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13th Apr '18 8:23:27 AM Starshock
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** ''The Last Stand'' unsurprisingly, seeing as it's about the last stand of the Swiss Guards during the Sack of Rome in 1527, has a ''lot'' of religious imagery. The chorus can be easily mistaken for Christian rock, with lyrics like "For the grace, for the might of the Lord!/For the home of the holy!". [[PeripheryFandom Reading the comments on YouTube lyrics videos for "The Last Stand" makes it clear that the song is quite popular with]] [[RealMenLoveJesus a certain type of Christians.]]

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** ''The Last Stand'' unsurprisingly, seeing as it's about the last stand of the Swiss Guards during the Sack of Rome in 1527, has a ''lot'' of religious imagery. The chorus can be easily mistaken for Christian rock, with lyrics like "For the grace, for the might of the Lord!/For the home of the holy!". [[PeripheryFandom [[PeripheryDemographic Reading the comments on YouTube lyrics videos for "The Last Stand" makes it clear that the song is quite popular with]] [[RealMenLoveJesus a certain type of Christians.]]
13th Apr '18 8:22:41 AM Starshock
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* Joakim Brodén is not a religious person, but Music/{{Sabaton}} still has some songs with religious imagery, because the songs are about a time period when Christianity was dominant.
** ''The Carolean's Prayer'', which not only has lines like "facing death, their faith will keep the fear at bay!", but has the Lord's Prayer in Swedish as the lyrics for the bridge.
** ''The Last Stand'' unsurprisingly, seeing as it's about the last stand of the Swiss Guards during the Sack of Rome in 1527, has a ''lot'' of religious imagery. The chorus can be easily mistaken for Christian rock, with lyrics like "For the grace, for the might of the Lord!/For the home of the holy!". [[PeripheryFandom Reading the comments on YouTube lyrics videos for "The Last Stand" makes it clear that the song is quite popular with]] [[RealMenLoveJesus a certain type of Christians.]]
5th Apr '18 12:36:34 PM azraelfinalstar
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* FunkMetal band Music/{{Extreme}} falls into this quite often. The lead singer and main song write, Gary Cherone, is in fact an outspoken christian, but they are not a Christian band. Still, several songs have decidedly overt Christian themes. "Watching, Waiting" is about the Crucifixion, the narrator of the song being in awe of it. "Hole Hearted" is about the concept of a God-shaped hole, and how only through Him can the singer find meaning. The three part epic ProgressiveRock suite "Everything's Under the Sun" explicitly references the Bible, and is full of Christian themes. "Peace (Saudade)" urges the listener to pray for peace. While most of their songs aren't religious in nature, often the whole theme of an album has some sort of Christian bend. Still, they are never in your face about it.
4th Mar '18 6:34:48 PM nombretomado
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* More than a few people think that Music/{{Genesis}} is a Christian band. This is somewhat understandable, especially during the Music/PeterGabriel era. [[SuppersReady "Supper's Ready"]] is largely about the Apocalypse, and ends with the Second Coming of Jesus. And that their first album was called "From Genesis to Revelation". They also did a song called "Jesus He Knows Me" (it's actually about shady TV evangelists, but still ...)

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* More than a few people think that Music/{{Genesis}} is a Christian band. This is somewhat understandable, especially during the Music/PeterGabriel era. [[SuppersReady "Supper's Ready"]] "Music/SuppersReady" is largely about the Apocalypse, and ends with the Second Coming of Jesus. And that their first album was called "From Genesis to Revelation". They also did a song called "Jesus He Knows Me" (it's actually about shady TV evangelists, but still ...)
4th Mar '18 1:56:49 PM nombretomado
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** Some people have taken to thinking of Mr. Mister as a sort of precursor to Music/{{Creed}}, since religious imagery is even more prominent in their body of work than the above title would suggest. ''All'' of their songs impart some sort of spiritual or philosophical message. You don't have to be Christian or even a believer in God, for instance, to feel tears come to your eyes when you hear the lyrics to "Stand and Deliver" (which, yes, was written for [[StandAndDeliver the movie of the same name]]): "I know in this life/You gotta stand up for what feels right/Each day, and every night."

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** Some people have taken to thinking of Mr. Mister as a sort of precursor to Music/{{Creed}}, since religious imagery is even more prominent in their body of work than the above title would suggest. ''All'' of their songs impart some sort of spiritual or philosophical message. You don't have to be Christian or even a believer in God, for instance, to feel tears come to your eyes when you hear the lyrics to "Stand and Deliver" (which, yes, was written for [[StandAndDeliver [[Film/StandAndDeliver the movie of the same name]]): "I know in this life/You gotta stand up for what feels right/Each day, and every night."
3rd Mar '18 9:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the songs by {{Spiritualized}} use faith as a theme (as you would expect with this band name), and how the singer fails to be saved (notably from substance abuse). He sometimes resorts to begging to an unseen God. Their sound is orchestral and processional. Good examples are

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* Most of the songs by {{Spiritualized}} {{Music/Spiritualized}} use faith as a theme (as you would expect with this band name), and how the singer fails to be saved (notably from substance abuse). He sometimes resorts to begging to an unseen God. Their sound is orchestral and processional. Good examples are
28th Feb '18 5:19:13 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. 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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* 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. 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.Marx. Heaton would carry these traits, albeit with the religious aspects downplayed, to his next project Music/TheBeautifulSouth.
2nd Feb '18 6:56:11 PM nombretomado
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** "Let My Love Open the Door" also plays with this a bit as it's been covered by several explicitly Christian bands, probably most notably the version by the band Luminate, as that version was featured on TheNewsroom.

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** "Let My Love Open the Door" also plays with this a bit as it's been covered by several explicitly Christian bands, probably most notably the version by the band Luminate, as that version was featured on TheNewsroom.''Series/TheNewsroom''.
30th Jan '18 2:29:51 AM Smapti
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* "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is taken straight from the Book of Ecclesiastes with only some slight re-arranging and two new lines (the title refrain and the ending line "I swear it's not too late"), but neither the song's writer (Pete Seeger) nor the band responsible for the best-known recording of it (Music/TheByrds) are considered to be Christian artists (or Jewish for that matter). The Byrds did record a couple of Country Gospel covers on their legendary ''Sweetheart of the Rodeo'' album, a cover of the Louvin Brothers' "The Christian Life" and Merle Travis' "I Am a Pilgrim" though.

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* "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is taken straight from the Book King James Version text of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 with only some slight re-arranging and two new lines (the title refrain and the ending line "I swear it's not too late"), but neither the song's writer (Pete Seeger) nor the band responsible for the best-known recording of it (Music/TheByrds) are considered to be Christian artists (or Jewish for that matter). The Byrds did record a couple of Country Gospel covers on their legendary ''Sweetheart of the Rodeo'' album, a cover of the Louvin Brothers' "The Christian Life" and Merle Travis' "I Am a Pilgrim" though.
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.
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