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12th Jun '16 1:10:35 PM mlsmithca
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-->''Jesus is my boyfriend!\\

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-->''Jesus -->Jesus is my boyfriend!\\



...but obviously not in that way.''

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...but obviously not in that way.''



* "Not Alone" by ''All That Remains'' is implicitly one of these, despite being expressed with traditional heavy rock/metal themes.
--> ''I'm not alone''
--> ''With the touch of your hand''
--> ''I am whole again''

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* "Not Alone" by ''All All That Remains'' Remains is implicitly one of these, despite being expressed with traditional heavy rock/metal themes.
--> ''I'm -->I'm not alone''
--> ''With
alone
-->With
the touch of your hand''
--> ''I
hand
-->I
am whole again''again



* Several of Lifehouse's songs could be read that way, especially ''Everything'' and ''Storm''.
** In fact, in an interview Lifehouse member Jason Wade once said that he was surprised that so many people took their first big hit ''Hanging by a Moment'' as a love song, because to him it was a very spiritual song.

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* Several of Lifehouse's songs could be read that way, especially ''Everything'' "Everything" and ''Storm''.
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"Storm". In fact, in an interview Lifehouse member Jason Wade once said that he was surprised that so many people took their first big hit ''Hanging "Hanging by a Moment'' Moment" as a love song, because to him it was a very spiritual song.



* "The King Of Carrot Flowers, Part Two" by Neutral Milk Hotel opens with the singer proclaiming "I love you Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, I love you". Considering it's from an album which frequently alludes to Anne Frank and Reincarnation (as well as mountains covered in semen and lesbian prostitutes) it's either a very overt - and incongruous - example of this trope or an amusingly subtle subversion.
** At least one Christian rock band has covered it straight however, seemingly without catching the double meaning of the phrase Jesus Christ.

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* "The King Of Carrot Flowers, Part Two" by Neutral Milk Hotel opens with the singer proclaiming "I love you Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, I love you". Considering it's from an album which frequently alludes to Anne Frank and Reincarnation (as well as mountains covered in semen and lesbian prostitutes) it's either a very overt - and incongruous - example of this trope or an amusingly subtle subversion.
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subversion. At least one Christian rock band has covered it straight however, seemingly without catching the double meaning of the phrase Jesus Christ.



* Some spiritual songs by OwlCity are mistaken for romantic songs, especially ''Galaxies'' and ''Meteor Shower''.

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* Some spiritual songs by OwlCity are mistaken for romantic songs, especially ''Galaxies'' "Galaxies" and ''Meteor Shower''."Meteor Shower".



* Music/BobMarley: ''Hallelujah Time'' (From ''Music/{{Burnin}}''), ''So Jah Say'' (From ''Music/NattyDread''), ''Positive Vibration'' (From ''Rastaman Vibration''), ''Forever Loving Jah'' (From ''Music/{{Uprising}}'')
* Music/PeterTosh: ''Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)'' from ''Music/LegalizeIt''.

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* Music/BobMarley: ''Hallelujah Time'' (From "Hallelujah Time" (from ''Music/{{Burnin}}''), ''So "So Jah Say'' (From Say" (from ''Music/NattyDread''), ''Positive Vibration'' (From "Positive Vibration" (from ''Rastaman Vibration''), ''Forever "Forever Loving Jah'' (From Jah" (from ''Music/{{Uprising}}'')
* Music/PeterTosh: ''Igziabeher "Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)'' Praised)" from ''Music/LegalizeIt''.



* "You Raise Me Up", popularized by Josh Groban, is actually a cover. The original song by christian group Selah even has a third verse that makes the spiritual elements much more explicit.

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* "You Raise Me Up", popularized by Josh Groban, is actually a cover. The original song by christian Christian group Selah even has a third verse that makes the spiritual elements much more explicit.



* Being a Christian rock band ''Music/{{Skillet}}'' has a few, such as "Salvation".

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* Being a Christian rock band ''Music/{{Skillet}}'' Music/{{Skillet}} has a few, such as "Salvation".



-->When shadows fall\\

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-->When --->When shadows fall\\






** Not really. His style of writing is not that uncommon among Christian mystics. He's just one of the more famous ones.



-->'''Homer''' (hearing Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life"): I bet the guy she was singing that about was real happy.\\

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-->'''Homer''' (hearing -->'''Homer:''' ''(hearing Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life"): Life")'' I bet the guy she was singing that about was real happy.\\



--> '''Cartman:''' "''I wanna get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus; I wanna feel his salvation all over my face!''"

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--> '''Cartman:''' "''I "I wanna get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus; I wanna feel his salvation all over my face!''"face!"
1st Jun '16 4:31:50 PM Jeduthun
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Also compare and contrast NotChristianRock. GodIsGood is likely to come up in these kinds of songs.

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Also compare and contrast NotChristianRock. GodIsGood is likely to come up in these kinds of songs. If there's no chance of mistaking that the song is about God, you probably have GospelMusic or ChristianRock.
19th Mar '16 11:58:38 PM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos' "I Love You #19" (from ''Music/HorrendousDisc'') is a meta version. It's as much a ''song about love'' as it is a ''love song'', pondering how hard it can be to convince your romantic interest that your feelings are sincere--and then it draws a comparison to how hard it is to convince others that Jesus loves them.

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* Music/DanielAmos' Music/DanielAmos:
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"I Love You #19" (from ''Music/HorrendousDisc'') is a meta version. It's as much a ''song about love'' as it is a ''love song'', pondering how hard it can be to convince your romantic interest that your feelings are sincere--and then it draws a comparison to how hard it is to convince others that Jesus loves them.them.
** "When Worlds Collide" (from ''Music/VoxHumana'') is a straighter example. It's a love song from God to humanity.
-->When shadows fall\\
When lovers mourn\\
And you fight your darkest tendencies\\
I promise to hold you close to me when\\
Worlds collide\\
I'm on your side
6th Mar '16 2:25:12 PM FordPrefect
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-->But I really think it's sexy when he kicks Satans ass!

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-->But I really think it's sexy when he kicks Satans Satan's ass!
23rd Feb '16 7:47:28 PM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos' "I Love You #19" (from ''Music/HorrendousDisc'') is a meta version. It's as much a ''song about love'' as it is a ''love song'', pondering how hard it can be to convince your romantic interest that your feelings are sincere--and then it draws a comparison to how hard it is to convince others that Jesus loves them.
20th Feb '16 1:51:35 AM Doug86
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* The "Let My Love Open The Door"/"Still" inversion is parodied by "You, You, You" from ABitOfFryAndLaurie, with Stephen as God and Hugh as a (female) backup singer.

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* The "Let My Love Open The Door"/"Still" inversion is parodied by "You, You, You" from ABitOfFryAndLaurie, ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', with Stephen as God and Hugh as a (female) backup singer.
11th Jan '16 2:32:38 PM MikeK
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* The movie ''Film/SisterAct'' inverts this by taking 1960s love songs and turning them into hymns. Oddly, because of the tamer (relatively) lyrics of such songs at the time, as well as that it's the brides of Christ singing them, it actually works better than modern Christian rock.

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* The movie ''Film/SisterAct'' inverts this by taking 1960s love songs and turning them into hymns. For instance, a version of Mary Wells' "My Guy" that changes the TitleDrop to "My God", but keeps the rest of the lyrics identical to the original. Oddly, because of the tamer (relatively) lyrics of such songs at the time, as well as that it's the brides of Christ singing them, it actually works better than modern Christian rock.
24th Dec '15 5:00:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many songs by NotChristianRock band Music/{{Flyleaf}}, including "All Around Me", "Sorrow", and "Missing", are not explicitly about religion, but can easily be interpreted that way.
** Made more explicit by the very Christian DavidCrowderBand covering the former.

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* Many songs by NotChristianRock Music/NotChristianRock band Music/{{Flyleaf}}, including "All Around Me", "Sorrow", and "Missing", are not explicitly about religion, but can easily be interpreted that way.
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way. Made more explicit by the very Christian DavidCrowderBand Music/DavidCrowderBand covering the former.
14th Oct '15 9:41:27 AM ChaoticNovelist
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These are songs that, at first hearing, seem to be ordinary love songs, but are actually allegories about the singer's relationship with God, often by artists who are trying to gain or keep a mainstream secular audience and feel that talking about God will put people off and exclude them[[note]]although if you want to be cynical, you can get the best of both worlds by writing an ordinary love song and ''telling people'' it's secretly about God[[/note]]. Can sometimes lead to UnfortunateImplications when a praise song sounds dirty to people who aren't familiar with the context.

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These are songs that, at first hearing, seem to be ordinary love songs, but are actually allegories about the singer's relationship with God, God. This is often done by artists who are trying to gain or keep a mainstream secular audience and feel that talking about God will put people off and exclude them[[note]]although if them[[note]]if you want to be cynical, you can get the best of both worlds by writing an ordinary love song and ''telling people'' it's secretly about God[[/note]]. Can It can sometimes lead to UnfortunateImplications problems when a praise song sounds dirty to people who aren't familiar with the context.



Also compare and contrast NotChristianRock.

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Also compare and contrast NotChristianRock.
NotChristianRock. GodIsGood is likely to come up in these kinds of songs.
4th Oct '15 11:51:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* 'Music/RelientK'''s "Must Have Done Something Right" is supposed to be this.

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* 'Music/RelientK'''s ''Music/RelientK'''s "Must Have Done Something Right" is supposed to be this.
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