Hands On The Bible

Album: Here Comes The Zoo (2002)
Play Video


  • This song slams fundamentalist Christians, with frontman Scott Lucas singing in a mocking manner:

    Hands on the Bible
    scared like a child
    God holds you liable
    for what you've done
  • The solo was played on an electric violin.
  • This is the first track on Here Comes the Zoo, the first Local H album with new drummer Brian St. Clair. The album was produced by Jack Douglas, known for his work with Aerosmith. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    James - La Crosse, WI, for all above
  • Simi Sernaker from the band Suffrajett is the female voice on this track.
  • This was used in the 2006 movie Big Nothing, starring David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg.

Comments: 8

  • Clownzord from LondonL. Grove you're being a bit of a moron there, it's possible to be a Christian while slamming the nastiest kind of Christianity: Fundamentalist Christianity.
  • L. Grove from UsaFunny how whom ever wrote this thinks this song is about slamming fundamentalist Christians. And that Scott Lucas sings the song in a mocking manner. Seeing how no where has the band or Scott Lucas has ever come out against religion.

    If you follow them on Twitter they have even made a Christmas playlist of their favorite Christmas songs for their fans. Not that meaningful until you see 2 of the songs are not your normal "Jingle Bells" but religious songs about Jesus Christ being born on Christmas day. Which would tell anyone with common sense they are more likely than not believers in Christ. Not saying I know for sure, like I said, nothing is out there confirming or denying 100% but how the person whom posted this anti religious statement can sit there & tell us this is a slam song against fundamentalist Christians is beyond me. No, I think it's safe to say the poster just feels this way & instead of using facts is letting his bias feelings get in the way.

    Lastly, I agree with Drew. "Hands on the Bible." You do that in the court room. "They saw you do it and they know your name" Witnesses. The song even says, "Homicidal." "Stare down your idols" - People the person looked up to now looking at him in the courtroom. There you go.
  • Matt from Des Moines, IaThe song most definitely has to do with religion - it's hands on the bible, not hand on the bible. I think this song is about a young woman facing an abortion. The song seems to point out the hypocrisy that exists for a religion that believes that human beings deserve to be treated compassionately and at the same time chastises that young woman for her choice. Which is stronger, a belief that abortion is wrong or a belief that everyone faces tough decisions in their own unique way and each person deserves at least an attempt at empathy? Didn't Jesus hang on the cross next to a murder? I might be reading into it a bit and I may have gotten off topic but this is simply an opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own and NONE are worthless.
  • John from Lenex, KsThe lyrics to this song (to me anyway) tell the story of a young, unprepared mother-to-be that freaks out and thinks the best solution is to give themselves an abortion and toss the unborn baby in a dumpster...or at least a story along those lines. I can see how one could interpret it to telling the story of a murdered pregnant woman, but I don't see in any way how this is a slap in the face of religion.
  • Raymond from Sydney , AustraliaThis is a pretty banal way to see God. Like all he does is punish sin. He rewards righteousness -- another word for 'intelligent living'.
    I suppose its tapping into a negative bible culture created by simplistic interpretations of the bible. I show the way, seek me.
  • Cassie from Valles Mines , MoJust because it says "hands on the bible" and saying horrible things about the situation that they are in it doesn't mean that they are slandering the "good book" I hate it when people assume such things.
    Do you research next time. Don't just put that down as information about the song if it is only how you feel about the song. Opinions are worthless really.
  • James Hanley from Chicago, IlYou are right drew
  • Drew from Kansas City, MoThis song is not about religion at all! The song is about a murderer who killed a pregnant woman and being in court and you have your hands on the bible and you are promising to tell the truth.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Zac Hanson

Zac HansonSongwriter Interviews

Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In Songs

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.

Dan Reed

Dan ReedSongwriter Interviews

Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.

Sam Hollander

Sam HollanderSongwriter Interviews

The hitmaking songwriter/producer Sam Hollander with stories about songs for Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Train, Pentatonix, and Fitz And The Tantrums.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino EditionMusic Quiz

Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.