"God, Drugs & Sex" as written by and Christian Mcalhaney Aaron Sprinkle....
A grand blank look on your face
When you learned it was over
Do you ever question why
What could have been different
We were so comfortable living in each others skin
I was dying from within

Cause God, drugs, and sex don’t mean a thing
To you now do they now baby
I don’t mean anything
By it now do I now sweetheart
You should have thought about then for now
But God, drugs and sex don't mean a thing
To you now do they now baby
You should have thought about then for now
But I had to leave

Tell me where did you learn to love
Maybe I don’t want to know
Tell me when did your hands grow cold
It might tell you something
If you could go back to yesterday
Would you change it all for me
If you thought we could be, would you believe it

Let go, let go of me now
I’m not here
Let go, let go of me now
'Cause I’m already gone


Lyrics submitted by Skoobasteve24, edited by fubive, november6

"God, Drugs & Sex" as written by Christian Edwin Mcalhaney Aaron D. Sprinkle

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    General CommentIts not talking about conformity or about putting sex or drugs over God, its about a relationship dying because of differences in the worldviews of the two.
    The song is about a guy breaking up with a girl because of what matters to her. The girl may believe in God but doesn't put as much importance on Him as the narrator does. She may consider sex a beautiful thing and drugs to be pleasurable but doesn't put the same importance on it that the guy does..
    There are two viewpoints that are diametrically opposed to each other and causing conflict in this relationship: relativist morality and a devaluing of God, sex, drugs because of this vs the view that these things are more and mean more. The view that the narrator holds is that the world holds more meaning than she believes in.
    So their relationship has no foundation and has to end.
    rhjsleuthon November 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe comment below me is correct. Stephen wrote it when two of his friends were fighting and asking him to take their side so he wrote this song, and it is about ending a relationship with a person.
    Troziaon November 29, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a puzzling song, I spent some time thinking about it, and here's my theory:

    I believe that this song is about someone who has set their priorities of sex and drugs above god

    "A grand blank look on your face
    When you learned it was over
    Do you ever question why
    What could have been different
    We were so comfortable living in each other's skin"

    I don't think this is an ended relationship, I believe the person has died, or is dying.

    "You should have thought about then for now"
    "But I've got to leave
    I've got to leave"

    The person rejected god.

    I believe the "I" is the singer speaking for either god or jesus. "I was dying from within," "I don’t mean anything"

    Here's where it gets puzzling:

    God, drugs, and sex don’t mean a thing
    To you now do they now baby

    I think that God doesn't mean a thing to you, sex is there but is meaningless, and drugs are used so casually that no one really thinks about how much of a big thing they are. - The person doesn't think about God, doesn't think about what sex is and is intended for, and just takes drugs without thinking? AKA. meaningless, doesn't mean a thing.

    Did you not hear me coming around alone
    Did you not see me coming along the way
    Where the bright lights are leading you astray
    Where the bright lights to grant you a way from your love
    Ooh ooh ooh
    Don't leave anymore

    ^^ I think the above explains itself following my theory

    The icing on the cake is this line: "Would you change it all for me"

    Anberlin are a christian band, so I guess this makes sense. Any other theories?
    syrijakon November 14, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationAnberlin is not a Christian band, they are only "Christian inspired," though parts of your guess do hold merit.

    I think it has more to do with conformity, because if you are just believing in God, doing drugs, and having sex to fit in, they really don't mean anything in themselves.

    Conformity:
    "We were so comfortable, living in each other's skin
    I was dying from within"

    Not your own:
    "You should have thought about them for now
    But God, drugs and sex don't mean a thing
    To you now, do they now, baby?"

    There is more that kinda points to this, but I'm lazy and those were the ones that popped out to me.
    vapidcoloron November 19, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the song is about the narrator breaking up with the one he loves because she indulges in life through drugs and sex and the narrator very sarcastically asks him or her: "Cause God, drugs and sex don’t mean a thing
    To you now, do they now, baby?"
    And then asks the lover whether he or she knows what the narrator is talking about.

    Later, he asks the lover if the lover would change her ways if she knew that if she wasnt so overly indulgent, he would still be with her in the lines
    "If you could go back to yesterday
    Would you change it all for me?
    If you thought we could be together,
    Would you believe it?"

    So basically this song is about breaking up with a druggy girlfriend.
    tiaintegraon July 13, 2013   Link
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    Song Meaning"When you meet someone and the chemistry is strong give it time to find the true nature behind these newly found mutual feelings; what matters is character and the central values between partners.

    You may be attracted to the other person but rifts arise when there are massive differences in the core makeup in who you believe yourself to be; these core values can be such topics as belief in God, drug use, money, goals, dreams, and abstinence. ’Know thyself’, then learn them." - Stephen Christian anberlinlyrics.tumblr.com June 2014
    Skoobasteve24on June 15, 2014   Link

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