"Your God Is Fear" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
Your god is fear
That all you are
Is all there is

Your god is fear
And nothing more
Of all of this

Your god is fear
Been and gone
In the blink of an eye

Fear of ever breathing
Fear of ever leaving
Fear of ever changing
Forever, for now

Your god is fear
Your god is fear
Your god is fear

Your god is fear
That all you are
Is all there is

Your god is fear
Of nothing more
Than all of this

Your god is fear
Been and gone
In the blink of an eye

Fear of ever choosing it
Fear of ever losing it
Fear of ever playing
Forever, for now

Your god is fear
Your god is fear
Your god is fear

Just for a moment
Feel it inside
Feel it alive
Feel your desire

Feel it catch fire
Feel it inspire
How all you are
Is all there is

Nothing ever moves
In anything open your mind
Step out of time
Let yourself die

And your god is
Your god is
Your god



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"Your God Is Fear" as written by Perry Bamonte Jason Toop Cooper

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    Song MeaningThis song seems very simple for me to understand. You have to view the world in a naturalistic/atheistic way, as Robert Smith seems to see it. Many of his songs have a different meaning when viewed this way. I share his way of looking at life and this song is a critique of the character of god, and the reasons why people hold on to these beliefs. The song tells the person for whom this is intended that this is it and what you see is what you get, and seems to tell the person to try and contemplate this idea in saying, "just for a moment feel it inside feel it alive, feel your desire feel it conspire feel it inspire."

    For someone for whom there is no supernatural and only the natural world exists, this is the one and only life. But instead of being something which causes dread or depression, one has to see it as your unique single chance to live which goes by "in the blink of an eye" and is held as precious.

    In the lines "oh now all you are, is all there is, nothing ever moved in any of this," he flat out tells the listener that there is no god who took part in setting the universe, and that belief is based on fear of the uncertain. But reassures that there is nothing to fear in this.
    abiudbon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think that by god they mean someone who rules over there life so they mean that fear rules over you life and makes you afrain to try anything
    greytearson April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSmith has always been rather pessimistic about religion. His was a rather disillusioned generation, which I think is interesting considering how spiritual he seems in contrast to he strongly nonreligious views. Maybe 'spiritual' isn't the right word. But he does tend to address several deeper/poetic issues than many other artists do.
    FlyHueon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBloodflowers had some extremely daoist/deist themes to it, i.e. observing the infinite truth goodness and beauty infinitely expressed in the natural order of the world found even within the tiniest confines of human experience.

    ...to see the world without as you see world within, and vice-versa.

    He later on continued to explore these themes in the song entitled "Truth, goodness, and beauty," which took it on from a more "Heisenberg" or "Heraclitean" perspective.

    Truth will always slip through even the narrowest definitions... the best we can do is feel them slipping through... just enough to remind us that it's there for us to find after all.
    MurderRapeLoveon November 01, 2008   Link

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