We know the fire awaits unbelievers

from Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In medieval times people would be burned for not believing in God. Even in modern days, men of God will at times preach of hellfire to persuade people into being good, practicing Christians.

This idea of hell is similar to other tracks on the album such as “Ya Hey”. Maybe Koenig’s been reading Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God recently?

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