History Main / GodIsLoveSongs

26th Feb '17 7:57:39 PM gewunomox
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* The [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon/Haruhi]] fic ''[[http://www.soulriders.net/brian/fanfic/hotair/ Hot Air]]'' is based off the religious OwlCity song ''Galaxies''. It helps that Haruhi is more or less a GodInHumanForm.

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* The [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon/Haruhi]] fic ''[[http://www.soulriders.net/brian/fanfic/hotair/ Hot Air]]'' is based off the religious OwlCity Music/OwlCity song ''Galaxies''. It helps that Haruhi is more or less a GodInHumanForm.



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

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* Some spiritual songs by OwlCity Music/OwlCity are mistaken for romantic songs, especially "Galaxies" and "Meteor Shower".
13th Feb '17 8:46:10 PM Angeldeb82
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* In an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of the trope, Justin Briner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-9X6ZFzO3w sang]] the traditional hymn ''"Be Thou My Vision"'' in character as Eridan from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', to Eridan's moirail[[labelnote:*]]A troll who keeps another's violent tendencies in check; something like a MoralityChain or even LivingEmotionalCrutch[[/labelnote]] Feferi. Surprisingly few words are changed, and the central theme that "you make me a better person" is fully intact.

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* In an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] {{inver|tedTrope}}sion of the trope, Justin Briner [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-9X6ZFzO3w sang]] the traditional hymn ''"Be Thou My Vision"'' in character as Eridan from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', to Eridan's moirail[[labelnote:*]]A troll who keeps another's violent tendencies in check; something like a MoralityChain or even LivingEmotionalCrutch[[/labelnote]] Feferi. Surprisingly few words are changed, and the central theme that "you make me a better person" is fully intact.



* Literature/TheBible's ''Song of Songs'': Some scholars say that this erotic poetry about a bride and groom on their wedding night is meant to be understood as a metaphor God's relationship with his people. Of course, other scholars say that the book is simply celebrating erotic love in a marital context. [[TakeAThirdOption Or possibly both]].
* Actually a lot of music from the HighMedieval period is a version of this. At various periods and cultures, straightforward songs about romantic love were being frowned on by MoralGuardians of the day, so a lot of lovesongs have at least a veneer of being addressed to the Virgin Mary, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar an acceptable way for the writers to be writing about loving a woman.]]

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* Literature/TheBible's ''Song of Songs'': Some scholars say that this erotic poetry about a bride and groom on their wedding night is meant to be understood as a metaphor of God's relationship with his people. Of course, other scholars say that the book is simply celebrating erotic love in a marital context. [[TakeAThirdOption Or possibly both]].
both.]]
* Actually a lot of music from the HighMedieval period is a version of this. At various periods and cultures, straightforward songs about romantic love were being frowned on by MoralGuardians of the day, so a lot of lovesongs have at least a veneer of being addressed to the Virgin Mary, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar an acceptable way for the writers to be writing about loving a woman.]]woman]].



* WordOfGod (ha!) has it that Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" is sung from the point of view of God to humanity, making this an [[InvertedTrope inversion]].

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* WordOfGod (ha!) has it that Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" is sung from the point of view of God to humanity, making this an [[InvertedTrope inversion]].{{inver|tedTrope}}sion.



He says, come here, baby, and kiss me like you mean it.

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He says, come says: Come here, baby, and kiss me like you mean it.



* Music/AmyGrant has been popular both in the Christian music and mainstream music scene since the 1980s, and has recorded both GodIsLoveSongs and SillyLoveSongs of the more romantic variety - as well as even a few "I love my child" songs. As such, it's not surprising for many to confuse just who the love songs were written for.

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* Music/AmyGrant has been popular both in the Christian music and mainstream music scene since the 1980s, and has recorded both GodIsLoveSongs God-Is-Love Songs and SillyLoveSongs of the more romantic variety - as well as even a few "I love my child" songs. As such, it's not surprising for many to confuse just who the love songs were written for.



* "Love Song For A Savior" by Jars Of Clay, [[SarcasmMode surprisingly]].

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* "Love Song For A Savior" by Jars Of Clay, [[SarcasmMode surprisingly]].{{s|arcasmMode}}urprisingly.



* Jamie Grace's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysrIY84Ubmc "Hold Me"]] sounds more like a typical {{Silly Love Song|s}} (and could easily work as one with no lyrical revision whatsoever), but is intended to be about the singer's relationship to God and is often played on Christian stations.

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* Jamie Grace's [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysrIY84Ubmc "Hold Me"]] sounds more like a typical {{Silly Love Song|s}} (and could easily work as one with no lyrical revision whatsoever), but is intended to be about the singer's relationship to God and is often played on Christian stations.



* Originally, "When You Look Me In The Eyes" by the JonasBrothers was released on Nick Jonas' solo album, a few years before the brothers formed their band together, and it (along with all the other tracks on said album) was intended to be a Christian rock song.

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* Originally, "When You Look Me In The Eyes" by the JonasBrothers Music/TheJonasBrothers was released on Nick Jonas' solo album, a few years before the brothers formed their band together, and it (along with all the other tracks on said album) was intended to be a Christian rock song.



* OlderThanYouThink, given some of the imagery in Creator/JohnDonne's Holy Sonnets, particularly #14 ("Batter my heart, three-person'd God;"):

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* OlderThanYouThink, OlderThanTheyThink, given some of the imagery in Creator/JohnDonne's Holy Sonnets, particularly #14 ("Batter my heart, three-person'd God;"):



for your love is more delightful than wine.:\\

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for your love is more delightful than wine.:\\\\



* [[http://www.alittleleaven.com/ Chris Rosebrough]], of [[http://piratechristianradio.com/ Pirate Christian Radio fame]] [[TakeThat bashes this trope for all its worth]]. Other than the typical TGWTG-esque critique of such horrible music, he goes into [[BerserkButton an unstoppable rage]] when said songs end up failing to correctly represent his version of the Christian faith. Case in point, [[http://www.alittleleaven.com/2008/07/you-call-this-w.html his commentary on this entry]]

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* [[http://www.alittleleaven.com/ Chris Rosebrough]], of [[http://piratechristianradio.com/ Pirate Christian Radio fame]] [[TakeThat bashes this trope for all its worth]]. Other than the typical TGWTG-esque critique of such horrible music, he goes into [[BerserkButton an unstoppable rage]] when said songs end up failing to correctly represent his version of the Christian faith. Case in point, [[http://www.alittleleaven.com/2008/07/you-call-this-w.html his commentary on this entry]]entry]].
3rd Feb '17 1:34:06 AM DuPinz
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* "You Got the Love" by CandiStaton (popularized by FlorenceAndTheMachine) can be interpreted as such.
26th Jan '17 5:20:19 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npgdw5Zb7TY This]] parody of Rebecca Black's infamous song, "Friday" converts it into a song about going to Church on ''"Sunday"''. Some people believe it to be better than the original. This is not high praise.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npgdw5Zb7TY This]] parody of Rebecca Black's infamous song, "Friday" converts it into a song about going to Church on ''"Sunday"''. Some people believe it to be better than the original. [[DamnedByFaintPraise This is not high praise.]]
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:
**
"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.
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