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Linkin Park – A Light That Never Comes Lyrics 5 years ago
I'm going to get a lot of flak for this, but I think this is a Satanic song.

Try to see where this is coming from before you make assumptions.

-- "Lightning above and a fire below me"
Jesus told followers that he beheld Satan 'as lightning fall from heaven.'
A lightning bolt is a Satanic symbol.
The fire is hell.
What else would this line mean, anyway?

-- "When it rains, it pours"
-- "When the floodgates open brace your shores"
Satan is sometimes referred to as "rain man".

-- "You cannot catch me, cannot hold me"
-- "You cannot stop, much less control me"
The rest of the verse is things that Satan would say to believers.

-- "The nights go on / Waiting for a light that never comes"
In an increasingly secular society, how should this line be interpreted?
-- "I chase the sun / Waiting for a light that never comes"
Sun worship. The entire song follows this doubting God theme.

-- "A king can only reign 'til instead
-- There comes that day it's "off with his head""
Reference to God. Think songs like "Morte et Dabo" by Asking Alexandria

I know Chester said he believes in God, but the media has taken a very dark turn lately, and these sorts of lines come up fairly often nowadays, though sometimes more subtly than in this song. Please take this submission seriously.

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Nickel Creek – When in Rome Lyrics 5 years ago
I really think there are a lot of religious metaphors here. In context, the lyrics make a lot of sense. It could also be about general conformity, but it seems to be more. The video points to that idea a lot, too.

"Where can a [spiritually] sick man go, when he can't choke down the" things the normal doctors know?
To God? But "a specialist (prophet) came to town, but he stays at home", not spreading the word, living like the other, untrained people in "Rome"; Earth.

"Where can a teacher go?" Jesus was a teacher.
He says "she", but it could be a metaphor; a teacher and the Teacher.
"Hey, those [Bibles] you gave us look good on the shelves at home
And they'll burn warm in the fireplace, Teacher, when in Rome."

Books are meant to be read, and understood at a deeper level, but in "Rome", people only see something to be used for survival, which is temporary, and all that information is wasted.

"Brother" and "Sister" could be referencing how we're brothers and sisters in Christ, and he's talking to them.
"I wonder if we're stuck in Rome."

"Where can a dead man go?" This question doesn't make sense in "Rome". People are only concerned about this world.
They spent so much time learning how to live here, that they won't appreciate Paradise itself, because it won't have the temporary, superficial things people want here.
"I'm gonna bet they never really feel at home if they spent a lifetime learning how to live in Rome."

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