Take Me To Church Lyrics Meaning

Take Me To Church Lyrics Meaning By Hozier. Main song words are 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.

Take Me To Church Lyrics Meaning – Hozier

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 so 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 so 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 so 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 so 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 so 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 so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good Gosh, let me give you my life

Lyrics Meaning

Aside from its misleading title, this song is opposing the church. The church is notorious for undermining sexual orientation. In most religions, homosexuality is considered a sin, and this song reflects the truth about the church and their role in society.

The second verse is when he expresses his resentment against the church. Hozier is doubtful towards religion; he questions the existence of God: “If the Heavens ever did speak” pretty much gives it away. — The church influences people with “poison” (“fresh poison each week”), things that drive them to believe that they are sick people (“we were born sick”), that they are in need of a remedy; which is church/religion. However, in Hozier’s perspective, the remedy is this “girl” (represents unenforced love) The girl that “giggles at a funeral”, the one he “should’ve worshiped sooner”.

The chorus is when he begins his rant against the hypocrisy of religion: “I’ll tell you my sins, so you can sharpen your knife”. In religion, confession is the key to forgiveness. But through this stanza, it’s clear that with confession comes something other than love and support.

The bridge represents the truth about humanity. “There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin”. As stated before, we were born sick, but we accept it and even find comfort and understanding from it (“we were born sick, but I love it”). “In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene, only then I am human, only then I am clean”. This stanza says that we are cleansed through human nature, not through a society overrun by restrictions and misconceptions enforced by religion; we are only human when we accept our true nature.

This song basically means that nothing should interfere with our human endeavor. You should love anyone you love, and whoever that is, it’s meant to be; regardless of sexual orientation. Hozier accentuates that people blindly follow religion, like dogs (“I’ll worship like a dog in the shrine of your lies”), and are not aware that the church is “brainwashing” them with ideologies that undermine humanity. Nothing should interfere with love or human nature, especially religion.

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