"Infidel" as written by and John Ondrasik....
Heaven fell from the sky tonight
There were virgins in my backyard chasing angels with fire sticks
Heaven fell on herself tonight
And Moses lay in pieces from some seventeen year old bomb

Here we go, someone's knocking at my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for this shit
Here we go, someone's knocking at my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for it, ask for it, ask for it

Heaven fell from the sky tonight
And the whole damn world invited themselves to my Sunday BBQ

Heaven fell and it's not all right
And God won't dare show his face from of the bottom of my swimming pool

Here we go, someone's knocking in my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for this shit
Here we go, someone's knocking at my window
Here we go, I didn't ask for it, ask for it, ask for it

La lee be la lee
La lee be lo
Here comes the fire trucks, open the show
Here in the spotlight, which way did they go
Which way did they go

Heaven fell on herself tonight


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"Infidel" as written by John Ondrasik

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    General CommentI believe this song is about 9/11. There is a well known Islamic prophesy that when a person dies they are met by 71 virgins to live with for eternity. So, it would make sense that the virgins (Islam) are chasing the angels with "fire sticks" (America/Christianity). Also, Moses is destroyed from the attack. The most telling reference of 9/11 that confirmed my beliefs are in the last verse "Here comes the fire trucks open the show" referencing FDNY help on 9/11. Also, the song is called infidel which is a word that means non-believer, which would apply to Christians or Muslims.
    crazyforfiveon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTotally Acurate Interpretation, crazyforfive!!!

    The whole line "Heaven Fell On Herself Tonight" could mean Heaven (U.S.) fell on herself, as in, the twin towers, part of the U.S. fell on the ground (another part of the U.S.), the only metaphor being the Heaven part, and the rest acompletely literal translation... and even the "Heaven Fell From The Sky Tonight" being basically the same, all the debris falling from the sky, the explosions, etc.

    The "Here we go, someone's knocking at my window/here we go I didn't ask for this shit" line could be interpretated as, America coming together, which it did immediately after the attack, but the narrator wants the necessary time to grieve and think about what happened.

    But He Can't
    Everybody's At His House
    Wearing Their American Flag Pins
    And Crying
    And Praying
    And eating (at his Sunday BBQ)

    But He Just Wants To Be Left Alone (I didn't ask for this shit)
    TheThornBirdson February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the 9/11 interpretation is quite accurate. Not everything happens in America. This seems to be more about a suicide bombing in Israel/Palestine. Note the line, "Moses lay in pieces from some 17-year-old bomb." This would suggest a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber, and the reference to Moses also suggests the Holy Land. It seems this could be written from the point of view of an observer living in Jerusalem who just wants to live a normal life, but the violent politics of the place keep getting in the way. Fear of having a "normal" (yet privileged, when considering Palestinian conditions) life violently disrupted is an intense part of the Israeli narrative.
    northlandiguanaon January 10, 2012   Link

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