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Bad Religion: "No Direction"

(Tuesday , January 8, 2019 - 4:30pm)

When we first planned this blog, I thought a lot about what song I wanted to start with. Eventually I chose this Bad Religion song, because I thought it would be good to start with something that really impacted the way I think about life. In my early 20s, my main goal was just enjoying the moment. I didn’t spend much time thinking about the bigger purpose or questions in life. I first started listening to Bad Religion around the same time I started thinking about my future and what I wanted my life to be like. The funny thing is, this song helped me find some of the answers I was looking for about how to live my life, even though the point of the song is not to look for answers from other people or in songs like this. Haha.


Music is a really powerful thing, and it can have a big impact on people. So I chose this song for my first entry on this blog because I hope that the people who come here and find this site can also find something good and strong that will influence them the way this song influenced me.

Trash Yang Moses

...Whatever That Means

A sullen figure walks along a dusty road
His life was holy and he couldn't bare the load
He left his people and a simple life behind
He raised his torso and he looked into the sky
Shouting his questions
Looking for directions
"What do I do now?"
Now a confused school girl stares at the TV tray
The stresses of maturing compound every day
She glances up to see her favorite video
and gets ideas from Madonna's nasty clothes
In need of affection
She craves the direction her heroes offer her
Everyone is looking for something
And they assume somebody else knows what it is
No one can live without decisions of their own
it seems, so they look to someone else
To tell them what to be
Tell them what wear
Tell them to say
Tell them how to act and think
Compel others compulsively
Until the world is all like them
A righteous student came and asked me to reflect
He judged my lifestyle was politically incorrect
I don't believe in self-important folks who preach
No Bad Religion song can make your life complete
Prepare of rejection
You'll get no direction from me
You'll get no direction from me
먼지 자욱한 길을 홀로 터벅터벅 걸어가는 한 사람
그 사람은 이 세상의 짐을
거룩함으로 거부하네
그는 평범한 삶을 뒤로한 채, 그의 사람들을 떠나
상체를 들어 하늘을 바라보며
답을 얻고자
하늘에 외쳤지만 하늘은 답을 주지 않았지
“그럼 난 이제 어떻게 살아야하지....?”
십대 소녀는 티비를 멍하니 바라보고있어
성장의 스트레스는 매일 매일
복합적으로 쌓여만 가네
그 소녀는 좋아하는 아이돌 영상들과
마돈나의 야한 드레스를 통해
그 답을 찾으려 하고 있네
애정에 굶주린 소녀
그녀의 아이돌들은 그녀가 원하는 걸 주고있어
모두 답을 갖길 원해
그리고 그들은 또 다른 누군가가
정답을 알고있다고 생각하고 있지
그 누구도 자기의지로 선택된 삻을
살 수 있다고 믿지않아
남들 다 그렇게 사니까
그래서 그들은 또 누군가를 찾으려고 하지
내가 무엇이 되라고 말해줄 이를,
내가 무엇을 입어야 할지 말해줄 이를,
내가 무슨 말을 해야할지 말해줄 이를,
어떻게 행동하고 어떻게 생각하고
주변인을 강제적으로 설득하도록 말해줄 이를!!
이 세상이 자기들과 똑같아질때까지
똑부러진 학생 하나가 내게 다가와 내 생각을 물었어
내 삶의 방식은 정치적으로 틀렸다며 말야
가르치려 드는 자만심 넘치는 놈들을 믿지않아
너가 듣는 배드릴리젼 노래가
너의 삶을 완벽하게 만들어주지 않아
넌 나에게 어떠한 방향과 제시도 얻을 수 없어
넌 나에게 어떠한 방향과 제시도 얻지 못할
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