Him

Album: It's Not Me, It's You (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Word magazine February 2008 asked Lily Allen whether this song about God, reflected an interest in Christianity. She replied: "No. I'm confused by religion. I was brought up in a Catholic school and they told me gays were bad, adultery was bad and drugs were bad. At the same time, all my mum's friends were gay, my dad was having various affairs and there were drugs in the house when I was a kid – so it was a bit cruel. Why is (BBC religious program) Songs Of Praise always Christian? Where's the Hindu Songs Of Praise? The Islamic Songs Of Praise? We all pay our TV license! I don't like Christianity much."
  • Allen discussed this in Daniel Rachel's book about British songwriters, Isle of Noises. "It's sort of questioning, isn't it? The record company really didn't want to put it on the record," she said. "I put my foot down. I was questioning life: 'What are we doing here? How do we justify all this rubbish we're getting on with?' You see that in 'The Fear' and 'Him.' I was confused and baffled. Probably to do with the amount of drugs I was taking. Mark Ronson and I worked in the studio where he'd worked with Amy Winehouse. I felt her ghost was there. I felt so untalented in comparison."

Comments: 2

  • Nicole from Brisbane, AustraliaOkay so my friend is a retard and i know that it IS actually about religion.... Dont mind me.... :)
  • Nicole from Brisbane, AustraliaThis song is about George Bush....if you didnt know.......
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