"Well it's good that he, at least was aware of that. That's redeeming in that he doesn't consider that the way a lover would behave.
I know a lot of people who think it's a love song and my response is, "are you kidding me?…"
"I've been an atheist all my life and my first love is 1950's Rockabilly, but I know the words and can sing along with religious songs like, I've Seen The Light, Church In The Wildwood, Bringing In The Sheaves, We Shall Gather At The…"
"I listen to anything and everything and if I like a song, so be it. The words are often meaningless. The purpose of music is first the music, the words come afterwards and have only the value I perceive them to have which can be none if I choose."
"Well, I'm only 18 (still in the summer before college), so I have no idea what is going to happen to me after today, but I can say for sure that I will never become religious again, barring the god(s) him/herself/themselves revealing themselves…"
""Also, I do try to avoid the kind of songs that explicitly state god and its "love", its not the god part I despise, that I can stand, but the part of the loving in the christian manner. Besides, I would only really like it if such…"
"Actually, Sting himself talked about the song and its meaning.
"I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of…"
"Fortunately for me, some of my favorite bands actually wrote songs against religion, specifically catholic. Gentle Giant has a song named No God´s a Man (which the title itself is quite clear, trying to say that Jesus, or "chuy" if…"
"I was thinking, I like a great deal of music by the Staple Singers. Surely religious music. I still like it. Can't listen to "I'll Take You There" enough but the religious message has no meaning for me, it's just great…"
"Good point and this occurred to me when I was working on some of the threads here.
I basically just accept the fact that when it comes to music I am areligious and don't care.
If it's a great tune and I enjoy it, that's what…"
There's this song I like by this artist I love, Hallelujah by Rufus Wainright. If you don't know him, here's his wikipedia page Just kidding (seriously though, that IS his wiki page if you're interested). Wainwright is a talented (and somewhat eccentric) musician who is just, if nothing else, fun to listen to.Anyway, he covered the song by Leonard Cohen. Now, if you listen to/read the lyrics, you might not interpret it…See More