Bad Religion- American Jesus

Bad Religion Recipe for Hate“American Jesus” è la traccia numero 3 di “Recipe for Hate”, settimo album del gruppo “Bad Religion”. Uscito nel 1993, questa canzone è il primo singolo estratto dall’album. I Bad Religion sono un gruppo musicale hardcore punk statunitense formatosi nel 1979 a Los Angeles, principali esponenti del sottogenere dell’hardcore melodico. Nasce dalla mente e dal disagio esistenziale di Greg Graffin(voce), di Brett Gurewitz(chitarra) e di Jay Bentley(basso elettrico). Brian Baker(chitarra) e Brooks Wackerman(batteria), gli altri due componenti della band, si sono aggregati in seguito. “Recipe for Hate” è considerato dalla critica come uno dei migliori album dei Bad Religion.

Testo
I don’t need to be a global citizen,
because I’m blessed by nationality,
I’m a member of a growing populace,
we enforced 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 our 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
overwhelming millions every day
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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