"God & Suicide" as written by and Eric Earley....
i can live with god and with suicide
the same thing holds if i close my eyes
it's a truth so pure it can kill you dead
a taste of heaven mixed with hell inside of my head

if a three-four cord can ignite a flame
and a girl like you can forget my name
then i'm that far gone in this crooked grave
with a pistol for my creature and a feather for my day

when i do go down in a rain of toil
with a hand in my satchel and my knees in the soil
i can live with god and with suicide
a lover in her calico, a pony stands at her side

i can live with god and with suicide
the same thing holds if i close my eyes
it's a truth so pure it can kill you dead
a taste of heaven mixed with hell inside of my head


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  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is a reference to absurdist philosophy. Absurdism holds that life is fundamentally meaningless, and that our options are suicide, religious belief, or acceptance of the absurd. The philosopher Albert Camus compared the second option, religion, to philosophical suicide. The song seems to acknowledge that Camus was right, but that the artist is willing to embrace religion (lines 1 and 2) even though it blinds you and creates all kinds of guilt and other problems ("hell inside of my head") in addition to giving you hope and meaning ("a taste of heaven").
    kjkrumon February 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe heaven/hell thing implies that god and suicide are also two polar opposites that he finds a way to rationalize and 'live with" both without choosing one or the other.

    not sure i understand how god and suicide are parallel to heaven and hell?
    chococat2009on April 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy god, I love this song but I have no fucking clue what it means.
    suzieq315on August 03, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentLet me just readjust my comment.... Well its more about believing that there is something good in the world, and wich makes it good to live, like a god. Something wich makes life beautyful, and makes shure that everything will be all right; no matter what.... But then on the other hand there is the fact that everything is not perfect, like suicide....

    It is the typical argument that God does not exist, like why does some people die of hunger if a god excist, should he not help? But then again, to like life there need to be something beautyfull, a great paradigm.

    And then the worst thing in his life is that this girl does not remember his name, which isn't really a problem, but it has great meaning in his life...

    - So its the problem of needing the world to be a lovely place to life but facing horrible fact, and putting real life in between
    asil13on July 13, 2009   Link
  • -2
    Lyric CorrectionI can live with god and THE suicide...

    StevieBoy83on March 05, 2010   Link
  • -3
    General CommentIf you commit (funny expression, like committing a crime) you go straight to hell. In this world we have to face accept God (religion in general) and horrible facts of life.

    I just think its the thought wether there is a God or not.
    I at least feel like that when i hear the song, because it's a hell (life loses its greater meaning) without a god, and the fact that the world is not perfect makes it hard to belive in a god.

    In the end i don't know, i can't even figure out wether Blitzen Trapper is religion or doubting, and in the song furr i get a totally different meaning than anybody else.... hm
    asil13on June 13, 2009   Link

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