Hozier – Take Me To Church lyrics

[Verse 1:]
My lover's got
humour
She's the giggle at a
funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshipped
her sooner
If the Heavens ever did speak
She is the
last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday's
getting more bleak
A
fresh poison each week
'We were born sick,' you
heard them say it
My
church offers no absolution
She tells me
'worship in the bedroom'
The only heaven I'll be sent to
Is when
I'm alone with you
I was born sick
, but I love it
Command me to be
well
Amen. Amen. Amen

[Chorus x2:]

Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the
shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you
can sharpen your knife
Offer
me that deathless death
Good God, let me
give you my life

[Verse 2 x2:]
If I'm a pagan of the
good times
My lover's the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a
sacrifice
To drain
the whole sea
Get something shiny

Something meaty for the main course
That's a fine looking high horse

What you got in the stable?
We've a lot of starving faithful
That looks tasty
That
looks plenty
This is hungry work

[Chorus:]
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let
me give you my life

[Bridge:]
No masters
or kings when the ritual begins
There is no
sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am
human
Only then
I am clean
Amen. Amen. Amen

[Chorus
:]
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at
the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and
you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let
me give you my life