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Verse 1:
Who's gonna save my soul
Nothing and nobody but you
Who's gonna make me whole
Nothing and nobody but you

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

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
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

I don't need no other purpose
You give me a reason
It 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

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



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    UnregisteredJan 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm
    I had to pipe in on this conversation, which is of course, from last year. Anyhow, I've met Skillet at a concert they were doing with Stone Sour, a not so Christian band, and I talked to them about what they were doing a little bit. They said that when they started the Avalanche tour, that they told the other bands from the beginning that they were a different kind of band. They told them they didn't do things like they did and that they were going to talk about Jesus on stage, which of course, they did. They were the best band there that night. On another note, I had a friend come up to me, who is Catholic and his step-daughter had gone to the concert so we started to talk about Skillet. His words to me were, "I really like Skillet it. They make rocking out with God fun and appealing." He wasn't necessarily saying that other Christians bands were bad, but he was saying he didn't like listening to them because it's the same rigmarole with them. They are different, which in my opinion is good. Is it easier to affect more people when you have a small following or a much greater following? We know not what they are going to do in the future, they may surprise you or they may disappoint you, but remember that they are still human. It's not for us to judge one way or the other and I believe that they are affecting more and more people every day in a positive way towards Christ. They make their music in a way that everybody can listen to them and not just one niche. That's my thoughts on the matter. God bless you guys.

    Oh and obviously they are saying they don't have to worship they way everyone says you have to worship. They have their own personal relationship with God, and it's nobody's business what he does with that relationship.
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    Tim SenekerJul 21, 2013 at 1:21 am
    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.
  • s
    Steven BellJul 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    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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    Bradlee KuhnJul 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    There's a pretty good chance that's insisted on by the label. It makes it appeal to a broader audience for sales and increases the chance of radio plays where singles are involved. You'll see the same with Red and Thousand Foot Krutch.
  • s
    Steven BellJul 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    It amazes me how many of Skillet's songs you could sing to either Jesus or your girlfriend and not have to change a single lyric. #disappointed #speakJesus

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