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Bring Me the Horizon: Crooked Young Meaning

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Crooked Young Lyrics

Believe in noone

Hallejuah, well I'm saved
Just a dozen steps, in 28 days
Its a mirical, I'll be born again
With the lord as my shepard, I will find a way

Fuck your faith, noones going to save you
Fuck your faith

There's no hope for...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 13th 2013 !⃝

    This song is about Alcoholics Anonomous. Oli used to have some sort of a drug problem. It's clear in the first verse "just a dozen steps"(12 step program) in 28 days (rehab). He's basically saying that no idea in a higher power will change you and it's up to you to be the change


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    Oct 2nd 2014 !⃝

    I think he is just telling the fans and listeners that he doesn't believe in my faith.(Christianity) I love this band altogether, no matter what kind of songs they put out. Oli is merely trying to put his opinion on the song and the faith. We are all entitled to our own opinions. Not everyone has to like it, but not everyone will hate it.


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    Jan 25th 2014 !⃝

    I think what oli really meant is that it is your problem you have deal with it you can't just pray and it will all be solve because he says "the clouds won't hear your fucking prayers" plus when someone usually has a problem that is later resolved he starts thanking jesus and that person would think it is a miracle when actually it was a very simple problem that could've been resolved in no more than a day if you just believe in yourself because he says " believe in no one but yourself" and when he says "fuck your faith" he is directing it to the people who keep on praising their religon like it's better than any other and his message in this line is that people should keep their beliefs to themselves they shouldn't praise it or oblige people to join them.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2016 !⃝

    This song is definitely about rehabilitation and the religious pressure that gets tossed on people in that place. This song is very personal for the singer and comes from a place of frustration and confusion. As I Christian myself I sometimes despise the forceful nature of these 12 step programs. Some of my friends have gone through them and some have failed in their progression through them. The 12 steps or 28 day programs often drive "failures" into rough spirals and are left without pillars of support. The hallelujah, thank you Jesus lines are more of a mockery because the faith-based programs say that if you really want to change, you need Jesus. I will argue that, while it's great to have that kind of advocate and conviction on your side, it can act as a major push-back to those that are seeking rehabilitation. Faith is not forced, it's something you arrive at and requires work. If anyone is reading through this and feels the same way, you are capable of beating your addiction. We are not designed to be prisoners to our faults. Nobody is perfect but we can seek improvement and break cycles with enough will power. Bring Me The Horizon clearly have their reservations with religion, and so do I. This is one of many examples of the band throwing a middle finger up to the established church and many of its fault-ridden advocates.

  5. BuildingDreamsDaily1904
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    May 21st 2016 !⃝

    OK first off...for the "athiest" people out there...good for you. AA or any other 12 step program doesn't give a s&!#. It IS NOT a religious program. Your "higher power" can be a door knob for God's sake. And 28 days is how long a REHAB CENTER usually keeps the rich or court appointed addicts and alcoholics. They have nothing to do with one another except that the Rehab might use the "Big Book" as reading material, or one to three of the steps as assignments/guidelines. It's OK though, to each his own. Either way the song is amazing and I hope the other addicts who get lost in these chords like I do find solice within...

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  6. anonymous
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    Dec 26th 2015 !⃝

    This song is about addiction and trying to deal with it without using the dreaded, religious-filled nonsense that is the 12 (dozen) step program that takes 28 days *cough*, throughout the song the message stays clear though. He doesn't need religion, he doesn't need religion, his problems are his and he needs to deal with them on his own. As a strong anti-theist, I couldn't agree more.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2015 !⃝

    "It's a miracle. Thank you Jesus." is clearly sarcastic, no matter how stupid you are. The whole song is sarcasting and angry.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2015 !⃝

    Here's a direct quote from Oli about the album, and I'll leave it at that:

    I'm an atheist. I don't believe in God. I was asked to believe in him when I was in this bad place. I couldn't understand why I needed a god or, in my opinion, something that doesn't exist. People shouldn't need to get that for themselves, their families, and their friends. I still look really hard at that aspect. The album is called Sempiternal, and I guess that's the realization I came to that changed everything and made it possible for the record to be written and for my life to continue. Sempiternal basically means everlasting and unchanging. I think everybody can say they have something about them—it could be a habit, an addiction, a disease, or whatever—that they can't change. Sometimes, just admitting and accepting it rather than fighting it can make a world of difference. You can never cure it because it's in your DNA and the way you are, but you can arrest it, keep it at bay, and learn to live your life with it. For me, that realization was the most important thing that's happened to me in my whole entire adult life. That's what it all circles around. I had to realize so many other things before I could realize that.


  9. anonymous
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    Feb 7th 2015 !⃝

    This song is about religion and rehab. A dozen steps(12 step program) and 28 days is how long short term treatment usually lasts. In all rehabilitation programs they shove religious bullshit into the books you must read. If you beat addiction then it's a miracle and penis christ is to thank. Nothing but sarcasm and mockery of Christians in this song. Don't like it? Fuck your faith.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2015 !⃝

    Hey guys the lyrics are "just another scripture 20-18?"...not a dozen steps in 28 days...I believe that he only believes in one God and Jesus and the rest of the religions are false, which is what our God preaches about do not worship any other Gods for he is the only God!!!

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  11. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2014 !⃝

    "A dozen steps in 28 days" is probably a reference to the movie 28 days later. Oli has mentioned that the theme song from that movie influenced the music on Sepiternal.

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  12. anonymous
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    Aug 11th 2014 !⃝

    This is about addiction. Most inpatient hospital stays to treat addiction are only allowed for twenty-eight days as that is all most insurances pay for. Twelve steps (and surrendering to a higher power) are at the core of AA and NA. Not sleeping and speaking in tongues.... When I was using there was plenty of that.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 11th 2014 !⃝

    Saw this in an article:
    "In religious circles, depression is often deemed to be a spiritual condition that can be cured with prayer. In many situations, those who suffer from depression are criticized for a lack of faith and told that if only they would yield to an infilling of the Holy Spirit, they would know “the joy of the Lord."
    I think this is exactly what Oli was referring to in the song. God can't save you when it comes to depression, you have to make all the changes on your own. That's what Oli tried to put out.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 5th 2014 !⃝

    I don't think he is mocking any religion. Because in his song "Don't Go" he says "god forgive me for all my sins god forgive me for everything" I think he's trying to talk about his drug problem and how the only one who will help you is yourself. He's probably just angry he had to do it alone? I don't know about y'all but I love this song. Don't let your religion cloud your view on music

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  15. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2014 !⃝

    It has much more meanings then "not believing Jesus" first off he has many points on what he is singing and the album is based on personal life experiences and what they have went through. The song is very sarcastic and angry in ways, when he sings " We don't sleep, we don't eat ect. Crooked young" he's saying we are the young ones that have fallen into almost like a depression, and what I mostly thong this song is about is loosing faith in someone (Jesus) that everyone looks up to and in his opinion does not exist. Which you should not be mad about him making a song like this, or be affended in any way he's expressing how he feels, which anyone is allowed to do. Oli is spreading almost a point that he has no faith in "Jesus" and muc more personal stuff put into one.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2013 !⃝

    I thinking this song talks about not believing in jesus. As a christian, I also know that this song is bad for me but I love it. I guess this song talks about losing faith in jesus and getting angry with jesus. And this song sympathize the state of mind where in life you feel that jesus isnt hearing your prayers and therefore you dont trust him.this is the part in life where you dont believe anything the pastors say you because you started doubting everything they say about jesus is true. Sorry my english is pretty bad.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2013 !⃝

    It's basically all sarcasm. When they say:
    "We don't sleep, we don't eat,
    We speak in tongues.
    We can't die we're dead inside.
    No death can touch, the crooked young."

    This is sort of an exaggeration of how the older generation view the "crooked young".
    It also is saying that they think it's simple to "fix them". Rehab and religion are all it takes. They make fun of this by singing sarcastically.

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2013 !⃝

    Please restrain your hate: This may offend you.

    MOST LIKELY: POST #3 has some intervention,
    This song is 100% SARCASTIC.
    It's very offensive to some people. While others who tend to be non-christian, either like the song because they feel Christianity has been forced down their throats, had a bad experience, feel that evil is cooler, etc. or they move the song into a new meaning. Although its kind of hard to do with this song. The song has good music in itself, it is an angry song. I'm Christian myself and I'm not going to stop listening to the band because of one song. BUT It is wrong to mock a religion in general. It is mean. But it is an angry song. If Jesus wanted nothing but good for humanity do you really think it's fair you mock someone that kind? Willing to die for humanity itself? I understand people will run into the occasional "RELIGIOUS" Christian who claims to be doing right(EX: West borrow Baptist, or that preacher on youtube who said an engaged couple was less than 15 cents. Trust me there are those who are not like that. Sad to see stereotypes surface. BTW: Most of the songs on sempiternal have Christian references.

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