A track from The Psychedelic Furs first album, "Imitation Of Christ" is a band composition with lyrics by their lead singer, Richard Butler
. The song is about how one way or another, we find ourselves in a similar situation to Jesus on the cross. Butler explained in an interview with ZigZag
: "There's a verse about a gay guy getting screwed, and another one about a guy getting beaten up in a bar. It's all the way you end up, whether you're getting beaten up or screwed."