November 21, 2016

Take Me To Church

It’s not a cry for help and no one is taking me to church, believe me. Not literally.

But I do want to take you to my moments where from the very first time I heard this song, I fell in love with the rhythm, the lyrics, the voice and the beat even before I understood what this song actually meant. 

Those moments were time spent in the car when my train of thoughts wonders along with the music from the radio while Silver Bullet is at the wheel.

It’s not a song I hear often on the radio and when I heard it for the first few times, the elegantly haunting rhythm taunted me with such an indescribable surge that I could not ignore that sense of passionate force present in its chorus:

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

Just reading it like that would not do justice to this song really. If you have 4 minutes and 14 seconds to spare, watch the video, listen to the rhythm and lyrics attentively and then read/sing along to the words given below the embedded video.

Whatever your interpretation is, it is such a beautiful song and I hope you enjoy this little treasure. 

 


 

 

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 is 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

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
To 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
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

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

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

Songwriters: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Take Me to Church lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


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  1. i love this song…for the same reasons

  2. I love that song too but this is the fist time I saw the video…sorting my thoughts…

  3. Love that song. Crash and Bang sing “I’ll worship like a dog at the Saturday night”.

  4. Fantastic song and I love what you are saying. Sometimes music inspires us, the melody or the lyrics. And it will help us get clarity or just calm down or maybe even gear up.

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