"Rapture" as written by and Matt Vinci....
This is how we multiply
Pity that it's not my wife
The friction and skin
The trembling sigh
This is how bodies move
With everything we could lose
Pushing us deeper still
The sheets and the sweat
The seed and the spill
The bitter pill yet undiscovered

Gideon is in the drawer
Clothes scattered on the floor
She's arching her back
She screams for more

Oh, my sweet rapture
I hear Jesus
Calling me home

Finally a chance to breathe
Reaching for the the fallen sheets
Collapsing in a glowing heap
We've gone too far
We've done too much
We have to quit it
Just one more kiss
Just one more touch
Please ten more minutes

This feels so good
Just barely moving
The tension building
Our bodies working
To reach the goal

Oh, my sweet rapture
I hear Jesus and the angels singing
Calling me to enter the promised land

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"Rapture" as written by Matt Vinci

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  • +1
    General CommentUse of the word "rapture" is obviously talking about sexual ecstasy and at the same time tying it into the christian concept.
    cdconnon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe in God and I whole-heartedly disagree with religion (two VERY seperate reasons behind that), but I do know David Bazan is an amazing songwriter. The people here who are offended by this song need to open their minds up and see this song, and this album for that matter, as one deep, disturbing, utterly beautiful piece of work.
    ownselfon May 13, 2002   Link
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    TranslationI saw David Bazan in St. Augustine, Fl a couple years back and asked him, during his usual live Q&A sessions, what this song was about.

    David (we're on a first name basis now) said he had a pastor friend who confided in him that he was cheating on his wife and felt guilty about it. So David said he wanted to write a song that fuses two things together that usually aren't, basically sex and Christianity.

    Obviously it goes beyond with a play on words between the coming of Jesus through the rapture and that climax of the Bible compared to a man having a climax with a woman who's not his wife and beyond that is a pastor, someone supposedly leading others and being held accountable.

    That pastor sounds like a prick to me.
    Gortatinatoron September 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is utterly incredibly. i am in love with David Bazaan's whole concept of the new album. All the infidelity and capitalism analogies are genius. I dont know if hes talking about love or money. Its absolutley brilliant!
    kittenfactoron April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthmmphh... I haven't heard any of the new album, but I somewhat enjoyed the lack of sex involved in the last ones. Maybe I'm just misinterpreting, but I'm pretty sure this is about sex, and it's somewhat disapointing from a Christian artist "Pity that its not my wife"...
    replaceableon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, replaceable, it's talking about sex, but he's drawing analogies, and telling a story... not necessarily condoning the actions of the characters in the story. although i think that some of it could have been less graphic. personal preference.
    DesignedToHideon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is brilliant. to "replaceable"....i am a christian and i see nothing wrong with this. we all deal with problems, but he is one of the only artists out there to actually "come out" with the problems....but anyways, i love the use of the word rapture. it just shows that god is always watching his actions. amazing. one of my favorite songs
    seacaptainon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit is important to keep in mind, as "designed" mentioned, that bazan is telling a story. i think any of us christians would agree that sex is a wonderful thing, with the right person. that is why the song is so amazing and tragic - the character uses beautiful language to describe an intimate moment, but it is unfortunately not with his wife. bazan strikes again - "winners" and "control" give me goosebumps every time.
    mrsillypantson May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDavid Bazan has had some pretty s****y experiences in life. Music is an outlet to vent those things a person regrets and I think this song, though unacceptable in a traditional Christian mind, is the epitomy of emotion. I like that it pushes the envelope and I like that Christians don't know what to say about him. He's so talented and I think the song gives an awesome testimony... "pity that it's not my wife" Obvious satire... anyways, go Pedro!
    fadingxthexkisseson May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbravo, "fading." again, i think it's important to remember it's a story and not something directly from bazan's life, but your point is exactly right. too many christians criticize music and literature that desribes things that aren't "good," even though they are explorations of real life. plus, the use of sarcasm or satire is often unfortunately lost.
    mrsillypantson May 05, 2002   Link

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