Thursday, January 3, 2008

SONGS & RELIGION (PART 2): NAMES & TERMS RELATED TO RELIGION



ADAM & EVE

Adam & Eve-PAUL ANKA (1960)
Pink Cadillac-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (1983 / they say Eve tempted Adam with an apple)


ALLAH

Blues For Allah-GRATEFUL DEAD (1975)
Sebe Allah Y'E-ALPHA BLONDY (LP Apartheid Is Nazism, 1985)


APOLLO

Rage Hard-FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (1986 / laugh like the head of Apollo... sweat head of Apollo)


BUDDHA

A Blues For Buddha-THE SILENCERS (1988)
One Night In Bangkok-MURRAY HEAD (1984 / Muddy old river or reclining Buddha - also: temples)


CHURCH (CATHEDRAL, CHAPEL, TEMPLE)

California Dreamin’-MAMAS & PAPAS (1966 / Stopped into a church)
Cathedral Song-TANITA TIKARAM (1988)
Chapel Of Love-DIXIE CUPS (1964)
Church Of The Poison Mind-CULTURE CLUB (1983)
Crying In The Chapel-ELVIS (1965)
Getting Away With It-JAMES (2001 / deep inside his temple)
Temple Of Love-HARRIET (1990)
Temple Of Love-THE SISTERS OF MERCY (1983 & 1992)
Temple Of The King-RAINBOW (1975)
Thieves In The Temple-PRINCE (1990)


CUPID

All Cried Out-ALISON MOYET (1984 / I've burned out cupid's arrow)
Cupid-SAM COOKE (1961)
Stupid Cupid-CONNIE FRANCIS (1958)
Sleepwalker-WALLFLOWERS (2000 / Cupid don’t draw back your bow, Sam Cooke didn’t know what I know)


DEVIL (BEAST, BEELZEBUL (B),MEPHISTOPHELES, LUCIFER)

Ace Of Spades-MOTÖRHEAD (1980 / Playing for the high one dancing with the Devil)
Black Magic Woman-FLEETWOOD MAC (1968), SANTANA (1969 / She's trying to make a Devil out of me)
Bohemian Rhapsody-QUEEN (1975 / Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me)
Burning For You-BLUE OYSTER CULT (1977 & 1981 / I'm living for giving the Devil his due)
Devils Ball-DOUBLE (1987)
Dance With The Devil-UB 40 (LP UB40, 1988)
Devil Gate Drive-SUZI QUATRO (1974)
Devil Inside-INXS (1987)
Devil Or Angel-BOBBY VEE (1960)
The Devil Went Down To Georgia-CHARLIE DANIELS BAND (1979)
Devil With A Blue Dress On-MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS (1966)
Don’t Shake Me Lucifer-ROCKY ERICKSON /13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
Heavy Metal Poisoning-STYX (1983 / What the devil's going on)
Hotel California-EAGLES (1977 / Beast)
I Sold My Soul-VAYA CON DIOS (1988 / ... to the Devil)
Jezebel-FRANKIE LAINE (1951), HERMAN'S HERMITS (1967)
Little Devil-NEIL SEDAKA (1961)
Maybe-BRAINSTORM (2001 / my Devil my God)
Old Devil Moon-FRANK SINATRA
One Night In Bangkok-MURRAY HEAD (1984)
Race With The Devil-GUN (1968)
Runnin' With The Devil-VAN HALEN (1978)
Sympathy For The Devil-ROLLING STONES, GUNS & ROSES
That Ole Devil Called love-BILLIE HOLLIDAY, ALISON MOYET
Wrapped Around Your Finger-POLICE (Mephistopheles is not your name... Devil & the deep blue sea behind me)
(You're The) Devil In Disguise-ELVIS (1963)


DIONYSOS

Sous Le Soleil De Bodega-LES NEGRESSES VERTES (1992)


GABRIEL

How Low Is Low?-GODFATHERS (1989 / Raised by the hand of God, Raised by Cain, Archangel Gabriel)


ISRAELITES

All You Zombies-HOOTERS


JAH (Jehovah)

Try Jah Love-THIRD WORLD (1982)


JESUS

All This Time-STING (1991 / Father if Jesus exists then how come he never lived here)
Brand New Friend-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (1985 / walking with Jesus & Jane)
Free Fallin'-TOM PETTY (LP Full Moon Fever, 1989)
Goodnight Saigon-BILLY JOEL (1982 / we dug in deep and shot on sight and prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might)
Hangin’ Around-STRANGLERS (1977 / Christ has told his mother)
Happiness Is Easy-TALK TALK (1986 / Little ships of Galilee.... Jesus tried to love us all)
Heroin-VELVET UNDERGROUND (I feel just like Jesus’ son)
Jesus He Knows Me-GENESIS (1991)
Jesus Of Suburbia-GREEN DAY (LP American Idiot, 2004)
Jack Talking-D. STEWART & THE SPIRITUAL COWBOYS (1990)
Jesus To A Child-GEORGE MICHAEL (1996)
Kid Charlemagne-STEELY DAN (1976 / did you feel like Jesus)
Lost Weekend-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (1985 / when Jesus took my hand)
Me & The Farmer-HOUSEMARTINS (1987 / Jesus)
Mr. Soft-COCKNEY REBEL (1974 / play Jesus for a day)
Mrs. Robinson-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (Jesus loves you more than you will know)
One-U2 (1991)
One Of Us-JOAN OSBOURNE (1995)
Personal Jesus-DEPECHE MODE (1989), JOHNNY CASH (2002)
Second Summer Of Love-DANNY WILSON (there was Jesus on the radio)
Shine On-HOUSE OF LOVE (1990 / Little Jesus are you watching me)
Sunday Bloody Sunday-U2 (LP War, 1983 / to claim the victory Jesus won)
Suzanne-LEONARD COHEN (LP Songs Of Leonard Cohen, 1966)
Sympathy For The Devil-ROLLING STONES (1968 / Jesus Christ)
Vertigo-U2 (LP How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, 2004)
When You Were Young-THE KILLERS (2006 / he doesn't look a thing like Jesus)


JONAH

Jonah-BREATHE (LP All That Jazz, 1988)


JUDAS

Bad Case Of Loving You-MOON MARTIN (1978), ROBERT PALMER (1979 / smile of Judas on your lip)
Judas-DEPECHE MODE (LP Songs of faith & devotion, 1993)


MAMMON

The Beat(en) Generation-THE THE (LP Mind Bomb, 1989 / you may be worshipping the temples of Mammon)


MORPHEUS

Black Morpheus-808 STATE (LP Gorgeous, 1993)


MOTHER MARY

Let It Be-BEATLES (1970 / When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me)


MOSES

All You Zombies-HOOTERS (LP Nervous Night, 1985)
Crucified-ARMY OF LOVERS (LP Massive Luxury Overdose, 1991)
Jamming-BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (LP Exodus, 1977 / Holy Mosaiah)
It Ain’t Necessarily So-BRONSKI BEAT (LP The Age Of Consent, 1984 / Li'l Moses was found in a stream - also: Bible, Li'l David was small, but oh my! He fought Big Goliath, Jonah)


NOAH

All You Zombies-HOOTERS (LP Nervous Night, 1985)
It’s A Man's Man's Man's World-JAMES BROWN (1966)


PAN

The Pan Within-WATERBOYS (LP This Is The Sea, 1985)
The Return Of Pan-WATERBOYS (LP Dream Harder, 1993)


PRAYER

Bizarre Love Triangle-NEW ORDER (1986 / I get down on my knees & pray)
California Dreamin'-MAMAS & PAPAS (I begun to pray)
Cherish-KOOL & THE GANG (I often pray before I lay down by your side)
Do They Know It's Christmas-BAND AID (1984)
How Will I Know-WHITNEY HOUSTON (I say a prayer with every heartbeat)
Pray-M.C.HAMMER
Prayer For You-TEXAS
Sanctify Yourself-SIMPLE MINDS (LP Once Upon A Time, 1985 / I hope & I pray)
Save A Prayer-DURAN DURAN (LP Rio, 1982)
Say A Little Prayer-DIONNE WARWICK (1967), ARETHA FRANKLIN (1968)
Suddenly-BILLY OCEAN (1985 / each day I pray, this love affair will last forever)
Walking In Memphis-MARC COHN (when you haven’t got a prayer)


SAINT PETER

Man On The Moon-REM (1992)
Sixteen Tons-TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (1955 / Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store)
Viva La Vida-COLDPLAY (2008 / I know Saint Peter won't call my name)


SAMSON or (&) DELILAH

Fire-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Romeo & Juliet, Samson & Delilah)
Run Samson Run-PAUL ANKA
Someday We’ll Know-NEW RADICALS (someday we’ll know why Samson loved Delilah)


SERAPHIM & CHERUBIM

The World Is Lit By Lightning-DEACON BLUE (LP When the world knows your name)


VALHALLA

The Immigrant Song-LED ZEPPELIN (LP Led Zeppelin III, 1970)
LP Valhalla Avenue-FATIMA MANSIONS


VARIOUS OTHERS

1) Phrases related to religion

All This Time-STING (1991 / blessed are the poor, for they shall inherit the earth: Matthew 5:1-13)
Ashes To Ashes-DAVID BOWIE (1980 / ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Book of Common Prayer)
Crossfire-STEVIE R. VAUGHAN (tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye: Matthew 5:38-48)
Do You Read Me-RORY GALLAGHER (ashes to ashes & it’s dust to dust)
Kiss & Tell-BRYAN FERRY (eye for an eye)
Mercy Seat-NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (1988), JOHNNY CASH (eye for an eye tooth for a tooth)
Set A Drift On Memory Bliss-PM DAWN (1991 / eye for an eye)
Strange World-KE (1996 / eye for an eye)

2) Heaven & Hell

City Streets-CAROLE KING (1989 / they can be heaven & they can be hell)
Hide In Your Shell-SUPERTRAMP (1974 / Heaven or Hell)
The Impossible Dream-RICHARD KILEY (1965), MATT MONRO, FRANK SINATRA (To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause)
Like Flames-BERLIN (1986 / heaven’s died & gone to hell)
Nowhere Fast-FIRE INC (1984 / heaven & hell)
She-CHARLES AZNAVOUR (1974), ELVIS COSTELLO (1999 / May turn each day into a heaven or a hell)
This House Is A House Of Trouble-SALLY TIMMS feat. MARC ALMOND (1987 / You promised me a heaven but you stuck me in a hell)
Vein Of Stars-THE FLAMING LIPS (2006 / if there aint no heaven maybe there aint no hell)
When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"-SPARKS (1995 / in heaven or hell)
Wish You Were Here-PINK FLOYD (1975 / you think you can tell, heaven from hell)
You Give Love A Bad Name-BON JOVI (1986 / you promised me heaven & put me through hell)

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