The Defense (Bad Religion)

Nothing comes easier than madness in the world today Mass paranoia is a mode not a melody Yeah I'd like to watch all thousand cable channels but there's nothing on And my high speed connection's monitored daily by the pentagon These things are seldom what they seem I'm not inclined to enjoy my dreams won't go away No Peace and No Friends We Trace the mortal edge with no defense To State the obvious This world is perilous for us No sense and No Guide ain't it beautiful to be alive Yeah right I won't resign before the struggle ends So I'll construct this sound defense We are the prey and culture is the predator I'm running out of time where conditions are positionnal Shadows of a doubt cast reluctance and depravity There's got to be a way to overcome this grim reality Is there an option left for me I'm not immune to despondency There's no way No Peace and No Friends We Trace the mortal edge with no defense To State the obvious This world is perilous for us No sense and No Guide ain't it beautiful to be alive Yeah right I won't resign before the struggle ends So I'll construct this sound defense There's a signpost on the corner and it keeps everybody safe We were all made in the shade And your mother's in the kitchen where she's patching all the cracks in the wall We never had to care in the world Too much to sacrifice it's hard to recognize Just a compromise of purely deadly alibies It's combinational the pressure so intense So I'll construct this sound defense Nothing's plainer than the madness in the world today I must conceal myself and steal myself and break away I seek initiatives in matters that are black and white So I'll construct this sound defense