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  • +7
    General CommentI cant believe how many people think this is about a blowjob. Its ridiculous.

    Tbis song is about the correlation between being in love and having a relgious experience. Let me break it down.

    "Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone
    I hear you call my name
    And it feels like home"

    Ok, here she is saying that she loves this person so much that when she hears him call her name she feels safe and secure kind of like someone who has been saved feels safe in the home of God's kingdom.

    "When you call my name it's like a little prayer
    I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
    In the midnight hour I can feel your power
    Just like a prayer you know I'll take you there"

    Again, its like prayer has been answered that she has fallen so madly in love. Also, some religons are known for late night masses such as Catholics and their midnight masses where the "power" of the Lord is felt.

    "I hear your voice, it's like an angel sighing
    I have no choice, I hear your voice
    Feels like flying
    I close my eyes, Oh God I think I'm falling
    Out of the sky, I close my eyes
    Heaven help me"

    When she hears his voice, its melodic and soothing like an angel singing and being in love with him is like walking on air. Falling out of the sky refers to the intensity that she is falling for me and "Heaven help me" is saying she is out of control with her feeling.

    "Like a child you whisper softly to me
    You're in control just like a child
    Now I'm dancing
    It's like a dream, no end and no beginning
    You're here with me, it's like a dream
    Let the choir sing"

    This refers to being love just like being a child with not a care in the world.In other words, her love is a dream, something she hopes to never wakes up from.

    The on my knees bit is not a blow job but symbolizes prayer in relgion and in love which she is praying to. This song shows how we as people tend to put more faith in the ones we "love" than the ones that created us. I hate religon and this song was the easiest to figure out. A blowjob? Perverts I say.
    acidsexon December 10, 2005   Link
  • +7
    General CommentThe song isn't about a blowjob or worshipping the devil!

    If you look at the lyrics of the song, other songs in the album, and even parts of the music video, the answer seems clear to me - Madonna is questioning her faith as a Catholic/Christian, and is looking to god (the power itself, not of a religion) for an answer. There is so much hypocrasy in religion that she's found it hard to believe everything that she was taught to believe from the bible. This also explains why there's a burning of a cross in the music video. The controversy of it is an added bonus for her as well. Finally, not long after Like a Prayer, Madonna started getting interested and involved with Kabbalah. Therefore, the song is about religion, NOT a sexual experience.
    mmm10on January 29, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think it is about love that is so freely spirited that she feels like she is having a religous experience. You have to read between the lines or you will think it is about a blow job. You can have lots of fun trying to interpret Madonna's songs.
    suttonmomon November 27, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentto the person above me.... you shoudnt be a fan of madonna if the thought of a heavenly sexual experience makes you sick to your stomach.. you probably don`t understand half of her songs :/
    jasssson April 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the song is about a woman giving a guy a blowjob.

    "I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
    In the midnight hour I can feel your power"

    Those two lines are repeated throughout the song and this is just my interpretation of it. I would like to know what everyone else thinks.
    SoylentBlueon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is definitely about something sexual. I mean HELLO, this is a madonna song. Maybe it is about "heavenly sex" or what someone had stated before, or a blow job. but it definitely has little to do with actual religion. The song is titled "LIKE a prayer"...like is the key word
    hellogoodbye11on June 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSorry, but I agree that it's about a sexual experience (not specifically a blowjob, but that does work).

    To be more exact, my interpretation was it's a more submissive girl singing to someone more dominant over her. She may be considering him almost as her god, hence the religous sounding references. But the sexual references are too blatent for it to just be a "religous experience".

    apologies about my english, not my first language
    koyisxoxoon July 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationKind of strange, I have heard the song a lot of times, but never really listened to the lyrics. And now that I did, also my first thought was, this must be about a blowjob. Turns out, I am not the only one, who think's that. Only why is it like a prayer?
    swushon July 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment“When I get down on my knees, it is not to pray”. Madonna
    Clearly a blowjob...
    Homophonyon October 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI don't understand why some people find it so outrageous that it could be about giving a Blowjob... I think 'I wanna take you there' gives you enough of an idea that shes talking about a loved one. And it's not religious... 'It's like a little prayer'. 'A little prayer' takes all the seriousness off of a religious message... she's just on her knees trying to get him off. It's cute I think... People attribute blowjobs to kinkiness and sluttiness... but no... she likes the man enough to make the effort to get him off...
    vix993on February 05, 2012   Link

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