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or | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/15/09
im not saying taht he meant it like this, bu you could also read it different: liike jesus being a representitive of GOD, GOD made him this way, (not being a sunbeam, a giving and loving unit) and he's not singing to jesus but to woman. for me that's explains the cry, lie and die in a total new concept.
and maybe he meant both, he didnt write it anyway. Im no cristian, I never was, but I have started believing in God. For me the bible is useless when it gets literally interprented, just like this song. Even if Kurt Cobain doenst respect God, nor jesus. (what he probably does:P) does it really matter for you? Isnt it his pain? And is time to talk him outof this pain already oveR? why bother?!
happy lives all:)
Get over it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/2/09
Don't slate people who have religion, don't slate those who don't. Show some respect for each other and realise everyone is entitled to their own belief. You can't call the bible 'fake' stories because Jesus did actually exist and even if those events didn't occur the stories can act like fables. You can't prove whether it happened or not. And just remember, it is only a song.
READ ME 817(# | Reviewer: Ursar Minor | 4/20/09
It doesnt matter why kurt cobain played this song or what it means to him or the Vasselines. If it means something to you or is relevant to your life.
Personally As a christian, i cant relate to this song or find any meaning it. Therefore it stays on the cd and not on my ipod. However i dont feel i have to brand nirvana as evil and go burn all their records.
Also kurt was not God. This is a pretty embaressing and childish statement. Even if i wasnt a christian i would find that insulting and having been depressed etc myself, i think kurt would be repulsed.
Sweet anyway im off to do press ups eat steak and tune my guitar to drop D. EVERLONG
fuck religion | Reviewer: Nirvanalives91 | 4/16/09
my god is kurt cobain, Nirvanas my drug, and Grunge is my religion. Ok 1st everything in the bible is fake. Religion is just there 4 ppl 2 have an answer to things they dont believe. i use 2 believe in god and religion but now i just find it hard 2 believe. John is stupid 4 throwing away his Nirvana cds just because it talks about his precious imaginary god
You People Are Missing the Meaning Entirely | Reviewer: Sean | 3/30/09
The song IS anti-religious. Read the lyrics and moreso, listen to how Kurt sings the lyrics. It's sort of an anti-religious version of the old Christian song named "I'll be a sunbeam" in which one of the chorus lines says "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam". Obviously Kurt didn't write the song, but the fact that this is the first cover he chose to play on this record should tell you something about the statement he was making. The song implies that if there is a God then He doesn't want the singer to be happy because he feels nothing like a sunbeam. The singer is the opposite of a sunbeam, and implies intense depression and hatred for the world in general. We all know Kurt was very troubled so these lyrics probably really spoke to him. The chorus of the song also implies that the singer is speaking to God or anyone who might believe in God saying "don't expect me to sacrifice anything in Jesus' name". It implies that he thinks Christianity is BS and that there may not be a God at all.
At least thats how I read it.
jesus dont want you for a preacher | Reviewer: holten | 3/25/09
look. kurt isnt some mormon, hes not a priest hes a starting point of a grunge culuter. so leave your christian morals at bible camp. Kurt is God, God is dead. Nirvana never said they were a christian band so see them for what theyu are. His message may even be against jesus who cares. Dont listen to them. He preaches Anarchy, Change, Freedom of Speach, and Utopia. Not some bible bull. So keep you ears open sheep. Peace Love Empathy.
jesus dont want me | Reviewer: holten | 3/25/09
why is every one so upset over his lyrics. If you dont like it dont listen to it. Can nobody just express themselves anymore without being ridiculed. Kurt took his life over his empathy of everyhuman, sounds alot like jesus if you ask me. faith dosnt require going to church. It just requires love for whatever you worship, call it god call it science. Its love he preached, not christianity. Have fun at bible camp john. Peace Love EMPATHY.
The mark of evil: off the fence about Nirvana | Reviewer: John | 3/22/09
True, Kurt did not write this song, but he did choose to perform it.
You could analyze the song deeply, but it doesn't deserve that.
Even if Kurt had written it you could skip the analysis.
He was a fantastic guitar player who came up with great hooks and had the right look for the part...but his lyrics- go ahead, try to digest them without the music- still read like rants from any junior high kid's notebook: clever, but ultimately empty. Kurt was no poet.
But don't be fooled: a perusal of lyrics across the Nirvana discography reveals that Kurt's view of God- and especially Jesus, was extremely disrespectful.
It'd be one thing if this song were on the first album; the folly of a teenager, but here he's 27 years old, with a wife and child- not to mention an audience of millions of kids, and what's his message?
"Jesus is for fools."
At this point, you gotta ask yourself, "Am I a Christian, a follower of Christ?"
And, "How is this message gonna jive with what I've been telling my kids about Jesus?"
Look over the lyrics, look over the life.
Yes, it will be hard to do, like throwing out old love-letters...
But, it's time.
I will throw my Nirvana LP's without remorse.
Actually ... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/23/08
Actually, this song still is a prayer. Translate it to "Jesus, have mercy with me, for I dont't have the strength (right now) to love you like you love me." This could mean the singer is in such a bad situation (i.e. a deep depression) that he cannot even pray for help, only apologize for just that.
RENDITION REFLECTION | Reviewer: LJ | 5/28/08
This is a song the Vaselines wrote the irony is that christians are expected to love christ for the fACT HE DIED ON THE CROSS but the song says otherwise(it is no reflection on his beliefs but just an ironicly obvious clever song)if you are having issues about the reality of god visit youtube and type on george carlin.he will sway you in the right direction :p
OIL PRICES ARE RISING RAPIDLY, WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE! AHHHHHHHHH! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/28/08
This is a song the Vaselines wrote the irony is that christians are expected to love christ for the fACT HE DIED ON THE CROSS but the song says otherwise(it is no reflection on KURTS beliefs but just an ironicly obvious clever song)if you are having issues about the reality of god visit youtube and type on george carlin.he will sway you in the right direction :p
He did believe at 1 point | Reviewer: anthony dane | 5/5/08
He did believe at 1 point,but things change a person.In kurts case it was bad things that happend to him,c'mon....his parents divorced when he was a kid ,he was homeless and lived underneith a bridge for fucks sakes give'em a break.Those who down him because of his music are idiots,because the shit that happend to him could of happend to you
justice for kurt.......rest in peace brother
Smells like Teen Spirit | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/08
Actually Smells Like Teen Spirit had a meaning. its actually about the generation X. and/or its about that nobody cares anymore. but anyway Jesus Doesn´t want me for a sunbeam is a great song and Kurt was fantastic. if you´ve heard Stay Away it ends with Kurt singing God is gay
listen | Reviewer: none of your buisness | 2/23/08
listen people so what if kurt may have or may have not belived in god. read his biography heavier than heaven:a biography of kurt cobain and you will learn that at one point he did belive very much in god and went to church alot. but still his songs didnt really mean anything. he just wrote about stuff he thought about and it ended up sounds fucking insanley good. there were songs that had obvious meanings like polly,something in the way but other songs like smells like teen spirit had really no meanings. us nirvana fans should just be thankful for the great music that kurt,krist and dave produced for us and accept the fact that something teribble did happen to the beloved kurt but every one has to go sometime and his time was too short but if thats what happend well then thats whats ment to be.
well.. | Reviewer: Kelsey | 1/23/08
i really love this song. and yes for a period of Kurts life he was a christian. He didnt write this song if u listen to what hes saying on unplugged he says that it was an old church song another band redid and he wanted to redo it.
and people it doesnt matter how he died, its jsut the fact that hes dead and hes not coming back.
PS. learn how to play this song on guitar its simple and its sounds BEEEAAUTIFUL
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