Take Me to Church Lyrics Hozier


i love the melody and structure of the song null
i am not there with his story… and not sure i even get it
… fun hearing it though ...
in practice to be avoided.

Take Me to Church

My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped 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

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

I am surprised you went so sum on it that you seemed to miss it. If you play the song the words go by in the embed above.  Some versions on YouTube are gay. This one isn’t. The singer has a conflict of interest between his heart & what probably the church says about his sexual relationship & switches to the sexual relationship as his church as much more of an appealing god like experience.  You could go so deep as to find sex magick in it if you wanted. null It has been on the Voice & American Idol for the last few years. It is a good song for tryouts because of the huge opportunity for emotion & as you say the structure & music. null
.. admittedly the words are a bit dark in places.null

Some famous singer, perhaps from Pink Floyd when asked what a song means said that the songs are open always to individual interpretation & are successful the most when the emotion of the music & the words appeal to just about anyone who listens in their own context – they can find something to identify with.

yeah your right this is about church/religion … i’ll need to listen again more in that context.

the last stanza, which i missed entirely, is quit poignant.

yeah there is a lot of variability in works of art when it comes to common interpretations amoung individuals.  if the opus tells a deep personal story, then others will interpret it on the background of  their own deep personal story … and then interpertaions are pretty much up for grabs … for example Bob Dylan’s songs.   Whereas if the opus  tells  a common outside story which is already shared and believed in the culture at large, then interpretations will be much more similar between individuals. 

That is another one of my “no daaa” sayings … it should not even be controversial … but if you get it like i do, it is the tip of a very big iceberg.  One that begins with #BuddahLied.

i.e. It is fruitless to ask what a song means.

well a song has no precise common meaning for all who hear it …
if that is what you mean, then i agree, it would be “fruitless to ask”  for something that does not exist.

Still and all, just like i tried to implied to you above …
a similar meaning of some songs is more easily shared than for other songs …
and, me thinks, for the very reason i pointed out above
in Take Me to Church Lyrics Hozier (comment 81525)

#CBG xor #CBF  xor #CBT can munge around in to each his own duality for a long time #AlreadyAlways smug


creating our culture IS making together
a common background or context for all our personal experiences.
It is our humanity and the framework for us sharing our lives.
Collectively we are 100% responsible for it’s content.

Creating common shareable meaning it is not something that i care to mock, deride, or doubt;
like you seem to do.

#Whatever  #Bozo: well a song has no precise common meaning for all who hear it 

so how long do you want to pile words & meaning on that statement for me it’s #done

well, since you asked, and just in case you haven’t noticed yet, the same thing keeps happening …
  1. i express something that is not part of our common consciousness
  2. you mock it or me for the expression
  3. i add more details and hone my expressions trying to eliminate ambiguities that you may have stumbeled upon
  4. repeat at #2 → until your mocks lack any useful content that i can perceive

You DO NOT KNOW what is in my consciousness.  Furthermore it got to the boring state where words were just being bandied around. You must have an obsession with being mocked that you should look at & feel better about if you get to the root of it.  It #CBG

Well for example, if you are a surgeon operating on me, and need to operate on me when i am conscious, and need to know the positioning of your knife is, and you know that only I can tell you, and i tell you that it is positioned thusly and causing me great pain, and you say back to me, “OMG what a silly thing it is for you to say that”,  then i will know for a fact that either you are not conscious of what you are doing to me … or lieing to me … or telling some horrible joke at which only you can laugh. 

Detailed examples of this consciousness thingy are much more tangible than the general notions to which you constantly refer.

Dude! Typing & writing a blog is not brain surgery.

Dude, it was a hypothetical thought problem constructed so that we could talk about what people are NOT  conscious of in a more detailed and tangible manner.   It is what you are NOT conscious of that you mock.  You said, “I do not know what is in your consciousness” … which is substantually true in most cases …. but i am telling you, with that example that,  i can be quite certain of some things that are NOT in your consciousness. 

Are you following the bouncing ball which i am following?  Or are you un-conscious of it?

Actually, what I am not conscious of I am not interested in either! 

I don’t see anything in Christianity that forbids sex. Not even Mary Magdalene attests to such. 
Apparently it is a clergy control freak thingy.

Picture from Burning Man