Bad Religion:Portait Of Authority

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“Portrait Of Authority”
Artist: Bad Religion
Albums: Recipe For Hate (1993)
Composers: Greg Graffin
Lyricists: Greg Graffin


Nothing more, nothing less
An icon on the wall decoration and duress
That which many strive to be
It's the marble statue standing over me

And nobody has the will to tear it down
It determines wrong and right
But to me it's just a stereotype
And it makes us lose our sight

The portrait of authority (portrait of authority)
You tell me that's what I'm supposed to be (portrait of authority)
It tell me that what I'm supposed to be

It embodies what he cannot be

Another time, another man
An oppressive intrusion and a plague across his land
And it haunts him every day
It tells him he has no chance, his hopes just fades away

And he lives his life prepared to tear it down
But he can't muster the support
And to him it's just a stereotype
Of his life-long fight

The portrait of authority (portrait of authority)
It embodies what he cannot be (portrait of authority)
It's what we cannot be

The portrait of authority (portrait of authority)
Portrait of authority