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7th Jan '18 11:58:45 AM nombretomado
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* "You Raise Me Up" ''wasn't'' a Christian song. It's been altered by some groups to end up that way though, and is so prevalent that JoshGroban got lambasted for 'taking out' the Christian lyrics.

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* "You Raise Me Up" ''wasn't'' a Christian song. It's been altered by some groups to end up that way though, and is so prevalent that JoshGroban Music/JoshGroban got lambasted for 'taking out' the Christian lyrics.
30th Dec '17 1:40:50 PM easytorememberhandle
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* ''VideoGame/FZeroGX'' has a song that sounds uncannily like 90's-era Christian rock, with lyrics such as "When I look at him I see no fear, feel no pain" and "Forever he will be my hero (you'd better believe he knows the way)". But song is not about Jesus - it's about ''Captain Falcon''. As if the man wasn't MemeticBadass enough...

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* ''VideoGame/FZeroGX'' ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' has a song that sounds uncannily like 90's-era Christian rock, with lyrics such as "When I look at him I see no fear, feel no pain" and "Forever he will be my hero (you'd better believe he knows the way)". But song is not about Jesus - it's about ''Captain Falcon''. As if the man wasn't MemeticBadass enough...
30th Dec '17 1:40:17 PM easytorememberhandle
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* ''VideoGame/FZeroGX'' has a song that sounds uncannily like 90's-era Christian rock, with lyrics such as "When I look at him I see no fear, feel no pain" and "Forever he will be my hero (you'd better believe he knows the way)". But song is not about Jesus - it's about ''Captain Falcon''. As if the man wasn't MemeticBadass enough...
20th Nov '17 9:46:51 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** ''Music/Innuendo'' has a song called "All God's People", which sounds like it could be the title of a Christian song but is really a (slightly ironic) gospel-influenced tune about the need for peace and unity.

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** ''Music/Innuendo'' ''Music/{{Innuendo}}'' has a song called "All God's People", which sounds like it could be the title of a Christian song but is really a (slightly ironic) gospel-influenced tune about the need for peace and unity.
19th Nov '17 4:56:08 PM klausbaudelaire
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* Filipino rock groups Music/{{Alamid}}, and more famously Music/{{Aegis}}, did their versions of the Andrei Dionisio gospel song "Hesus", but they're generally not Christian bands for the most part.
15th Nov '17 12:21:19 AM KYCubbie
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* "Show Me The Way" by Music/{{Styx}}.

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* "Show Me The Way" by Music/{{Styx}}. It should be noted that the song's writer, Dennis [=DeYoung=], is a devout Roman Catholic.



** It's been a UK number one hit for another two acts: Doctor And The Medics (vaguely pagan/druidic context) and Gareth Gates and The Kumars (vaguely Hindu context).

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** It's been a UK number one hit for another two acts: Doctor And The and the Medics (vaguely pagan/druidic context) and Gareth Gates and The the Kumars (vaguely Hindu context).



* A few of [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend's]] songs, including "Bargain", "Drowned" and "Let My Love Open the Door", could be considered Christian rock... were Townshend not a quasi-Hindu pantheist who follows the teachings of Meher Baba. The latter song, according to Townshend, is explicitly written from God's [=POV=].

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* A few of [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend's]] songs, including "Bargain", "Drowned" and "Let My Love Open the Door", could be considered Christian rock... were Townshend not a quasi-Hindu pantheist who follows the teachings of Meher Baba. The latter song, according to Townshend, is explicitly written from God's [=POV=].POV.



* Music/FranzFerdinand drops a fairly large number of references to Jesus, and one song, "The Fallen" is actually addressed to him. It figures, though; lead singer Alex Kapranos was a theology student for a time at the University of Glasgow.

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* Music/FranzFerdinand drops a fairly large number of references to Jesus, and one song, "The Fallen" Fallen", is actually addressed to him. It figures, though; lead singer Alex Kapranos was a theology student for a time at the University of Glasgow.



* Music/GeorgeHarrison's "My Sweet Lord" starts out sounding Christian...until the backing vocals start singing "Hare Krishna". (A lot of George's music is basically Hindu devotional stuff, even when he was with the Beatles).

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* Music/GeorgeHarrison's "My Sweet Lord" starts out sounding Christian... until the backing vocals start singing "Hare Krishna". (A lot of George's music is basically Hindu devotional stuff, even when he was with the Beatles).Beatles.)



** Nor did it affect "Stagger Lee," [[RefugeinAudacity one of the filthiest motherfucking songs ever recorded.]]

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** Nor did it affect "Stagger Lee," "Music/StaggerLee", [[RefugeinAudacity one of the filthiest motherfucking songs ever recorded.]]



** Also, several of the band's songs contain references to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien - who was a Christian author and close friends of C.S. Lewis, another Christian author.

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** Also, several of the band's songs contain references to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien - who was a Christian author and close friends friend of C.S. Lewis, another Christian author.



* Music/SystemOfADown's "Chop Suey!" almost sounds like it could be about the crucifixion, what with its talk of self-righteous suicide and angels deserving to die. And, you know, actually quoting Jesus on the cross. It's actually about the Armenians genocide by the Turkish. Which explains the Jesus-quote:

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* Music/SystemOfADown's "Chop Suey!" almost sounds like it could be about the crucifixion, what with its talk of self-righteous suicide and angels deserving to die. And, you know, actually quoting Jesus on the cross. It's actually about the Armenians Armenian genocide by the Turkish. Which explains the Jesus-quote:



** ''Music/Innuendo'' has a song called "All God's People," which sounds like it could be the title of a Christian song but is really a (slightly ironic) gospel-influenced tune about the need for peace and unity.

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** ''Music/Innuendo'' has a song called "All God's People," People", which sounds like it could be the title of a Christian song but is really a (slightly ironic) gospel-influenced tune about the need for peace and unity.



* Music/MarvinGaye is definitely not a Christian rock artist, but "God Is Love" and "Wholy Holy" from ''Music/WhatsGoingOn'' could be mistaken for being Christian rock.

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* Music/MarvinGaye is was definitely not a Christian rock artist, but "God Is Love" and "Wholy Holy" from ''Music/WhatsGoingOn'' could be mistaken for being Christian rock.



* Supertramp's ''Lord, Is It Mine?'', from their album "Breakfast In America."

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* Supertramp's ''Lord, "Lord, Is It Mine?'', Mine?", from their album "Breakfast In America."''Breakfast in America''.
22nd Sep '17 8:01:04 PM LaptopGuy
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* Music/{{NSYNC}}'s "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You", later covered by Alabama. There are references to creation, angels, and of course, the Lord Himself in the title.


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* Several of Music/TheFray's songs can qualify, such as "How To Save a Life" and "You Found Me".


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* Virginia pop-rockers Parachute are hardly considered a Christian rock band, but some of their songs do dip into Christian themes, most notably "Something to Believe In."
11th Sep '17 1:59:28 AM JakesBrain
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** Considering that the song "Black Sabbath" -- the first track on their first album, describing a black Mass -- literally contains the line "No, no, please God help me," it's hard to contend that the band are ''in favor'' of Satanism.
16th Aug '17 12:44:40 PM VicGeorge2011
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** And it was also covered by the Christian band dc Talk, who changed one of the lyric lines to saying "I have been a sinner, we all sinned, but I have a friend in Jesus".

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** And it was also covered by the Christian band dc Talk, who changed one of the lyric lines to saying "I have been "You know that I'm a sinner, we all sinned, but I have a friend in Jesus".
30th Jul '17 10:41:06 PM thelivingtoad
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* The 1980s British indie rock band The Housemartins often seemed like a borderline Christian band. Lead singer Paul Heaton was a devout Christian, and his faith was readily apparent in many of his lyrics. But there were several things that kept the group as a strictly secular act. Firstly was Heaton's famously biting wit; His lyrics were often just as scathingly satirical against Thatcherism or the British class system as they were religious. Heaton and his bandmates were also Marxists, and their politics were just as important to understanding his songwriting and their aesthetic as their Christianity was. Their debut album's liner notes even included the message "Take Jesus, take Marx, take hope" and later pressings added a song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iRcn-x0gBc I'll Be Your Shelter]]" which ends with gospel-style coda that praises both Jesus and Marx equally.

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* The 1980s British indie rock band The Housemartins often seemed like a borderline Christian band. Lead singer Paul Heaton was a devout Christian, and his faith was readily apparent in many of his lyrics. But there were several things that kept the group as a strictly secular act. Firstly First was Heaton's famously biting wit; His lyrics were often just as scathingly satirical against Thatcherism or the British class system as they were religious. Heaton and his bandmates were also Marxists, and their politics were just as important to understanding his songwriting and their aesthetic as their Christianity was. Their debut album's liner notes even included the message "Take Jesus, take Marx, take hope" and later pressings added a song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iRcn-x0gBc I'll Be Your Shelter]]" which ends with gospel-style coda that praises both Jesus and Marx equally.
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