1974, you got what you came for.
a suicide and a bottle of gin and you're in. and you're in. got you in. and you're in.
1974, and they've been telling me it's so much more, but this just looks like skin on skin from here.
so what is it i'm supposed to find so sacred in this?
'cause i'm not seeing anything too sacred in this. no nothing sacred here.
"father?" what are you? and what am i?
son of the glint in your eye. bastard son of all your impure thoughts.
she never forgot the value of trust. when all our restraint turns to dust.
but there's this old familiar glint in my eyes. old faithful tells me otherwise.
1974...i am what you came for.

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    My InterpretationI've always thought Chris put a lot into his lyricism. This song clearly plays on the idea of a biological father and a father of the Church, and sort of denies the idea of a tie to either of them. More generally, it plays on the idea of family as an institution, and how society dictates how we behave within that institution. But then it's like, what if we don't relate with that for whatever reason? For example, say you come from a bad family that brings you nothing but unhappiness? It's interesting to think about.

    He seems to actually play on that idea a lot in Cursed lyrics, and even in his stuff in Burning Love.
    poogazeon November 13, 2012   Link

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