"On the new album's 'Passive Aggressive', you sing, "God's in crisis. He's over." If you don't believe in God, do you have a higher power you appeal to when you're at the end of your tether ?
BM : Yeah, my older brother. [laughs.] I was raised a born-again Christian. I have my life over to Jesus when I was 11. I took it back when I was 14. But that stays with you for a long time. I remember my mother saying, "When Jesus knocks at your door, it's your choice to open the door or to leave it closed. And Jesus will knock for a while, but then your heart will become hardened and he will leave." And the song can be about that, or it can be about not letting someone else into your heart."
Brian Molko, Alternative Press, August 2001
"Again this is a song that can work on two levels. You can see it as someone asking someone to let them in, to be a part of their lives or you can see it as the old saying I was taught at Sunday School 'When Jesus knocks at your door, it's your choice to let him in' so it could be a simple song about love or religon."
Brian Molko, Unknown magazine, 2000