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Take Me to Church Lyrics Meanings
by Hozier

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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 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

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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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