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  1. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Few things are more beautiful than a man who can dance...



    Take Me to Church by Hozier

    LYRICS

    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
    [x2]

    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

    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
    [x2]

    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

    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
    [x2]
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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  2. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    (copy/pasted from songmeanings.com)

    This is from an interview Hozier did with NY Magazine. Straight from the horses mouth:

    "'Take Me to Church' is essentially about sex, but it's a tongue-in-cheek attack at organizations that would … well, it's about sex and it's about humanity, and obviously sex and humanity are incredibly tied. Sexuality, and sexual orientation — regardless of orientation — is just natural. An act of sex is one of the most human things. But an organization like the church, say, through its doctrine, would undermine humanity by successfully teaching shame about sexual orientation — that it is sinful, or that it offends God. The song is about asserting yourself and reclaiming your humanity through an act of love. Turning your back on the theoretical thing, something that's not tangible, and choosing to worship or love something that is tangible and real — something that can be experienced.

    But it's not an attack on faith. Coming from Ireland, obviously, there's a bit of a cultural hangover from the influence of the church. You've got a lot of people walking around with a heavy weight in their hearts and a disappointment, and that shit carries from generation to generation. So the song is just about that — it's an assertion of self, reclaiming humanity back for something that is the most natural and worthwhile. Electing, in this case a female, to choose a love who is worth loving."


    Great post Plum. I can do the 'running man' and a pretty decent 'moonwalk', but sadly I lack the body physique and control this incredible dancer has.
     
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  3. Andy B

    Andy B Beloved Grand Eagle

    I like this line. Very human and intimate.
     
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  4. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    It's the freedom of spirit blazing through that I find sublime and to that end I just love watching people dance 'as if no one is watching'.

    Love that Hozier excerpt. It pretty much nails not only the high price of civilisation on sexuality but on all our natural expression, and to that end the raison d'etre of TMS.
     
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