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Adonai, Eli, lama sabachthani?

Ever since the dawning age
All our very lives were shaped
And worshiped to our Lord
Well, heaven helped
Heaven held
Helped himself just
Helped themselves
Do what the hell they want
Until we reach the age of reason

If God is here
And God is love
Was he there when I got touched?
While I was calling out his name?

I call it real tough love
Unless you love to pick your bodies up
And tow them to the grave
Although it really isn't likely
That you exist at all
I’m asking most politely
To the one who made it all

Would you want me to
Do unto you?
What'd we do
To you too?
If what we do
Is due unto you

Everyday millions pray
To all of your different names
Shelter me from harm
Well, your earthquakes make tidal waves
Hurricanes will batter people till they starve
Yet there is no eternal reason
That wars are waged
Women raped
Children in your very shape
stripped and sold for porn
I guess disease means love
That’s why you don’t pick them bodies up
The bodies that you made

So what really is the answer
Presume that it’s your own
Because I’m asking most politely
To the one who made it up

Would you want me to
Do unto you?
What'd we do
To you too?
If what we do
Is due unto you
What'd we do?
Why, Adonai?
Turned aside

So would you want me to
Do unto you?
What'd we do?
Would you want me to
Do unto you?
Oh, what'd we do?
Why, Adonai?
Turn aside


Lyrics submitted by mmeece26, edited by RoleMartyrX

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    General CommentBasically, a shot at religion. Pretty straight forward. He's saying, "if there is a god, what the hell are you doing? What did we do to you to deserve this? Why are you doing this to us? Would you want us to do this to you?". The second verse ends in a different way though. He is obviously accepting that religion/god is made up, and so it seems he's addressing the person who made it up and is questioning why somebody would put into people's heads the idea that this "god" is justified in bringing these terrible things (hurricanes, rape, etc) into the world.

    If there was ever a wonder if J. Loren is an atheist, this about clears it up (though, it has been clear since Vol. I....). Heard this song for the first time and absolutely loved it.
    RoleMartyrXon January 28, 2013   Link

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