"Sweet Religion" as written by and Imogen Heap....
When my body wants to go
Tell me will my mind and soul
Live on and on forever
Am I on another level?
A learning vessel of several
Lessons to make me more cleverer

My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
You mean everything to me
My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
How does it feel?

Written in that book of love
Does it say your name above?
The name by which they call me
And is it written in liquid red

'Cause nothing else will do instead
For reassuring eternity
Will you be there when I need you?
Will you be there when I need you?
Will you be there when I need you?
Will you be there when I need you?

My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
You mean everything to me
My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
How does it feel?

My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
You mean everything to me
My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
How does it feel?

Begin end enemy friend heaven hell sick well
Truth lies husbands and wives,
Whisper shout in out in out
Laughter cry ask reply
Good bad happy sad
Right wrong outcast belong,
Caged free you and me

You have the answer to all of these.

Will you be there when I need you?
Will you be there when I need you?
Will you be there when I need you?
Will you be there when I need you?

My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
You mean everything to me
My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
How does it feel?

My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
You mean everything to me
My sweet little religion
My sweet little religion
How does it feel?

How does it feel?


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    General CommentHey guys, she explained a lot of these at a small concert recently, so I've been going in to each one and letting everyone know what she said. Here goes, this one is about a relationship she was in with a very religious guy and how to her, he was like a religion. She was extemely "intoxicated by him." :)
    cureforhiccupson February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHis is a pretty deep song.
    This song is about her onlook on Religion, even deeper her outlook on God.

    "will you be there when i need you?"

    Here she's asking God if he will be there when she needs him.
    At first i thought she was poking fun at religion , sprituality etc everything to do with it.
    But this line changed my mind
    " You have the answer to all of these"
    She says this after comparing good and bad things in life together , and after saying that "religion "
    has the answer to these.
    God actually.
    She questions God basiclly in this song. I probably already hinted that or said it but, oh well .

    "When my body wants to go
    Tell me will my mind and soul
    Live on and on forever
    Am i on another level"

    These lines are some of her questions.

    XoXo
    blissfuldoubton January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know it's about god and religion and such, but for some reason this song just makes me want to have lots and lots of sex.
    ohfoolon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man, I love this song. I especially love the "begin, end, enemy, friend..." part, I really don't know why. This is just great.
    sonatinaon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally i dont think this song is about religion, but it's related.

    I think its about Love and Life. Some people treat love as their faith and live their life by love. I think she's trying to find some insight into life.

    But the main reason i think this is about love is

    Begin end enemy friend heaven hell sick well
    Truth lies husbands and wives, whisper shout in out in out
    Laughter cry ask reply - good bad happy sad
    Right wrong outcast belong, caged free you and me

    It just reminds me of relationships, Not just lust love, but platonic love aswell.
    Error:Operatoron August 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that on some level the song is pretty basic: she's singing about fearing all the things we all fear (death, pain, meaningless) and is seeking God/Religion for answers. The song is pretty vague on how Imogen Heap actually feels on these matters, which is certainly interesting. The final verse seems to be realizing that God is in everything, and thus is inescapable, even in seeming opposites.
    KobayashiJTon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Written in that book of love
    Does it say your name above
    The name by which they call me?
    And is it written in liquid red?
    'Cause nothing else will do instead
    For reassuring eternity,"


    Some of my favorite lines of hers, ever. A song about fate, wondering if it exists, and if so...is her love her true love? are they meant to be, will it last forever...? and in a way, he becomes her religion, because she wants to believe in him -- in the "we" they could become. takes a little faith, I think, so it's a great analogy...

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 07:10AM

    delialon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of get the idea that this song is talking about being part of a religion to have eternal life getting acceptance from a group and some good things that come with it. But not subscribing to the "difficult" aspects of being religious like not sinning or being a good person ALL the time. And also having the thought that you are special because you are saved.

    A sweet religion when maybe actual religion is not so easy.
    bluetubon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought she was making fun of religion. But then I realized she was actually just singing about the questions many of us ask God ourselves. My favorite part is the end with the opposites. Love ya Immy!
    musicismylife926on March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song makes me so happy ... piano is amazing in this song
    blazinbeautyon March 29, 2008   Link

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