Take Me to Church
Take Me to Church

Hozier - Take Me to Church Lyrics

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Take Me to Church Lyrics

My lover's got humor
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
A-, 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
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 so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my 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 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
Oh, oh, 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

Writer(s): Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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What is the Meaning of Take Me to Church?

Really brainiac lyrics across this one, constructing her praise, one line at a time. Thus, the chorus forms the church that is her, it's her character, her personality and you are the pilgrim, who's bound to follow for life....

One of the most controversial songs to have surfaced in my playlist. The context of religion, love, and desecration of faith is far too prevalent to ignore. More so coupled with the sensitive yet still artful video you'll find yourself dissecting every lyric. Firstly the artiste suggests conflict between his religious devotion vs whomever or whatever he terms as "she". Heavily perturbed he retreats to church weekly yet still feels judged or persecuted for the way he is and this is why he retracts to "her". Her acceptance leads him to meet her sacrificial demands, burying himself to meet her approval, hence the verse " a fine looking high horse", forfeiting his pride. Then only in his sinful act under no judgement does he feel human

An excitingly beautiful song about the love between two people that all the contexts of a religion - heaven, church, sin etc- take their place within her because loving someone, in this pure way, leads to this "deification" of them indeed!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote the song 'Take Me to Church'?

    The song 'Take Me to Church' was written by Andrew Hozier Byrne, better known as Hozier.

  2. What is the inspiration behind the lyrics of 'Take Me to Church'?

    'Take Me to Church' uses religious terminology to describe a romantic relationship. The song grew out of Hozier's frustration with the Catholic Church which he saw as dominating the social and political outlook of the Irish state. The song also contains sexual undertones, asserting one's self and reclaiming humanity through an act of love.

  3. When was 'Take Me to Church' released?

    'Take Me to Church' was released as Hozier's debut single on 13 September 2013. It featured on his extended play of the same name before being featured as the opening track of his debut album in 2014.

  4. What awards did 'Take Me to Church' receive?

    'Take Me to Church' received critical acclaim and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. It has been certified Diamond in the US.

  5. What is unique about the music video for 'Take Me to Church'?

    The music video for 'Take Me to Church', directed by Brendan Canty, Emmet O'Brien, and Conal Thomson, follows a romantic relationship between two men and depicts a violent homophobic attack that followed. The video quickly went viral upon its YouTube release in September 2013.

  6. How successful was 'Take Me to Church' commercially?

    'Take Me to Church' achieved widespread global popularity, topping charts in 12 countries and reaching top 10 in 21 other territories. In United States, it spent 23 consecutive weeks at the top of the Hot Rock Songs chart and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2014.

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