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Frank Turner - Glory Hallelujah

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Brothers and sisters, have you heard the news?
The storm has lifted and there's nothing to lose
So swap your confirmation for your dancing shoes
Because there never was no God

Step out of the darkness and on to the streets
Forget about the fast, let's have a carnival feast
Raise up your lowered head and hear the liberation beat
Because there never was no God

And there is no God so clap your hands together
There is no God, no heaven and no hell
For there is no God, we're all in this together
There is no God so ring that victory bell

No cowering in the dark before some overbearing priest
No waiting until we die, until we restitute the meek
No blaming all our failings on imaginary beast
Because there never was no God

No fighting over land your distant fathers told you of
No spilling blood for those who never spread a drop of love
No finger pointing justified by phantoms up above
Because there never was no God

There is no God so clap your hands together
And there is no God, no heaven and no hell
There is no God, we're all in this together
There is no God so ring that victory bell

I know you're scared of dying, man and I am too
But just pretending it's not happening isn't gonna see us through
If we accept that there's an end game and we haven't got much time
Then in the here and now that we can try and do things right

We'd be our own salvation army and together we believe
In all the wondrous things that mere mortals can achieve

Well, I've known beauty in the stillness of cathedrals in the day
I've sung 'Glory Hallelujah', won't you wash my sins away?
But now I'm singing my refrain and this is what I say
I say there never was no God

There is no God so clap your hands together
There is no God, no heaven and no hell
But there is no God, we're all in this together
There is no God so ring that victory bell
One more time

There is no God so clap your hands together
There is no God, no heaven and no hell
But there is no God, we're all in this together
There is no God so ring that victory bell
Frank Turner - Glory Hallelujah

Kommentar des Künstlers

Yet the most striking and contentious song is Glory Hallelujah, described by Turner as „atheist gospel“, is a stirring sing-a-long based around a chorus of „There is no God! So clap your hands together!“ and is best described as a musical version of London's 2009 atheist bus adverts. „I know this will get a lot of attention, but I want to make it clear it is not an anti-religious song,“ he says. „It is an anti-theist song. I'm a big Richard Dawkins fan, but I wanted to write a joyous song, not a spiteful fuck-you song that says if you are a religious person, you are an idiot. I have no desire to offend anyone: in fact, I'm not even sure I'll play it at the show tonight because it is in the crypt of Liverpool cathedral. Frank Turner: troubadour with a troubled past, The Guardian, Thursday 2 June 2011.

musik/frank_turner_-_glory_hallelujah.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2016/05/26 12:41 von hkolbe