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30-06-2017, 11:23 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
(09-10-2014 05:52 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Found this one on my own.



Love this song. But I first heard it as this version, which I still prefer. Dude is a monster on the acoustic. The rest of his songs are worth a listen also, just get high and let the video play.




But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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02-07-2017, 07:54 AM
RE: Atheist Anthems
Yes, a thread like this already exists, and on that thread I said what you'd expect: Just about every Rush song is an atheist anthem. Check out Freewill, of course. So many others. Here are some lyrics from some of their songs:

Faithless
I’ve got my own moral compass to steer by

A guiding star beats a spirit in the sky

And all the preaching voices

Empty vessels ring so loud

As they move among the crowd

Fools and thieves are well disguised

In the temple and marketplace
Like a stone in the river

Against the floods of spring

I will quietly resist
Like the willows in the wind

Or the cliffs along the ocean

I will quietly resist
I don’t have faith in faith
I don’t believe in belief

You can call me faithless

But I still cling to hope

And I believe in love

And that’s faith enough for me
I’ve got my own spirit level for balance

To tell if my choice is leading up or down

And all the shouting voices

Try to throw me off my course

Some by sermons, some by force

Fools and thieves are dangerous

In the temple and marketplace
Like a forest bows to winter

Beneath the deep white silence

I will quietly resist
Like a flower in the desert

That only blooms at night

I will quietly resist

BU2B
I was brought up to believe
The universe has a plan
We are only human
It's not ours to understand

The universe has a plan
All is for the best
Some will be rewarded
And the devil will take the rest

All is for the best
Believe in what we're told
Blind men in the market
Buying what we're sold

Believe in what we're told
Until our final breath
While our loving Watchmaker
Loves us all to death

In a world of cut and thrust
I was always taught to trust
In a world where all must fail
Heaven's justice will prevail

The joy and pain that we receive
Each comes with its own cost
The price of what we're winning
Is the same as what we've lost

All is for the best
Believe in what we're told
Blind men in the market
Buying what we're sold

Believe in what we're told
Until our final breath
While our loving Watchmaker
Loves us all to death

Until our final breath
The joy and pain that we receive
Must be what we deserve
I was brought up to believe

Until our final breath
The joy and pain that we receive
Must be what we deserve
I was brought up to believe

All is for the best
Believe in what we're told
Blind men in the market
Buying what we're sold

Believe in what we're told
Until our final breath
While our loving Watchmaker
Loves us all to

Believe in what we're told
Until our final breath
While our loving Watchmaker
Loves us all to
Loves us all to death

Freewill

There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance

A planet of play things
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive
'The stars aren't aligned
Or the gods are malign...'
Blame is better to give than receive

[Chorus:]
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill

There are those who think
That they were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them
They weren't born in Lotusland

All preordained
A prisoner in chains
A victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face
You can't pray for a place
In heaven's unearthly estate

[Chorus]

Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet

Roll the bones
Well, you can stake that claim
Good work is the key to good fortune
Winners take that praise
Losers seldom take that blame
If they don't take that game
And sometimes the winner takes nothing
We draw our own designs
But fortune has to make that frame

We go out in the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones

Why are we here?
Because we're here
Roll the bones
Why does it happen?
Because it happens
Roll the bones

Faith is cold as ice
Why are little ones born only to suffer
For the want of immunity
Or a bowl of rice?
Well, who would hold a price
On the heads of the innocent children
If there's some immortal power
To control the dice?

We come into the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones

Jack...relax
Get busy with the facts
No zodiacs or almanacs
No maniacs in polyester slacks
Just the facts
Gonna kick some gluteus max
It's a parallax...you dig?
You move around
The small gets big
It's a rig
It's action...reaction
Random interaction
So who's afraid
Of a little abstraction?
Can't get no satisfaction
From the facts?
You better run, homeboy
A fact's a fact
From Nome to Rome, boy

What's the deal?
Spin the wheel
If the dice are hot...take a shot
Play your cards. Show us what you got
What you're holding
If the cards are cold
Don't go folding
Lady Luck is golden
She favors the bold
That's cold
Stop throwing stones
The night has a thousand saxophones
So get out there and rock
And roll the bones
Get busy!

Roll the bones

Why are we here?
Because we're here
Roll the bones
Why does it happen?
Because it happens
Roll the bones

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02-07-2017, 08:58 AM
RE: Atheist Anthems
(02-07-2017 07:54 AM)WillHopp Wrote:  Yes, a thread like this already exists,

Don't know what thread you're talking about but this one is almost 3 years old.

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02-07-2017, 08:59 AM
RE: Atheist Anthems
It was likely atheism lyrics.

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...eist-music

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02-07-2017, 01:06 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
Despite being an old thread, I'll mention a couple of songs.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - The Only Way (1971)








People are stirred
Moved by the Word
Kneel at the shrine
Deceived by the wine

How was the earth conceived?
Infinite Space
Is there such a place?
You must believe in the human race

Can you believe
God makes you breathe?
Why did he lose
Six million Jews?

Touched by the wings
This angel brings
Sad winter storm
Grey autumn dawn

Who looks on life itself?
Who lights your way?
Only you can say
How can you just obey?

Don't need the word
Now that you've heard
Don't be afraid
Man is man-made

And when the hour comes
Don't turn away
Face the light of day
And do it your way

It's the only way
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02-07-2017, 01:09 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
Midge Ure - Dear God (different than the XTC song)








Dear God, is there somebody out there
Is there someone to hear my prayer
I'm a simple man with simple words to say
Is there some point in asking
Asking for more only got us where we are today
Lost and alone and afraid

Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world

Dear God, can you hear me crying
A whole world crying
Looking for something to say
We had it all and we threw it all away
Is there somebody watching
Somebody watching over the mess that we've made
We're lost and alone and afraid

Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world

And we need to know there's something good
Though all our years of solitude go on and on and on

Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world

Dear god, is there somebody out there
Is there someone to hear my prayer
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02-07-2017, 01:19 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
Frank Zappa - Dumb All Over





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02-07-2017, 03:45 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
Forgot about dumb all over. Zappa wins.

This is what a dying atheist Buddhist monk Canadian Jew sounds like.




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02-07-2017, 07:17 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
Haven't read through the thread, but if this hasn't been posted, well, better late than never.



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02-07-2017, 07:50 PM
RE: Atheist Anthems
(02-07-2017 07:17 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Haven't read through the thread, but if this hasn't been posted, well, better late than never.




Yep, I posted the lyrics a couple of posts above, since I am TTA's Rushologist. Thumbsup

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