This song is about turning to Satan:
Day after day, I'm more confusedBetween God and Satan.
You know that's a game I hate to loseWe all know who else hated to lose... FAUST. And look what happened to him.
And I'm feelin the strain; ain't it a shameHe can feel himself succumb to Satan, but he doesn't even care!
Examine the chorus, where Satan himself speaks:
Give me the beat, boysfrom HELL!
and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock & rollTranslation: I want to hide as subversive messages in your rock & roll albums
and drift away...and be distributed to millions of teenagers with too-lenient parents
Yeah, now you see that shit. Check out how the second verse is clarified just by adding 'in Church' to the end of each line:
Beginning to think I'm wasting time [in Church]
Don't understand the things I do [in Church]
And then he just out and out begs Satan for power:
The world outside looks so unkind
I'm counting on you [Satan!] to get me through
THE HORROR! And children have been listening to this stuff for years now.
And when my mind is free [from God]This song is blatantly praising how Satan consumes our youth through rock music!
Y'know, a melody can move me [straight to your new address at 666 Hell Street!]
Thanks for the joy that you've given me [, Satan]
I want you to know I believe in your [power over me through] song
...You help me along
makin' me strong [with your SATAN POWAR!] >=(
Now, now, now
Won't ya take me [Satan]?
Oh, just take me!
Beware. Just... beware.