"Ultra Unbelievable Love" as written by and Robyn Hitchcock....
Every night I vibrate internally
That's my form of prayer
And the angels signal me
"Come over here, mister
Stretch out your glove..."

You've got to nail it down
You got to nail it down
I got to nail it down
That ultra unbelievable love

Every morning I wake up alone
Ain't nobody there
All of my friends have died
And changed their shape
Flapping away like crows, mister
That swoop down from above

I've got to nail it down (Nail it down)
I've got to nail it down (Nail it down)
I've got to nail it down (Nail it down)
That ultra unbelievable love

A cartoon man in the real world
Cartoon man in the real world

Oh, mockery is easy
And a good laugh, too
You can laugh at hair
There are no jokes in the Bible, Keith
And it's a crying shame, mister
Haven't you cried enough?

I got to nail it down (Nail it down)
I've got to nail it down (Nail it down)
I got to nail it down (Nail it down)
That ultra unbelievable love


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    General CommentMy guess is that this about Jesus Christ and his rejection of the Pharisees' version of religious life. I think the phrase, "cartoon man in the real world" refers to the fact that Jesus was not of the world he was in. "Ultra unbelievable love" refers to the supernatural level of love he was able to show mankind according to the New Testament and "nail it down" is a reference to crucifixtion.

    Other lines in the song seem intended to refer to Jesus' rejection of the Pharisees' formalism: e.g., the fact that "vibat[ing] internally" is his "form of prayer" -- i.e., that his relationship with God is internal and not simply based on external routines -- and that "there are no jokes in the [Pharisees'] Bible" referring, I think, to the fact that their vision of God was far darker than that he was advocating.

    This doesn't mean that the lyrics necessarily grow out of a deep faith in the New Testament (or any other set of religious tenets). But I do think that they're using the New Testament story to draw an interesting contrast between different ways of thinking about, and relating to God and to other people.
    islanduniverseon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy guess is that this about Jesus Christ and his rejection of the Pharisees' version of religious life. I think the phrase, "cartoon man in the real world" refers to the fact that Jesus was not of the world he was in. "Ultra unbelievable love" refers to the supernatural level of love he was able to show mankind according to the New Testament and "nail it down" is a reference to crucifixtion.

    Other lines in the song seem intended to refer to Jesus' rejection of the Pharisees' formalism: e.g., the fact that "vibat[ing] internally" is his "form of prayer" -- i.e., that his relationship with God is internal and not simply based on external routines -- and that "there are no jokes in the [Pharisees'] Bible" referring, I think, to the fact that their vision of God was far darker than that he was advocating.

    This doesn't mean that the lyrics necessarily grow out of a deep faith in the New Testament (or any other set of religious tenets). But I do think that they're using the New Testament story to draw an interesting contrast between different ways of thinking about, and relating to God and to other people.
    islanduniverseon December 20, 2006   Link

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