Atheist Hallelujah
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19-02-2015, 11:06 AM (This post was last modified: 19-02-2015 01:07 PM by Bows and Arrows.)
Atheist Hallelujah




"I wondered if there was a secret prayer
So He'd respond, and I'd know He's there
Instead of believing what's taught to you
And when I struggled and prayed to intercede
I took the silence as taking the lead
Though broken and beaten, I'd call out Hallelujah
JAH JAH JAH JAH
My faith would grow, and I thought it proof
Cause my life was well, though you were aloof
I figured I just wasn't worthy to talk to you
But the burgeoning guilt, self-loathing and shame
The promised comfort from calling your name
Was absent whenever I kneeled in Hallelujahs
JAH JAH JAH JAH
Despite the years of servitude
You continued on mute in my solitude
I couldn't deny the doubts I had about you
So I swallowed my pride and open my mind
The world soon collapsed with this new paradigm
There was never a God to answer my Hallelujahs
Those JAH JAH JAH JAH
With no confidant it was bottled inside
An "ATHEIST" is one most all would deride
How could I break the news to those that love you?
The Confession, The Heartache, the Crying and Grief
Was tough to endure, but paled to the relief
Of indescribable freedom! Hallelujah!
JAH JAH JAH JAH
I see more beauty, my eyes feel clear
The shame and guilt are replaced by cheer (beer? Big Grin)
I never thought my life could mean so much to me.
It's short, and precious, and bittersweet
So I'll fight for truth against deceit
To free those who want to feel the Hallelujah!
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah"


"Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing"--Helen Keller
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19-02-2015, 11:51 AM
RE: Atheist Halleujah
Nice.

The lyrics, at least, make a lot more sense than the original.

But that key change'll getcha every time.

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19-02-2015, 01:18 PM
RE: Atheist Hallelujah
Sadcryface

I like this idea - free thinking words to favorite hymns. Sitting down at the piano and playing hymns or classical music was cathartic for me in years past. My aunt had "Be Thou My Vision" on the piano when I got off work- so I sat down and pecked out the notes while I sang and cried about life.

Thanks for sharing. The loss of meaning to some of my favorite songs has been quite difficult this past year. I can't play worth shit anymore, one of those use it or lose it skills, but I may sit down and write some new lyrics.

"If there's a single thing that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so." - Lev Grossman
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23-02-2015, 08:55 PM
RE: Atheist Hallelujah
(19-02-2015 11:51 AM)DLJ Wrote:  The lyrics, at least, make a lot more sense than the original.

Pretty sure they were both saying the same thing. Big Grin

#sigh
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24-02-2015, 06:01 AM
RE: Atheist Hallelujah
The only good thing to ever come out of religion is the music. --- George Carlin

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The difference between prayer and masturbation - is when a guy is through masturbating - he has something to show for his efforts.
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