Ce spune asta din Take me to church

Cea mai populara melodie a celor de la Hozier era pana la Take me to church una cu 3 milioane de views. Aceasta are insa 85 de milioane de views. Fiindca au avut curaj, ca Macklemore, sa cante despre ceva ce conteaza. Take me to church a fost nominalizata la premiile Grammy ca cea mai buna melodie a anului.


Desi ideea e usor de inteles, nedreptatea atacurilor asupra comunitatii LGBT, versurile sunt pline de metafore si referinte.

Imi plac de exemplu acestea:

That's a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?

- o referinta la "get off your high horse" si la faptul ca cei care nu mai pot de viata altora ascund de obicei pacate mai mari.

Offer me my deathless death

- o referinta la expresia "la petit mort", cum ii spun francezii climaxului.

Cum inteleg eu melodia: pentru ca slujbele de duminica sunt pline de otrava si neacceptare, ca iubirea lor e vazuta ca un pacat de pedepsit cu limba ascutita, in cel mai putin violent caz, cineva alege sa isi adore iubita, fiindca momentele cu ea sunt de fapt bucuria vietii si ea e lumina vietii.

Iar clipul cred ca face referinta la grupurile KKK care terorizau negrii. Acelasi tip de ura intoarce in ziua de azi oamenii care se cred normali si superiori impotriva celor gay.

Versurile in intregime:

"Take Me To Church"

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'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
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
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

[Chorus 2x:]
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
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
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