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Atheist song thread

Post by nozzferrahhtoo » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:22 pm

Pointless thread idea bourne of people talking about Religious inspired art. Paste with artist and title, a lyric clip from songs that are clearly about atheism. :)

Starting example might be David Grays "Aint no love"....
Maybe that it would do me good
I believed there were a God
Out in the starry firmament
As it is that’s just a lie
And I'm here eating up the boredom
Or Ani DiFrancos "What if no one is watching"
I always feel I have to open my mouth
and every time I do
I offend someone
somewhere

but what
what if no one's watching
what if when we're dead, we're just dead
what if there's no time to lose
what if there's things we gotta do
things that need to be said

I mean what
what if no one's watching
what if when we're dead
we're just dead
what if it's just us down here
what if god is just an idea
someone put in your head
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by JH » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:08 pm

John Lennon - Imagine

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by pantsheadmagee » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:25 pm

Ani DiFranco! Yay!! Luffs her, so I do.

My favourite atheist music lately would be either the wonderful Tim Minchin with his classic If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out (Take My Wife!!) and Ten Foot Cock And A Few Hundred Virgins, or else the maaahvellous Gogol Bordello's Supertheory of Supereverything. Although I'm not precisely sure what Gogol are getting at there, I like it :)
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by IrishAndroid » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:30 am

"Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis)"- Marilyn Manson
Sorry your Sunday smiles are rusty nails
and your crucifixion commercials failed
but I'm just a pitiful anonymous

And I see all the young believers
Your target audience
I see all the old deceivers
we all just sing their song
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by Neil » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:28 pm

Television Personalities - Mysterious Ways

I believe in what I see
You believe what you want to believe
But you're the one who's got more need
So don't bother lighting a candle for me

Faith in something
Faith in something

You'll find yourself, if you have faith
You'll see the error of your way
Send for your membership form today
Faith in something bigger they say
"The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it."
- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by truthhurts » Tue May 05, 2009 1:45 pm

try some more Manson

"The Fight Song"

Nothing suffocates you more than
The passing of everyday human events
Isolation is the oxygen mask you make
Your children breathe in to survive

But I'm not a slave to a god
That doesn't exist
But I'm not a slave to a world
That doesn't give a shit

And when we were good
You just closed you eyes
So when we are bad
We'll scar your minds

Fight, fight, fight, fight
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by eannamul » Sun May 17, 2009 7:52 pm

lots of flaming lips songs filled with uplifting godless lyrics.

from the song vein of stars from the 'at war with the mystics' album:
25, 26, 27
back from the future maybe there aint no heaven
there's just you and me
maybe that's all whose left
& if there aint no heaven
maybe there aint no hell


and probably their most famous song from the 'yoshimi battles the pink robots album' - do you realize?
Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

crackin band. well worth a look/listen if you havent already.
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by eccles » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:26 am

pantsheadmagee wrote:Ani DiFranco! Yay!! Luffs her, so I do.

My favourite atheist music lately would be either the wonderful Tim Minchin with his classic If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out (Take My Wife!!) and Ten Foot Cock And A Few Hundred Virgins, or else the maaahvellous Gogol Bordello's Supertheory of Supereverything. Although I'm not precisely sure what Gogol are getting at there, I like it :)
Unfortunately the Ten Foot Cock And A Few Hundred Virgins was awarded the DSO - DICK SHOT OFF. No longer on YouTube.
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by mkaobrih » Sun May 02, 2010 12:49 pm

Dear God Lyrics
Artist: XTC
Album: Fossil Fuels: The XTC Singles

Dear god, hope you get the letter and...
I pray you can make it better down here
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
But all the people that you made in your image
See them starving in the street
'Cause they don't get enough to eat from god
I can't believe in you

Dear god, sorry to disturb you but...
I feel that I should be heard loud and clear
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears
And all the people that you made in your image
See them fighting in the street
'Cause they can't make opinions meet about god
I can't believe in you

Did you make disease and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind after we made you?
And the devil too!

Dear god don't know if you noticed but...
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book
And us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look
And all the people that you made in your image
still believing that junk is true
Well I know it ain't, and so do you
Dear god
I can't believe in
I don't believe

I won't believe in heaven or hell
No saints, no sinners, no devil as well
No pearly gates, no thorny crown
You're always letting us humans down
The wars you bring, the babes you drown
Those lost at sea and never found
And it's the same the whole world 'round
The hurt I see helps to compound
That father, son and holy ghost
Is just somebody's unholy hoax
And if you're up there you'll perceive
That my heart's here upon my sleeve
If there's one thing I don't believe in

It's you
Dear god
The church complains of persecution when it's not allowed to persecute.
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Re: Atheist song thread

Post by nozzferrahhtoo » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYDw25-RT5U

"In Heaven there's no lamb chops, Queen Guineveres for hand jobs, marijuana, Kenny Rogers or ecstasy."

Josh Ritter - Galahad.
The Angel of the Holy Grail saw Galahad come riding, so he took the Holy Grail off the shelf.
And inside the Holy Chapel made for Holy Grail hiding, the Angel could be seen to smile to himself.

"If you're the Great Sir Galahad from now on," said the Angel, "may all angels call me blessed of my race."
"If you're not the Great Sir Galahad I warn you, keep on riding, and if you are I pray you'll let me see your face."

Galahad removed his helmet, said, "Good Angel, look upon me, fear not for I bring tidings of great joy."
"For long years the Grail you've guarded now you get to let me drink it, how happy must be angels thus employed."

"All the favours that you shower upon me, a simple angel," said the Angel, "Your benevolence abounds."
"Take your boots off, Great Sir Galahad; for by your astounding beauty whatever ground you stand on turns to holy ground."

Galahad took off his boots and he watched the ground quite closely and the Angel smiled to himself again.
He said, "I can't believe I'm asking, but Sir Galahad please tell me - what is it that makes you want to go to Heaven?"

"In Heaven there's no lamb chops, Queen Guineveres for hand jobs, marijuana, Kenny Rogers or ecstasy."
"No pillaging, no rape, perhaps you've come by some mistake to me, this seems more error than knight errantry."

"Now what about the stable boys, I know you think they're handsome, and some of them they think you're awful handsome too."
"And sitting up in Heaven you'll still think about them often, when you're an angel thinking's all that you can do."

At this Sir Galahad got angry, "Angel," he said, "don't you tempt me, I wish to go to Heaven and not to Hell."
"So when stable boys look lonesome, when the women call me handsome, I'll hold my virtue very firmly by myself."

"I guarantee you'll hold it often," said the Angel, "oh one more thing - before you drink the cup please take your armour off."
"I gotta carry you to heaven and despite what you'd imagine I have trouble bearing heavy things aloft."

Sir Galahad stood naked and a pile of his armour, his boots and helmet scattered all around.
His perfect lips they sipped the Grail, his perfect heart commenced to fail, his perfect body fell upon the ground.

The Angel smoked a cigarette, when he was sure Galahad was dead he picked all of his clothes up off the floor.
Then I put on his boots and armour, I laid his body on the altar, put his helmet on then I headed for the door.
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