Clawfinger

One day, this song will be reviewed outside the unfortunate social context from which it emerged, a social context where it really had very little chance of earning the accolades it deserved. That’s because this rallying call against organized religion was, is, and will continue to be for some time, a dangerous song.

And when that day comes, this song will win prizes. A great many of them. A prize (and the most important one), for lyrics that don’t miss a single syllable. It’s just one unrelenting, harmonious but unforgiving stream of rhymes. Another prize for diverse orchestration and the way spoken word, heavy riffing and a redeeming choir are fused together in a celebration for freedom and intellectual evolution. And another bunch of prizes for the band releasing this as early as they did, for touring it and for doing what they could to wake their peers up.

Until that day comes, all we can do is celebrate it amongst ourselves.

Disclaimer: I am spiritual, I don’t think all forms of organized religion are bad, I respect all religions and Gods. It’s just the horrible crimes committed by some humans, dirtying Divinity, that make me a sad panda. That being said…

“There’s nothing a god can give to me that i can’t give to myself
I put my beliefs in the things I believe and a god can take care of himself
there’s not enough love in the world for me to think about wasting my time
It’s not that I don’t believe at all but I don’t need a heavenly sign
I can achieve the things I need without getting down on my knees
I can respect your religion but i don’t want to pay your fees
I don’t want to hear you talk about the things you think that i need
so don’t help me back on my feet again until you can hear me plead
Just look in the holy book of crooks and tell me what you can find
all the rules and the regulations made to manipulate your mind
don’t pretend that you’re blind just open your mind and study historical times
the bigger the loss the bigger the cost the bigger the cross and it’s crimes
I don’t believe in a god that I need to worship
I don’t believe that I need to get down on my knees
I don’t believe that a voice from above can help me
I only believe in what I can see and the things that I can achieve
Whatever belief you belong to there is always a reason to doubt
and there’s always another opinion as to what life is all about
there’s always a bigger dimension and a different point of view
so I don’t want to try to change you that decision is up to you
Whatever your final choice is and however you choose to live
you better be happy for what you can get and happy with what you can give
there’s only one thing to remember there is only one thing you can do
and that is to do unto others as you’d have others do unto you”

YouTube (decent quality):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gv4cPCZXpc^

For Spotify Users (high quality):

https://open.spotify.com/track/5LUoi8GzZ86WbJYsg2XDmo^

For Deezer Users (high quality):

https://www.deezer.com/track/69934942^

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