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Passion-Tide


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mrattue

 Genre: Gospel

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Another song on an Easter theme, hopefully without needing much introduction.

Hope the holiday period went well for you all.

The pic is of Salisbury Cathedral in the fine weather we are having at the moment.

Marc
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Passiontide



Oh, Lord, how d’You know,
Where’s the best place to go,
When all the world calls on Your name?
Whether Jesus, or Krishna,
Or Allah, it’s the same,
We all need Your Undying Flame,
And there’s floods, Lord, and rain,
And conflict and pain,
Outside of heaven again and again,
And horrors we know,
That with the winds blow,
And darken our hearts wherever we go,

So, Lord, what’s to do,
When the whole world’s so blue,
And everyone is praying for you?
Whether God or Jehovah,
Or Yahweh, it’s just the same,
We all seek Your Undying Flame,
And it’s hard, Lord, to see,
Your Beauty so free,
In nightmares that happen to people for real,
Oh, how can you bear,
As someone who cares,
To see you poor children in dread and despair?

Oh, how do You bear all our suffering and pain?
The grief and the grieving again?
The madness and terror and fears that remain,
The blind and the maimed and insane?
Misfortune and cruelty’s old ancient refrain,
The horrors again and again,

Oh, how do You bear all our pain?
Oh, how do You bear all our pain?
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Uploaded: Apr 24, 2011 - 03:05:06 PM
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neilh79 said 2371 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Passion Tide
Marc... on the gospel train now!! I like this, was a bit surprised with the electric coming in at the end (though thats not a bad thing!!) good job again mate
mrattue said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Hi Neil!
Don't know why that electric wanted to come in, either. Something to do with the passion of it all, i suppose! Perhaps there was a bit of anger about the way some perfectly decent people have all the bad luck sometimes!

Thanks for listening, mate.

Marc
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alackbass said 2371 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
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Easter isn't really the time when one would expect to hear a song embracing all faiths. But man oh man is it nice to hear! Well done!
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mrattue said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks, Andrew!
i suppose it is a bit irreverent, in a way, isn't it? The defining moment of what makes Christianity different and i sing a multi-faith song!

That's what being a mystic rather than a convert does to you, i suppose!

Cheers now

Marc
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michaeljayklein said 2371 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Marc
Even a nonreligious sort like myself was greatly moved by this--it's impossible not to be, as the message is universal to all. Beautifully done work here Marc--from the songwriting on up, it is a wonderfully produced and performed song of devotion (that choir behind you--those were angels singing I think). Thanks again and hope your Easter Sunday was all it should be for you. Take good care now! Michael
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mrattue said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Wow
thanks, Michael!

I'm pretty irreligious myself, as far as the formalities go, and i'm glad that you felt the emotional force of the song. That's where meaning is made, for me.

Hope Easter went all right for you, too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Marc
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RAVENS said 2371 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Wonderful
I agree with MJK 100%. What a powerful song, and so wonderfully sung. Great tune!

RAVEN ;-)
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mrattue said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Hi Dani!
Great to hear from you again. You always say such encouraging things! ;-)

As ever, thank you so much for stepping over this way and taking the time to listen.

Hope you had a good Easter,


Marc
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FEEL said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Nice melody
A song of hope and prayer. It's got to be difficult hearing them all and then the outcomes. Nicely written lyrics about our higher power.
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mrattue said 2370 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Thanks, man!
Glad it appealed. An old subject, expressed again.

Cheers for listening.

Marc
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PeterB7858 said 2370 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Allah, Vishnu, Buddah, Jesus, et. al.
I not sure whether you are being ironic or not with this, Marc, but I am sensing some tongue-in-cheek amidst the sadness. It is a wonder to me also that so many people pray to so many gods via so many religions and they are all able to find a way to somehow justify the massive misery and suffering that befalls so many people in the world as being part of "god's" plan. Sorry, but this is a hobby horse of mine. I like the song and your sensitive treatment. Warm regards, Peter.
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mrattue said 2370 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Hi Peter!
There is certainly a little anger in this about religious people trying to blame all the bad stuff on humankind, as if it were a crime to be born and some sort of failing to be imperfect! And the one who is supposed to have designed it all is absolved of all blame for the outcome on the pretext of the biggest, fattest (but infinitely convenient) lie of all time, as i see it, namely 'freewill'.

On the other hand, the resonance of certain passages in the scriptures can shine through all that human claptrap, just like anything that inspires love can, and then the Divine has an emotional reality that is beautiful, transcendent, and even more remarkably, intrinsically recognisable and trustworthy, which is really mind-blowing, when you think about it. How could we know it for what it is if we have never felt it before?

It's all a wonder and a mystery.

Cheers now

marc


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dave_b said 2370 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Passion-Tide
Hmmm the problem of pain. Didn't get a good answer to that one in my philosophy of religion classes - something about how this is is the "best of all possible worlds". Nice vocals and instrumentation, and you're starting to throwdown on the electric!
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mrattue said 2370 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Hi Dave!
Thanks for giving this a listen. It is good to crank things up with an overdriven guitar sometimes, isn't it? Feel no pain then!

Cheers for stopping by.

marc
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DWL said 2369 days ago (April 27th, 2011)
How indeed?
I like the air of bewilderment. I think I feel like that a lot. Interesting and unexpected ending as that nasty guitar brings home the pain.

Nice work Marc.

Cheers

Dick
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mrattue said 2367 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Hi Dick!
Glad you gave this one a go and came away with something. It's a real mystery, all right!

Thanks for listening and leaving your thoughts. So encouraging to know that there's some interest out there.

Cheers now

Marc
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jdholliday said 2363 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Beautiful!
You are fantastic at his folk song genre, really extremely well written and delivered!
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mrattue said 2362 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thanks, JD!
Glad to know that this one was worth a listen for you!

Cheers now,

Marc
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Hickling_Stan said 2360 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
Just sat back and listened
really thoughful lyrics and a nice mix. Nice to see a pic of my home towns Cathedral. How is the old place? Not been back for a while. Cheers Mark
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mrattue said 2359 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Hi, lads!
Thanks for stopping by. The old spire is still standing up, though not too straight! The town was lovely in the spring sunshine when i left it. Didn't know you were from Salisbury! Sorry you had to leave!

At sea at the moment with a dodgy signal. Will listen to your track with interest when i get in a better area.

Cheers now,

Marc
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