Good Friday
CocoRosie Lyrics


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I once fell in love with you
Just because the sky turned from gray
Into blue, it was a good Friday
The streets were open and empty
No more passion play
On St. Nicholas avenue
I believe in St. Nicholas
Its a different type of Santa Claus




Overall Meaning

The opening lines of the song Good Friday by CocoRosie reflects on falling in love with someone on a good day, as the grey sky turned blue. The use of the religious reference is quite prominent in the song, as it talks about St. Nicholas avenue, which is believed to be named after St. Nicholas of Myra, a Christian Bishop who was known for his kindness and generosity. The singer believes in St. Nicholas and even reflects on him being a different type of Santa Claus. It seems to be a metaphorical reference to having faith in a different kind of hope, other than just materialistic and worldly possessions.


The song then goes on to talk about the lack of drama and chaos on the streets, hinting at the idea of new beginnings and fresh starts. The lyrics "No more passion play," suggests that there is no more drama or exaggerated displays of emotions as the streets were empty and open. The song seems to be about finding the right kind of love, free from drama and chaos. It reflects on having faith in something pure and beautiful without any need for extravagance.


Overall, the song Good Friday by CocoRosie seems to be a homage to new beginnings, pure faith, and finding love in the most unpredictable moments. Its use of religious references adds an element of purity and hopefulness. It almost feels like a prayer to find the right kind of love, something beautiful and pure.


Line by Line Meaning

I once fell in love with you
I used to love you


Just because the sky turned from gray
My emotions changed because of a small external event, like the sky turning blue


Into blue, it was a good Friday
The day I fell in love with you was on a Friday when everything felt right


The streets were open and empty
The roads were quiet and calm


No more passion play
There wasn't any drama or theatrical performance between us anymore


On St. Nicholas avenue
We were likely walking on a specific street named St. Nicholas avenue


I believe in St. Nicholas
I have faith in the concept of St. Nicholas


Its a different type of Santa Claus
St. Nicholas and Santa Claus share similarities, but they are not exactly the same




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