"God Damn Me" as written by Joiah Sherman and Daniel Blue....
God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful

And if god damns
Then god damn

God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
You show me why love is critical
You show me why love is critical

And if god . . .
Then god . . .
And if god plans
Then god planned me

God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
God damn girl, my love is pitiful
You show me why love is critical
You show me why love is pitiful

And if god damn
Then god damn
And if god damns
God damn me

God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful
Why do I feel so unusual?
Monsters are so impersonal
God damn girl, your wounds are beautiful

And if god's hands
Are man's hands
Then god damn
Then god damn me


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    My InterpretationOK. So I have 2 interpretations of this song. THe first is pretty simple. The song is about a guy who is blown away by the beauty of a woman who is able to love deeply and has emotional scars from the heartache and sorrow life has given her. Her wounds show her how "critical" love is and how anything he has suffered pales in comparison to her. He goes on to say that if all the bad shit and heartbreak she's been through has made her this beautiful is an act of God's damnations then goddamn and he wishes god damns him too so he is transformed as much as her. The idea of damnation could also be linked to the idea of sin and infidelity. Maybe the woman's heartbreak is from having too many lovers or an adulterous relationship. Or the man could be committing an adulterous relationship to be with her too. The singer is kinda saying that it's okay for him to commit the sin of getting involved with her because his "man's hands" are really god's plan. Ok. So that's the simple interpretation.

    The second interpretation is a bit unconventional but I think actually fits pretty well. It's that the singer is a man who is in love with a transgender woman. In this case the reference to her beautiful "wounds" are would be scars from her surgery. So in this interpretation the singer's exclamation is like "wow, she was once a man but... Goddamn! She is beautiful! And if God damns her or my feelings for her then well... fuckit! Let him." Many fundamentalist Christians see transgendered people as committing an act of sin and damned by God for their lifestyle hence the whole "God Damn" theme. But then the singer also talks about how Christianity also preaches Love above all else, and the idea that God is all knowing and everything that happens is part of his plan. So, he reasons, god planned for him to love this transgendered woman. The last stanza's lines: "if god's hands, are man's hands" makes me think the woman has hands of a man. This was the main line that got me thinking about the transgendered interpretation when paired with all the other things.

    The one line I wasn't really sure about is "monsters are so impersonal." Im not sure what that would mean for either interpretation except maybe the idea that she is a monster seems to not really fit when he is with her up close and personal? For the first interpretation I'm not sure what it could mean either...

    anyway, those are just my thoughts and theories.
    duderinoon March 14, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI originally heard this as, "God damn girl, your wings are beautiful." It was much more uplifting that way.
    capicueon November 03, 2011   Link

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