Here’s my theological analysis with my commentary in the red: [Verse 1] My lover’s got humour She’s the giggle at a funeral Knows everybody’s disapproval I should’ve worshipped her sooner What’s amazing about his song is that it’s about as offensive as anything produced by Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, or Slayer – yet hardly anyone recognizes it!
It takes rich Catholic sacramental language but re-signifies the imagery as a sexual encounter. The music industry is now much smarter than it was in the days of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and Slayer.
This is Irish Catholicism with a blasphemous twist…
Regrettably, the lyrics to “Take Me to Church” are pretty blasphemous.
Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" It is a song about his love for heroin.
To prove this to you I will mention a couple of facts.
I know you're used to 16 or more, sorry we only have 8" That last line is a reference to the size of the film, 16mm or larger would be a pro film...8mm is amateur.
The song sounds happy and upbeat, but this hides the character's seedy hobby.Sweet dreams and flying machines in peices on the ground represent when his girlfriends plane crashed.Susanna was in sweet dreams and she was in a plane and it sadly crashed.In the song he says, "slipping and a sliding" which is a description of using a needle for injection.He uses brown because heroin is normally found as a brown powder (china brown).undermine humanity by successfully teaching shame about sexual orientation — that it is sinful, or that it offends God… it’s an assertion of self, reclaiming humanity back for something that is the most natural and worthwhile.