Hurt: Rapture Meaning
In the life of the wrong, love lingered on, love lingered on to frustration
And if our love is so wrong, what should we do alone?
Or am I just a picture in a photograph?
Why are we stuck in this pantomime, fearing a god who died
nirvanarules Jul 26th, 2006 7:52pm report
The song is about extremist in religion how his wife or girlfriend whatever thought she heard jesus telling her to kill there son he is saying that when you act blindly on faith alone bad things will happen hence why he says when your raputer falls to peices saying jesus is not coming back for you watch as everything you believe falls apart
anonymous Jul 31st, 2007 7:35pm report
I think this song is about a man and a woman who have a child out of wedlock. The woman is way more religious than the man, if he is at all, so she sees it as a sin. So she kills the child to be forgiven. But I think the man is saying it was pointless because you will be sorry when the rapture doesn't happen. Then if it does come she should burn I hell with him for they both have sinned.
anonymous Nov 23rd, 2014 11:47pm report
I agree with most people here that this song is about some type of forbidden relationship (either she's married or they just aren't married) and she gets pregnant. They run away with the baby and have it and then she believes she's told to kill the baby. What I want to add to all this is that I think he is so in love with her that he doesn't condemn the action although it horrifies him. The only reason I say this is that he says what she does "leaves him in absolute horror" but then "but, if this must be, then burn with me, anything, just don't leave." That's pretty chilling.
I think the overall tone is that they will burn for what they've done but they are so lost that its just who they've become.
anonymous Jun 5th, 2013 6:26am report
It's gotta be about their feelings about aborting one child then have another. He believes that if she aborted one, she may kill another.
anonymous Jun 5th, 2013 6:05am report
My interpretation is a little different. I'm not very religious and people have always seen me as a pretty big/tough guy. My girlfriend had an abortion a few years ago, she asked me about it, we were still in the discussion stage, but she did it anyway; she was way more religious than me and being unmarried was a major issue.
I believe the song is about his first child being aborted without his full cooperation, then the relationship with the second child.The rapture is what should happen to them for aborting the baby, it falls to pieces when they have their second child. The rapture can be their feelings after aborting the child, but she feels nothing once the second child arrives.
He is much more hurt than she is (I experienced this), so he does not trust her and believes if the second baby gets in the way, she will deal with it in much the same way.
Sorry if I offended anyone, my position on pro-life or pro-choice was not my intention here. I'm not for one or the other anyway; I just believe that anyone who aborts a child should talk to someone who has already done it instead of trusting a political party.
anonymous Nov 30th, 2012 11:14am report
I can not clam to know what it means and for a while I simply thought what a lot of others do, that is was a story being told about J. Loren's own life with his own partner or his parents killing one of their own children. I know that J. Loren's family was highly religious and it is something that may of happened. But what if there is a second meaning though? I also have a highly religious family and this song speaks to me of how sometimes religion can be taken too far. That these people will do anything if it is justified by their religion and when or if the rapture happens that "burn with me" is meant to show how God (or any deity) would deny someone for doing evil in their deity's name. Yet again, it might of been simply what the song says that it is a story of a woman killing her own child. Regardless I find it fitting that it could also be taken as the narrow minded super religious people to justify their hate, judging, killing and narcissistic manner in their deity's name when (at least how I was raised Christian) God clearly states NOT to do those things but due to some little difference they find it alright to make exceptions. Hope this could of opened new doors to what this piece of art is speaking about. Now continue on and stop this disease spreading the world called ignorance. Have a nice day to all that read this.
Although the song never refers to it, lyrics like 'it looked like me' and discussion on how the love was wrong imply to me that the woman was married to another man. Children born out of wedlock are wrong according to many religions, but adultery is also a huge mark. The song, to me, seems like a man is singing about the married woman he fell in love with and impregnated, and she couldn't live with her sin and the fact that she bore a child who looked like her lover (rather than her husband).
anonymous Apr 13th, 2011 4:00pm report
it can have two meanings really nirvanrules wins tho,
anonymous Feb 25th, 2011 2:54pm report
From what it sounds like, almost everyone on here has most of an idea on the song. Whether you are or are not a Christian, the lyrics mean the same thing, and does not make anyone wrong. (I wont say what happened, it's already clear.) But as to why it did, the mother had obviously deceived herself into thinking that it was best to kill her child. Something made her snap, and altered her thoughts on religion, ultimately changing her version of God into what Hurt perceived a false god. (The fact he doesn't capitalize god shows this.) In the song, the father is also religious, but is still in love with his wife even though he hates her for killing his child. Because he can't fully hate her, and because he failed to stop her, he is expressing the guilt he feels will damn him.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2011 1:48pm report
I think they were having an affair and she killed the baby because it looked like him
anonymous Dec 9th, 2010 12:27pm report
I thought it meant that this girl was taught all her life this religion that got skewed somehow and he doesn't understand how their love could be wrong, he asks her to have faith in them, in their love. So they go through problems and suffering, until they have a baby but she gets overwhelmed because she believes the baby to be a mistake, even though she loves it so much, so she kills it and tries to end her own life, to atone for her sins, but he doesn't want her to leave, he's willing to go to hell with her.
anonymous Nov 22nd, 2010 11:40am report
This song is so deep, I think he had a partner who killed his child, lyrics like "she swore she heard the voice of Jesus,telling her it was wrong to keep it" & "she walked into the babies room knowing what she would do leaves me in absolute horror". I feel like he has been torn apart by this person...and think that this maybe where the band name derived from. Also at the end of the song he says "one more thing it looked likes me back when it breathed rest in peace..."
anonymous Nov 20th, 2010 11:08pm report
This song is about abortion. In the song it is said " So we made away with the mistake we made, another life evolved to gestation." Clearly lets us know that this life is in utero. The baby's room is the uterus. As for rapture this is an allusion to his girlfriend playing god and deciding who goes and who stays when she got the abortion, clearly without consulting him. I believe this is a very religious song, coming from a person who is disenfranchised from the church.
anonymous May 17th, 2010 5:29am report
I pretty much agree with most of the interpretations above but I'm responding to Jesus person up there. Your last comment was why take the risk and not belive the answer is because If there is an omnipotent god like you say in pretty sure he knows if your whole heart is in it or not plus I'd rather be wrong saying what I feel than lilive my life a self decieving hypocrate like you
anonymous Nov 30th, 2009 11:18pm report
I think the song is most definitely about the insanity that can accompany some religious people. It is about the narrator's experience with his wife or girlfriend, where they have an (illegitimate) child, and due to her hearing "the voice of Jesus" she smothered/killed the child through her guilt of sinning.
"Until your rapture falls to pieces" is the narrator telling his love he'll wait for her to realize the errors in her religion.
"Why are we stuck in this pantomime fearing a god who died?" seems to be the narrator expressing how he believes God isn't needed for them to live their life, and is interfering with the way they live.
"And I would and I would destroy your god" means he would get her out of her religious views if it was possible for her to get out of them- but the woman seems too far absorbed to do otherwise.
"She swore she heard the voice of Jesus
Telling her it was wrong to keep it" is the woman's religious views taking control of her, versus her motherly nature and love of the child.
It seems to be the frustration of the father for losing a child for the mother's religion- which he views as an "absolute horror"; to give up the innocence of the child because of their love without marriage.
signedonurmomstits Sep 11th, 2009 9:22am report
Hurts's rapture is based on his own life his wife killed his son as a part of post pardon depression saying she heard the vocie of Jesus said it was wrong for her to keep him I have a friend who has met him and knows the band its not based off of symbolism or other people but his life
anonymous Jun 2nd, 2009 6:30am report
People have a lot of things all wrong. Idk what his point is in this song but she obviously sinned with him. She felt convicted about commuting adultry and satan came in a put condemnation on her. She got his voice confused and thought it was God's telling her that. The bible says Its not God's will that any person would perish. For god's sake you have a bible. Read John 3:16-17. She sinned Satan tookthat n made her feel horrible basically and she was infuenced by demons to murder the child. God never leads us into sin. It's Satan that does that. Read Genesis. Well this guy sees all this goin on and hears her sayin God told her to kill and he didn't really believe in God anyways but this made him even more pissed at God than he already was. The truth is noone has ANY right to be pissed at God. If they are then they have a wrong idea of who God really is and probably have just seen the really judgmental religous people. When the truth is that the same man Jesus that this guy thinks had his baby killed died on a cross for his sins not only so he doesn't go to hell but also that he can have a relationship with Jesus dude Jesus is a man that loves everyone and Christianity isn't the social status or religion it's been made out to be. It's really about forming a relationship with Jesus and letting him help us because we can't do this life right without His help. I used to hate God too till I found out what He is really like and that He wants to help me. Dude He wants to save and help everyone but we gotta except His gift by truely believing and putting our hope in this man....Jesus or we go to hell and miss out on eternal bliss with our heavenly father and Jesus who died for us and rose from the dead 3 days later. The guy in this song is totally content with living in sin and has no intention of changing. Just by the lyrics you can tell he has a lot of anger and offense towards God but he's angry at the wrong person. Hopefully he'll get saved and let Jesus help him like Jesus has helped me. If hell really exist do you want to take the chance in just not beliveing till your there burning?
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