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Priest - Julia Michaels

The Experience: You broke my heart and now you want some redemption... but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession... Not ready to forgive. Ever.
The Vibe: Dreamy... and bitter.
The Topic: Bitterness.
The Value: Forgiveness.
The Tension: Now you want some redemption (you say you're sorry) vs. It's obvious you ain't learned your lesson  (you don't deserve forgiveness).

Music video: Julia Michaels and a crew of broken-hearted women lounge in a color-dead white-draped warehouse. They've dumped their exes and cleaned house. And they're left empty. Wounds don't heal if you only fill the void with bitterness.

The Meaning of Priest: Some people are supposed to forgive everything and anything. But that's not me: I'm not a priest. I got hurt: you broke my heart. And you broke my ability to think about you without bitterness. All you can think is the worst. So when apology is offered - now you want some redemption - you don't even consider the possibility they're sorry: it's obvious that you ain't learned your lesson oh you're owning up so you can get to heaven. So bitterness reigns, and f-ck your confession.

Ask yourself: Are you truly forgiving if you only absolve people who deserve it?

Album: Inner Monologue Part 2 - 2019

LYRICS:

Yeah there are liars but then there is you
In retrospect that's what brought me to you
Guess I thought I could change you to the truth
I don't know I don't know what I was thinking

Sometimes I miss you and then I remember
That I deserve much better
Cover my tattoo about you with another
And now I'm feeling much better

Oh you broke my heart and now you want some redemption
Oh it's obvious that you ain't learned your lesson
Oh you're owning up so you can get to heaven
Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession

In my weak moments I think about you
But not in the way that you think that I do
I've actually made up a game with my friends
To see how long until this one ends and the next one begins
I've got a hundred dollars riding on it

Oh you broke my heart and now you want some redemption
Oh it's obvious that you ain't learned your lesson
Oh you're owning up so you can get to heaven
Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession

Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession

Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession

Sometimes I miss you and then I remember
That I deserve much better
Cover my tattoo about you with another
And now I'm feeling much better

Oh you broke my heart and now you want some redemption
Oh it's obvious that you ain't learned your lesson
Oh you're owning up so you can get to heaven
Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession

Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession

Oh but I'm not a priest so f-ck your confession


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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