Wednesday, November 26, 2014

take Me to Church by Hozier

My lover's got humour
She's the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshiped her sooner

If the heavens ever did speak
She's the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday's getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week

'We were born sick,' you heard them say it

My Church offers no absolutes.
She tells me, 'Worship in the bedroom.'
The only heaven I'll be sent to
Is when I'm alone with you—

I was born sick,
But I love it
Command me to be well
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I'm a pagan of the good times
My lover's the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice

Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That's a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We've a lot of starving faithful

That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No Masters or Kings
When the Ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin

In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am Human
Only then I am Clean
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life 

MY KIND OF RELIGION

3 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Well this poor bastard has zero chance of ever being happy. All he has done is traded one stupid religion for another. I suppose if you grow up with religious dogma as your only way of understanding the world it makes sense to have such a retarded view of relationships and this type of arrangement this dude is suggesting is the only thing that makes sense to him. This religious blueprint for a relationship will not cause happiness and will only continue the sick diseased mind of this poor dumb bastard.

Ryan Patterson said...

I was surprised by this song. I've heard it a few times and immediately wrote it off because it sounded like a legitimate pro Christ shit song. After reading the lyrics I got a different meaning and then after watching the video was even more surprised although a little confused. There's a couple references to a "she" and the first line in particular... my lover got a sense of humor she's the giggle at a funeral. I suppose the "she" could be a reference to his religion or dogma. This isnt that deep of a song but does put across a good point that spans all of Judaism which is we are all supposed to feel flawed. Interesting though there are a couple allegories that equate the knowledge of man to a downfall including Adam and eve as well as the Greek prometheus. Not unlike capitalist culture that wants people to stay in ignorance and threatens those who oppose "gods will" of staying ignorant. God is kind of a dick. Of course you know there's going to be a whole slew of jackoffs that will use this as a source of religious inspiration. I would bet my left nut someone plays this song at a church as part of the service.

Pirate Aggro said...

Man I hope to God that some church plays this without knowing what the hell they are doing. Like when Bart got the organist to plan ana-gotta-divita in church causing her to collapse afterward.