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Tori Amos – Muhammad My Friend Lyrics 2 years ago
I love this song so much... it means so much to me personally and I truly don't even need an explanation for each and every verse. However, I'll say I'm pretty darn pleased with what most everyone has had to say. The input is just great - very smart and insightful, indeed.

My question: why did she use Muhammad as her "friend" - the person with whom she's speaking and with whom she plans to "tell the world" the truth about the secret of the Crucifixion (presumably, that Jesus, or possibly in a more generic way, the world-saving Christ, was female)? Why not David, or James, or Joshua, or Paul, or Adam, or John the Revelator, or Solomon, etc, etc? I think this is an important question because as far as I'm aware there are no other references in the song to Islam or the Quran or anything else having to do with either the historical or the religious figure of Muhammad, the final prophet in a lineage stretching back to first man, Adam, according to the Muslim faith. Could it be that she's simply using his name as a means of another blow to the prevailing Christian view of Christianity's superiority over all other competing religious traditions (after all, Christians and religious Jews generally recoil at the mere mention of "Muhammad" as a viable spiritual figure among those of the major Abrahamic faith traditions). Or is there some other point of meaning in the lyrics that I'm looking over? There must be a good reason she picked Muhammad as her "friend," no?

Any ideas?

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Britny Fox – Girlschool Lyrics 8 years ago
I love Dizzy Dean's voice! And this riff makes me wanna be a bad kitty, skip class and go to my boyfriend's house where we can really rock and roll!

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Depeche Mode – My Joy Lyrics 8 years ago
The words in this song are certainly subject to interpretation, and I think it could definitely be about the object of his affection. I just wonder why he talks about not being a mountain?

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Love in a Void Lyrics 9 years ago
I think this is obviously an anti-love song. She has been turned off not only by the lack of response to her expressions of desire, but she is also disgusted by humanity's lack of verve in general. She is left feeling as though she exists in the midst of emotional apathy where true passionate intent doesn't ever really come into play.

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