Interpretations:Kiss Me, Son Of God

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They Might Be Giants - Kiss Me, Son of God (Alternate Version)

When he broke with the Catholic Church, he installed himself as the head of the new Church of England. As the head of the Church he was said to have a direct link to the divine, hence the "Son of God". And it is maintained that "Mr.

Jesus is very far away", as his reasons for breaking off from the Mother Church had nothing to with religion, they were purely personal. As King, his power is built on, to quote Monty Python "By exploitin' the workers -- by 'angin' on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic an' social differences in our society". So he built an empire out of the blood of exploited working class.

And this same class which he has so brutally exploited is also the source of his affluence, hence "Now I laugh and make a fortune off the same ones that I tortured". And as for breaking the bonds of friendship the obvious choice would be all the queens he had killed for failure to produce an heir. That would also account for the phrase "That you love me, and I love me", as he would expect his wives to be doting, loving wives, but he had interest in them other than to carry on his line.

I think that the term "Son of God" here is being used in a more archaic sense - pre-Christendom, the title "Son of God" was often assumed by absolutist rulers as a way of exalting themselves and legitimizing their rule. Interestingly, many historians believe Jesus of Nazareth assumed the title as a form of criticism against the militant and materialist Roman society and system of rule - Jesus and the early church were more seditious than we realized!

So the song isn't really about Jesus at all, but about a ruler in the same vain of rulers of antgiquity who called themselves deity, like the pharaohs of Egypt or the emperors of Rome. The reference to Jesus in the song is simply there to offer a vantage point for the narrator's deity - TMBG is making reference to the most universal deity of the time and place in which their song was written.

It sounds to me that the song is being sung from the perspective of Judas after he has betrayed Jesus. I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage Judas is one of the twelve disciples, and thus is partly resposible for building the "empire". Judas was a nonbeliver and never addressed Jesus as Lord. This might explain why he refers to the ideas of Christianity as "crazy garbage".

I destroyed a bond of friendship and respect Between the only people left who'd even look me in the eye This is pretty easy to interpret. This part is talking about how Judas has now betrayed Jesus by ratting him out to the Romans. Judus is asking for a "kiss" or in other words, forgiveness.

I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage Called the blood of the exploited working class But they've overcome their shyness Now they're calling me Your.

This is ironic because Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Kiss Me Son of God The whole song is about a heartless corporation taking over people's lives and crushing thier spirits. The owner, who is obviously on one hell of a powertrip becuase of his great success, compares himself to Jesus and speak of himself being God like for being rich, even though he employs workers for minimum wage.

This song has puzzled me for a long time. I have a very strong impression that it's about somebody specific. On the one hand, phrases like "I built a little empire out of [ Maybe the line "I look like Jesus, so they say" is to be taken literally. The lyrics are entirely ego-centric A rather blatant example of this is, " That you love me, like I love me.

I'd just like to say that when I first heard "Kiss Me, Son Of God" I immediately wanted to write a musical just so the villain could sing it I don't think the narrator is specifically corporate, or indeed specific at all; these sorts of people crop up wherever there are Persian cats and vats of acid.

I've always assumed that this song was about TV preachers who make themselves rich by claiming to have a more direct connection to God. I don't remember where I first heard this, yes I realize that's a very bad thing, but I read once that it was about Alexander the Great.

There's a flaw in that though, as Alexander the Great lived long before Christ. If it weren't for the line "I look like Jesus, so they say" one could take the 'son of God' bit and compare it to how rulers of some cultures were thought by their subjects to be the sons of the leader of their gods. Or weren't the pharohs supposedly incarnations of their highest god?

I suppose you could also link it to the Roman emporer at the time of Christ's life, but I don't know who that was. Usually the labels of megalomaniac or evil corporation carry negative connotations, not something the world would aspire to. Now, I'm not saying that 'the world' literally means all the world's people, but it definetely implies a large group of people, therefore, I'm more inclined to believe that this is about a revolutionary leader or cult leader who is able to persuade the majority that his causes are justified and convinces the masses to flock to him as a noble, Jesus-like figure I know this might offend, but in my experiences, as a solid agnostic, these people believe that their belief in christ makes them so very high and mighty in comparison to those who do not share their beliefs that they are in a class to their own.

I don't know about the rest of you, but, even though I'm a member of the working class, it would be insulting to me for someone to label me as that because that would mean that they put themselves above me and that I am somehow inferior simply because I have to work for a living.

OK, so now you're probably saying, well what about the "empire" reference, and what about the whole second verse? Well the empire is easy, what is it that every hardcore evangelist loves, no, lives for? Converting people to their beliefs, and why?

Well I can't answer that, I've always laughed at this notion as building the good christian army to battle "evil," henceforth the 'empire' And besides aren't there a crapload of references to the kingdom of god in the bible. I'm a college student, so I've dealt with all sorts of people my own age trying to convince me of my place in god's master plan. I try not to look these people in the eye because, well, that gives them an opportunity to preach their pre-recorded message to me.

They've lost a degree of respect, in my eyes, by trying to push me to believe what they believe without me asking to be pushed. Similarly, destroying the bond of friendship comes down to this: Well, let's look at fortune as not so materialistic. Maybe fortune is whatever his reward from heaven for the good work is, and the torture he's inflicted is upon someone like me who doesn't want to hear it, and so in the end they're laughing at the non-believers because they know their reward is coming to them.

This is reenforced as the world - or at least the world according to the christians - screams their fellow evangelist's praises in calling him the "son of god. Ok, maybe this is all a stretch for some people, but I really think this gives the song a very satirical quality that we so often find in TMBG songs. The same satire which so many of us enjoy so very very much. Just because you're not a christian and I'm not by the way doesn't mean you're not preaching.

I realize this is not a forum for religious discussion, but I would just like to clarify one small thing, and then give my ideas on the song When you put further thought towards all of this AHintz second paragraph When he said earlier that "Christians believe that their belief in christ makes them so very high and mighty in comparison to those who do not share their beliefs that they are in a class to their own.

They are only a sadly large group of people think they are in a magical club which sends them to heaven and everyone else is going to hell. A REAL Christian will consider everyone equal to them because they know that people of other beliefs are just as much sinners as they are since they will always fall short of being "Christ-like". Also, just as God gave us free will to make our own decisions, as a Christian, you should also give non-believers the free will to make THEIR own decisions. My point is, when you witness someone who claims to be a Christian judging, hastling, or otherwise shunning someone because they are a non-Christian, dont classify them as Christians.

That's a terribly common stereotype. Those people give Christianity, and organized religion in general, a bad name and cause more and more people to judge, hastle, and otherwize shun REAL Christians, thus creating more athiests from people who might have decided otherwise As for the song, I honestly think that we are ALL missing the point of this song. I don't have any clue what it means, but there just seems like there's somethng we're missing that I can't put my finger on.

There's one specific ine that throws me off completely. He says "Between the only people left who'd even look me in the eye". The word "only" suggests that only a small group of people would look him in the eye, and now even they won't because of the "bond of friendship and respect" that he apparently destroyed. Also, the word "Son" in "Kiss me, Son of God" is capitalized, which makes is obvious that he's refering to Jesus himself.

So what does that even mean? Could it be a reference to when Judas kissed Jesus as a sign of betrayal? That makes no sense to me! Perhaps this is just my World History class kicking in, but could this song have been written from the point of view of Christopher Columbus? It could be said that he "built a little empire out of Many of the natives which he ultimately enslaved thought that, because of his white skin and fair hair, he was a sort of messiah or god; as Europe was mostly Catholic during his time, Columbus could have interpreted their perception as the natives saying he " like Jesus.

How much farther can you get from Jesus than what's essentially his polar opposite, the Anti-Christ? The world loves him and glorifies him as if he were a god, which sounds a lot like what the book of Revelations says the world will do.

Obviously he's exploiting their love for him for his own personal stuff, and will certainly eventually break his bonds of friendship between these people.

He used some "crazy garbage" propaganda about the "exploited working class" to get into power. Everyone in his little world thinks he is God.

The guy had an ego the size of the Virgo Supercluster. Also some of his early propaganda compared him to Jesus. Also the song is a little spiteful of the crass notion that Jesus is the Son of God. It was said that Che looked like Jesus in the photograph of his corpse. He has a world wide following.

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He tried to liberate Cubans who were an oppressed working class. Che died and was subsequently photographed in The sixties seems to be a source of inspiration for TMBG, for example Purple Toupee has many references to events around that time frame. Also the bond between the U. Che has also been the poster child for revolutionaries the world over The only thing that doesn't seem to fit is the lines referencing tourture and making a fortune.

I'm not sure but I don't think Che did these things I could be wrong, I'm not a historian. Not only did he make an empire out of the exploited working class, but he was super paranoid and didn't trust anyone and broke every last bond of friendship he had to stay in power.

Conversely it might be a socialist view of the church, they did call religion the opium of the people, so instead of having a revolution they would turn to God. To a lesser degree I thought it might be about the absolute monarchs of Europe who ruled by divine right and were supposed to be chosen by God to rule.

Maybe it's about all threeor at lest a mix of the first two good songs work on many levels Whenever I hear this song, I can't help but thinking about Joseph Stalin's rise to power.

I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage Called the blood of the exploited working class But they've overcome their shyness Now they're calling me Your Highness And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God" I destroyed a bond of friendship and respect Between the only people left who'd even look me in the eye Now I laugh and make a fortune Off the same ones that I tortured And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God" I look like Jesus, so they say But Mr.


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  1. 21.11.2018
    Shakarr

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    Taule

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