A Song About How We Don’t Need to Wait for a Messiah

The Polish band AmperA recently released a song (in English) called “Messiah” about how they’re not waiting around for God to fix things for them; they have to take responsibility for their own lives.

Great song and awesome lyrics:

I don’t need to look
Up in the sky
I don’t wanna get there
Don’t even try
I just wanna keep my friends
Close to my heart
I believe in goodness
Brothers, sister forever

Waiting for Messiah
Makes no sense to me
We’ve got to live in here
Let’s not waste it all


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  • http://fractalheretic.blogspot.com/ Fractal Heretic

    “let’s make a heaven”

    I think we can do better than that. What if we make a place where everyone is free?

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I don’t know about anyone else but I can barely understand a word they are singing.

    • Geoff Boulton

      I don’t wanna wait
      Wait for a sign
      Waiting for the fairness
      I wasted my mind
      Wanna give no promise
      Do it my way
      Here let’s make our heaven
      Brothers, sisters together
      Waiting for Messiah
      Makes no sense to me
      We’ve got to live in here
      Let’s not waste it all
      I don’t need to look
      Up in the sky
      I don’t wanna get there
      Don’t even try
      I just wanna keep my friends
      Close to my heart
      I believe in goodness
      Brothers, sister forever

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

        I will just pass on this one. Not going to listen to a song I cannot understand without the lyrics in front of me.

  • NateW

    I’m a Christian, and I couldn’t agree more. : )

    Out of curiosity, anyone out there read any Peter Rollins? I’d love to hear what an atheiest thinks of his “(a)theist” approach to Christian theology.

    Also, Bob Dylan’s most recent album is largely a critique of ways of thinking like this within the church (Dylan includes himself among the ones being critiqued) the last song is an epic call to fully embrace this world rather than letting it sink while dreaming that you’re helping someone.

    • Rain

      Out of curiosity, anyone out there read any Peter Rollins?

      To me that question cannot be answered without considering the philosophical implications. Think of it this way: Why do we ask if we have read Peter Rollins? In a way, we have all read Peter Rollins. But in another more different way, we have not. Or have we? Maybe we are asking the wrong questions.

      • NateW

        Haha, I’ll take that as a yes. Or, from another POV a definitive No.

  • busterggi

    Its no ‘Thunderdome’.


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