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Songs of Sacrilege: H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line

This is the one hundredth 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 H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line.

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When the sun had left and the winter came
And the sky fall could only bring the rain
(I sat in darkness, all broken hearted)
I couldn’t find a day I didn’t feel alone
I never meant to cry, started losing hope…
(But somehow baby) You broke through and saved me

You’re an angel, tell me you’re never leaving
Cause you’re the first thing I know I can believe in

You’re holy, holy, holy, holy
I’m high on loving you, high on loving you
You’re holy, holy, holy, holy
I’m high on loving you, high on loving you

You made the brightest days from the darkest nights
You’re the river bank where I was baptized
Cleanse all the demons
That were killing my freedom
Let me lay you down, give me to ya
Get you singing babe, hallelujah
We’ll be touching, we’ll be touching heaven

You’re an angel, tell me you’re never leaving
Cause you’re the first thing I know I can believe in

You’re holy, holy, holy, holy
I’m high on loving you, high on loving you
You’re holy, holy, holy, holy
I’m high on loving you, high on loving you

I don’t need the stars cause you shine for me
Like fire in my veins, you’re my ecstasy
(You’re my ecstasy)

You’re holy, holy, holy, holy
I’m high on loving you, high on loving you
You’re holy, holy, holy, holy
I’m high on loving you, high on loving you

You’re the healing hands where it used to hurt
You’re my saving grace, you’re my kind of church

(You’re holy…)

Series Navigation<< Songs of Sacrilege: What Would Scooby Do? by Eddie ScottSongs of Sacrilege: Trash by Tyler Glenn >>


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    The first time I heard this song I only heard the chorus – “Holy Holy… High on loving you” … I thought awesome..getting some air time for God. The next time I heard the song and heard the whole thing, I thought “wow…catchy tune, but this is kind of sacrilegious. The more I thought about it and the more times I heard it, I just had to go with what my gut “aka the holy spirit” was telling me. Not a song I will be looking for…just too many religious imagery without a religious message for me.

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    When I first heard this song I thought it had a beautiful tune, , I felt odd about it though, couldnt put my finger on it, Saying that a woman is more Holy to him than God is pure sacrilegious and blasphemy, but it took me a while and research on the internet that I am SOO glad I found, Must have been the Holy spirit showing me, I will now explain it to our children why this song is sacrilegious, and wrong, , No one is Holier than God and cant say a woman is your Church, So many things in the lyrics now stick out clearly now, I will be shutting it off everytime it comes on the radio, I wish our country music stations would do the same, and not play it, I wish people could protest it or do something because I think it is offensive to our Dear Lord, I wish I realized this sooner, Thankyou for this website,

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    Oh Bruce is still preaching the good word whether he likes it or not! Say anything at all Gerencser. and Jeeeeesus changes the message to spread his mighty word! Thank-you for this website, indeed! I gotta laugh my way to the loo now!
    By the way, there is a woman in the church worthy of a pedestal above Jesus. Adolescent love showed her to me and she lit me up from stem to stern.
    Marie, you shut reality right off every time you hear it, praise almighty Woo!

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    By the way, those believers here among us might consider sending me a small donation, cash only throught the mail. This will support the spreading of the good word far and wide. Send money now, care of plaineng. I so look forward to you obedient support.

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      I joined in laughing at the comments from those who oppose this song but sorry Brian, even as believer, I don’t send anyone money through the mail– I use Paypal like any civilized person in the 21st century.
      As for the song, I think it is fine and a lovely tribute to a woman who obviously means a great deal to the author/composer. Love is holy and wholly human. No Woo required. (Maybe a woo-who if one really likes the song?)

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        I like that this song reclaims some language from its cage in religion and humanizes the terms again. It is love, human love that saves us and gives us each and every day. ‘She’ brings human freedom, healing, wholeness back into life.
        It is indeed ever so sad that the Maries of the world are taught to hate and call that love, that imagination is defeated by this sort of faith and produces shallow, blunted perception. The church has done its job very well with Marie. She will turn off the music.

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    I played praise and worship music for 15 years and I understand why some people pick apart everything. It depends on your self worth and relationship with God.
    I left the American church in 2005. Sick of all the hypocrites. I had become one too. If your living in fear mode that is not from God. I find that I do it a lot. God used sinners , tax collectors and many Non – Goody two shoes American approved Christians. Stop it! Your the reason many people are leaving the church .. judgement !
    This son is lifting his woman to a place all women want to be held. God made marriage to reflect Gods love and to model Christ’s relationship with us.
    If .. the song was made to be sacreligious .. well… let God usd it did good. He can do that ! Or.. are you just going to stay narrow minded and bash anything that doesn’t fit your little window of “ Neiman Marcus “ Christianity !

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      Dear S, Stores are full of hypocrites of but you still go to them. We need Church like we need food. Church is full of sinners because we are human. Afterall, God came to save the sinners not the righteous. Don’t leave church because of others. Stay for your Jesus.

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        No, Jordie, no one needs church. Any god worthy of the name would be able to get its message to humanity without resorting to mortal messengers or scriptures.

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        I can’t speak for S, but in my case, I left christianity because of God, Jesus, and the bible. The bigotry and hypocrisy of alleged christians was only secondary. So..why would I stay for Jesus when Jesus is part of the problem?

        and I haven’t starved to death yet. In fact, I am mentally healthier than ever.

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