Dec 212014

‘Hot’ isn’t the right word for this — it’s more like smouldering. It’s not the suggestion of action that gets me (though that helps) — it’s the attitude, the posturing… the reverence. It’s the positioning and the inference of a dynamic.

It doesn’t ‘turn me on.’ No — that’s too crude and reductive. It’s more complex than that — more visceral.

This is the sort of language and sets my brain to a low level hum. It makes me feel dominant — it’s that prowly, hungry, feral feeling.

They’re the sort of words that make me want.

But in the absence of an available, willing boy, I’ll just have to use my memory and remember what it felt like to want, and remember how it feels to be wanted.
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Take Me To Church
My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner
If the heavens ever did speak
She’s the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
‘We were born sick,’ you heard them say it

My Church offers no absolutes
She tells me, ‘Worship in the bedroom.’
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you

I was born sick,
But I love it
Command me to be well
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice

Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful

That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church…

No Masters or Kings
When the Ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin

In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am Human
Only then I am Clean
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

[Chorus 2x:]
Take me to church…


  4 Responses to “sunday service for the faithful”

  1. Interesting words.

  2. This one went on my scene list and favorites list after the first hearing. I’m with you- visceral, powerful…I make him sing it for me on his knees. Delicious to the core.


  3. Hit the nail on the head – I have been obsessed with this song since the first listen. It definitely sets that something I keep locked deep inside of me humming and pulsing. Rawr.

  4. interesting song listened to it twice
    Thanks for posting ‘have a great day

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