"Jesus For the Jugular" as written by and Finn Andrews....
How do you preach the word if you don't know how to read?
They hold your soul once you sign the deed
Would the sun still rise if there's no one 'round?
Would the fox be as quick if he hadn't his hound?

Let him go from me

This whole world spins with her feet off the ground
She'll make the stars applaud when she sits back down
There's a bulls blooded fountain in the pit of a moan
That I'll summon an eclipse on my way to the lord

Let him go from me

Jesus for the jugular, one at a time
Ain't nobody ever gonna ever have to die




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"Jesus for the Jugular" as written by Finn Andrews

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    General Comment"I will summon an eclipse on my way to the lord" - Thats how good Finn Andrews is.
    KingOfMartyrTownon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely sounds like it is criticizing religion. the first two lines seem to support that. Also the verse "Jesus for the jugular- one at a time. Aint nobody ever gonna ever have to die" is very interesting. going for the jugular means to attack someone at their weakest most crtical point. This could symbolise how religion sucks people in by offering them eternal life, (aint nobody gonna ever have to die) and the fear of death is the weakness of many people.
    chileoon April 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. Can't work out if Andrews is talking about a hostage situation or the double standards of religion. Probably the latter.
    SmallCloneon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a little bit trivial but kind of important for the theme of religion. The line is actually:

    Would the Son still rise if there was no one around?
    vermoxon March 15, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationWhether it is or isnt critisizing religion idc i like its philosophical point of view. And by the way im pretty sure when he says jesus for the jugular one at a time , jugular doesnt mean attacking someone at their weakest point , jugular just has to do with that throat area , he says jesus for the jugular one at a time , aint nobody ever gonna ever have to die i think hes referring to the quote from jesus where he says drink from me and you will live forever . as to the other parts where it says well they hold your soul once you sign the deed he could be referring to signing away your soul , which is true you are either signing your soul away to god or the devil. so no it isnt critisizing religion its just being honest and u obviously didnt get that. By the way im pretty sure that when it says how do you preach the word if you dont know how to read , its saying that whoever preaches the word either doesnt follow it to be telling other people what to do , or if you misinterpret it or dont understand it how are you going to tell people what its saying in the book?
    azarath715on December 27, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about religion completely engulfing people's lives and taking away what makes them human. Also about using fear of death to convert people. Definitely a heavy criticism of faith.

    "How do you preach the word if you don't know how to read?
    They hold your soul once you sign the deed"

    The first line alone could mean so many things but Finn seems to be targeting anyone religious, whether priests or new converts, and basically saying "have you actually read the bible?" (or any other religious scripture for that matter but due to having the name Jesus in the title I'll assume he's specifically targeting Christianity.) Obviously it's well known that many religious folk simply pick out certain parts of the bible and use that to charge their arguments, and often ignore parts that contradict what they're arguing. The line could also be a reference to people and schools pushing religion on young kids who can't even read yet.

    "Would the sun still rise if there's no one 'round?
    Would the fox be as quick if he hadn't his hound?"

    The first line seems to be Finn either stating that yes, the sun would rise if there was "no one 'round" (god) because he doesn't believe in god, and also how the world would likely be just as good if not better without religion (because the sun would still rise.)

    The second line sounds more like he's asking whether many people would be as motivated in life if they knew for sure that there was no god and no afterlife. Would they still strive for certain goals and to be good people without the fear of an all-knowing being watching them constantly? The line could also be about how so many people would be, well, fucked if there was unequivocally no god because they couldn't use the existence of god to manipulate, scare, debate with people.

    "Let him go from me"

    Sounds like Finn, or the subject of the song, is simply crying out to either release any thought of god from his body or from the whole world.

    "This whole world spins with her feet off the ground
    She'll make the stars applaud when she sits back down
    There's a bulls blooded fountain in the pit of a moan
    That I'll summon an eclipse on my way to the lord."

    This verse is a little more ambiguous, though the first line constructs imagery of a rapture, with people being taken up to heaven with their "feet off the ground." The second line might have the stars applauding because stars = space = science, and thus when the rapture doesn't happen ("when she sits back down" - in reference to the first line) it proves science and evolution to be correct and not religion. The final two lines almost sound like Finn challenging any religious beings to show themselves, and that in a perceived fight he would cause such damage that he'd "summon an eclipse" and wipe out religion.

    "Jesus for the jugular, one at a time
    Ain't nobody ever gonna ever have to die."

    The final lines, to me, are very clearly about how religious groups push the fear of god/death onto people. They say if you're religious and love god: "ain't nobody ever gonna ever have to die." So let us go for your jugular vein, put Jesus in your bloodstream and have us control your life, then we can control you, but at least you'll never have to die. It's scary, and Finn brings this fear to life by screaming these lines as if to get our attention. Brilliant song. It's amazing how much can be said with only a few lines.
    Kurdtton May 07, 2015   Link

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