''The intention behind "Take Me to Church" was to write something that was a kind of celebration of sexuality. People took the title at face value and were very upset when they found out that it was not a song actually about being taken to church." - Hozier
"Growing up, I always saw the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. The history speaks for itself and I grew incredibly frustrated and angry. I essentially just put that into my words." - Hozier
''An act of sex is one of the most human things. But an organization like the church, say, through its doctrine, would undermine humanity by successfully teaching shame about sexual orientation. The song is about asserting yourself and reclaiming your humanity through an act of love.'' - Hozier
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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