Requiem for Dissent (Bad Religion)

Oratory of hope and glory a whisper and a rhyme An effigy, a soldier out of time Citizen and patriot you can't be far behind The funeral is weighting heavy on your mind Requiem Bring the dissident from slumber Requiem Raise the rebel from its grave Requiem Sound the revolution's thunder A monumental blunder averted and betrayed Dig around the cemetery a record of the day Friends and neighbors in stages of decay But the saddest thing of all eludes discovery The stimulus for this somber ceremony Requiem Bring the dissident from slumber Requiem Raise the rebel from its grave Requiem Sound the revolution's thunder A monumental blunder averted and betrayed The sanctimonious minions how they grovel at the feet Authority is populist deceit Pity yet another casualty's demoralized decline Just a victim of irrational design Requiem! Requiem! Requiem Bring the dissident from slumber Requiem Raise the rebel from its grave Requiem Sound the revolution's thunder A monumental blunder averted and betrayed