Just a Little Common Sense

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Music For The Unbeliever: Episode 1

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Ever since I noticed the insane amount of christian music out there, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for songs that thematize science, atheism, Humanism, skepticism and other related topics – songs that promote critical thinking and, well, just a little common sense.
Over time, I’ve found a good few. Many are metal and punk songs, but I’ve found some less aggressive ones too, perhaps more suitable for a wider audience. Also, there’s a surprising amount of Hip-Hop in the mix. From now on I’ll be sharing one of these songs with you once a week.

I’ll start today with one of my personal favourites, ballad by Motörhead called ‘God Was Never On Your Side’. Enjoy!

 

Lyrics:

If the stars fell down on me
And the sun refused to shine
Then may the shackles be undone
May all the old words cease to rhyme
If the skies turned into stone
It will matter not at all
For there is no heaven in the sky
Hell does not wait for our downfall

Let the voice of reason shine
Let the pious vanish for all times
God’s face is hidden all unseen
You can’t ask him what it all means
He was never on your side
God was never on your side
Let right or wrong alone decide
God was never on your side

See the ten thousand ministries
See the holy righteous dogs
They claim to heal
but all they do is steal
Abuse your faith, cheat and rob
If god is wise, why is he still
When these false prophets call him ‘friend’
Why is he silent, is he blind?
Are we abandoned in the end

Let the sword of reason shine
Let us be free of prayer and shrine
God’s face is hidden, turned away
He never has a word to say
He was never on your side
God was never on your side
Let right or wrong alone decide
God was never on your side
(No, No, No)

He was never on your side
God was never on your side
Never, Never, Never, Never
Never on your side
Never on your side
God was never on your side
Never on your side

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Written by Phil

February 7, 2011 at 04:47

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