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This is as good a place to fall as any
We'll build our altar here
Make me your Maria
I'm already on my knees

You had Jesus on your breath
And I caught Him in mine
Sweating out confessions
The undone and the divine

'Cause this is his body, this is his love
Such selfish prayers and I can't get enough, oh

Yeah, I can't get enough

Spilled milk tears, I did this for you
Spilling over the idol, the black and the blue
The sweetest submission, drinking it in
The wine and the women, the bedroom hymns

'Cause this is body, this is his love
Such selfish prayers and I can't get enough

I can't get enough
Yeah, I can't get enough

I'm not here looking for absolution
Because I've found myself an old solution
I'm not here looking for absolution
Because I've found myself an old solution

This is his body, this is his love
Such selfish prayers, I can't get enough
This is his body, oh, this is his love
Such selfish prayers, I can't get enough

I can't get enough
I can't get enough
Yeah, I can't get enough



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    UnregisteredOct 22, 2013 at 5:01 am
    It is about giving into temptation. The old solution is to do what feels right, although she knows its wrong. She talks a lot about right from wrong in her songs and a lot of "god" like suggestions. If i had to guess she grew up knowing jesus, and now she sings about "her jesus" lo; l
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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    It's about the dirty feeling of having sex with someone who you know is just using you. The male figure she refers to is many men, not just one. Her desperate search for pure love is tainted by the love of many as she gives herself to them. The religious imagery is only to emphasize how methodical unsolicited sex is, just as catholic doctrine is methodical and monotonous. I probably only feel this way about the song because i've felt the same way in my search for true love, giving myself willingly to men who only used me for sex.
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Well, it has to do with jesus's sacrifice, yes. The ideas below pretty much sum it up. But even if it does have some christian references, it is still a good song for all, no matter the religion!
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    UnregisteredJun 5, 2012 at 1:07 am
    This is about any desire in your life that you held so high it became your idol, obsession and your world. Blindly you have everything you have to it and now it's tearing you apart leaving you black and blue because it ate you up and spit you out. And it's saying jesus's love is all you need but humans are so selfish we pray about ourselves and forget the sacrifice his body was for us.
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 10:55 am
    The essence of this song is very hard to grasp, particularly because of its heavy use of christian imagery.

    To me, this song is about struggling with the overwhelming power of temptation, most likely of a sexual nature, and how it can be so intoxicating that one not only caves into it but embraces it, welcomes it.

    'cause this is his body, this is his love' is a reference to christ's atoning sacrifice and redemption for man and call to live the righteous life. Fatm is saying that they acknowledge this and hence know what is right- and they remember this even as they flirt with temptation.

    On the other hand, 'such selfish prayers and i can't get enough' refers to the struggle with the intoxicating nature of sin, like when one is 'caught up in the moment'- that is what the heart yearns for, it trumps even god.

    That is what the first 2 verses are about- the pervasive nature of sinful desire that make you even, for that moment, want to replace god with sin.

    Fatm also acknowledges that sin is not without consequences- that's what the third verse is about- the one that starts with'spilled bitter tears... '

    The moment when one chooses to sin is captured by 'i'm not here looking for absolution, because i've found myself an old solution'. Absolution refers again to the redemption of christ. The old solution is a reversion to 'old ways', that is the sinful past. This is not to say that fatm are rejecting christ's salvation, but rather about how and why christians, who consider themselves redeemed, still sin.

    This is a very haunting song, with a very complicated meaning, but it is an honest take of faith, the sinfulness of man, and the need for redemption. Unfortunately not something the church will forthcomingly acknowledge.

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