February 05, 2004
More Bible-quoting songs

Eve Tushnet had a go at it, showing that (not surprisingly) her taste in pop music is much hipper than mine. Meanwhile, here are some more songs I remembered:

The Hooters, All You Zombies. Describes episodes from Moses and Noah. This song is so Bible-thumping it's hard to believe it played on MTV, but it did -- I remember!

Sting again, Saint Augustine in Hell. Do you get the feeling he had a traumatic religious upbringing?

Melissa Etheridge, Angels Would Fall. "Have mercy on my soul." Is that a liturgical quote, or just a really common prayer line?

Billy Idol, Prodigal Blues. Refers to the prodigal son story, wherever the heck that is in the Bible.

Billy Idol again, Mark of Cain: Obvious.

Sarah Maclachlan, Prayer of St. Francis.

Aaagh, I'm wasting way too much time with this ... must ... stop ...

Posted by Camassia at February 05, 2004 03:49 PM | TrackBack

Well, I have an obvious bias toward the @U2 list, having contributed to it, but I'll throw into the mix

Live, "Heaven". More natural theology than revelation, but the whole video is Baptism images.

Alanis Morissette, "Forgiven." Confession, catechism, Baptism, choir...

Anything, practically, by Over The Rhine, who are as subtly Biblically allusive as U2.

Posted by: Beth on February 11, 2004 09:59 AM
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