Sunday, October 19, 2008

Madonna's "Like A Prayer" - Hidden Meaning

Madonna Like a prayer meaning interpretation lyricsOk, now I've always wondered what this song is about! Is it about "some girl's" love of God and praying and christianity etc! Or is it about anti-racism and stuff like! Some say that its simply and painfully obviously about her excitement at giving some huge brother a plain old BJ (if not more, that is!)! I don't know.

So, below I tried to demystify a bit - (

Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone. I hear you call my name and it feels like Home.

It seems to mean - "I'm a bit unsure about my life and really really lonely and ready for a bo-ty call" - but I wouldn't know the true meaning really!

When you call my name, it's like a little Prayer. I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there.

She is "down on her knees" aching to "take him there" and he's calling her name! In what situation would you picture a girl on her knees in front of a guy who is calling her name? They certainly aren't playing chess that way! Not sure whats up!Madonna Like a prayer meaning interpretation lyrics

In the midnight hour, I can feel your Power. Just like a prayer, you know I'll take you there

Unless they are happily arm-wrestling in the middle of the night I don't know how she would feel his "power"! And she is still totally aching to "take him there" and she so far hasn't indicated that she is carrying him on her back to library so "taking him there" must mean something else here!

I hear your voice, it's like an angel sighing. I have no choice,

Whatever they were doing has become intense as the guy has also started to "sigh" and stuff and she "has no choice"! It seems she is even more compelled to continue with whatever she is doing on her knees after listening to his sighing. She is quite dedicated at it for sure, whatever it is.

I hear your voice, feels like Flying. I close my eyes, oh God, I think I'm Falling, out of the sky. I close my eyes, Heaven Help me.

Madonna Like a prayer meaning interpretation lyricsOk, now it gets complicated! She feels like flying and falling etc, it seems that she is no longer on her knees (can't fall or fly that way). In all probability, she finished whatever she was doing while on her knees and he told her to lie down. But its not like she is just going to sleep or something, with "heaven help me", something is still up!

Like a child, you whisper softly to me. You're In control just like a child, now I'm dancing.

Ok, now even more confusing! Last we heard, she was lying on her back but she is dancing too and he's in control! Let me rephrase - "They are doing something that requires her to lie on her back and "dance" with the guy in question and the guy has recklessly taken control of the activity they are doing together". How interesting! Well, must be some new form of dance that I haven't heard about.

It's like a dream, no end and no beginning. You're here with me, it's like a dream.

So, she is is so excited that she's even oblivious to the sense of time and reality! Now when I think of it, it could be related to relativitistic physics too given the references to time dilation etc, probably the song is indeed about quantum physics or something.
Madonna Like a prayer meaning interpretation lyrics
Any way, so far we have gathered the following data -
1) She is lonely and some guy calls her

2) She meets with him and gets down on her knees and tries to "take him somewhere"

3) Then he starts sighing etc and they both get excited doing whatever it is they are doing.

4) Then she lies down and they do some sort of "dance" together!
5) Then she thinks about space-time continuity and quantum physics.

Not really sure whats going on here, if you have any suggestions, please share!

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  1. madonna i love my queen

  2. Madonna Madonna....Can't help it!

  3. I think the black guy is the antichrist! The muggers are the world's religions and corporations who have defiled mother earth!

    1. sorry bush comes to kill steal & destroy,most likely any type of antichrist is white skin

    2. I know what this means the truth always gets bashed... but this is what it means... Satan is speaking though madonna, He wants you to "call his name" so he can "take you....there"...hell, this is why it is "like" a prayer, because it is NOT a prayer... if it was a prayer it wouldn't say "like" . He falls down on his knees because he 'gets off' on destroying the midnight hour part is because the way to do it is at a crossroads at midnight. Then it gets hypnosis and tries to program you 'angels voice' Dont assume angels are good, a third of them fell from heaven. Falling out of the sky.... Where satan fell from heaven...He's telling you that its him... Dont walk, RUN to Jesus... this aint a joke and that smug arrogant denial spirit that is all over this message board is a disease. Read the bible and suspend your disbelief long enough to wake the hell up! Jesus is most likely white and it matters because anything besides the real Jesus is "another Jesus" which he warned us about.

  4. hahaha...I dig that :).....I was actually going for the whole Madonna's Like A Prayer for satan worship angle....but kept it light for now

  5. no,it isn't Satan worship! Most of the evil done to others is done in the name of religion! I think Satan(if he does exist) is the source of most religions. The guy smirking at her I think represents Satan. Satan is suppose to be the "great deceiver" after all. :)

  6. I couldn't agree more with that one! I remember reading a paper that compared how organized religion is so much similar to organized crime syndicates! On a side note, satan worship (figuratively speaking) would imply that one's denouncing the organized religion and therefore taking a step in the right Madonna here is telling us to do the right thing lmao (j/k)

  7. Try reading her own quotes on the song and video she gives a concise overview

  8. Yes I think the video could have done without the burning cross and making out on the floor but besides that I think people are twisting the meaning of the song when you pray where are you on your knees and your really going to twist that if i were in front of Jesus right now I would get on my knees and kiss his feet for what he did for me interpret the video for good don't look at the worst maybe Madonna has found Jesus if so rejoice don't twist it and don't judge if what you say the video means really is then God will see that in her heart and deal with it that is not up to us to decide

    1. Omg shut the fuck up u bible basher. Who actually cares what the song means? When we talk about the sexual way it is a laugh. Typical jesus freak to ruin peoples fun. oh and on a side note, it's people like you that have caused millions of deaths in the world. Christianity is the real terrorist religion. Mass murdering Muslims during the crusades over a little piece of land that was eventually given away to the Jews. All religions are fucked up. The world would be a safer place without them!

    2. Still with the Crusades? 700+ years later. Bleh. Retire that example. The Crusades were more about trade routes than religion. Religion may often be invoked to stir the masses into a frenzy, but remove religion from the equation and it'd be just as easy to stir them up with nationalism, patriotism, fear, greed. Religions are not inherently fucked up, as you say. People are fucked up, and will use any ideology to commit crimes against other people.

  9. I think the song is about having sex with God.

  10. Blowjobs and sex simple

  11. If you listen to the words and have never seen the video, there is nothing to give it a religious meaning. God's name is only mentioned ONCE in the song and that is in an exclamatory phrase. (Oh, God!) Just because the title has the word prayer in it means nothing. Any song should be self explanatory without an additional video. There used to be no such things as music videos and we had no trouble knowing what a song was about.

  12. "You are not what you seem".... it's about a priest molesting his alter boy. With the timing of it's release no wonder the catholic church was up in arms.