Shallow Be Thy Game

Album: One Hot Minute (1995)
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  • I was not created
    In the likeness of a fraud
    Your hell is something scary
    I prefer a loving god
    We are not the center
    Of this funny universe
    And what is something worse
    I do not serve
    In fear of such a curse

    Shallow be thy game
    Two thousand years look in the mirror
    You play the game of shame
    And tell your people live in fear

    A rival to the way you see
    The bible let him be
    I'm a threat to your survival
    And your control company

    You'll never burn me
    You'll never burn me
    I'll be your heretic
    You can't contain me
    I am the power free
    Truth belongs to everybody

    To anyone who's listenin'
    You're not born into sin
    The guilt they try and give you
    Puke it in the nearest bin

    Missionary madness
    Sweep up culture with a broom
    Trashing ancient ways
    Is par for the course
    It's fucking rude

    To think that you're above
    The laws of nature is a joke
    Purple sashes feeding masses
    Smoke on which to choke

    I might be a monkey
    When it comes to being holy
    Fundamental hatred
    Get down on your knees and

    You'll never burn me
    You'll never burn me
    I'll be your heretic
    You can't contain me
    I am the power free
    Truth belongs to everybody Writer/s: ANTHONY KIEDIS, CHAD SMITH, DAVID MICHAEL NAVARRO, MICHAEL BALZARY
    Publisher: MoeBeToBlame
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Evan from Kali, MiAs an aspiring artist, this is one of the songs I'm trying to interpret with graphite pencil...and it's really hard! Any ideas or tips?
  • Bert from Pueblo, NmUm... Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is taken from part of The Lord's Prayer. RHCP made a pun out of that particular part of the prayer. Iron Maiden did not make up the line"Hallowed Be Thy Name," so the answer is no, it has absolutely nothing to do with Iron Maiden
  • Justin from Boston, MaHonestly, i was wondering that as well when i saw the name. would be interesting to find that out!
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaDoes this song have anything to do with Iron Maiden's "Hallowed be thy name?"
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