[Thurston]

Stand behind his drunken imp
Stand behind his light of love
Hear him yell his bloody tongue
Hear him yell of blood and war

Do you believe in his sweet sensation?
Do you believe in second chance?
Do you believe in rapture, babe?

A terrible hit strikes today
A terrible hit for the parade
Burning eyes see Jesus coming
Jesus comes to pave the way

Do you believe in his sweet sensation?
Do you believe in second chance?
Do you believe in rapture, babe?

Can you tell me what to feel?
Open up your tender soul
Can I drink your drunken mercy?
Wine burns the devil's home

Do you believe in his sweet sensation?
Do you believe in second chance?
Do you believe in rapture, babe?



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    Song MeaningIt seems to me both a sarcastic and heartfelt response to the fundamentalist Christian doctrine of rapture. I agree that it is a jab at the Bush Administration considering when it was written, and knowing Thurston's politics.
    dairyking887on January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'd hit it.
    clarion113on June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically about Christianity.
    Kapilaon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically about Christianity.
    Kapilaon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of (if not the) best song from Rather ripped...
    TBeasleyon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm fairly certin Thurston is not christian...so I assume it's probably an analogy for something else...and it is not nearly the best song on Rather Ripped...Leave better comments.
    thecriticflon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI interpret the song as being about the Christian Rapture in relation to USA Foriegn Policy - specifically the unbelievable beliefs of our born again President and the Fundamentalists who have unwaivering faith in his every misstep. George W Bush is a drunken imp who believes that the second coming of Christ is imminent and tied to his own misguided actions in the Middle East, but the lyrics seem to focus more on the mechanisms of faith by which his supporters continue to belief in the possibility of a positive outcome for this boondoggle.
    Uh Huhon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti may be mistaken, but i think the drunken imp is bush.
    Drewb18c1on May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhether or not it is the best song on rather ripped is an opinion, not a fact, thecrticfl. i think it could be about bush/america too: i.e. "stand behind his drunken imp"- the number of people supporting bush, "hear him yell of blood and war"- war in Iraq, "do you believe in second chance?"- bush being re-elected.

    i think the part starting at 1:51 is really pretty, and the line "can you tell me what to feel?"
    pandora_ash_avalieon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyric is actually "Stand behind his drunken amp." I took this to mean low-quality or warbley. "Stand behind his light of love" seems to me to mean in the spotlight (for all to see, a one way transmission). "...bloody tongue...blood and war" is pretty self-explanatory. "Do you believe..."--Can this man be trusted? Should I give in to his answers when I have none? "Terrible hit..."--Could be 9/11, Iraq invasion, etc., which sends all of the believers into "rapture" mode...the end is nigh, etc. "Can you tell me..."--Can you give me an answer to the things I can't understand? Can you tell me what to do next, give me meaning, control? Can you save me?

    I think the song is basically a jab at Christian fundamentalism and giving too much power and reverence to those who claim to have answers when we do not...
    activepassivismon August 15, 2008   Link

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