Portugals the Mans-Modern Jesus
Its one of my favorite songs. “Don’t pray for us. We don’t need no modern jesus to roll with us. The only rule we need is never giving up. The only faith we have is faith in us.” I have always been the weirdo in my family because of how much I couldn’t get behind Christianity. This sums it up for me-we just need faith in ourselves.
Only the good die young - "Id rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints; the sinners are much more fun."
Superstition - "When you believe in things that you don't understand then you suffer; superstition ain't the way."
Jeff Buckleys version of Leonard Cohens Hallelujah "well maybe theres a god above, but all I've ever learned from Love, is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya"
A few lyrics I really like:
“You can choose from phantom fears
and kindness that can kill…”
—Freewill by Rush
“They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
The sinners are much more fun”
—Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel
(Billy Joel has said more recently that this song isn't so much anti-religion as it's pro-lust, but I think the lyrics are pretty strongly anti-religion and that he's maybe trying to avoid offending believers. Regardless, I really like the entire song a lot.)
”Just focus on the sacrificial crucifixion
And have faith in its complete jurisdiction
It's the only way to measure if you're good or not
And when you're in a debate, just say to have faith
Because when up against logic
It's the only card you've got.”
—The Loophole by Garfunkel and Oates