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The Lord's Prayer Written Over Coffee
The Lord's Prayer Written Over Coffee
10/22/11 at 12:23 PM by AP_Punk
I still find it hard to believe that people were so up in arms over The Wonder Years' "I Won't Say the Lord's Prayer", not long after Suburbia came out. I guess it's controversial if you've only been raised on christian metal and pop-punk songs about girls - but really, it's not as biting as many would claim it to be. And when you compare to it many other punk songs dealing with that same issue? It's as threatening as a newborn kitten.

And speaking of other punk songs in the same vein as "The Lord's Prayer", "Words Written Over Coffee" by The Riot Before is much more poignant and moving - if you're still unfamiliar with it, get familiar with it now.

It's too good to be too underrated, and that goes for the whole album, Fists Buried in Pockets.

So back to The Wonder Years thing. I guess when the public builds up that much hype and attention about you and your new album, and finds that some of the material strays from the typical subjects of hanging with your friends and dealing with life, and actually touches on some touchy issues like religion - a little shitstorm is to be expected. Funny thing is, that's a big part of dealing with life. And some people have to deal with a lot of other things in their lives too, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. It's perfectly fine to call any and all of that out, and as long as all those shitty -ism's exist, they should be called out often. That's kinda the main intention for punk music, anyway - if I remember it correctly.
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