Monday, December 31, 2007

SONGS & RELIGION (PART 1): THE 3rd COMMANDMENT

"You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God"... yeah right!

Baby Come Back-PLAYER (1977 / How I wish to God that you were here)
The Bad Touch-BLOODHOUND GANG (1999 /only God knows where we stuck it)
Cant' Take My Eyes Off You-FRANKIE VALLI (1967 /And I thank God I'm alive)
Carrie-EUROPE (1986 / God knows I've tried)
The Color Of The Night-LAUREN CHRISTY (1994 / God save me)
Don't Give Up On Us-DAVID SOUL (1977 / Lord knows we've come this far)
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood-NINA SIMONE (1964), THE ANIMALS (1965), SANTA ESMERALDA (1977 / oh Lord please don't let me be misunderstood)
God Gave Me Style-50 CENT (2005)
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face-COLDPLAY (2002 / God give me style and give me grace God put a smile upon my face)
Great Gosh A'Mighty-LITTLE RICHARD (1986)
Heartache Tonight-EAGLES (1979 / Lord I Know)
I Believe-STEVIE WONDER (1972), ART GARFUNKEL (1975 / God surely answered my prayer, God surely answered by prayer, You know God surely answered my prayer, You know God surely answered my prayer, God always will answer your prayers, Believe in one who will answer my prayer, Thank you God )
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing-AEROSMITH (1998 / and thank God We're together)
I'll Be Over You-TOTO (1986 / It takes some time God knows how long I know that I can forget you)
I'll Be There For You-BON JOVI (1988 / Now I'm praying to God you'll give me one more chance, girl)
I'll Fly For You-SPANDAU BALLET (1984 / We’re mortals on the earth Oh but God’s in the sky)
If You Let Me Stay-TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY (1987 / Good God)
In The Air Tonight-PHIL COLLINS (1981 / I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, oh Lord Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord, oh Lord)
It's Raining Men-WEATHER GIRLS (1983 / God bless mother nature)
Mad About The Boy-DINAH WASHINGTON (1961 & 1992 / Lord knows I'm not a fool girl, I really shouldn't care, Lord knows I'm not a school girl)
Mad About You-HOOVERPHONIC (2000 / For God sakes why am I driving in the wrong lane)
Mercedes Benz-JANIS JOPLIN & THE FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND (1970 / oh Lord won't you buy me a M.B.)
Mrs. Robinson-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1968 / God bless you please Mrs. Robinson)
Never Stop-ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (1983 / Good God, you said)
Once In A Lifetime-TALKING HEADS (1981 / My God!... What Have I Done?)
One-METALLICA (1988 / Oh please God, wake me now the world is gone Im just one Oh God, help me hold my breath as I wish for death)
Pillow Talk-SYLVIA (1973 / oh my God)
Save Tonight-EAGLE-EYE CHERRY (1997 / Cause girl you know I've got to go, oh Lord I wish it wasn't so )
The Second You Sleep-SAYBIA (2002 / I wish by God you'd stay)
Some Guys Have all The Luck-THE PERSUADERS (1973), ROBERT PALMER (1982), ROD STEWART (1984), MAXI PRIEST (1987 / Lord let it be me)
Son-Of-A Preacher Man-DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1968 / Lord knows to my suprise)
The Sweetest Smile-BLACK (1987 / I swear to God I'd have made damn sure)
Turn This Thing Around-EL PRESIDENTE (2005 / Oh God I'd love you to stay)
Vehicle-THE IDES OF MARCH (1970 / Great God in Heaven you know I love you)
What Have You Done For Me Lately-JANET JACKSON (1986 / You seem to think you're God's gift to this earth I'm tellin' you, no way)
You Make Me Feel Brand New-STYLISTICS (1974 / God bless you You make me feel brand new For God bless me with you)


...or even Blasphemy? ... well, sort of

Alone Again (Naturally)-GILBERT O'SULLIVAN (1972) / talk about God & His mercy or if He really does exist)
Ask Me-AMY GRANT (1991 / Ask me if I think there's a God up in the heaven where did he go in the middle of her shame? Ask me if I think there's a God up in the heavens I see no mercy and no one down here's naming names)
Blasphemous Rumors-DEPECHE MODE (1984 / I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumors but I think that God‘s got a sick sense of humor and when I die I expect to find him laughing)
Chocolate Jesus-TOM WAITS (1999)
Dance Of The Bad Angels-BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (1996 / Oh my God, please take me now I'm ready for ascension If I only knew how Give me wings give me wings Now I'm stuck on the ground Receive this blood and bones I'm homeward bound See the statue growing wings This singer was a virgin Until he conceived God is love, God is love And her lover I'll be I long to leave the world in ecstasy Dance with me around this fire The dance of bad angels who'd love to fly higher God is love, God is love And her lover I'll be I long to lead the world in ecstasy)
Dreamer-OZZY OSBOURNE (2001 / your higher power may be God or Jesus Christ, it doesn't really matter much to me, without each others help there is no hope for us)
Hanging Around-THE STRANGLERS (1977 / Christ he told his mother, Christ he told her not to bother, Cos he's alright in the city, Cos he's high above the ground)
Like A Prayer-MADONNA (1989 / Personal comment: I can only judge this song by comparing it to Madonna's other song lyrics, so if this is meant to be as a prayer, I might as well suppose that she was a virgin back then)
Mary's Prayer-DANNY WILSON (1987 / And If I say ten Hail Marys, leave a light on in heaven for me)
Mess-BEN FOLDS 5 (1997 / but I don’t believe in God, so I can’t be saved)
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues-EELS (2000 / God damn right it’s a beautiful day)
Murder On The Dancefloor-SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR (2001 / gonna burn this God damn house right down)
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone-THE TEMPTATIONS (1972 / heard some talk about Papa doing some store front preaching talkin' about saving souls and all the time leeching dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord)
The Pusher-STEPPENWOLF (1967 / God damn the pusher)
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)-KATE BUSH (1985)
Sit Down-JAMES (1989 / Hope that God exists I hope I pray)
Somewhere In My Heart-AZTEC CAMERA (1987 / Is that you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock and roll)
Song To Say Goodbye-PLACEBO (2006 / You are one of God's mistakes)
The Winner Takes It All-ABBA (1980 / The Gods may throw a dice, their minds as cold as ice and someone way down here loses someone dear)
Ziggy Stardust-DAVID BOWIE (1972 / he was the nazz with God given ass)


...and about God in songs in general... the conclusion is yours!

American Pie-DON McLEAN (1971 / and do you have faith in God above, if the Bible tells you so?)
Belfast Child-SIMPLE MINDS (1989 / With my faith in God the church and the government)
Black Man Ray-CHINA CRISIS (1985 / God only knows in the end)
Break Them Down-GRAHAM PARKER & THE SHOTS (1985 / The new tribe's mission and the lord... They rewrote the lord's prayer, And made the death of christ the work of the panare... All dressed in western clothes and God will be their guide)
Chance-BIG COUNTRY (1983 / oh Lord...)
Darlington County-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (1984 / driving out of Darlington county my eyes seen the glory of the coming of the Lord)
Digging Your Scene-THE BLOW MONKEYS (1986 / It'll get you in the end, its God's revenge Oh I know I should come clean But I prefer to deceive Everyday I walk alone And pray that God won't see me... This is one of the first songs actually referring to AIDS)
Feel-ROBBIE WILLIAMS (2002 / I sit and talk to God and He just laughs at my plans)
From A Distance-BETTE MIDLER (1990 / God is watching us from a distance)
Fuck You-ARCHIVE (2004 / then you grew and became like the devil himself Pray to God I think of a nice thing to say)
Hallelujah-LEONARD COHEN (1984), JEFF BUCKLEY (1994 / Now I've heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord... The holy dove was moving too)
Holding Out Gor A Hero-BONNIE TYLER (1983 / Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods? Where's the street-wise Hercules To fight the rising odds?)
How To Save A Life-THE FRAY (2007 / and pray to God he hears you)
I Build This Garden For Us-LENNY KRAVITZ (1989 / walk with the Father)
Lady In Black-URIAH HEEP (1970 / She asked me name my foe then, I said the need within some men To fight and kill their brothers Without thought of love or God)
My Sweet Lord-GEORGE HARRISON (1970)
On The Road Again-CANNED HEAT (1968 / She said "Lord, have mercyOn my wicked son.")
One Of Us-JOAN OSBORNE (1996 / what if God was one of us?)
Only The Moment-MARC ALMOND (1989 / you know those that God loves die young)
Papa-PAUL ANKA (1974 / And all he could say was, "God, why her? Take me!")
Precious-DEPECHE MODE (2005 / my God what have we done to You?... If God has a master plan that only He understands I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through)
Rip It Up-ORANGE JUICE (1982 / I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out)
Sweet Bird Of Truth-THE THE (1987 / I ain't ever been to church or believed in Jesus Christ but I'm praying that God's with you when you die!!!)
Tobacco Road-THE NASHVILLE TEENS (1964 / gonna leave, get a job with the help and the grace from above)
Twist In My Sobriety-TANITA TIKARAM (1988 / All God's children need travelling shoes)


You must definitely check out the thematic song list with contemporary pop and rock prayers I have published 3 years ago on swisscharts.com

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