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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Shallow Be Thy Game Meaning

Song Released: 1996


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I was not created
In the linkeness 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...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 2011 7:37am report


    This is not about all Christianity rather one sect Catholicism.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 27th, 2010 6:02pm report


    I think that this song is bashing religion, especially Christianity.
    "Purple sashes feeding masses, smoke on which to choke"
    Purple sashes worn by priests, the miracle of feeding thousands of people with little food
    "2000 years"-era of Christianity
    "People live in fear/I do not serve in fear"-fear of God for being powerful, etc.
    "I will be your heretic"-Heretics during the Inquisition were accused of manipulating Christianity, spreading wrong ideas
    "You're not born into sin"-Christians believe that they are born with original sin
    More examples, pretty obvious that he's trashing Christianity



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    midnitegreen
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    May 9th, 2007 5:41pm report


    It's very religious. In my opion not like RHCP at all. Hmmm okay song.




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