Songs of Sacrilege: Sleep on the Floor by The Lumineers

This is the ninety-fourth installment in the Songs of Sacrilege series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please send me an email.

Today’s Song of Sacrilege is Sleep on the Floor by The Lumineers.

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Lyrics

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out
‘Cause if we don’t leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown, baby come on

Forget what Father Brennan said
We were not born in sin
Leave a note on your bed
Let your mother know you’re safe
And by the time she wakes
We’ll have driven through the state
We’ll have driven through the night, baby come on

If the sun don’t shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you lay yourself down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

And when we looked outside, couldn’t even see the sky
How do you pay the rent, is it your parents
Or is hard work dear, holding the atmosphere
I don’t wanna live like that

If the sun don’t shine on me today
If the subways flood and bridges break

Jesus Christ can’t save me tonight
Put on your dress, yes wear something nice
Decide on me, yea decide on us
Oh, oh, oh, Illinois, Illinois

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out
Cause if we don’t leave this town
We might never make it out

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2 Comments

  1. Julius

    I’m torn. Loved the tone and what lyrics I understood of this song. He mentions Jesus Christ… Then I look up the lyrics and yes, sacrilege. Now I’m thinking, hastily and regretfully, should I not listen to one of my favorite bands????

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  2. Dave

    The irony…..they are Christian, unless they are latest to walk away over the last few years.

    Kinda shocking lyrics, until I think about the band from Cincy…all in the ministry now or past, and the first lyric of the first song is “Drunk as hell, I burned my church to the ground”. Sometimes lyrics have a meaning NOT obvious in the lyric sheet.

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