"Glory Hallelujah" as written by and Francis Edward Turner....
Brothers and sisters, have you heard the news?
The storm has lifted and there's nothing to lose,
So swap your confirmation for your dancing shoes,
Because there never was no God.

Step out of the darkness and onto the streets,
Forget about the fast, let's have a carnival feast,
Raise up your lowered head and hear the liberation beat,
Because there never was no God.

There is no God,
So clap your hands together,
There is no God,
No heaven and no hell.
But there is no God,
We're all in this together,
There is no God,
So ring that victory bell.

No cowering in the dark before these overbearing priests,
Not waiting until we die until we restitute the meek,
No blaming all our failings on imaginary beasts,
Because there never was no God.

No fighting over land your distant fathers told you of,
Not spilling blood for those who have never spread a drop of love,
No finger pointing justified by phantoms up above,
Because there never was no God.

There is no God,
So clap your hands together,
There is no God,
No heaven and no hell.
There is no God,
We're all in this together,
There is no God,
So ring that victory bell.

I know you're scared of dying man and I am too,
But just pretending it's not happening isn't gonna see us through,
If we accept that there's an end game and we haven't got much time,
Then in the here and now then we can try and do things right.
We'd be our own Salvation Army and together we'd believe
In all the wondrous things mere mortals can achieve

Well I've known beauty in the stillness of cathedrals in the day,
I've sung 'Glory Hallelujah' won't wash my sins away?
But now I'm singing my refrain and this is what I say,
I say there never was no God.

There is no God,
So clap your hands together,
There is no God,
No heaven and no hell.
But there is no God,
We're all in this together,
There is no God,
So ring that victory bell.

There is no God,
So clap your hands together,
There is no God,
No heaven and no hell.
There is no God,
We're all in this together,
There is no God,
So ring that victory bell.


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"Glory Hallelujah" as written by Francis Edward Turner

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    General CommentIt's just a phrase. He's very atheist, One Foot Before the Other pretty much explains his view on life after death. This song celebrates atheism. Hallelujah!
    TapeHisson June 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNever was no god, isn't that a double negative, please enlighten me.
    audioslave48195on May 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIn an interview Frank said he was an atheist, i guess that explains it.
    audioslave48195on May 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a beautiful and positive song!
    Planets89on October 14, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionA couple lyric corrections
    "No cowering in the dark before SOME overbearing priests, "

    "Not spilling blood for those who have never spread a drop of LOVE
    No finger pointing justified by PHANTOMS up above,"

    killersquirrelon November 11, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe middle verse bit should be

    "I know you're scared of dying man, and I am too
    But just pretending it's not happening isn't gonna see us through
    If we accept that there's an end game and we haven't got much time
    Then in the here and now then we can try and do things right
    We'd be our own Salvation Army and together we'd believe
    In all the wondrous things that mere mortals can achieve"

    Such a brilliant song. So upbeat and happy about there NOT being a god, usually people are the opposite. Fantastic. And sums up how I feel about god etc.
    rudegirl92on January 04, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionWent to hear Frank last night in Swansea - brilliant show from an amazing perfomer and songwriter. Hadn't heard Glory Hallelujah before - again great song, but I couldn't help thinking that even most people I know who believe in God don't believe most of the nonsense that Frank was rubbishing. That's all a long way in the past for most of us - and I'm one of the priests he was having a go at! Shame so many people think that's what religion is really all about - I guess I got a job to do!!
    Alun54on November 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAlun54: Just what I was thinking too, as a believer. To me, this song is ultimately about stepping up as people and taking credit for the crap we do, and the good we do too. I really like Frank Turners more-or-less positive lyrics on this entire album, and this is also a pretty inspiring song!

    I think what I find more surprisingly than his joyful atheism is the intensely nationalistic English identity he expresses throughout the album -- nationalism is a violent religion, and a lot of other faiths are corrupted by its allure. At least, that's the few from my angle. At any rate, what I try to take from Frank's England-fanboyism is to realize and appreciate your own culture. I see him as the English take on Americana. Englisha!?

    Hoping to track this down on vinyl soon!
    stickSMbuggon December 29, 2012   Link

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