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What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:26 am
by light_vai
Dear all,
I know maybe it's a stupid question.
Hope you guys don't mind it.
Since English is not my mother tongue and recently my friend and I was talking about "For the love of god".
We argued about the meaning of it, that's why we decided to ask for help here.
Please kindly help us on it.

Thanks a lot~~

PS: By the way, I ever play this song about 8 years ago. Hope you guys like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaadU2DcPDc

Re: What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:40 am
by Big Bad Bill
'For the Love of God' can be an expression of exasperation over something eg "Why, for the love of God, did he do such a stupid thing?"

However I personally don't think this is the context of Steve's usage. I think it suggests that the piece of music was written and is performed in gratitude for receiving God's love.

Re: What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:27 am
by RAI
Big Bad Bill wrote:'For the Love of God' can be an expression of exasperation over something eg "Why, for the love of God, did he do such a stupid thing?"

However I personally don't think this is the context of Steve's usage. I think it suggests that the piece of music was written and is performed in gratitude for receiving God's love.

Actually, watching the video, you see that is about all the things (good and bad) humans do, in the name of God (or if you will, "For The Love Of God").....

Re: What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:16 pm
by Big Bad Bill
RAI wrote:Actually, watching the video, you see that is about all the things (good and bad) humans do, in the name of God (or if you will, "For The Love Of God").....
I forgot about the video, RAI. Its a bleaker interpretation than mine though.

Re: What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:22 am
by Bryceybhoy
I can't believe you guys have got this so wrong. Let me explain.

The song title is an interpretation of impatience.

Such as:

"For the love of God, will you just release a new album."

or

"For the love of God, hurry up with the website updates."

or

"For the love of God, enough of the VaiTunes...how about a proper song?"

or

"For the love of God, when is my Secret Jewel Box going to be worth keeping?"

or

"For the love of God, when are you going to add another letter to that album wall....it's been about a month since the last one....surely you could just complete the 'THE' and that would allow us to start the guessing game, which would potentially at least create some form of interest on this website?"

That's what it means.

I'm here all week.

Re: What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:31 am
by Big Bad Bill
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You know what BryceyBhoy, Steve's going give you such a bitch-slappin' and with those enormous hands with their six fingers, its going to take your head clean off!

Re: What the "For the love of god" actually means?

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:33 pm
by PozEnergy
So inside the j card and also possibly the cd cover Steve does give an explanation in the song lyrics. Anyone able to find a link to that?