There are a lot of religious songs out there, just far too many, but very few explicitly godless songs. The only one I've heard is Imagine by John Lennon.

I thought maybe we can all get together & write a few godless song lyrics.

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How about the amusing "Atheists Have No Songs" tune by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers?

 

(pardon me for not posting lyrics; that's a great idea!)


"Curse Your Branches" by David Bazan is a great album about "breaking up" with God. The title track is on my profile if you want to take a listen. The most blatant lyrics are in the song "Hard To Be."


You’ve heard the story you know how it goes
Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes
Fresh from the soil we were beautiful and true
In control of our emotions to till we ate the poison fruit

And now its...

(chorus)
Hard to be
Hard to be
Hard to be
A decent human being

Wait just a minute
You expect me to believe
that all this misbehaving grew from one enchanted tree
And helpless to fight it we should all be satisfied
WIth the magical explanation for why the living die

And why it’s...

(chorus)

Childbirth is painful toil to grow our food
Ignorance made us hungry
Information made us no good
Every burden misunderstood

I swung my tassel to the left side of my cap
Knowing after graduation there would be no going back
and no congratulations from my faithful family
some of whom are already fasting to intercede for me

Because it’s...

(chorus)


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erm, just to be clear, the licence is to be attached only to your work - lyrics you wrote. You can't licence someone else's work.

But thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out on youtube

lol...ok, I get it now. Thought it was copyright acknowledgement for other artists for some reason.

At the risk of continuing to move off topic... if you really haven't heard any other atheistic songs, check out:

  • "Dear God" by XTC
  • "Science Is Real" by They Might Be Giants

But there are also a lot of heavy metal and punk songs that are anti-religious (not that you'll always be able to understand the lyrics!). Check out the punk band Bad Religion for some intelligent and intelligible lyrics, for example their song "Atheist Peace".

 

 

How about this!! 


God to me is an unaborted child, Abandoned on the streets to grow up wild
God to me is a child that's poor, With a pimping dad and a mom who's a whore 

this could turn out to be an interesting thread.

BTW Imagine is my anthem!!

(Also check out Armageddon Days are Here (Again), by The The (1989). and of course Freewill, by RUSH (1980))


here's a start on something..don't ask me what lol:


God is dead, Nietzsche said, shall we take his place?
That game is played, that Moses made,
And science has filled that space.

God is dead, Nietzsche said, how shall we find our way?
The sophists doubt what it's all about
cold comfort for the lion's prey.

 

 

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I don't know why the html doesn't work, obviously i don't know how to do it

Maybe, you need to go into html mode before you paste it.

Nice lyrics btw. It works well with the rhythm & music of Jingle Bells. Man would that make some xtians pissed :D

omg lol it does fit jingle bells!
"Life is full of trials, but I make it through without your bible.
I use reason & logic to increase my chances for survival.
No revival, I invest in the people.
Spread peace around the world, because all humans are equal."

(I agree to the creative commons license, I just can't copy it from my phone)

New off the Death Cab album:

 

St. Peter's Cathedral

 

St. Peter's cathedral
Built of granite
Ever fearful of the answer
When the candle in the tunnel
Is flickering and sputters
And fading faster
It's only then that you will know
What lies above or down below
Or if these fictions only prove
How much you've really got to lose

At St. Peter's cathedral
There is stained glass
There's a steeple that is reaching
Up towards the heavens
Such ambition never failing to amaze me
It's either quite a master plan
Or just chemicals that help us understand
That when our hearts stop ticking
This is the end
And there's nothing past this

There's nothing past this
There's nothing past this
There's nothing past this
There's nothing past this
There's nothing past this
There's nothing past this
There's nothing past this

"Under The Sun" by Coloursound

 

I don't want to live forever

Alone except for the sound of the rain

I want to experiance life in all it's glory

I don't want to live in time

Pacified by the silence

I want to be out there at the center of everything

Alive at the center of everything

Under the sun is where I want to be

Under the sun

I don't want to live a future

Blinded by eternal faith

I'd rather live five minutes, five minutes in the real world

I don't want to come again

I don't need a second chance

I believe in one life, one life, one life only

Alive at the center of everything

Under the sun is where I want to be

Under, under the sun

Under the sun

I don't want to live if I can't have life

I don't want life if I can't live

I just want to run beneath the heavens

Over the ocean

Under the sun

Under the sun is where I want to be

Under, under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

Under the sun

 

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