Beyoncé and Jay Z perform "Drunk in Love" at last night's Grammys - Photo by Mixxula via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1esUjP6)

Beyoncé and Jay Z perform “Drunk in Love” at last night’s Grammys – Photo by Mixxula via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1esUjP6)

A side-by-side look at Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” (which she and husband Jay-Z performed at last night’s Grammys) and Song of Solomon — the book of the Bible celebrating sexual love between a husband and wife — presented without commentary.

Drunk in Love

Why can’t I keep my fingers off it, baby?
I want you, na na
Why can’t I keep my fingers off it, baby?
I want you, na na

 

Song of Solomon

Chapter 5, verse 1

I come to my garden, my sister, my bride;
I gather my myrrh with my spice,
I eat my honeycomb with my honey,
I drink my wine with my milk.

Eat, friends, drink,
and be drunk with love.

Drunk in Love

We woke up in the kitchen saying,
“How the hell did this shit happen?”
Oh baby, drunk in love we be all night
Last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grinding up in the club

Song of Solomon

Chapter 1, verses 12-14

While the king was on his couch,
my nard gave forth its fragrance.
My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh
that lies between my breasts.
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
in the vineyards of En-gedi.

Drunk in Love

No complaints from my body, so fluorescent under these lights
Boy, I’m drinking,
Park it in my lot 7-11
I’m rubbing on it, rub-rubbing, if you scared, call that reverend
Boy, I’m drinking, get my brain right
Armand de brignac, gangster wife
Louie sheets, he sweat it out like wash rags he wear it out

Song of Solomon 7:10 - Photo by Sapphire Dream Photography via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1aD6cqt)

Song of Solomon 7:10 – Photo by Sapphire Dream Photography via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1aD6cqt)

Song of Solomon

Chapter 8, verses 8-10

We have a little sister,
and she has no breasts.
What shall we do for our sister,
on the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
we will build upon her a battlement of silver;
but if she is a door,
we will enclose her with boards of cedar.
I was a wall,
and my breasts were like towers;
then I was in his eyes
as one who brings peace.

Drunk in Love

Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard
Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood
I’m swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that big body
Been serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good, good

Song of Solomon

Chapter 6, verses 5-7

Your hair is like a flock of goats,
moving down the slopes of Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of ewes,
that have come up from the washing;
all of them bear twins,
and not one among them is bereaved.
Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
behind your veil.

Beyonce and Jay Z at the O2 in London - Photo by idrewuk via Wikimedia Commons (http://bit.ly/M5QZT2)

Beyonce and Jay Z at the O2 in London – Photo by idrewuk via Wikimedia Commons (http://bit.ly/M5QZT2)

Drunk in Love

(Jay Z)

We sex again in the morning, your breastases is my breakfast
We going in, we be all night

Song of Solomon

Chapter 4, verse 5

Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle,
that feed among the lilies.

19 Comments

  1. Not happy with the comparison

    As if!!! This is BLASPHEMY! How can you compare that stupid song with the bible! This is no where near the beautiful scriptural love of the Song of Songs or the Song of Soloman. NEVER… They come out with some dumb articles. SMH!

  2. Look at the days we live in where biblical comparisons try to justify with compromises creating false loop holes for things of the world like this to be accepted with such open arms. We live in a day & age where people try to use the God type passion to sell there secularism. It was obvious with “Locked out of heaven” and now you can clearly see it in this and so where are we getting off praising this?

  3. jeff pittman

    Laura Turner apparently suffers from the love of the world. She wants so badly to be perceived as intelligent, informed, and included that she is willing to compromise any semblance of Biblical truth. She seemingly wants so badly to be thought of as wise by those who hate God, that she will do anything and make any accommodation in her reasoning to intersect with the thinking of the world. I find her comments disgusting and straight from the pit of hell. And it is disappointing that CT has no more discretion than to allow this pitiful comparison of filthy, crude language to the Word in one of its publication channels. Stating that she made an “astute comparison between the Grammy performance and the erotic biblical book, Song of Songs” is heresy at worst and laughable at best. The lack of intellectual honesty displayed by both Turner and CT is transparent for its purpose – to be thought of as wise by the world, to be accepted by a morally bankrupt culture and its leaders, to defy Jesus’s commandments and supporting teaching in the New Testament to seek to in the world but not of the world. Just a sad, pathetic exercise in self indulgence and intellectual bankruptcy. I doubt you will post this because you don’t want to contemplate the truth found in my comments.

    • jeff pittman

      Please allow the following correction to my post:

      “I find her COMPARISON ( I wrote “comments”) disgusting and straight from the pit of hell.

      I apologize for my mistake.

  4. This seems to show more of a contrast. Little of Jay Z and Beyonce’s excerpts (provided in this article) show them praising the other’s body or anything else. The excerpts seem to focus on the sex act with euphemisms (sure, Song of Solomon has some of that), but theirs seems more crude and just focused on the acts and the drunken feelings…not why they love each other.

  5. It appears as though this comparison is to show that even back in biblical days, partners engaged in love acts for enjoyment of each other – not just for procreation as some of us have been led to believe. While the euphemisms use much different jargon (most of us don’t speak in parables these days), the sentiment is the same. When you’re married – you can enjoy your husband or wife as the two of you see fit. Nothing blasphemous there.

  6. jeff pittman

    I suppose you consider yourself entertaining and funny. Your post here is about as funny and entertaining if I wrote a post that used ebonics to degrade blacks and made the claim at the banner line, “You mite be a niggah if……”

    Which of course, would be degrading and disrespectful to a whole class of people.

    You are really impressed with yourself. So nice that you can live above the rest of us and we can look to you for our moral direction and enlightenment.

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