"Absolution" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
I would swim across oceans
Just to talk with you
I would climb a tall mountain
Just to look at you
I'd give my soul to the devil
If you asked me to
I would walk out of heaven
Just to be with you

This is absolute
This is absolution

I would be your disciple
And I'd worship you
Burn the prophets of reason
Light the sky for you
Kill the children of Eden
If you want me to
Close the dead eyes of God
If they offended you

This is absolute
This is absolution

Lyrics submitted by Karl

"Absolution" as written by Courtney Fitzgerald Pine

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentone of the most beautiful and passionate songs I have ever heard, a masterpiece lyrically and sonically
    ming mingon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song's about the absolute love he feels for a woman, describing his love, he tells her what he's willing to do to show her that love. Starting soft, "swim across oceans" ending fanatically "kill the children of Eden" or "close the dead eyes of God".

    This song is full of biblical / Christian references (cfr. devil, heaven, disciple, prophets, children of Eden, God)... but I think Numan isn't that religious.
    Klioon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest song on the album Exile. A song of complete devotion, I'm assuming to the woman he loves. Dark, Haunting, and dreamy synths over a relentless beat. This is when Numan is at his best.
    MrLongroveon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe I saw Numan say somewhere in an interview that this song was about the dangers of obsession.
    Mansion Maniacon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti believe that this song is about obsession, he
    would do anything for whatever he is obsessed with,
    a woman probably, this song has Christian references
    like kilo mentioned, but his song a prayer for the unborn
    and his dark style of music suggests he is not religious.
    Awesome song, i love it i can't believe hardly
    anyone knows Numan
    GreenEarthDragonon January 31, 2007   Link

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