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God gave me the sunshine,
Then showed me my lifeline
I was told it was all mine,
Then I got laid on a lay line
What a day, what a day,
And your Jesus really died for me
Then Jesus really tried for me

UK and entropy,
I feel like it's screwing me
Wanna feed off the energy,
Love living like a deity
What a day, one day,
And your Jesus really died for me
I guess Jesus really tried for me

Bodies in the Bhodi tree,
Bodies making chemistry
Bodies on my family,
Bodies in the way of me
Bodies in the cemetery,
And that's the way it's gonna be

All we've ever wanted
Is to look good naked
Hope that someone can take it
God save me rejection
From my reflection,
I want perfection

Praying for the rapture,
'Cause it's stranger getting stranger
And everything's contagious
It's the modern middle ages
All day every day
And if Jesus really died for me
Then Jesus really tried for me

Bodies in the Body tree,
Bodies making chemistry
Bodies on my family,
Bodies in the way of me
Bodies in the cemetery,
And that's the way it's gonna be

All we've ever wanted
Is to look good naked
Hope that someone can take it
God save me rejection
From my reflection,
I want perfection

Bodies in the Body tree,
Bodies making chemistry
Bodies on my family,
Bodies in the way of me
Bodies in the cemetery,
Bodies in the body tree,
Bodies making chemistry
Bodies on my family,
Bodies in the way of me
Bodies in the cemetery,
And that's the way it's gonna be

All we've ever wanted
Is to look good naked
Hope that someone can take it
So God save me rejection
From my reflection,
I want perfection

Jesus didn't die for you, what do you want?
(I want perfection)
Jesus didn't die for you, what are you on?
Oh Lord
(Jesus really died for you) Ohh
(Jesus really died for you)
(Jesus really died for you) Ohh



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  • BlueFlamingo
    BlueFlamingoJan 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    When i listened to it again i changed my mind, now I think it is about the fallenangel in alll of us. The religon thing was his inspiration, not really any deep rooted belief things here. It does seem to fit that. I guess that just proves how wacky he is.
    don't you just love the dance at the end on the plane? Rock on!
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    AKmusicmanDec 23, 2009 at 2:44 am
    What a fun song,
    I am sorry callmepsycho, but I think you have looked deeper that the meaning behind the song. Lucifer does not look forward to he rapture because that is the end of any power that he may have.
    If anything evil will try to delay the rapture. But I think the surface meaning is most accurate, Robbie in his own way expressed his need for Jesus Christ.
    The only point I would diagree with in Robbies song is that He wants perfection (as in Christ) but God does not request perfection from humans only obedience

    But I really like this song
  • BlueFlamingo
    BlueFlamingoNov 10, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    wow, callmepsycho that looks really deep. i'm just not sure that robbie would have thought that hard about it. he is quite weird though, i just wonder who other then you figured it out.
    ps. i couldn't at all figure out what the naked line was until i looked here, thank goodness for lyricsmode.
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    louisasmudgeOct 15, 2009 at 9:41 am
    That meaning makes a lot of sense, but I think if this is the true meaning behind the song- Robbie is being really confusing and very pompous. I'm a strong Christian and I didn't even understand the song, so how will anyone else? On the surface it sounds like he's being a hypocrite and quite arrogant and it says to me 'Jesus died for me, but not for you', which is not the Christian message. If he's going to sing about Jesus he needs to be a little less cryptic and more loving!
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    callmepsychoOct 14, 2009 at 3:57 am
    The song is one of double entendre. On the surface, it is talking about humanity’s / Robbie’s personal journey / issues with physical appearance and mortality. But there is a much deeper meaning stepped in the Judeo-Christian religion

    The song is sung from the perspective of Lucifer, who according to the Judeo-Christian religion, was God’s most beautiful creation. Lucifer was head angel but fell victim to vanity thinking himself perfection personified. He rebelled (along with 1/3 of the heavenly bodies / angels / ‘the fallen’) against his creator when informed that he was made to serve humanity / bodies.

    He recounts the day he fell (what a day), losing his beauty through this rebellion / sin (entrophy) but has found power through it (sin) and now lives like a deity. He’s looking forward to (praying for) the rapture to rid the world of the infectious medieval beliefs of Christians.

    He demonstrates his disdain for humanity with the body references, like some sort of putrid edifice that he sees everywhere. Bodhi is the Sanskrit word for enlightenment, thus he begins with a metaphorical reference with the bodies / carcasses in the tree of enlightment / knowldege of good and evil (ie the tree that Adam and Eve are associated with). He then refers to human procreation / expanding population, bodies / the dead are his family, bodies everywhere getting in the way, lots of dead bodies is the way “its gonna be”.

    He then sings in plural about how he and the fallen have been stripped of their beauty and must clothe their appearance. “All we’ve ever wanted (since rebellion) is to look good naked ie how they once did, they just want perfection. Still vain glorious, he asks God to save him not from his ‘sin’ but from the consequences, the horror of his own reflection.

    The whole “Jesus didn’t die for you” thing is again double entendre. On one hand he’s talking to himself in first person, Jesus didn’t die for you / ‘the fallen’ but allegedly for these humans / bodies. But he’s also talking to humans / bodies in spite saying you are just like us / in the same sad “fallen” state, just wanting perfection and your hope / ‘salvation’ is in vain (“Jesus didn’t die for you”).

    Consider the imagery in the final minute of the clip

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