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Skillet – My Religion lyrics

[Verse 1]
Who's gonna save my soul?
Nothing and nobody but you.
Who's gonna make me whole?
Nothing and nobody but you.

[Pre-Chorus]
Can't change me, sway me,
Don't know what to make of me.
You've got my devotion,
Fanatical though it may be.
I love you mind, heart, body and soul,
You're the only sanctuary that I know.

[Chorus]
I don't need to stare at stained glass and a steeple,
I don't need to dress to impress all of the people.
Don't need no priest, don't need no pew,
You are my religion, my religion is you
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I don't need no other purpose, you give me a reason,
Ain’t their business what I wanna believe in.
You are my priest, you are my truth,
You are my religion, my religion is you.

[Verse 2]
Who's gonna heal my pain?
Nothing makes me feel like you do.
Who can drive my demons away?
Nothing makes me heal like you do.

[Pre-Chorus]
I love your mind, heart, body and soul,
You're the only sanctuary that I know.

[Chorus]
I don't need to stare at stained glass and a steeple,
I don't need to dress to impress all of the people.
Don't need no priest, don't need no pew,
You are my religion, my religion is you.
I don't need no other purpose, you give me a reason,
Ain’t their business what I wanna believe in.
You are my priest, you are my truth,
You are my religion, my religion is you.

[Hook]
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.

[Bridge]
Mind, heart, soul and strength belong to you, belong to me,
Got my devotion, I will follow where you lead.
I won't be told what to feel and how to show,
My love can't be stopped, love you any way I want.

[Chorus]
I don't need to stare at stained glass and a steeple,
I don't need to dress to impress all of the people.
Don't need no priest, don't need no pew,
You are my religion, my religion is you.
I don't need no other purpose, you give me a reason,
Ain’t their business what I wanna believe in.
You are my priest, you are my truth,
You are my religion, my religion is you.

[Outro]
You are my religion, my religion is you,
You are my religion, my religion is you,
You are my religion, my religion is you.



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    Tim Seneker
    Steven Bell, If you were speaking about Skillet's Awake album, I would almost completely agree with you, although even some songs on there were highly Christian-based. With this specific song (maybe not the whole album, but it's definitely better lyrically than Awake was), it's obvious who John Cooper is singing about. I think we as Christians get so judgmental when we hear bands not directly reference Jesus or God. We sing worship songs in church that do the same thing. There's nothing wrong with singing about relationships and girls either, is that unglorifying (not a word but bear with me) or putting down God? I don't see how it is. They use their last album to go mainstream, I wasn't initially happy with it either, then they come out with a song like this, and a non-christian can easily tell what this song was intended for. Not only that, but Skillet has made a worship album, so someone who gets into Skillet now that wants to see their old music as well, you never know! So here's my point, just because a song does not talk about God, it doesn't make it an evil or bad song. There are lines that shouldn't be crossed for that of course, but I don't think we need to worry about where Skillet's faith really lies, especially when they display it in concert, and don't forget how many people show up at those concerts as well.
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    Steven Bell
    Bradlee Kuhn oh absolutely, I entirely agree. I totally understand the business aspect of it and what's considered "smart marketing" in the secular market, but at the end of the day, I believe it's a matter of pleasing men or pleasing Christ (Galatians 1: 10). And yes they may speak of Christ during a live show here and there (I've seen them at festivals numerous times since their first album released in '96), but how many people is that verses the number of people that will buy their albums and never see them live to hear about Christ. I'll just say "they've come a long way" from songs like "Rest", "You're Powerful", "Gasoline", etc. Not to mention their 2000 worship album which was incredible. Don't get me wrong, I think they are an amazing band with an amazing stage show and some really positive and hopeful songs that hit a lot of sensitive areas that people are struggling with. But positivity and hope in oneself are not the Gospel. The Gospel brings positivity and hope to oneself that is found in Christ alone. I think it will be a sad day when many "Christian" bands will stand before the throne of God, after being given such a huge pedestal in this life, and try to impress him with their amount of album sales vs what they've done with the Gospel. Again, I think Skillet, Red, tfk, all these bands are amazing. But I'm afraid they are doing a lot of people a huge disservice by not pointing people to the Gospel more clearly in what they write/sing (not necessarily what they talk about in between songs at a live show).
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