Monday, December 6, 2010

The Cardigans - Do You Believe

I think this song has subtle but strong references to Christianity- 'love is gonna save the world' & 'love is gonna save your soul'; i.e. Christians believe that Jesus loves everyone and that he came to save not only each of us individually, but that he came to save the world. I think that the protagonist in this song, without coming out and saying it directly, is saying that she doesn't believe what Christians believe. Of course, part of the genius of the song, is that by not making direct references to Christianity, it can also just be a dark song about someone's point of view that love isn't all it's cracked up to be.









Do You Believe
by The Cardigans

Do you really think
That love is gonna save the world
Well, I don't think so
I just don't think so
Do you really think
That love is gonna save your soul
Well I sure hope so
Oh, I really really hope so
But I don't think so

Do you really think
That love is gonna save the world
Well, I don't think so
I just don't think so
Do you really think
That love is gonna save your soul
Well I sure hope so
Oh, yes I really really hope so
But I don't think so

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