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The Science Of Myth Lyrics

Artist: Screeching Weasel
Album: My Brain Hurts

If you've ever question beliefs that you hold you're not alone
But you oughtta realize that every myth is a metaphor
in the case of Christianity
and Judaism there exist the belief
that spiritual matters are enslaved to history
The Buddhists believe that the functional aspects override the myth
while other religions use the literal core to build foundations with
See half the world sees the myth as fact
while it's seen as a lie by the other half and
the simple truth is that it's none of that and
somehow no matter what the world keeps turning
Somehow we get by without ever learning
Science and religion
are not mutually exclusive
In fact for better understanding
we take the facts of science and apply them
And if both factors keep evolving
then we continue getting information
but closing off possibilities
makes it hard to see the bigger picture
Consider the case of the women
whose faith helped her make it through
when she was raped and cut up left for dead
in a trunk her beliefs held true
It doesn't matter if it's real or not cause
some things are better left without a doubt and
if it works then it gets the job done
Somehow no matter what the world keeps turning
Comments/Interpretations
by Bull on 7/25/2008 12:54pm
Religion is fucking nonsense.
by bman on 10/1/2008 8:51am
But... Somehow no matter what the world keeps turning.
by kurt on 10/23/2008 1:19am
...and somehow we get by without ever learning.
by Jono on 12/16/2008 2:35pm
I love this song. Ben Weasel is the best. And this song is so wise.
by chunkahash on 12/30/2008 2:31am
top 3 favorite Screeching Weasel songs. The last line is so powerful.
by This song is awesome!!! on 1/25/2009 3:22pm
But I still like I Beleive In UFO's better lol
by Ben Weasel on 3/21/2009 4:55pm
Glad you enjoyed it kids!
by Garret on 4/19/2009 8:15pm
Very insightful lyrics. One of my favorite Screeching Weasel Songs.
by Sh64 Berlin on 7/27/2009 11:06am
This lyrics are great(!)IF you're under 14 years!So kids,If you'd understood all the words used,I think you'd change your mind about how good this song really is.The music is great thou!
by Eric on 11/3/2009 11:53pm
No need to be a dildo Sh64.
by Meta4 on 5/23/2010 3:59pm
Best song ever!! Inspired by american mythologist Joseph Campbell! Ben Weasel knows what he's talking about.
by SCHUZI on 6/15/2010 7:04am
BLEW MY MIND
by Jesus on 12/2/2010 12:22am
Great song, but science and religion are definitely not equally useful or valid. Any of the good metaphors taught in religion could easily be found in non-religious literature and often are.
by viasindios666 on 12/6/2010 11:53am
i love screeching weasel, this is one of my favorite songs by them
by Vince on 3/28/2011 7:35pm
Is Ben Weasel gonna have to slap a birch? Hahaha!
by Nick on 2/22/2012 3:29pm
Ben Weasel knows...

We need to all unite and make changes in this world.
by josh on 6/26/2012 12:27am
love this song. Makes me ease off my anti religion atheist ways.
by Ben Deigho on 8/24/2012 11:31pm
Dude has a gift of writing. Preach on brother Weasel
by Phocion on 12/2/2012 6:14am
Screeching Weasel has some of the absolute most prolific lyrics lyrics ever. Ben Weasel, a tip of my hat to you, sir.
by Joe on 4/1/2013 9:45am
Phocion, I don't think you know what the word prolific means.
by CiderPunk on 6/12/2013 9:53am
seems perfectly cromulent to me!
by Great song on 2/12/2014 5:27am
Ben Weasel is a talent. And a smart guy. Smart enough to consciously acknowledge what left and right wing atheists and diests can't and/or won't. We don't have the answer to everything, and we never will. Deal with it.


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