Music Monday: “My God is the Sun” by Queens of the Stone Age

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “My God Is The Sun”
Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
Album: …Like Clockwork (2013)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
Far beyond the desert road
Where everything ends up
So good the empty space
Mental erase, forgive..
(Forgot…)

[Chorus]
Heal them, like fire form a gun
Kneeling, my god is the sun
Heal them, like fire from above
Kneeling, my god is the sun

[Verse 2]
I don’t know what time it was
I don’t wear a watch
So good to be an ant who crawls
atop a spinning rock
(Beyond…)

[Chorus]
Heal them, like fire from a gun
Kneeling, my god is the sun
Heal them, with fire from above
Kneeling, my god is the sun

[Verse 3]
Heal them, like fire from a gun
Kneeling, my god is the Sun
Healing, kneeling
Godless heathens
Godless heathens always want from the sky…

Queens of the Stone age is one of those bands that sounds like the area they are from; in this case, it is the deserts of California. As such, their sound always makes me think of summer and cruising around in the heat. “My God is the Sun” transports the listener to the arid wastes of a long, desert road with the sun shining high amid the blue sky. Josh Homme’s signature guitar riffs and crooning voice pound along with insistent drums and a locomotive bass-line. The track takes a beat from its hammering pace to trip into a half-time waltz, giving the listener a moment to breath before jumping back with the main riff and finishing strong.

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My vinyl copy of …Like Clockwork; originally released in 2013.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

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