Behind The Lyrics With Dallas Chambers – Hozier “Take Me To Church”
Hozier has seen incredible success with his single, "Take Me To Church". A sound that has inspiration from blues and gospel music, and a deep use of metaphors throughout. Myself along with many others have pondered the meaning of the song lyrics, especially if you've seen the video of the song. So let's once again go Behind The Lyrics With Dallas Chambers.
After watching the video, going through the lyrics over and over again, I can say the song definitely addresses gay discrimination. The music video particularly addresses homosexual discrimination in Russia.
The line, "we were born sick" as well as "I was born sick, but I love it", is almost like Lady Gaga saying "born this way". Except this song is much better in my opinion.
"Take Me to Church" is essentially about sex, but it's a tongue-in-cheek attack at organizations that would … well, it's about sex and it's about humanity, and obviously sex and humanity are incredibly tied. Sexuality, and sexual orientation — regardless of orientation — is just natural. An act of sex is one of the most human things. But an organization like the church, say, through its doctrine, would undermine humanity by successfully teaching shame about sexual orientation — that it is sinful, or that it offends God."
So is Hozier somehow calling out religions and attack peoples faith and beliefs? He says no...
NY Mag (continued)
"It's not an attack on faith. Coming from Ireland, obviously, there's a bit of a cultural hangover from the influence of the church. You've got a lot of people walking around with a heavy weight in their hearts and a disappointment, and that shit carries from generation to generation. So the song is just about that — it's an assertion of self, reclaiming humanity back for something that is the most natural and worthwhile."