This is the sad, but true reality of religion. i never thought of it like this, but it sounds quite accurate and am glad you backed up your argument with evidence. Just a dream, dream"

Relevant today as it ever was about losing one's individual freedom or religion in the set-up, when one was or is pushed to far to the edge or into a corner. “Every whisper, of every waking hour, I’m choosing my confessions”, every second of your time you’re thinking about what to reveal and what not to, planning what to say to her. So many interpretations for ‘Losing My Religion’, Is this song really about loss of faith? ** - Behind Stripe is a set of wings behind an open Bible.

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I think this an excellently written and well-thought out analysis of this song's lyrics, whether or not this is what the band intended them to mean. ** in the video, it is raining which congers up the imagery that he's waiting on the storm and lightening that will strike him down. The Adonis checks to verify that it was the spotlight and not a sign from the sky - which would represent the burning-bush signal from God.

"Losing my religion" -- I cannot reconcile it all, and I can't accept that this part of me makes me unacceptable -- - my interpretation But still she did not respond to you.

})(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Here’s my interpretation of what it is about, and an explanation of what it is about for me. That is about someone who are in love and he loses faith to recover his love.

From this I conclude that yes, this is a song about homosexuality and fear of being stricken down by God. "But that was just a dream / That was just a dream" -- I keep wondering if all of these dreams of happiness with him is a vision from you or just a dream from my heart. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Losing My Religion Lyrics every line of this song fits my feelings perfectly. I wish you well on your quest for eventual truth... HOPE you didn't base your religious ideas on this pop song.

But that was just a dream

According to Peter Buck, "Losing My Religion" marked the nexus when R.E.M. I I also have the same beliefs as you, I think the song most defiantly is turning toward homosexuality. You immagine that this person is someone, but in fact, on the inside, it's someone else. Thank you. Did not understand this song - until I read the Top Rated reply.
I feel the fear that you are about to strike me down for even asking you about this.) went from a respected band with a cult following to one of the biggest bands in the world. Most liked, -1) ? He has replaced his 'spilled milk' with milk from a new source. I include them with easy to web-search citations so that you can decide for yourself whether I make sense.

"Just a dream, just a dream, dream" -- I don't mean to challenge you. (He is remorseful of his actions and behavior, to the point of being paranoid of those around him.

It's god.

In the US the song sold 4.2 million copies and became R.E.M’s highest charting hit, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Leviticus 18:23. I ALSO believe it is about relationships and love. Oldest first, -1) ? (He doesn't know if he can stay on his current path with the devil, he doubts that he can do it--and now wants to hide everything he's said in this song, he doesn't want people to make the connections in his lyrics, but then changes his mind and wants to say more. Most liked.

"Losing my religion" is actually a southern expression meaning like you're losing yourself or losing grip of your life. Gregorian – Apologetix – Hardwell – Jacqui Naylor – Trivium – Graveworm – Lacuna Coil – Finn Hudson – Tori Amos – Scary Kids Scaring Kids – “Weird Al” Yankovic. I saw a LOT of the interpretations that say this song is about religion getting seriously panned, but I agree with "some" of them and I hope you readers agree that my arguments are at least supported. try again, the name must be unique, Please The Biblical references are meant to support my arguments and not to proselytize. Michael Stripe appears to be attempting to express his frustration at his inability to reconcile his homosexuality and his upbringing values which clearly mirror many Christian beliefs.

Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. Just a dream "I thought that I heard you laughing / I thought that I heard you sing" -- and if I did, then I know that you still love me "just the way that I am." The lengths that I will go to Think about the video--all of the representations of religion that were mere constructs by humans.


"Oh life, it's bigger Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate?

Also, there is the image of spilled milk which is rather a direct reference. Their label, Warner Bros, initially resisted its release, voicing doubts that such an unconventional-sounding single would appeal to record buyers. Leviticus 18:22 On the other hand, Jesus was about love and that edict doesn't seem to ring so loudly out of Jesus' mouth, so he's comtemplating whether the "edits" of the Old Testament law which is the New Testament (emphasis on the first four books which tell the gospel (or "good news") according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) means that his interest in another man may too be acceptable. Two months later the band convened at Bearsville Studio, in upstate New York, to begin work on what would become Out of Time.

He doesn't know if he can keep up with the devil, and then realizes someone is hearing all of this, but now he has come to terms with his suffering, and wants people to hear about it.)

Explaining how the song came together musically, Buck told, The video was directed by Tarsem Singh, who also did En Vogue's ". This is an analogy to Stripe's confusion over his sexuality and a clear declaration that he is otherwise as innocent as the man killed on the cross.

You have an adequate sense of decoding lyrics. (There is more to life than what we see and know, he is talking to the devil--he knows there is something bigger than the devil, and the devil isn't in the same place as him--he does anything the devil asks, and feels detached from him, that the devil doesn't care about all he does...HE DOESN'T, but ok! "I was very upset," he told Top 2000 a gogo.

Wanting to tell her more, to let it all out, thinking that maybe she didn’t get your hints, that they weren’t obvious enough. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only.


We just need a little guidance and patience to evolve into the person that you can see underneith all the pain and hurt. lead singer Michael Stipe wrote the lyrics, which he has said are about "obsession" and "unrequited love," which is powerful and dangerous combination.

"I haven't said enough" -- God, I don't know if you understand me.

A pure and true relationship.

Of every waking hour

** Stripe is shown in various contemplative poses showing that he is constantly lost in thought over this delimma.

I haven't said enough"

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