We're Only Gonna Die by Bad Religion


'''"We're Only Gonna Die"''' is a song penned by frontman Greg Graffin for Bad Religion's debut album How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, which was released in 1982. It is the album's opening track, as well as the now-out of print 80-85 compilation, which was released in 1991.

The song is often referred to only by the name "Gonna Die". The liner notes to the How Could Hell Be Any Worse album lists the title as "We're Only Gonna Die from Our Own Arrogance". Graffin occasionally introduces the song with this complete title. The band also called the song "Modern Man" before the release of their 1990 fifth album Against the Grain, which contained a track by that name.

The song can also be heard in the movie Glory Daze. It also appears on the soundtrack of the videogame, Tony Hawk's ''American Wasteland''.

More than 30 years after its release, "We're Only Gonna Die" is still a fan favorite and remains one of the band's concert staples.