best album, god every song just fits together and touches you, entertains you, informs you, fights for you and I REALLY hope Bad Religion gives us another album like this before they go their own ways.

  22. THE HATED HUMANIST

    I really never used to think of this song as my favorite "Empire Strikes First" song. But I've been relistening to the album and this song now stands out so strongly. Must be the age as I was only 14 when this album came out, now I'm 21 and shit's changing. Thank god, lol, for Bad Religion.

    Go Greg, don't stop repping Wisconsin!!

  23. manthepeter

    Bad Religion is awesome! And Greg Graffin is even more fucking. Beyond to be a atheist that worries about the world, he's an awesome singer! And I think "The Empire Strikes First" is undoubtedly the best album of this century.

  24. lordofthepizzapie

    i find this easy to headbang to

  25. JP drums

    amazing song

  26. JP drums

    amazing song!!!!!

  27. mega brando

    i love when the songs like this and struck a nerve; so heartfelt and touching

  28. mega brando

    @hulio932 really wanna hear some sick drummin from him? check out this album - infectious grooves, groove family cyco

  29. hulio932

    brooks wackerman is much better drummer than the last one

  30. bedtimefordemocracy

    Love this one! thanks for posting. whole album is great, oh wait, their whole discography rules.

  31. stephen133337

    Brooks is a god drummer guys love his beats to the end of time

  32. naruto00nix

    bad religion and nofx r both aweosme bands

  33. jeppe1208

    @cheerios261
    Actually, recent studies show tha- NO THEY ARE NOT!

  34. Angel Saldana

    @jeppe1208 lol nah man NOFX is a good band :3

  35. jeppe1208

    @cheerios261
    BR = Goooooood!
    NoFx = Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks!

  36. Angel Saldana

    people look at me weird cuz i listen to bad religion and NOFX but i say FUCK U!!!!!!!!

  37. lucas staton

    thank you for posting the entire album, this album has gotten me through some rough times, has been and always will be one of my personal favorites.