Nog niet verwerkte gegevens

Update muziek bijbelnummers 29 april 2010
Alison Krauss:
1) A living prayer – “The savior lives inside me there etc” ze wil een
levend gebed voor God zijn.
2) Down to the river to pray – Bidden om de juiste weg naar Gods
koninkrijk en de belonging die daar bij hoort.
3) Jacob’s dream – kinderen zijn spoorloos, een Jacob droomt over de
plek waar ze liggen begraven. In de bijbel is er ook een Jacob die
droomt en een openbaring krijgt !!??
4) In the palm of your hand - bij Jesaja 40:28-31
America(ex-lid Dan Peek gospelalbum)
Song Title
1. All Things Are Possible
2. Divine Lady
3. Love Was Just Another World
4. He's All That's Right
5. One Way
6. Ready For Love
7. Lighthouse
8. Forgive Me, Forgive You
9. Hometown
10. You're My Star
11. I Have To Say Goodbye
Amy Grant (30 miljoen cd’s)
Breath of heaven (Mary’s song) – gezongen vanuit het perespectief van Maria die een kind
Andre Rieu:
You’ll never walk alone (cover Johnny cash ?)
Nearer my God, to Thee (lied word ook gezongen bij het zinken van de
Accept (Peter baltes christen geworden)
A camp(2e band van de cardigans,zangeres Nina perssons)
Op cd Colonia(2008)
1) Stronger than jesus
2) The Crowning (over de kruisiging)
Alice cooper:
Op de cd brutal planet staan een aantal christelijke referenties
Cd the last temptation staat vol met geloofsthema’s
Anthrax (dan spitz –christen geworden)
Former Anthrax lead guitarist Dan Spitz is now a Messianic Jew.
Daniel Spitz turned his back on music after more than a decade of success with one of the world's fiercest rock
bands. But now the former lead guitarist with ANTHRAX, one of the pioneers of "thrash metal," is back with a new
song--as a Messianic Jew.
After a hiatus of more than four years, he is recording an album that marries his familiar sound with a newfound
faith. He plans to go back on the road to reach young people who connect with the raw power of his style of music
but find little to appeal to them in the typical church.
"The new stuff is a testimony to coming from where I was to where I am now," says the 36-year-old musician who
helped Anthrax sell more than 12 million albums as they hit the charts and toured the world.
Founded in 1982, the group
led the new "thrash metal"
scene--which mixes heavy
metal and punk in fast, highenergy music--along with the
likes of Metallica, Slayer and
Megadeth. Anthrax's
recordings included
"Spreading the Disease" and
"Sound of White Noise," with
songs like "Deathrider,"
"Belly of the Beast,"
"Discharge" and "Parasite."
One leading music magazine
acclaimed their "remorseless
metallic drive without peer."
Avenged Sevenfold
The band has released five studio albums, one live album/compilation, and fifteen singles.
The band themselves have received much credit for their worldwide mainstream success and
were most notably proclaimed as one of the leaders and key bands in the New Wave of
American Heavy Metal and were featured as second place on Ultimate Guitar's Top Ten
Bands of the Decade. Andere bijbel gerelateerde liederen:
The band's name is a reference to the Book of Genesis in the Bible, where Cain is sentenced
to live in exile for murdering his brother. God marked him so that none would kill him on
account of his sin; the man who dared to kill Cain would suffer "vengeance seven times over"
(KJV). The abbreviation for Avenged Sevenfold came from Zacky Vengeance as A7X, which
the A stands for 'Avenged', the 7 stands for 'seven', and the X stands for 'fold' because of the
X forming a "folding" formation. The title of Avenged Sevenfold's song "Chapter Four"
references the fourth chapter of Genesis, in which the story of Cain and Abel takes place. The
song's subject also appears to be this story. "Beast and the Harlot", yet another song derived
from the Bible, comes from the book of Revelation only it is written in the first person and
refers to the punishment of Babylon the Great, world empire and seat of false religion.
Another biblical reference occurs in the song "The Wicked End". In this song, several times it
is said "dust the apple off, savor each bite, and deep inside you know Adam was right."
making reference to Eve eating the forbidden fruit.
Angel City;
– after the rain
Somebody save me
The water's rising - zondvloed
Sweet Jesus take the blame – jezus draagt de straf
Who knows whose star is falling – vallende ster – jezus zegt ergens dat hij de duivel uit
de hemel zag vallen.
Who throws the winning dice – soldaten die dobbelen aan de voet van het kruis
Bad religion:
veel nummers die kritiek geven op het christelijk
geloof. Naast ronduit schelden werpen ze soms ook goede vragen op !!
Bette Midler: From a distance
–tekst “From a distance there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
And it's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves,
it's the heart of every man.
It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves.
This is the song of every man.
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance.
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching.
God is watching us from a distance.”
Black eyed peas: where is the love (Father, Father tell me,
where is the love ?)
Black sabbath:
“after forever” dit lied gaat over het leven na de
dood vanuit christelijk perspectief.
Billy Idol:
Plastic jesus – dit nummer is gericht tegen mensen die Jezus als poppen
verkopen, als kitsch etc.
(mooi nummer om te vergelijken met vandaag de dag, kruis om je nek
maar hoe gedraag je je ?)
Adam in chains: Gaat over een vrouw die het hart breekt van een ander.
Misschien een verband met Eva die het hart breekt van Adam door hem
de appel te laten eten ?
Mark of cain: eenzaamheid en verlangen als vloek. Door bedrog kreeg hij
tekens/krassen in zijn geest die resulteerden in krassen in zijn
Billy Idol: Prodigal blues
Interessant in de videoclip; eerst vrij op de motor, brug /weg afgebroken,
“guess I crossed over the borderline”(kruis in beeld)dan een kruis onder
water dan een kruis met een mes en de zinnen “come home to claim a
glory prodigal son, prodigal bum). De koppeling met het verhaal van de
verloren zoon is overduidelijk !!
Billy idol heeft ook een kerst cd gemaakt ? happy holidays
Bob Marley:
We and dem Bob marley lokt een discussie uit over wat heerschappij
betekent in relatie tot dier en milieu.
Genesis 1;26 en 1:29-30 waarin de mens heerschappij krijgt over de
dieren. Dienend leiderschap ??
Adam and Eve eigenzinnige interpretatie geschikt voor discussie.
Bob Dylan:
Twee cd’s vol met bijbelse nummers:
1) Shot of love
2) slow train coming
En nog veel meer….
Bv. In the garden Het lied gaat over hoe Jezus door de mensen ontvangen
word. Ze zagen wonderen, ze hoorden zijn woorden, geloofden de
opstanding. Hoe hebben de mensen Jezus zo verkeerd kunnen begrijpen
en waarom verwerpen ze Hem.
Bob Dylan:
Interessante info pver Bob Dylan en de bijbel over de spirituele reis van Bob
Darren Hirst examines the spiritual journey of the folk
rock megastar BOB DYLAN.
When Leon Patillo was converted in the late '70s, the Christian music industry and its press was full of
the news of the conversion of "Santana's lead singer". Those who are familiar with the music of Santana
will know that the band revolves around and is named for its guitarist and has used a mammoth amount
of vocalists over the last 30 years. But the facts don't always get in the way of Christian reporting and a
good story when it sees one. Patillo may now only merit a footnote in the history of contemporary
Christian music but his launch into the Christian marketplace and its subculture was indicative of
something that was going to happen time and time again in the late '70s and early '80s. The Church had
come to believe that celebrity converts in some ways added to the validity of the Gospel. Perhaps if it
waved the flag and showed that someone famous believed then those who didn't would be persuaded by
celebrity testimony.
Perhaps it was symptomatic of the times. It was the opening of an era in church life which was heavily
influenced by the Vineyard fellowship, John Wimber and his teachings. The argument went something
like this - if people see marvellous works of God then they would be persuaded of the validity of the
Gospel and accept Christ. Leaving aside troubling comments of Christ that suggested it was an
adulterous generation that looked for a sign and that people would not be persuaded even if someone
was raised from the dead, whatever the weaknesses of the theology and the theory of the Church, the
Vineyard movement would make a lasting impression on the Church for the next two decades, until the
passing of Wimber, its most persuasive advocate.
Which brings us to Bob Dylan. Not only was Dylan the height of the cult of the celebrity convert, his
conversion occurred whilst he was under the auspices of the Vineyard movement. After his conversion,
Dylan immediately began to record exclusively Gospel songs and began to perform in concert in a way
that was out of keeping with the first 20 years of his career. Someone who previously had needed to be
encouraged to say "thank you" between songs and who evaded questions presented by the press, now
began to preach sermons about Armageddon and give interviews about his new found faith. Sometimes
he was booed and heckled whilst on stage whilst others talked about it all being "a phase". In 1982, he
reverted to type refusing to talk about much of anything once more. He left Vineyard, began to study
Scripture with the Jewish Lubavitch sect and declined to host a gospel music awards show. The Church
that had a use for Dylan's celebrity now had no use for him. His 1983 album 'Infidels' was searched by
the Christian press for the expected disowning of the Christian faith and though it didn't come the
religious press paid less and less attention to each subsequent Dylan album. The Dylan Christian era was
over, it seemed.
It's 2003 and people in the Christian press are talking about Bob Dylan and Jesus Christ in the same
breath again. Relevant Books have published Restless Pilgrim The Spiritual Journey Of Bob Dylan, an
analysis of Dylan and faith by Scott Marshall and Marcia Ford. Meanwhile, Dylan's record label, Sony/
Columbia, have released an album of covers from 'Slow Train Coming' and 'Saved' (Dylan's two most
strident Gospel albums) entitled 'Gotta Serve Somebody The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan'. Meanwhile,
Dylan has had a new film previewed at the Sundance Festival in the US and is continuing to tour in
Australia and New Zealand.
So what are they saying? Well, the limits of the Church's discussion are reflected best by Restless
Pilgrim, Marshall and Ford's recent book. Dylan's faith, we are told, is alive and well. He studied with the
Lubavitchers as a Christian we are assured and when he does speak publicly his comments are consistent
with belief. The book spends nearly 200 pages simply revisiting the "is he/ isn't he" debate which might
just about have been relevant (no pun intended) in 1983 but surely not in 2003! There are no surprises
and little consideration of Dylan's music unless it is to prove that he is one of us.
In 1980, the Church's contact with celebrity converts was in its infancy and this shallow analysis was the
best that any of us could do but surely by now we should have a little more depth. As Christians, we
have little business judging another's salvation but as Christian musicians, writers and art critics we have
a duty to do more than this with any given subject. In 1980, Christian reviewer Tony Jasper said that he
had no desire to see Bob Dylan sharing a platform with Billy Graham but that he would like to see Dylan
return his attention to "the world, ... social and political events, ... people ... but now obviously
permeated (by) learning from the New Testament." Journalist and poet Steve Turner has argued in his
book Imagine that Christians in the arts are called "to simply 'be there' where it counts and create
something different and challenging by staying faithful and allowing that faith to invade their vision. If we
want to see art that challenges the prevailing secularism we need artists who are not only skilful but also
theologically well equipped, grounded in a fellowship and living obedient lives. Christianity is not a mere
philosophy, it is a spiritual relationship that results in changed thoughts and actions, and it will only rub
off on our work if it has first of all permeated our lives."
These seem appropriate grounds for assessment. If we hold up Dylan's art and life to these criteria is he
an artist who has anything to say to the Church, to the world from a faith perspective? For me, the
question of the continuing existence of Dylan's faith has been settled since one day in 1985 when he
began a tour in Australasia with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In the afternoon, he was obliged to
give a press conference. In response to a question whether he regarded himself as a follower of Christ or
as a Jew, he humorously responded that he followed Christ "about 50% of the time and (is) a Jew only
when I have to be." I doubt that a Messianic Jewish believer could have given a more self-effacing and
honest response. That evening he went out and sang a song for the one he described as "his hero" - "In
the Garden" from his 'Saved' album. But by that time the Church had stopped listening and there has
been little analysis since then of Dylan's art from a Christian perspective.
Trying to assess the whole of the last 20 years of Dylan's career is way beyond the scope of this article
but perhaps we can find a few stopping points in his personal life, his recorded albums and his live
performances which help us to see whether the work of the Spirit of God can be seen to be influencing
his art and life over this period and whether he has significant things to say to us.
Personal Witness
As previously indicated, Bob Dylan, prior to his conversion, was never the media's darling. He is the past
master of the humorous, the evasive or the petulant answer. Despite this, he has always addressed,
when asked in interviews, issues about God, about his Messiah, about the nature of this fallen world and
about his attitude to Scripture. Again the Church's disappointment with him stems from an expectation
that he would maintain the kind of witness he had in the first years of his conversion. There are two
problems with this. Firstly, Dylan was clearly acting somewhat out of character at this point. Secondly,
there are suggestions from those close to Dylan that at times he has struggled to live out his faith and
sought purposely to avoid being put on a platform and risk bringing the faith into disrepute. Whilst the
Christian press and others were speculating that Dylan was still seeking to re-establish his relationship
with his first wife Sara (which ended the year before his conversion), he had quietly married his backing
singer, Carolyn, and they had a daughter, Desiree. The period that this relationship ended and came to
divorce was a particularly painful one for Bob. One performance from this period was so incoherent that
the bootleggers named it Name That Song. However, following the period of the divorce (1992), Dylan's
tendency to sing and talk about his faith, albeit obliquely and enigmatically, has returned.
As we consider Dylan's recorded output since 1983, there is obviously too much to cover in an article of
this scope. As the image of the train has been a key one since 1965 when he first wrote of the "holy slow
train", I thought rather than try to survey his whole output, we would make selected train station stops
as we journey through this 20 year period.
Station 1 - 1985 - 'Empire Burlesque'
This overlooked album includes some of Bob's best poetry. The opener "Tight Connection To My Heart"
borrows from the language of Song Of Songs as the narrator wanders through the town hoping that
someone else has seen the object of his love. The narrative voice is to be disappointed in his search for
like-minded individuals. By the end of his album we find that his journey through the world has revealed
that few are still seeking his love and all he has found are "Dark Eyes". This last song leans on Jesus'
notion that the eyes are the lamp of the body in Matthew 6. The album also has two warnings -one for
unbelievers in the apocalyptic-flavoured "When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky" and one for
straying believers, "Something's Burning Baby". In interview, Dylan was to comment about this album
where the characters and narrator were not named but identifiable to the listener. "Sometimes it's me,
sometimes it's the 'I' that created me".
Station 2 - 1986 - "Brownsville Girl" on 'Knocked Out Loaded'
Conceptually 'Knocked Out Loaded' is much looser than its predecessor. Each song stands alone. "Driftin'
Too Far From Shore" is another warning for those who know the truth but no longer live as if they do. His
cover of "They Killed Him" finds Bob singing of "the holy son of God Almighty, the holy one called Jesus
Christ." If we want poetry and innovative music stylings on this album though we must look to
"Brownsville Girl". The song begins with Dylan reflecting on a cowboy film he saw where the hero
forgives the villain and justifies his behaviour so that he might go free. By the end of the song he is in
another place that he came to after "the stars were torn down". This latter image is a favourite of Dylan's
and is based on Revelation 6 13 where "the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree
when shaken by a strong wind." Dylan shows his mastery of language as the narrator decries people who
"don't do what they believe in, they just do what's most convenient, then they repent" whilst
characterising himself as one who has "always been the kind of person that doesn't like to trespass but
sometimes you just find yourself over the line." Like the villain in the Western movie the narrator has
one who has spoken for his justification and forgiveness "You saw my picture in the Corpus Christi
Tribune/ Underneath it, it said, 'A man with no alibi'/ You went out on a limb to testify for me, you said I
was with you/ Then when I saw you break down in front of the judge and cry real tears/ It was the best
acting I saw anybody do." As long as we grasp that the name of the town of Corpus Christi translates to
"body of Christ" and appreciate that a limb is part of a tree then this beautiful imagery should not be
beyond comprehension.
Station 3 - 1989 - 'Oh Mercy'
On 'Oh Mercy' Dylan looks over the world (on "Political World" and "Everything Is Broken"), its ambitions
(on "Disease Of Conceit"), his own life (on "What Good Am I") and even the Church (" Ring Them Bells")
and argues that everything is not how it is supposed to be and needs reforming. Ironically, whilst the
Church was not listening, the secular Dylan audience understood his mindset and analysed it well as in
this quote from the non-religious Dylan fan magazine Isis which interprets "Ring Them Bells" "In this new
and major Dylan song, the 'heathen' is at present in 'the city that dreams. ' However, we already know
from 'Slow Train Coming' album that 'in order to dream you gotta still be asleep. ' So it would appear
that the lyric is in fact asking the 'heathen' to wake up (to God), and in order to both rejoice and
summon others he should 'ring them bells'. The next line tells of the sanctuary (Ezekiel 37 28) that is to
be found in God's city."
Any music that causes the artists' fan base to search the Scriptures must have merit. The song is not
kind to the church. It pictures "the Bride" of Christ "going backwards" whilst "the Shepherds are asleep"
in the fields neglecting the flock.
Station 4 - 1997 - 'Time Out Of Mind'
This album was released shortly after Dylan came out of hospital after receiving treatment for a heart
complaint. The reviewers thought that this accounted for its "morbid fascination" with the end of life but
neglected to note that it was recorded before his hospitalisation. Rather, the album treats life like a
journey which climaxes in the transition from this world into the city of God. The writer is very aware
that this journey has been treated before and relies heavily on the language of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's
Progress. Like Christian in Doubting Castle, he finds himself "20 miles out of town, in cold irons bound" ("
Cold Irons Bound"). The purpose of the journey is to get in to Heaven "before they close the door." His
final destination is the "Highlands" which is where he trusts he will "be when I'm called home." As in
Vanity Fair, the believer is struggling to keep his mind on eternal things amongst the minutiae of so
much that is passing away and temporal.
Station 5 - 2001 - 'Live 1961-2000'
This live album which was intended for the Japanese market has become widely available. Much of the
album is made up of songs recorded by Dylan after his conversion. The album opens and closes with new
songs which emphasise the two ways in which the artist has chosen to communicate his faith in concert.
The album opens with the traditional bluegrass hymn "Somebody Touched Me" "It was on a Sunday/
Somebody touched me/ Must have been the hand of the Lord." This song has more in common with the
lyrics of his 'Saved' album than his more recent recordings. The album closes with "Things Have
Changed", a song which would win a Grammy and combines a quote from a hymn with the journeying
language of his 'Time Out Of Mind' album and the internal struggle of sanctification which would be the
central theme on his next record "Don't get up gentleman, I'm only passing through/ I've been walking
40 miles of bad road/ If the Bible is right, this world will explode/ I've been trying to get as far away
from myself as I can."
Station 6 - 2001 - 'Love And Theft'
'Love And Theft' is Dylan's most recent studio album. It deals with the struggles and complexity of the
idea of the "old man" and "new man" co-existing in the life of the believer in this world and those things
which point towards God and away from God. This duality begins in the title (" Love" fulfils the
commandments and "Theft" breaks them) and runs through the heart of every song. In "Tweedle Dee
And Tweedle Dum" we find two men who look the same who are both capable of good and evil. The other
principle characters of the album find themselves struggling through this world of sin trying to identify
the hand of God in the dark shadows of a failing light. In "Bye And Bye" the voice of God is heard "I'm
gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more/ I'm gonna establish my rule through civil war." The
"civil war" of the album is internal and not external. The time when the characters will "sin no more" is in
the "Bye And Bye" and not in the present. Meanwhile, to live for God is hard.
The album ends with "Love" acting like a sword which divides this world between good and bad but also
with an invitation for all to join this struggle of salvation before it is too late "You got a way of tearing a
world apart, Love, see what you done/ Just as sure as we're living, just as sure as you're born/ Look up,
look up - seek your Maker - 'fore Gabriel blows his horn." As we have seen, most of Dylan's albums are
thematic and limited to one or a few chosen subjects. To understand the scope of the way that his faith
has touched his art we must consider his live performances. Since his divorce, Dylan has toured almost
non-stop and clearly sees this as the centre of his work as a musician.
Writer Markus Prieur, in a fascinating article, Can't Let Go No More in Judas Magazine (another Dylan fan
publication!), has pointed out the way that Dylan tends to open with a song of faith and later in his show
tends to group his songs together in his performance to develop a particular theme of faith. His opening
songs over the last four years have been mostly covers of bluegrass hymns. There has been "I Am The
Man, Thomas" (a song about the resurrection appearance to a doubting disciple), or songs of worship
and future hope like "A Voice From On High", "Hallelujah, I'm Ready To Go" or the aforementioned
"Somebody Touched Me". His principle theme in the grouped songs from the latter part of the show tend
to emphasise the transitory nature of life in this world and the security of the salvation he has found.
Consequently, he pairs songs like the bluegrass "This World Can't Stand Long" or his own "Down In The
Flood" with songs like "Rock Of Ages" or "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour" (the hymns) or his own "Solid
Rock" or "Saving Grace". Ironically, the very reviewers who disparaged "Saving Grace" when it first
appeared on 'Saved' argued that it was the best performance in the early shows of his recent Australian
In conclusion, if we take any note of Dylan's music then perhaps we should be not seeking to establish
whether he is merely a believer (like the Restless Pilgrim book) but whether his work is correspondent
with the mature voice of someone who has been a man of faith for a quarter of a century. In recent
years, he has encouraged an artist to turn a song from "Slow Train Coming" into a children's book, used
his Gospel songs creatively in concert and his biblical knowledge to create truly poetic visions in his new
songs and albums. In 2003, he has written and starred in a film which the reviewers argue turns to the
common Dylan themes and pre-occupation of a "broken and decadent world and the need for a Messiah"
and worked with gospel singers to develop the songs from 'Slow Train Coming' and 'Saved' into the
stylings of the black gospel Church. When we hear Dylan performing his duet with Mavis Staples on
"Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking" perhaps we will conclude that he has, with God's help, done so and
learn from some of the results.
Boogie Down Productions(rap 1989):
Why is that
Sem –zwart ? Mozes identiteit. Wat is er belangrijk aan dat Israelieten een
lichte of zwarte huid te laten hebben ? Discriminatie ?
Boudewijn de Groot;
Gij zult niet doden (1 van de 10
Brand new(alt.rock 2006) “Jesus Christ”
Vragen/beweringen die in het lied worden gesteld.
a)wat deed Jezus drie dagen in het graf ?
b)Zanger is bang om dood te gaan vanwege de onzekerheid.
c)Jezus komt als een dief in de nacht. Niemand weet de tijd.
d)“ We all got wood and nails” doet denken aan Jezus opdracht neem je
kruis op en volg mij.
2) Play crack the sky - tekst van jakobus 3:4-5a zit er duidelijk in. your
tongue is a rudder.
it steers the whole ship, sends your words past your lips, or keeps them safe behind your teeth.
but the wrong words will strand you, come off-course while you sleep, sweep your boat out to sea or dashed
to bits on the reef.
Bruce Cockburn:
cry of a tiny babe hervertelling van mattheus
Bruce springsteen:
cd Magic
Op deze cd zie je een hart met drie zwaarden erdoor. Samen vormen ze
het chi-rho teken.(afkorting van Christus). “Door uw hart zal een zwaard
gaan” zei Simeon tegen Maria, toen ze met de pasgeboren Jezus in de
tempel kwam. Hoezeer Springsteen een zwaard door zijn hart voelt gaan
in de jaren van Bush, brengt hij naar voren in muziek en interviews.
- Adam raised a cain ( kain en abel verhaal)
Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, the Bible, and Religion
While going over this past week’s Torah reading, something which was always in my mind was how much
Bruce Springsteen has used material from Genesis in his songs. As some of you may know, I am a rabid
Springsteen fan, and his songs were in my head maybe more than usual because of both his new album,
Magic, and his current tour. His use of material from the first chapters of Genesis is quite varied as shall be
seen below.
In one of his less serious songs, Pink Cadillac, Bruce sings that,
Well now way back in the Bible
Temptations always come along
There’s always somebody tempting
Somebody into doing something they know is wrong
Well they tempt you, man, with silver
And they tempt you, sir, with gold
And they tempt you with the pleasures
That the flesh does surely hold
They say Eve tempted Adam with an apple
But man I ain’t going for that
I know it was her pink Cadillac…
At the other extreme is one of his angst-filled father-son themed songs, Adam Raised a Cain.
In the Bible Cain slew Abel
and East of Eden he was cast
You’re born into this life paying
for the sins of somebody else’s past
Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain
Now he walks these empty rooms looking for something to blame
You inherit the sins, you inherit the flames
Adam raised a Cain
Bruce once remarked that it was incredible that he wrote that song before he even payed a penny for
therapy. The theme of being punished for someone else’s sins is revisited by Springsteen a number of
times. In Long Time Comin’ he sings,
Now down below and pullin’ on my shirt
I got some kids of my own
Well if I had one wish in this god forsaken world, kids
It’d be that your mistakes would be your own
Yea your sins would be your own
His post 9/11 Empty Sky is filled with a number of Biblical allusions.
On the plains of Jordan
I cut my bow from the wood
Of this tree of evil
Of this tree of good
I want a kiss from your lips
I want an eye for an eye
I woke up this morning to an empty sky
One of the less well-known references to Genesis is from his song Iceman which was only released after
sitting in the “vaults” for over twenty years.
We’ll take the midnight road right to the devil’s door
And even the white angels of Eden with their flamin’ swords
Won’t be able to stop us from hitting town in this dirty old Ford
There are a number of other Springsteen songs which allude to other Biblical figure and/or images. In
Lion’s Den Bruce describes the main character as “I’m Daniel waitin’ in the lion’s den
Daniel waitin’for that lion to come”. A more erotic allusion is from Leap of Faith,
Now you were the Red Sea I was Moses
I kissed you and slipped into a bed of roses
The waters parted and love rushed inside
I was Jesus’ son sanctified
Bruce’s relationship with Catholicism can probably be described as one of alienation, yet also a strong
emotional attachment coupled with a life-long struggle for finding meaning and a place for one’s self within
a religious tradition. From his early unreleased song If I was the Priest, to his song from a few years ago,
Jesus was an Only Son, to his most recent, I’ll Work for Your Love, one finds Catholic allusions and
imagery. See this interesting post at Catholic Sensibility about Bruce and Catholicism and this article from
America. Another song Human Touch, contains the following,
Ain’t no mercy on the streets of this town
Ain’t no bread from heavenly skies
Ain’t nobody drawin’ wine from this blood
It’s just you and me tonight
“I’ll Work for Your Love” includes lyrics such as,
Pour me a drink Theresa
In one of those glasses you dust off
And I’ll watch the bones in your back
Like the stations of the cross
‘Round your hair the sun lifts a halo
At your lips a crown of thorns
Whatever other deals goin’ down
To this one I’m sworn
Bruce was not hesitant about expressing his searching for the divine in this world. After his first child was
born, Bruce wrote Living Proof,
Well now on a summer night in a dusky room
Come a little piece of the Lord’s undying light
Crying like he swallowed the fiery moon
In his mother’s arms it was all the beauty I could take
Like the missing words to some prayer that I could never make
In a world so hard and dirty so fouled and confused
Searching for a little bit of God’s mercy
I found living proof
By far my favorite Springsteen Bible reference is from one of his best songs, IMHO, The Price You Pay, a
song about the price that we have to pay for all of our actions.
Little girl down on the strand
With that pretty little baby in your hands
Do you remember the story of the promised land
How he crossed the desert sands
And could not enter the chosen land
On the banks of the river he stayed
To face the price you pay
Many others before me have discussed this and related issues (see here for a list of lectures given at a
conference), and there is more to say about the subject, so I haven’t come to say anything that hasn’t been
said by others, just to relate some recent thoughts of mine.
Buddy Miller
(seculiere hit gehad met Man on the Moon).
Cd Universal United House of prayers vol met geloofsliederen.
1) set you free this time
2) fifth dimension
Cliff Richard:
6 kersthits in Engeland.
Little town op nr 11 Dec. 1982
Mistletoe and Wine op nr 1 Dec. 1988
Saviour’s day Dec. 1990
The Millennium prayer Dec. 1999
21st Century Christmas Dec. 2006
Celine Dion & Andrea Botticelli: The prayer
Cradle of filth(heavy metal):
“Doberman Pharaoh”
plagen in Egypte -verschrikking
Crash test dummies:
God shuffled his feet God vertelt een
verhaal over een jongen met blauw haar. God zet een picknick klaar met
brood en wijn. Terwijl de mensen eten stellen ze vragen over het leven in
de hemel. Eten ? haar knippen ? gehandicapt ? (1 korinthe 15 gaat over
de lichamelijke opstanding) kritisch nummer over sommige belachelijke
vragen die mensen aan God stellen. De mensen snappen het verhaal niet.
Net als Jezus die in parabels vertelt zodat de mensen het niet zullen
begrijpen. Markus 4;10-12.
The Congo’s: Heart of the Congo’s
Hit gehad met la bam bam:
Hele cd zit vol met bijbelverwijzingen. (staan op een aparte website
Christina Aguilera:
Nr. “Mercy on me” een lied waarin ze God en Jezus om genade smeekt.
Nr. Makes me wanna pray
Nr. Save me from myself.
My sacrifice
Collin Raye:What if Jesus comes back like that
Stel dat Jezus
terug komt als dakloze hoe zouden wij voor hem zorgen. Lijkt op de
parabel van de bokken en de geiten matheus 25:31-46. verschil met de
bijbel is dat Jezus schitterend terugkomt.
Communards: (Richard Coles schrijft in een interview christen te zijn
The Rev. Richard Coles (born 26 March 1962)[1] is a musician, journalist and Church of
England priest. He is known for having been the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy
Somerville in the 1980s band The Communards, which achieved three Top Ten hits, including
the number one record and best-selling single of 1986, a Hi-NRG version of "Don't Leave Me
This Way". He also broadcasts frequently on radio and television, as well as having written
newspaper articles. (wikipedia) deze website vertelt uitvoerig over zijn geestelijke
Zijn carriere als popmuzikant was al tot een einde gekomen dus ik ken geen popliederen die
uit christelijke inspiratie zijn voortgekomen.
Wel hebben de communards een aantal liedtitels met bijbelse oorsprong.
La Dolorosa (De Via Dolorosa gaat over de lijdens weg van Christus)
Judgement day (laatste oordeel)
When the walls come tumbling down ( de muren van Jericho die instorten)
Dave matthews band:
Tripping Billies Eat drink,and be merry for tomorrow we die. Prediker
3:19-22 zegt dit in opdracht van God en in relatie tot God Matthews niet.
Christmas song: Concentratie op Jezus geboorte en kruisiging. Verhouding
liefde en geweld. “Love is all around” en “The blood of our children is all
Delerious: (seculiere Hits gehad in Engeland top 40)
1) Historymaker 2010 ( plaats 6) (Met God geschiedenis maken
,bijbelse helden)
2) See the star (plaats 16)
3) It’s ok (plaats 18)
flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood ( vlees van mijn vlees, gebeente van mijn gebeente Eva uit
Adam Genesis). Associatie avondmaal wijn en brood als lichaam van Jezus ook duidelijk.
It’s dark and hell is hot : verhaal van de rijke man en de arme lazarus
Jesus loves me
Demis Roussos:cd Demis
1) Help me: Roussos smeekt God om van zijn ‘golden throne’ af te komen
naar “lowly me”. In Openbaringen word gesproken over de gouden troon
van God.
Hij roept om hulp, om een ‘release’ van ‘the chains of darkness”. Just let
me see where I fit in your masterplan. With a humble heart and bended
knee I’m begging you please help me. Bij kettingen van duisternis zijn
vele bijbelse verhalen te bedenken bv. (Daniel in de leeuwenkuil) of
Paulus en Silas of Simson vastgebonden aan de pilaren van de tempel
Donna Summer: (130 miljoen albums verkocht !!)
Daarna volgt nog eind 1979 de grote hit "On the Radio", waarna Summer compleet instort. De
enorme druk van haar grote successen wordt ondragelijk en ze krijgt psychische klachten en
gezondheidsklachten. Ze keert terug tot het geloof (christendom) en krabbelt weer uit haar
diepe dal omhoog begin jaren '80.
Ze is na dit herstel begin jaren '80 een geheel andere weg ingeslagen, zowel persoonlijk als
artistiek. Dit wellicht omdat ze meer het eigen heft in handen neemt wat haar imago en
muzikale richting betreft. Dat is ook duidelijk terug te vinden in haar nummers. Er staan vanaf
dan regelmatig nummers op haar albums met invloeden van de gospel. Regelmatig benadrukt
ze dat ze haar inspiratie put uit haar geloof en God,
"Supernatural Love" matige hit. Wel krijgt ze een Grammy voor het gospel nummer "Forgive
Me". Citaat uit lied:
As you prayed for those who crucified you
"forgive they don't know what they do"
compassion reached out to a world confused
help me learn to bless those who persecute me
and pray for my enemies
and show them mercy like you've shown to me
'Cause something happens inside my heart
Lord when I obey
something happens inside my heart
every time I pray
Ze zingt over Jezus die zijn vijanden vergeeft aan het kruis.
Don McLean – American Pie (veel gecoverd)(nr 5 invloedrijkste
nummer in Amerika).
Eigenaardig nummer waarschijnlijk bedoeld als het beschrijven van de
popgeschiedenis in godsdienstige terminologie.
Magdalena lane
Babylon /over het verlangen naar Sion ( psalm 137)
(John petrucci is een prakticerend katholiek)
De nummers “surrounded”, “scarred”, en “lines in the sand” laten die
achtergrond terugzien.
Edith Piaf(hele leven katholiek gebleven):
- Mon dieu – in dit lied bid ze God of ze toch nog dagen, 1,2,3 ?
weken of maanden bij haar geliefde mag blijven ook als de keus niet
helemaal goed is.
Deed mij denken aan het verhaal van Sodom en Gommorra waarin
Abraham pleit voor 50,40,30,20,10 rechtvaardigen. Misschien is een
vergelijking hiermee interressant.
- Heaven have mercy – De liefde van haar leven is gestorven nu wil ze ook dat God haar
laat sterven.
- Hymne a L’amour – God brengt de mensen die van elkaar houden weer bij elkaar.
Elvis Costello:
Alibi – over schuldvraag en wie je bent ?
Tekst “And you don't need anybody
Alibi, alibi
But you are the only one who knows this
Alibi, alibi
You deserve it 'cos you're special
Alibi, alibi
Maybe Jesus wants you for a sunbeam
Alibi, alibi “
 Het Jesus wants you for a sunbeam komt weg bij een
zondagsschoollied van Nellie Talbot I’ll be a sunbeam.
Engelbert Humperdinck: I believe
Esther(folk 2001):Eve’s lament het lied stelt de volgende
vragen. Hoe had eva het kunnen weten over de boom. God had het alleen
aan de man vertelt ? Verantwoordelijkheid God ? genesis 2:16-17
Erik Clapton:
Nr. We’ve been told (Jesus coming soon) over de wederkomst van Jezus.
Eric Taylor(folk 2001):
bread and wine Jezus laatste
toespraak tot de discipelen in een moderne vorm.
“You people find yourselves a chair, we’re going to go through this just
one more time. And then I’ve got to be somewhere” Jezus is in dit lied
moe en uit zijn doen over zijn lot.
Eva cassidy: gospels
How can I keep from singing
Wade in the water
Elvis presley:
“Sound advice” Hoe geef je goed advies aan je
zoon. ( Spreuken hfst 1-9)
Foreigner: Lou Gramm (christen geworden) (born Louis Andrew Grammatico;
May 2, 1950) is an American rock vocalist and songwriter best known for his role as the lead
vocalist and co-writer of many of the songs for the rock band Foreigner. He also had a
successful solo career. Gramm was the vocalist for many top-40 hits including "Cold as Ice",
"Waiting for a Girl Like You", "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "Midnight Blue". Most
recently, the Lou Gramm Band has released a self-titled Christian rock album in 2009.
Voorbeeld; You saved me (bekeringslied) op de cd Lou Gramm band.
In 1997 leende Lou zijn stem het nummer we need Jesus op een cd van petra’s praise 2.
Frans halsema: God was goed voor mij
“Toch kwam soms de liefde voor mij voorbij. Daarom van mij geen klacht,
God was goed voor mij”.
Frank Black (The Pixies)
Jesus was right geen geweld maar op jezelf leven.
Monkey gone to heaven vernield door religie
Old black dawning verwijzing naar de toren van babel
The creature crawling doet denken aan de slang een dier die door het gras
Build high doet denken aan toren van babel
Nimrod’s son Babelse machthebber als symbool voor machtsmisbruik en
Flogging Molly:
- seven deadly sins (zeven hoofdzonden in de katholieke kerk).
- paddy’s lament
Four tops: reach out I’ll be there
Full devil jacket (hit gehad met stain op
mtv)(Josh brown gaat verder als Day of
Fire) – 3 cd’s
day of fire (nr jacob’s dream) Bijbelboek genesis. (ladder naar de
Cut & Move
Losing All
Andere interessante nummers: I am the door (Jezus zegt: ik ben de deur)
en Cornerstone (Jezus zegt: ik ben de hoeksteen…)
Garth Brooks:
Against the grain Noach verhaal – andere
interpretatie. Noach wordt in de bijbel gered vanwege zijn
rechtvaardigheid. In dit lied vanwege zijn moed,individualisme en
With their latest demos having found the ears of Grammy Award-winning producer Lewis
Merenstein, Glass Harp began work on their first album for the Decca label in the fall of
1970. The debut album (as well as the two subsequent studio albums) was recorded in Jimi
Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios with Merenstein as producer.
Following the release of their debut album, Glass Harp soon began getting more high-profile
opening spots for the biggest bands of the day such as Alice Cooper, Chicago, Yes, Traffic,
and Grand Funk Railroad amongst many others.
Phil Keaggy heeft op de cd’s glassharp en Synergy zijn christelijke sporen nagelaten. Net
christen geworden na een slechte lsd trip schreef hij de volgende (gospel)liederen:
1) Can You See Me
2) Look in the sky
3) The Answer
Grand Funk railroad ( mark farner – toerde ook met de all stars van Ringo Starr)
Lied: some kind of wonderful: Now when He holds me in His arms.
You know it sets my soul on fire. Oooh when my Savior's lovin' me, my ol' heart
becomes filled with desire. When He wraps His lovin' arms around me it 'bout drives me
out of my mind.Yeah when my Saviors liftin' me chills run up and down my spine.
Well my Jesus, He's alright. My Savior is clean outta sight
Grateful dead:
“samson and Delilah” bijbelverhaal van simson
en Delilah Richteren hfst 16:1-31.
East Coast Jesus:
- Kritisch nummer op traditioneel Christendom. Hij vind dat er meer
gedaan moet worden en minder gebeden.
Bij Jakobusbrief: “geloof zonder de werken is dood”.
Hank Williams:
Funeral in het lied staat het volgende “God has the right to take away the
child because it was only a loan from God in the first place” Doet denken
aan Job; “God heeft gegeven en God heeft genomen geprezen zij de
Thank God: Psalm van lof over alles. Natuur en waar je bent. (psalm
A House of Gold mensen stelen, bedriegen en liegen maar het zal van
geen enkele waarde zijn bij het laatste oordeel. Hij zou liever gered
worden dan leven in een huis van goud.
Brother don’t you walk away: titel doet denken aan barmhartige
samaritaan. “sleeping on a pillow of stone dreaming’ refereert aan jakob’s
droom bij Bethel.
Blood from a stone: “he’s got the whole world in His hands”. Bekende
Ice Cube:
When I get to heaven De zanger gebruikt ook geweld
want God doet dat ook. Kijk maar naar Noach.
Iron maiden:
"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is a song written by Steve Harris for
the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of The Beast. (lied over beest uit openbaringen 666)
The song describes a man's thoughts just before being sent to the gallows. He begins to feel
terror and realizes he really is afraid of dying, despite claims that he's not ("tears flow, but
why am I crying?/after all, I'm not afraid of dying/don't I believe that there never is an end?").
At the end of the vocal section, the man gets executed; this is followed by a long instrumental
section, culminating in his ambiguous final words, "Hallowed be thy name". When the album
"Number of the Beast" was profiled on VH1's Classic Albums, Steve Harris said the song was
about "having faith, whether it be in religion or whatever, but could that faith fail you at the
last second when you need it most?" Deze zin is een onderdeel van het Onze Vader gebed.
Prodigal son; verwijzing naar het verhaal van de verloren zoon. “I’ve messed around with
mystic things and magic for too long. I feel I’m being paid with this nightmare inside me. The
devil’s got a hold on my soul and he just won’t let me be.
Sign of the cross; het nummer gaat over een executie tijdens de inquisitie. Het nummer heeft
ook te maken met het boek in de naam van de roos van Umberto Eco.
nr “Out of the silent Planet” gebaseerd op C.S. lewis. Adam en Eva verhaal in science fiction.
Hoofdpersoon heet Elwin Ransom. Elwin Losprijs.
Iris De Ment (folk 2004)(album lifeline 12 klassieke
christelijke hymns).
1 nummer van lifeline He reached down barmhartige Samaritaan( Lukas
10:29-37) en overspelige vrouw (Johannes 7:53-8:11)
Iron & Wine – Jesus the mexican boy
Jesus and mary Chain – God help me
(van album
stoned and dethroned)
Joe walsh: (Ex- Eagles)
Look at us now: citaat uit lied
“Please, take care of the planet
That's the way that God planned it
Pass it along, to your children
Children, children.....”
Johnny Cash:
Spiritual in het lied gaat het over vergeet mij niet Jezus op mijn doodsbed
(psalm 6 en moordenaar aan het kruis ?)
Matthew 24 over het einde der tijden !
Johnny Cash:
If jesus ever loved a woman Hij behandelt de vraag van Jezus relatie met
Maria Magdalena. Hoe menselijk was Jezus ? Hoe ging Hij om met
vrouwen !!
The man in Black/The man in White Paulus leven vanaf de dood van Jezus
tot zijn verblinding op de weg naar Damascus. (handelingen 9). Hij
benadrukt eerst Paulus Joodse achtergrond.
Joan Baez:
Isaac and Abraham lied gaat over de relatie IsaacAbraham en God-Abraham –Engel ? Genesis hfst 22.
Joan Baez heeft samen met Bob Dylan gezongen op woodstock (bv shelter from the storm)
Amazing grace: zij heeft het gepresteerd om dit lied midden in sarajevo te zingen voor een bakkerij die nog
baadde in het bloed van de granaat die in een rij wachtenden was ontploft. Zij zongen het samen met de
verbaasde Bosniers. Dit is de meest ontroerende scene uit haar leven.
God is God: God is groter en verrassender dan wij kunnen bedenken. Wij kunnen God niet voor ons karretje
spannen. “God ain’t me” zingt ze.
Jerusalem:” I woke up this mornin' and none of the news was good
And death machines were rumblin' 'cross the ground where Jesus stood” en “That I believe that one fine day all
the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem. “ But I believe there'll come a day when the lion and the lamb
Will lie down in peace together in Jerusalem. Jes 65,25
De wolf en het lam zullen tezamen weiden en de leeuw zal stro eten als het rund, en de slang zal
stof tot spijze hebben; zij zullen geen kwaad doen noch verderf stichten op gans mijn heilige berg,
zegt de HERE.
Het lied gaat over de spanning tussen moslims, joden en christenen allemaal kinderen van Abraham.
John Coltrane:
Psalm: woordeloze lofpsalm
John Denver:
Gospel changes –prodigal song prayers,poems and
John Scofield: album Piety street; Gospel cd.
Hoewel hij geen formeel gelovige is bevestigd hij de kracht van gospel
nummers. Hij heeft de gospels uitgekozen van o.a. Mahalia Jackson die
hem het meest raakten.
Joni Mitchell
“The Sire of sorrow”(Job’s sad song) dit lied is
gebaseerd op taal en beelden in Job’s toespraken tot zijn vrienden. Dit lied
haalt alle belangrijke punten uit Job 29.
In ‘Bad dreams’ zingt ze: vóór de appel van het Paradijs waren we één met alles en hadden
we geen besef van zelf en ander.
Jonas Brothers:
1) Dear God
2) Appreciate “But I hope she keeps her Faith” over een meisje dat
uitvliegt in de wereld.
3) Time for me to fly – tekst Time for me to open up my heart and knock on
heavens door,….. But I feel a calling
I will rise, I won't be falling
And I'll escape the gravity
And I'll reach my destiny
And I'll fly away
(Repeat Chorus)
The gates of heaven will open wide
I will be
I will rise
There won't be compromise
As I take to the open skies
I will fly away
4) Joy to the world (a Christmas prayer)
Kate Bush:The song of solomon – het bijbelboek gaat over een
verlangen naar sexuele intimiteit. Kate Bush wil alleen maar sex op een
agressieve toon. Hfst 3:1-5
Dust in the wind “same old song, just a drop of water in an
endless sea”, nothing lasts forever but the earth and the sky. (prediker1:4
en 1;2-11 “generaties gaan en komen alleen de aarde blijft altijd”.
(kerry livgren en dave Hope vormen nu samen christelijke band AD)
Kate Perry:(grote hit met I kissed a girl).
Eerste cd was een gospel cd met de naam: Katy Hudson
In het nummer “My own Monster” zingt ze over irrationele angsten die
overwonnen kunnen worden door naar God te vluchten.
Korn (ex-lid Brian Head Welch)
Cd Save me from myself:
1) Love
2) Rebel
3) Money
Although, Head has experienced fame, and a successful career, he admits there were earlier times in his life when felt empty, and even
close to the edge of death. "When I was in Korn, I would get up, eat and drink beer, and I would start my day like that. Or in my darker
days, I would get up, get alone, and do lines of speed to start my day," Welch said. "Now, I get up and I pray, read the Bible and I get
with God, and then I start my day. To me, I rock harder now than I have in years. I'm the same person, it's just what I do is different. It's a
lot cleaner, healthier, and my life is filled with so much more power."
Head said his daughter said it best, "She says I'm funnier now."
Brian Head Welch (christen geworden ex- Korn)
Cd - “ Save me from myself”
Nr. 1) L.O.V.E. verhaal doet denken aan de het verhaal van de verloren zoon. In het lied wordt gezegd “Ik gaf je
alles om je terug te krijgen”. (zoals een vader een zoon toespreekt). Hij(God de Vader) heeft begrip en legt uit dat
Hij betrouwbaar is.
Flush – dit lied gaat over het gevecht tegen dronkenschap(als jeugdige). Drank maakt meer kapot dan je
lief is. Met dit lied zou je een mooie verbinding aan kunnen gaan met het verhaal van Noach waarin
Noach te veel gedronken heeft. En een koppeling naar het Nieuwe testament “Drink een weinig wijn” en
“wordt vervuld met de Geest in plaats van met wijn” Of David die de man van Bathseba (Uria) dronken
probeert te voeren.
Loyalty – Hij wil loyaal blijven aan zijn fans als het gaat om de muziekstijl hij gaat alleen de inhoud
veranderen. Hij zingt over het geen keus geven om te doden(anti-abortus). Trouw aan jezelf. 1 grote
schreeuw !!
4 Rebel –over uiteengevallen gezinnen en misbruik –over het breken van de familievloek – over het redden
van misbruikte kinderen die God aan het hart gaan.
5 Home – (lied gericht aan 50 cents om thuis te komen) aan de ene kant uitnodiging(verloren zoon) aan de
andere kant de waarschuwing.
6 Save me from myself – Judas figuur – gevecht tegen coke- de demonen roepen. (roept hel sfeer op).
7 Die religion die – “sick of all your rules” “you put yourself above” kritiek op kerken die de vorm/het gebouw
en de gewoontes aanbidden in plaats van God.Hij roept op om missionair te zijn i.p.v. te schuilen inde kerk.
Kerk is niet in een gebouw –“kijk diep in de ogen van de verlorenen.” Kuriake(kerk) mensen zijn die mensen
die de verlorenen redden.
8 Adonai – betekent “Heer”in het hebreeuws(aanspreektitel voor God). “Life is just a test from Adonai” hij
zingt ook over Adonai als steunpilaar van de wereld. God valt aan hij vecht om de wereld terug te krijgen.
9 Money – “your god is money” – past bij verschillende Bijbelverhalen – aanbidding gouden kalf- Paulus en
de zilveren artemisbeeldjes in handelingen. Verhaal van de rijke jongeling. Uitspraak van Jezus “een rijke
komt moeilijker in de hemel dan een kameel door een naald.”
10 Shake – Jezus voorspellingen over het eind van de wereld. God schud het land als Zijn Naam uit de
scholen wordt verbannen. Dan neemt God de bescherming weg.
11 Washed by blood – “not a prisoner of your old life –a brand new start- rebuilding heart” doet wat denken
aan Petrus die aan het eind van zijn leven door God aan de hand wordt genomen. Jezus zegt dat Petrus
het niet meer zelf voor het zeggen zal hebben. Maar dat hij (be)geleid zal worden.
Laurie London;
He’s got the whole World in his hands.dit nummer stond in 1958 in de
hitlijst en was nr 1 op meest gespeeld lijdt van de discjockeys.
Larry norman;
(vriend(geweest)van paul mc cartney) hij heeft
cd’s gemaakt met de beatles-producer George Martin.
Deze serie heet The trilogie cd serie bestaande uit So along ago the
garden, in another land en Only visiting this planet.
Hij word ook wel de vader van de christelijke rock genoemd. 300 liedjes
van hem zijn gecoverd door o.a. Van Morrison, John mellencamp, Bob
Dylan en U2. Zij noemen hem een belangrijke inspiratiebron.
Led Zeppelin:
- Stairway to heaven –
het lied gaat over een rijke
hebzuchtige dame die zich realiseert dat haar leven leeg is en geld
haar net in de hemel kan krijgen
In de bijbel staat een verhaal dat jezus vertelt over een man die
schuur aan schuur bouwt en dan ineens overlijdt en dus niks aan
zijn rijkdom heeft. Ook de rijke man en de arme lazarus hebben met
dit thema te maken.
Lenny Kuhr:
“The song of the ladder” loopt van Abraham voorbij jakob.
“ De boom” aan je vruchten ken ik je alleen – Jezus zegt dat over valse profeten - aan hun
vruchten zul je hen herkennen.
“ het meer van galilea” van de lp God laat ons vrij. Het droomt op de vrede die ooit in israel en
omstreken zal uitbreken.
Lenny kravitz:
Rosemary: in dit lied zingt hij een meisje toe: ‘Because life is for believing/That your heart van turn
to gold/all you need is Christ to receive it/ There’s eternal life for every soul’.
I Build this garden for us; “We’ll live each day in peace/In hope that we will one day reach/the rest
of the world/when they are ready to be teached/The Kingdom will come/Thy will be done/ On earth
as it is in heaven. (laatste zinnen komen uit het Onze Vader)
Cd’s baptism( lenny zit in een badkuip vol bloed(van Jezus ?)) en it is time for a love
Linkin Park:
Hit the Floor in relatie tot psalm 59 over wraak
nemen ?
Live (Ed Kowalczyk) geeft in interviews aan christen te zijn geworden na
lange zoektocht.
Cd: Alive
1) Drive – lied gaat over het stuur aan God over geven, verlangen op God’s schouders
leggen na een worsteling met de whisky verslaving. (mooie koppeling mogelijk met
Elia’s hemelvaart verhaal ook daarin stuurt God de wagen).
2) The Great Beyond –“Silence is the loudest sound - I was lost but now I’m found” doet
direct denken aan Amazing grace lied en aan de stilte waarin God zich openbaarde aan
Elia op de berg Horeb. De grond verlaten doet ook weer denken aan Elia’s hemelvaart.
3) Grace – “Is there any love at all ?” “That there’s no reason left to dream”. Hij zag alles
duister in maar vond licht in de ogen van de mensen. “Yeah there was somethin’ in
their eyes, every Saint used to be a sinner every man used to be a child ” Verandering
is mogelijk er is hoop ! “ Everytime I feel the sunshine, I thank the Lord above, For
seein something, I couldn’t see at all”. Genade als licht in de duisternis.
Stand – “The rain came down in sheets of razors cuttin’ my face and blocking my
way, it was impossible to see the angel that was starin’ at me” Doet denken aan de
knecht Gehazi van Elia(of Elisa) die een vijandige troepenmacht ziet en bang word tot
zijn ogen worden geopend voor alle ontelbare engelen die op wacht staan. “Someone
said you were the one who comes to every man when his back against the wall and his
money’s all been spent” Dit doet denken aan het verhaal van de verloren zoon.” and
it’s time to fan the flame or never to walk this way again, will I be the one to rise
above, Lord am I strong enough ?” Doet denken aan het alles of niets van Simsons
laatste verzet (toen de pilaren van de temple instorten).
Drink (everlasting Love) – Edward kowalczyk als hedendaags mysticus ”You alone
you are the secret makes the mona lisa smile”. Begin van het lied doet denken aan
openbaringen hfst 22 over de rivier van levend water die uit God voortkomt.
Dronken van de liefde van God. “Drink you like the nectar that fall from Eden” –
“Borrowed time we’re living on” Je leven in bruikleen hebben van God. “ You alone
you are the timeless light that illuminates my way” doet denken aan vuurkolom in de
woestijn). “You alone you are the sparkle in my eye everyone can see” – Doet denken
aan de uitstraling die Mozes had toen hij op de berg bij God was geweest en de tien
geboden had gekregen”.
Het lied is een mengeling van de liefde voor zijn vrouw en de liefde van God.
Vergelijking met het bijbelboek Hooglied ligt dan ook voor de hand.(ook als je kijkt
naar nectar als vergelijking). Hooglied 4:11-5:1 komen veel beelden uit het lied terug.
Zion – Sion andere naam voor Jeruzalem. “Take me on up to Zion, where my Lord
will comfort me, he will lay me down by still water while my enemies run from me..”
psalm 23 vers 2 en 5. “ Take me on up to zion, think I gotta psalm runnin’through my
head. Bring me over to king David..” Verwijzing Koning David als dichter van de
Psalmen. “ Take me on up to Zion to that secret place in my heart where even Satan
don’t dare to stand too long when he sees that temple guard he’s gonna run..”
(Openbaringen 15:7 en 8).
In Your light – “Sometimes I find myself beholdin all the Gifts some magnificent
power gave me in the form of my two kids” psalm 127 “ Zie het erfdeel van de Ene is
een huis van zonen, echt loon is de vrucht van de schoot.”
“ You are my mountain, my high place to climb, deep in your valleys are plenty of
places to hide, there’s plenty of ways to get lost in Your Light.” Bijvoorbeeld Psalm
90 vers 1 “wie zetelt in het geheim van de Hoogste, in de schaduw van de almachtige
overnacht” en vers 14 “ …ik zet hem op een steilte omdat hij mijn naam kent”.
8) Just in time – “.. all the bread’s still on the table, and I still wanna break it with you” –
verwijzing avondmaal. “to bring the water and the wine” – avondmaal. God geeft de
hulp precies op tijd aan een getekend en doorleefd hart. “I’m gonna bring you shelter
from the storm” verwijzing naar lied van Bob Dylan Shelter from the storm ??
9) Rome – “O Great city of the veil” en “O Great woman on the veil” deze zinnen
verwijzen naar Openbaringen 17:1-6 en 18 gaat over een stad die wordt beschreven al
s een vrouw.” We gotta move on to the temple not made with hands” in Openbaringen
21: 22 dit gaat over de nieuwe hemel en aarde waar geen tempel meer is.
10) Soul whispers – doet wat denken aan de ervaring die Samuel had dat hij God hem riep
maar hij dacht dat het Eli was. Pas na drie keer drong het door (eerst bij Eli toen bij
Lost in Rotation(alt.rock 2004): “Proverbs” hoe functioneert het lichaam
in het opdoen van wijsheid. Spreuken 2:2 en 4 en 3:3 en 7
Leonard Cohen:
“Story of Isaac” hervertelling Genesis 22. (een aardig idée is misschien om de
jongeren zelf een lied te laten schrijven vanuit een van de andere personen – knechten- sara
“The future” I’m the little jew who wrote the bible, i’ve seen the nations rise and fall, I’ve
heard their their stories, heard them all but love’s the only engine of survival. Your servant
here, he has been told, to say it clear, to say it cold: it’s over, it ain’t going any further and
now the wheels of heaven stop you feel the devil’s riding crop get ready for the future:it is
murder.” Hij geeft dan voorbeelden van moord. Hiroshima – de moord op Christus en
De beelden in het lied doen denken aan Daniel (beeld nebukadnessar, nations rise and fall) en
ezechiel (wheels of heaven)
Lionel Richie:
Jesus is love: “ Father, help your children And don’t let them fall By the side of the road
Teach them to love one another” Jezus zei: heb elkaar lief zoals de vader en ik elkaar en jullie
liefhebben. he brought the power, the glory, forever (zinsnede uit het Onze Vader)
That’s how you sing amazing grace
If you were born today( song for little babay Jesus)
I am the lamb
Manic street preachers: cd Holy Bible
Interessant citaat van Edwards (de zanger): “In elk hotel in de wereld is het enige constante de
Heilige Bijbel”. En ook: Foto van edwards met achterop geschreven: Once, I remember well,
my life was a feast where all hearts opened and all wines flowed. Alas the gospel has gone by;
suppose damnation were eternal ! Then a man who would mutilate himself is well damned
isn’t he ?” Arthur Rimbaud.
Cd hoezen – cd 1 Jezus met doornenkroon cd 2 geloof,hoop en liefde (Jezus gekruisigd Maria
biddend). Een foto van de zanger met gegeselde borst. Alle bandleden met een aureool. Een
spreuk van Solomon Northup “de meester zal op zijn beurt om genade smeken”.
Interessante Nummers van de cd Holy Bible
1)The intense humming of evil doet denken aan het laatste oordeel The court has come. The
court of the nations….
“From the ditch of kerch the dead will rise, they will arise from the graves, they will arise
from flames…. Now the victims will judge the butchers.
Bekend beeld dat de martelaren uiteindelijk de koningen en rechters zullen zijn.
Openbaringen etc.
2) Judge Yourself: Dit is een poplied vertolking van een tekst van Nietschze. Namelijk
Dionysius tegen de gekruisigde. De gekruisigde is Jezus en Dionysius is de god van de wijn
etc. Opvallende is ook het blessed be. Dit idee komt weg bij de rij zaligsprekingen van Jezus.
Mattheus 6 (zalig/gezegend zijn de armen van geest etc.).
Het grotere idee achter het lied lijkt te zijn zelfredzaamheid. Genees jezelf, doe jezelf pijn,
beoordeel jezelf in plaats van Christus !?
3) Yes over je bent geen God om te beslissen over leven en dood.
Cd 2 Journal for plague lovers (titel doet al denken aan de plagen van egypte etc.)
Interessante nummers:
1) Journal for plague lovers: kritiek op hen die alles in “gods hand” leggen. De triomfen en
2) All is vanity: “Alles is ijdelheid” doet direkt denken aan bijbelboek Prediker met het
ijdelheid der ijdelheden als spreekwoord.
3) Doors Closing Slowly: Richy als martelaar voor grote kunst ?
Nr “ Sculpture of man” citaat “Jesus descends, Dachau his father” moderne kritiek op de mix van
Christendom en oorlogsgeweld gerelateerd aan de Deutsche christen in de Nazitijd.
Nr. There by the grace of God (nr 6 U.K.)
Citaat uit het lied:
“And all the drugs in the world
Can't save us from ourselves
Victims with the saddest hearts
Passing by the grace of God
There by the grace of God
With grace we will suffer
With grace we shall recover
There by the grace of God
There by the grace of God”
Eerste betekenis God’s redding in plaats van drugs.
2e betekenis: "There by the grace of God" isn't an optimistic phrase, unfortunately. It's a shortened form of
"There but by the grace of God go I" which basically means that your life could go to hell at any given time.
It's traditionally said in reference to the homeless, etc. In the context of the song, I'm thinking that "God" is
the drugs (recreational or psychiatric) and if the drugs stop working, or if they're not available, everything
The song is noted for the line "And all the drugs in the world can't save us
from ourselves". This is an almost word-for-word quote from Marilyn Manson's song
Coma White, which features the line "And all the drugs in this world can't save her
from herself".
goes to shit.
"Leviathan" is a song by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was recorded for
the charity album Help!: A Day In The Life for War Child UK in 2005 [1]. The song is also
available as a download on iTunes. It takes its title from the 1651 book about political power,
Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
by Thomas Hobbes.
En Thomas hobs heeft Leviathan weer geleend uit het bijbelboek Job waar staat dat God
speelt met de Leviathan.
1. Job 40,20
Zult gij den Leviathan met den angel trekken, of zijn tong met een koord, dat gij laat
2. Ps 104,26
Daar wandelen de schepen, en de Leviathan, dien Gij geformeerd hebt, om daarin te spelen.
3. Jes 27,1
Te dien dage zal de HEERE met Zijn hard, en groot, en sterk zwaard bezoeken den Leviathan,
de langwemelende slang, ja, den Leviathan, de kromme slomme slang; en Hij zal den draak,
die in de zee is, doden.
Het lied zelf gaat erover dat iedereen een Leviathan kind(een dictator-terrorist) wil die snel
alles oplost. De prijs die we willen betalen is strikte gehoorzaamheid. Lied is kritisch op dit
Metallica: “The Four horsemen” het lied gaat over de vier paarden in
het bijbelboek openbaringen.
Mark Chessnut “Broken promise land” (country 1992).
Huwelijksbreuk/verbondsbreuk doet denken aan Hosea en de onbetrouwbaarheid van de
Thunder: verwijzing naar Jacob’s ladder en doet ook denken aan de donderstem bij Mozes en de tien geboden.
Darkness into light: “vision new York city to Jerusalem” – burn down Babylon – the seed you plant is the seed
you sow.(doet denken aan de bijbelse tekst wat jezaait zul je oogsten). I’ll be standing on the sun (in openbaring
19:17 staat er een engel op de zon ??).
Motivate: Raise the gate ( psalm 24:7) ‘Hef uw hoofden omhoog, jullie poorten, aloude poorten,
omhoog: de koning van de glorie komt binnen.’
Revelation wake in the morning (droom van jakob ??).
For You: I will be there for you to search for you wherever you are. ( N.T. verloren schaap,
verloren penning). O.T. ?? Come from mount Zion, stay out of the whirlwind. ( berg Sion).
We will walk:patience on top of a mountain pumping blood through the veins of creation.
Silence: hebreeuws eerste twee zinnen: Let it be your will that my words of my mouth and the
meditations of my heart come before you God my rock, my redeemer. (psalm 19:15) De tekst gaat
ook over een kaars zijn voor God (kandelaar moet je niet onder een mand zetten) N.T. bergrede
matt 6.
Lucas 12;35 Sta klaar, doe je gordel om en houd de lampen brandend.
On Nature: verwijzing dat wij maar gemaakt zijn uit zand (adam gemaakt uit rode aarde) +
verwijzing naar 80 jaar oud worden.(psalm 90) Return to the kingdom (koninkrijk van God).
Matisyahu and the crystal method:
Drown in the now dit lied gaat over mensen die de laatste boot uit deze
samenleving proberen te halen. Doet sterk denken aan een moderne
variant van het Noach verhaal.
Mercy me: I can only imagine
Metallica: The Judas kiss
Michael Jackson:
- We are the world – tekst van willie Nelson “As God has shown us by
turning stones to bread” duidelijk verwijzing naar de verzoeking in
de woestijn van Jezus waarin de duivel Jezus uitdaagt om stenen in
brood te veranderen en Jezus zegt dan dat de mens niet leeft bij
brood alleen. Verder zijn er de verhalen van de wonderbaarlijke
broodvermenigvuldiging van Jezus.
Mike farris; cd Shout!Live
(in 2008 uitgekozen tot beste
nieuwkomer in het Americana segment). Combinatie van blues en black
1) mary don’t you weep
2) Will the circle be unbroken
Moke(zanger is overtuigd gelovig katholiek):
1) Heart without a home – “Broke our backs for the love of God, slaving me and you.
Crossed our fingers and we wiped our brows, hoping we could see it through.” O
Lord, we’ve done all that we can do. For God’s sake it’s just to late...
( de hele cd shorland ging over de verwerking van de gevechten in ierland tussen Ira
etc. en het verlies van zijn broer daarin)
Momus(alt.rock 1986):
The lesson of Sodom(according to Lot) Lied bij Genesis 19-30-38.
King Solomon’s Song and Mine 1 koningen hfst 3-9 en 1 samuel 8 over machtsmisbruik.
Lucky Like St. Sebastian De helft van het lied gaat over Paulus(geen bijbelse paulus). Lied
zegt dat hij zich bekeert omdat hij ziet dat de vervolging het christendom laat groeien. Zijn
bekering mislukt door bloed aan zijn handen. Hij vraagt of hij mag sterven als martelaar.
Montell Jordan
(overtuigd christen)
T-Bone - To Da River Music Video
Fighting Temptations
Dit lied heeft allerlei geloofsverwijzingen en Montell Jordan zingt hier ook in mee.
Helps you die, that cocaine, get me trippin', y'all
Never been lickin' that, none of my burdens
Because I don't wanna be left and burnin'
Flirtin' with death
And make promise my last breath
Dressed in prison blues
Holy Spirit got me under arrest
I used to be a thug, sold drugs
Might have stalked you
Stepped up in the church got converted at the altar
And I fought 'ya
Feel back and he caught you
Out tryin' to floss, better live what he taught you
(montell jordan)
Goin' down
we goin' down to the river
Take it to the river
Het lied gaat over vergeven worden door gedoopt te worden in de rivier. Johannes de doper
doopte bij de rivier de Jordaantot vergeving van de zonden. Naaman de syrische minister
werd gereinigd van een ziekte door te baden in de Jordaan etc.
Morrisey(voormalig The Smiths):
1) Dear God please help me – vraagt kracht om om te gaan met sexuele drift (explosive
cake between my legs” Als hij zingt het hart voelt vrij dan laat hij zijn hoofd
hangen(deed mij denken aan de symboliek van de gekruisigde die zijn laatste adem
uitblaast voor hij in de eeuwige vrijheid komt).
2) I have forgiven Jesus – In de clip ziet hij eruit als een priester – hij zingt dat hij Jezus
heeft vergeven om de liefde die hij heeft gekregen. ( waarschijnlijk celibaat als thema
! ?) zware worsteling doet denken aan God en het lijden. Hij zingt over de dagen van
de week en op vrijdag “life is killing me” dit heeft natuurlijk de associatie met Goede
3) The Boy with the thorn in his side – associatie met doornen(doornenkroon) Jezus werd
in zijn zij gestoken. Apostel paulus heeft het over een doorn in het vlees. Hij moest
leren leven met een lichamelijke beperking in zijn leven. Het nummer zelf gaat over
waarheid en of ze hen geloven.
4) There is a light that never goes out – verlangen naar de dood samen met een geliefde
in een autoongeluk maar uiteindelijk durft hij het God toch niet te vragen om naar de
plek te gaan waar een licht is dat nooit uitgaat.
Mumford and Sons;(domineeskinderen)
1) Awake my soul – tekst “ awake my soul, you were made to meet
your maker”
2) Roll away your stone – kijk in het duister van je hart om hoop de
kans te geven. (om Jezus op te laten staan !!??) tekst “All
bridges burned that is how this grace thing Works”.
3) Thistle and weeds – doorns en distels (analogie voor woekerend
kwaad – denk aan de gelijkenissen van Jezus over het koninkrijk
van God – graankorrel etc.)
4) Dust Bowl – “there will come a time when I will look in your eye/you
will pray to the god that you’ve always denied/I’ll go out back
and I’ll get my gun/I’ll say you haven’t met me/I am the only
son.” Doet meteen denken aan het laatste oordeel over het wel
of niet helpen van de armen of de vijf wijze en vijf dwaze
maagden en de bijbeltekst van Jezus “wie Mij heeft ontkend hem
zal ik ontkennen voor de Vader.”
5) Sigh no more – tekst “serve God, love me and mend” “Love it will
not betray you Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free be
more like the man you were made to be” Loflied op de liefde 1
korinthe 13.
6) Timshel – tekst “and you have your choices, and these are what
make man great, his ladder to the stars” associatie met jakob’s
ladder in de bijbel. “But I can’t move mountains for you”. Jezus
zegt tegen zijn discipelen dat als ze een geloof als een
mosterdzaad hebben dat ze bergen kunnen verzetten. Het
algemene thema lijkt te gaan rondom keuzes rondom abortus ja
of nee.
7) Winter winds – tekst “Oh the shame that sent me off from the God
that I once loved was the same that sent me in your arms”.
‘Let love grow’ . Algemene thema : met de dood en ziekte in zicht
moeten we liefde als erfenis achterlaten.
8) The Cave (De grot) – eerste associatie is weer met een graf in de
rotsen. “so come out of your cave walking on your hands, and
see the World hanging upside down, you can understand
dependence when you know the makers hand.
( Jezus zet de wereld ook op zijn kop – als ik zwak ben ben ik
sterk – de minste zal de meeste zijn etc.)
Het lied gaat over het laten vullen van de leegte in iemand’s hart
die leegte kan gevuld worden door afhankelijkheid van de Maker.
Nicko Mc Brain(drummer Iron maiden)
(christen geworden).
Hij heeft een nieuwe cd gemaakt met zijn vrouw.
The rebecca mc brain band.
- lied “For the greater Good of God”
Nina hagen: (ex-Herman brood , gedoopt christen)
Cd Personal Jesus – Gospel cd bestaande uit klassiekers.
Tracklist - Disk 1
AfspelenGod´s Radar
AfspelenI'll Live Again
AfspelenPersonal Jesus
AfspelenNobody's Fault But Mine
AfspelenDown At The Cross
AfspelenJust A Little Talk With Jesus
AfspelenMean Old World
AfspelenHelp Me
AfspelenTake Jesus With You
AfspelenOn The Battlefield
AfspelenRun On
AfspelenAll You Fascists Bound To Lose
AfspelenSometimes I Ring Up Heaven
Nirvana: Jesus don’t want me for a sunbeam. Nirvana wil niet geloven ?? reactie op een
beroemd zondagsschoolliedje.
Neil Sedaka:Run samson run lied over het gevaar van meisjes
Neill Young;
1)Yonder stands the sinner: in het lied zingt hij over de great pretender die de zondaar
aanspreekt. Doet denken aan het idee van de duivel als aanklager in de bijbel.
2) Love and only love: Long ago in the book of old,
Before the chapter where dreams unfold A battle raged on the open page,
Love was a winner there overcoming hate Like a little girl who couldn't
wait. De bijbel als liefdesboek dat alles overwint.
3) When God made me: Was he thinkin' about my country Or the color of my skin? Was
he thinkin' 'bout my religion And the way I worshipped him? Did he create just me in his
image Or every living thing? was he planning only for believers Or for those who just
have faith? Did he envision all the wars That were fought in his name? Did he say there
was only one way To be close to him? Did he give me the gift of love To say who I could
choose? Did he give me the gift of voice So some could silence me? Did he give me the
gift of vision Not knowing what I might see? Did he give me the gift of compassion
To help my fellow man?
4) God’s prophet
5) Fallen angel: Fallen angel Who's your saviour tonight. De duivel is in de bijbel een gevallen engel. Ook Jezus zag hem
vallen als bliksem.
6) falling from above: Sing a song for freedom Sing a song for love Sing a song for depressed
angels Falling from above" jezus zag de aartsengel vallen op de aarde.
Rollin' through the religious wars Rollin' down the temple walls
And the church's exposed sores.
Hear that rooster crowin' Down on the double e It's a new morning. Haan van petrus
7) Devil’s sidewalk: It's a simple thing Trying to stay afloat, "The captain said Without his
boat. Doet denken aan de mensen buiten de ark van Noach.
"there's a garden growing Greendale And a million weeds Greendale With no way of
knowing Greendale Who has done which deed" Greendale.
Deze zinnen doen denken aan de gelijkenis van Jezus waarin het kruid en het onkruid
samen opgroeien tot het laatste oordeel. Tussendoor is het verschil bijna niet te zien.
8) After the garden: (We live in the garden of Eden, yeah Don't know why we wanna tear
the whole thing to the ground We live in the garden of Eden, yeah Don't know why we
wanna tear the whole thing down And we've got to get ourselves Back to the garden)
9) Star of bethlehem: Yet still a light is shining from that lamp on down the hall. Maybe the
star of Bethlehem wasn’t a star at all. In je eenzaamheid is misschien de lamp van een geode
buur een ster van Bethlehem voor jou. Je gids in de duisternis. Je redding.
10)spirit road: There's a long highway in your mind The spirit road that you must find
To get you home to peace again Where you belong my love lost friend Don't feed that
snake That turns on you You starve it out, that's what you do And it makes you lie It
makes you cheat It steals your shoes and cuts your feet The snake keeps feeding
through the night You lose your soul without a fight There's nothin' right that you can say
You keep on talkin' anyway.
De slang is natuurlijk de duivel en in de bijbel staat dat zijn kop vermorzelt zal worden
maar dat hij in de hiel zal bijten en die vermorzelen. (in het lied steelt hij schoenen en
snijdt in de voeten). En dan val je dus in het stof.
11) The believer: And like that songbird singin' Whether it's red or blue
Just like those church bells ringin' I'm keepin' my faith in you.
I remember my mama sayingI want to beOn this windy road For eternity
I'm makin' the change I'm keepin' my faith in you
12) Ever after: When you hear that rooster crowing In the dawn, in the dawn
There's really no way of knowing What goes on, what goes on. Wereld is vol met petrus
I love the sound of laughter And music in the air
And in the Ever After I know it's always there. Dit stukje gaat over het eeuwige gezang in
de hemel. Bijbelboek Openbaringen heeft het daarover.
13) The way; The way, we know the way. We've seen the way We'll show the way
To get you back home To the peace where you belong. Jezus zegt ik ben de weg, de
waarheid en het leven”.
14) No Hidden path:
Sometimes when I go walkin' Among the tall trees I feel the light comin' down on me
Under moon, under sun I feel the chosen one Through the mist, come walkin' here with
me And the leaves on the ground Make a rustling sound In the wind now blowing in my
face It's that cool wind again And I feel my missing friend Whose counsel I can never
replace. Doet denken aan het wandelen van God met Adam en Eva in het paradijs.
“En zij hoorden de stem van den Heere God,wandelende in den hof, aan de wind des
daags”. Ook over henoch wordt gezegd datdat hij wandelde met God.
15) God’s perfect plan: But nothing is perfect in God's perfect plan Look in the shadow to
see He only gave us the good things so we'd understand What life without them would
be. Doet denken aan tel je zegeningen dag aan dag uit een van de psalmen.
16) "Guilty Train" Guilty train, don't whistle my way again. Vlucht voor de zonde zoals
paulus zegt.
17) "Out Of Control"Once high on a hill, There was a song, Nothing was wrong,
That's when time stood still. Doet denken aan de volmaakte liefde van Jezus waar andere
liefdes schraal bij afsteken in de rest van het lied.
18) Thank God I’m on the road tonight I swear that The Devil Came visiting me last night
Surrounded my old stagecoach With his eerie light He was pounding on my windows
Rattling my wheels I may not be The Devil But I know just how he feels.
Thank God I'm on the road tonight With this old hillbilly band.
Jezus werd in de woestijn door de duivel verzocht en lastiggevallen ?
Norah Jones: Humble me “you humble me lord, I’m on my knees empty, forgive
me”. Lijkt op een psalm van david.
Nick cave:
Op de cd The Boatman’s call(1997) zingt cave dat hij niet gelooft in God als bemiddelaar, maar ook: “Just like a
bird that sings up in the sun/In a dawn so very dark/Such is my Faith for you/…/ There is kingdom/there is a
king/and he lives without and he lives within.
God is voor de oudere Cave zelfs een bron van troost. “How have I offended Thee/Wrap your tender arms
around me/ Oh My Lord,” verzucht hij op het album No More shall We Part (2001)
Nr. Heart shaped Box – duidelijk kruisigingstafereel van een kerstman. Etc.
Schijnt te gaan over een doosje dat zijn liefde Cortney hem stuurde met het hoofd van een pop
? cd voorkant heet In Uterus – terug naar de plek van de geboorte ? wedergeboorte ?
- Put your Hand in the Hand
Dit nummer stond op nr 22 van best verkopend nummer in 1971. Gecoverd door Elvis
presley, anne murray en Joan baez
Pink Floyd
Nr “Sheep” bevat duidelijke scherpe reactie op psalm 23. Verzet zich tegen de rustige
overgave van het lied.
“ The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green he leadeth me the silent waters by etc…”.
P.J. Harvey: Is this desire ( Maria & Jozef verhaal).
This list is 7 of the top religious songs Prince has recorded since the release of The Rainbow Children in 2001, with an
honorable mention of songs from the 80s. These are in no particular order and were compiled from a list made by people on
1.Everywhere (The Rainbow Children)- The Rainbow Children" was an album chock-full of spiritual songs. "Everywhere"
seemed to be about Prince and him being able to now feel God not just in church, but everywhere. There's a place I want 2
go/Where the milk and honey flow/Without God it wasn't there/Now I feel it Everywhere"
2. The Word (3121) 3121 Boasted a funky title track and a hit dance number with "Black Sweat", but in the middle of it all Prince
wanted to ask people if they knew God's message. "The Word" asks people what they are going to do if they don't have God
and bad people try to bring them down. They might try to get us crazy/Cuz they don't know what I've heard/ We got this new
exaltation/ I'm talking about the word
3.Beautiful, Loved and Blessed (3121) This is also on 3121 and talks about someone who feels like a different and better
person after accepting Jesus and God I was 4mless, U gave me a new name/ With the breath of life I now live abundantly
All I needed was the potter's hand/And the blood on Calvary
4. Cinnamon Girl (Musicology) Although not directly religious in lyrics, Cinnamon Girl tells a story about a girl and her beliefs
being tested somewhere in the Middle East. It seems that Prince is writing about events
after 9/11 and if you've seen this video, you can see Prince with "Matthew 5:5" written on his face. Tearful words of love 4
people she had never met b4/ Asking God 2 grant them mercy in this face of a holy war
5. Everlasting Now (The Rainbow Children) This dance track, complete with latin flavor, reminds believers to stay strong
when challenged because Christ and God promise a better world as long as they believe. Don't let nobody bring U down
(Letnobody) /Accurate knowledge of Christ and the Father/ Will bring the everlasting now
6. Last December (The Rainbow Children) Last December questions if you died tomorrow, would you be saved? In the name
of the Father In the name of the Son/
We need 2 come 2together/Come 2gether as one
7. Lion of Judah (Planet Earth) This track is on Prince's newest release and speaks of having the strength of the Lion of Judah
to fight opposing forces in one's life. Like the Lion of Judah/ I Strike my enemies down/ As my God is living/ Surely the trumpet
will sound
Honorable mentions. "Lets Go Crazy" and "I Would Die 4 U" from Purple Rain were top pop hits strewn with religious elements
in them. How could you forget "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here 2day to get through this thing called life" sang on top of
church organs, and "I'm your conscience/I am love/What I really need/ is 2 know that u believe" in "I Would Die 4 U"?
My personal favorite is "The Cross" from Sign O' 'The Times. "Black day, stormy night/no love, no hope in sight/ Don't cry, he is
coming/ Don't die without knowing the cross."
Owl city: Tidal wave (amazing grace tekstfragment). In psalm 42:8 staat “al uw golven
slaan zwaar over mij heen”.
Patrick Watson
Fireweed: Dit nummer lijkt een verbeelding van Jezus woorden over de
graankorrel die eerst moet sterven in de aarde voordat ze vrucht kan
dragen. Video is te zien op
Paul weller
( meest geliefde en invloedrijke artiest van groot
brittannie vele nr 1 hits gehad)
1) All Good Books – wat zou Jezus er niet van vinden als hij zag hoe wij
zijn woorden verdraaiden. Over gelovigen die geweld gebruiken.
paul kalkbrenner: sky and sand – I found myself alive in the palm of your
hand. Johannes 17:6-19 gebed van Jezus voor zijn discipelen. Jesaja 40:28-31
Paddy Kelly (Kelly family)
Gelovig geworden in 2000 zingt sindsdien over zijn ?
Paul Simon; Graceland
Ave maria: (ave Maria) wees gegroet maria zegt de engel tegen maria als
zij te horen krijgt dat jezus uit haar geboren zal worden.
Ze zingt alsof ze net als het kind van Maria getroost wil worden en
beschermd worden voor de duivel en het kwaad
Ray Charles:
Sinner’s prayer –gebed om vergeving.
Ramses Shaffy:
Sammy: “kijk omhoog,Sammy, er is Een die van je houdt”
Shrine of God: ?
Zing, vecht, huil, bid,lach,werk en bewonder
Psalm 88 (bijbel vertaling 1773)
Rage against the machine:
Killing in the name: over doden in de naam van God ??
Inside out: tekst “no spiritual surrender”
Randy Travis: 30 hits gescoord op Billboard hot country songs, daarvan waren er 16
nummer 1 hits)
Bijbelse nr 1 hit was Three wooden crosses.
Ook nog een single van het jaar 1987 met forever and ever amen.
Verschillende gospelalbums gemaakt nadat hij christen was geworden.
Rigtheous brothers: You’re my soul and inspiration
Ricky Lee Jones(hit met Chuck E’s in love eind jaren zeventig):
1)Evening of my best day (album wat richting de gospel gaat)
1) Cd sermon on exposition boulevard – deze cd loopt het leven van Jezus door. Bijna
in elk nummer zit een verhaal.
Disc: 1
1. Nobody Knows My Name Niemand kent Jezus naam ??
2. Gethsemane gethsemane is de plek waar Jezus zwetend bad en werd
opgepakt – de hof van de olijven.
3. Falling Up hemelvaart van Jezus en mensen – Jezus komt in clip voorbij als
rabbi tussen farizeeers.
4. Lamp Of My Body Jezus zegt: het oog is de lamp van het lichaam
5. It Hurts
6. Where I Like It Best
7. Tried To Be A Man
8. Circle In The Sand
Jezus komt op een ezel Jeruzalem binnen 9. Donkey Ride
10. 7th Day De zevende dag is de zondag (opstandingsdag van Jezus nieuw
begin in de schepping)
12. Road To Emmaus
Het nr. Emmaus over de emmaus gangers uit de bijbel etc.
13. I Was There “when Jesus walked” zingt ze. Over de voetstappen van
Jezus in de wereld. Over de momenten van tot geloof komen van mensen ?
2) Cd Balm in Gilead – titel komt uit jeremia 46:11 “vrouwe Egypte, haast je maar naar
Gilead en haal daar balsem. Geen middel baat je nog, je wonden groeien toch niet
Red hot chili peppers:
Shallow be thy game (lijkt op hallowed be thy name ??) Hij protesteert
tegen het in zonde geboren: “not created in the likeness of a fraud”.
Ricky Skaggs & kentucky Thunder(bluegrass
gospel): Jakob’s vision Genesis 28 – (jakob’s ladder gebruikt als
kruis en steen als jezus is de rots/hoeksteen).
Ringo Starr:
(Heeft in een interview in 2009 aangegeven dat hij christen is
Walk with you (peace dream) oorspronkelijk bedoelt als gospel
Robbie Williams: Jesus in a camper Van
Sade: Jezebel dit lied gaat in tegen de bijbelse visie op jezebel(moordenares van naboth).
Sade noemt haar een godsdienstig tolerante, hardwerkende, ik weet wat ik wil vrouw, schaamt
zich niet voor haar afkomst. (interessant voor een discussie over de persoonlijkheid van Izebel
in bijbels licht. Eenzijdig ??)
Sam Cooke (hits met what a wonderful life en a change is gonna
(Soul stirrers)
Jesus gave me water Johannes 4 De samaritaanse vrouw
“livin,lovin,lasting water”.
Touch the Hem of His garment bijbelverhaal van de bloedvloeiende vrouw.
Markus 5;15-34 en Matt 9:20-22 en Lukas 8:42b-48
(Leon Patillo)
When Leon Patillo was converted in the late '70s, the Christian music industry and its press
was full of the news of the conversion of "Santana's lead singer".
Leon Patillo
Patillo's first musical endeavor was with the group Creation, later called Leon's Creation.
Formed in the late 1960s, Creation was a funk group similar in style and composition to Sly &
the Family Stone; they were signed to Atlantic Records. Aside from Creation, Patillo worked
at times with Funkadelic and Martha & the Vandellas. In 1973, Patillo joined Santana,
appearing on the albums Borboletta and Festival. The friend took the tape to Latin rock legend Carlos
Santana in an attempt to sell the songs.
"Santana told him he wasn’t interested in the songs but loved the singer," says Patillo. "To make a long story
short, we got hooked up and I joined the band Santana in 1973. I recorded three albums including Borboletta
(1974), Festival (1976) and Moonflower (1977). Two turned gold and one platinum."
In 1974, life threw Patillo a curve ball when he attended a Bible study with the brother of a girlfriend. That night’s
conversation convinced Leon of his need for God. "I became a Christian in 1974, the very night of that Bible
By 1978, Patillo’s conflicts with Santana about the spiritual content of his lyrics were too much, and he left the
band. In 1979, Leon released his first Christian album, Dance Children Dance. Over the next decade Patillo
released nine albums including Don’t Give In (1981), Live Experience (1983), The Sky’s the Limit (1984) and Love
Around the World (1985). Those albums included such hits as "Dance Children Dance," Star of the Morning,"
"Cornerstone," "The Sky’s the Limit," "J.E.S.U.S." and the popular wedding song "Flesh of M
He remained with Santana until 1981, launching a solo career on Word Records. He released
a string of successful albums on the CCM market in the 1980s, and had his own television
show on TBN called Leon and Friends.[1]
Patillo founded his own record label, Positive Pop, in the 1990s, and his most recent releases
have been on this imprint. Patillo also leads his own ministry on the historic Queen Mary S.S
in Long Beach, California but since retired the ministry in late 2009 in favor for traveling and
leading seminars across the country.[1]
[edit] Discography
Dance Children Dance (1979)
Don't Give In (1981)
I'll Never Stop Lovin' You (1982)
Live Experience (1983) U.S. Top Contemporary Christian albums #10[2]
Sky's the Limit (1984) U.S. Christian #5
Love Around the World (1985) U.S. Christian #7
A Funny Thing Happened (1986)
Brand New (1987) U.S. Christian #8
On the Way Up (1989)
Christmas with Leon (1992)
Hands of Praise (1992)
Church Is on the Move (1993)
The Classics (1996)
I Can (1999)
Souly for Him (2002)
Breathe on Me (2005)
Live Experience 2 (2005)
Sara Evans:
Since emerging from the late-90s, Evans has made four No. 1 Country hits
and Gold and Platinum-certified albums by the RIAA, like 2003's Restless and 2005's Real
Fine Place. Her 2000 album, Born to Fly was certified Double-Platinum.
Dove Awards Special Event Album for Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship
Nr “Bible song” over rouwverwerking bij iemands sterven.
Simon and Garfunkel:mrs. Robinson
“Jesus loves you more than you will
know”. This song is about the state of the nation in the late 60's. Ms. Robinson is an archetype of the generation that could no longer uphold the
"perfectness" of the '50s no matter how good their intentions. (hence why Jesus loves you, there were lots of wrongs committed with the best of
intentions) The entire older generation of the 60's was in a sort of institution, desperately trying to maintain an unmaintainable false image. Hide it
from the kids, they'll rip off the covers and expose everything. Government is not helping, anyway you lose. Also, an excellent note from the movie:
Notice how after they "succeeded" in toppling the establishment's expectations they sat in the back of the bus looking like they had no clue about
what to do next? That was 60's youth, and that conflict with one side wrong and the other side confused and directionless is what this song is about.
Snoop Dog: “Mac Bible Chapter 211 verse 20-21” de 10 geboden van de
gangstercultuur. (laten vergelijken met de echte 10 geboden, waar botsen ze ?)
”Song of Job” hervertelling van Job – lied laat dingen weg
zoals het venijn van Job !Job 38-41 wordt niet doordacht. Belangrijke
punten worden overgeslagen. (mooi lied voor discussie !!)
Shania Twain: God bless the child: Jezus zegent de kinderen
Sheryl crow:
Redemption day – een trein die rijdt naar de poort
van de hemel. Wachten terwijl er ondertussen veel ongerechtigheid is.
where can we find God
Where is the peace
Prince of peace
System of a down
(miljoenen kliks op you tube) !!!
"Chop Suey!" is the first single from System of a Down's second album Toxicity. The single
was released in November 2001 and earned the band its first Grammy nomination. The song's
working title was "Suicide"; the band members claim the change was not caused by pressure
from their record company. The words "We're rolling 'Suicide'" can still be heard faintly in
the album versions's opening seconds — though this intro is only on certain pressings of the
album. The song is included as a playable track in the music video games Rock Band 2 and
Rock Band Unplugged.
In het lied staat een verwijzing naar Lukas 23:46 “Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father
,into your hands I commit my spirit.”When he had said this he breathed his last breath.
In an interview, Daron Malakian explained, "the song is about how we are regarded
differently depending on how we pass. Everyone deserves to die. Like, if I were now to die
from a drug abuse, they might say I deserved it because I abused dangerous drugs. Hence the
line, "I cry when angels deserve to die." The lyric "Father, into your hands I commend my
spirit" is a reference to Jesus' death on the cross, as, according to the Gospels, it was one of
the seven things Jesus said while dying."
Het lied lijkt een aanklacht op het verlaten van God van de mens die dan als antwoord kiest
voor rechtvaardige zelfdoding ?!!
Regina Spektor: samson
(eigen liefdesverdriet
gereflecteerd tegen de achtergrond van het simson verhaal).
Erg mooi !!!
Of Spektor zelf gelovig is, is nergens direct uit op te maken. Ze is Joods, dat is bekend, dus
minstens kan ze het mee hebben gekregen. En daar lijkt het op, getuige het liedje ‘Laughing
With’, waarin het gaat over de mens in relatie tot God. Op feestjes is ‘God’ vaak een
hilarisch onderwerp als er bijvoorbeeld wordt gegrapt dat Hij geld geeft aan wie op de juiste
manier bidt, of als een dwaas uitroept dat God ons haat. Er zijn echter ook andere
omstandigheden, en dan is er niemand die spot met God. Als, daar heb je het weer, iemand in
het ziekenhuis ligt, of in een oorlogssituatie verkeert, als na een routine-onderzoek de dokter
je belt, of als het al laat is, maar je kind is nog steeds niet terug van het feestje.
Sinead O’Connor:
Take, for example, her 2000 album, Faith and Courage. On "No Man's Woman," she sings:
I got a lovin' man but he's a Spirit.
He never does me harm never treats me bad.
He never takes away all the love he has.
And I'm forgiven—oh!—a million times.
"Kyrie," is a lovely setting of the liturgical Kyrie eleison in Greek and English ("Lord have
mercy, Christ have mercy") overlaid with Rastafarian phrases.
Christian and Rastafarian themes meet again in "The Lamb's Book of Life," a forerunner of
many of the themes in the album Theology:
So, in Theology, she sets out to "rescue God from religion." At times, her God sounds awfully
tragic, as on "Out of the Depths":
You're like a ghost in your own home
Nobody hears U crying all alone
Oh U are the one true really voiceless one
They have their backs turned to you for worship of gold and stone …
It's sad but true how the old saying goes
If God lived on earth people would break his windows.
Then again, the rest of the song is taken straight from Psalm 130:
Out of the depths I cry to U, oh Lord
Don't let my cries for mercy be ignored
If U keep account of sins oh who would stand?
But U have forgiveness in your hands
The rest of the album has selections from Jeremiah, Isaiah, Song of Solomon, Job, 1 Samuel,
and Psalms 33, 91, 104, and 137. And Hosanna Filio David (Hossana zoon van God – de
intocht van Jezus in Jerusalem).
There's no trace of pagan goddesses on Theology, and Sinead's Rastafarianism seems not to
the kind that focuses on former Ethiopian king Haile Selassie as God but rather the kind that
focuses on the God of the Eastern Orthodox Selassie.
What you won't find on Theology is much about Jesus—or anything from the New
Testament, for that matter.
"I wanted it to be on the right side of the line between corny and cool," she told the
Associated Press. "When it comes to religious music there is a very fine line between cool and
very uncool. … If you start writing songs about the New Testament, you're doomed no matter
how you say it; people have such a prejudice about it. If you start writing songs about Jesus
you know no one is going to listen to you. Obviously, I do believe in Jesus, but I am not
Still, Jesus does appear on the album, just not by name, in the second of two cover songs. The
first is Curtis Mayfield's "We People Who Are Darker than Blue." The second is Jesus Christ
Superstar's "I Don't Know How to Love Him." It's a remarkable inclusion, not only because
of its implicit confession, but also because its closing line, "He scares me so," provides a
counterbalance to "Out of the Depths," where she sings, "I've heard religion say you're to be
feared, but I don't buy into everything I hear."
Jesus, or at least Christian theology, also appears in Theology's first track, "Something
Beautiful" — "You give life through blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, oh blood." The song
provides a kind of introduction to the rest of the album:
I wanna make something
So lovely for U
'Cause I promised that's what I'd do for U
With the Bible I stole
I know you U forgave my soul
Because such was my need on a chronic Christmas Eve
The song then transitions into several passages from Jeremiah:
They dress the wounds of my poor people
As though they're nothing
Saying 'peace, peace'
When there's no peace
Now can a bride forget her jewels?
Or a maid her ornaments?
Yet my people forgotten me
The double CD is a mix of O'Connor compositions such as "If You Had A Vineyard" based on passages from Isaiah and Jeremiah ("I adore
how the prophet books speak very much about today's world"); "Whomsoever Dwells" (with lyrics from Psalm 91 - Sinead's favourite
Psalm) and a casting of Psalm 33 in "33" ("this Psalm traditionally is the one you say when someone is expecting a baby, which I was at
the time of recording").
"I hope this record would make someone think that perhaps God is not an angry, punishing,
warmaking God and is in fact a gentle and compassionate God who actually is upset at the
loss of us," Sinead O’Connor said.
Simon and Garfunkel:
Sounds of silence
I am a rock
Stealers Wheel; gerry rafferty (grote hit
Adeste fidelis: kerstlied
Religieus album; another World 2003
Stef Bos:
album in een ander licht hierin bezingt hij bijbelse
personen. Lot, God(enige nummer waarvan hij zelf zegt dat hij date r
eigenlijk niet op had willen hebben).Ruth, lea, prediker, job, Noach, Maria
Magdalena, Christus en de Duivel, Jezus en Judas, moeder van Jezus,
Grote hit in 1986 met nummer To hell with the devil: In het O.T. staat in Jesaja?? Dat
de morgenster op aarde viel. In het N.T. heeft Jezus het erover dat hij de boze naar
beneden zag vallen.
In openbaringen word de duivel in de poel van het eeuwige onuitblusbare vuur gegooid
samen met de valse profeten.
De volgende drie nummers warden vaak gedraaid op MTV in 1987.
Calling on You,
Smashing pumpkins:
“ Bullet with butterfly wings” dit lied haalt inspiratie uit Job hfst 1 en 2
Sixpence none the richer: (hit met kiss me)
Meaningless “fear you God, this is all I know” Prediker 3;17 en 5;1-6 en
7;18 en 11;9.
Stevie wonder:
1)Superstition; zin in het lied heeft het over writing on the wall. Dit komt
uit het bijbelboek Daniel waar God koning belsazzar veroordeelt met mene
mene tekel ufarsin gewogen, gewogen en te licht bevonden.
2) Jesus children of america (in het lied gaat het over openheid naar Jezus
toe, hij gaf ook alles open en bloot aan het kruis).
3) heaven is 10 zillion light years away; “pure of heart will walk there”
deze zinsnede doet direct denken aan de bergrede van Jezus. Waarin
jezus zegt “zalig zijn de zuiveren van hart want zij zullen God zien”.
“rigtheous streets”en ‘fill evil souls”.
3) Spiritual walkers : lied over evangelisten aan de deur die het licht
overal brengen. “Judgment day” laatste oordeel (Openbaringen).
“They preach and they speak in tongues you have never heard’.
Handelingen 2
6) Signed, sealed en delivered – de titel van dit lied komt uit
openbaringen (zegel op het voorhoofd) Openbaringen 7;1-17 en
Openbaringen 9:4 en 22:3(naam op voorhoofd).
7) It’s wrong apartheid – Hij wijst gelovigen(joods-christelijke en
hindoeïstische) erop dat satan hen in de greep heeft gekregen als zij
apartheid steunen. Dat het verbond met God word gebroken door
cd album - Journey through the secret life of plants (instrumenteel)
1) Earth’s creation (schepping van de aarde) 2) The first garden(tuin van
eden) 3) Ecclesiastes (prediker)
Extra info: Stevie wonder vond zelf zijn cd songs in the key of life de
Nieuwste albums – “the gospel inspired by Lula & through the Eyes of
Sufjan stevens:
1) Cd Seven swans vol met christelijk getinte liederen.
2) nummer “Casimir Pulaski day”: associaties met Job (and he takes and
he takes and he takes). Job zegt ergens na de rampen “De Heer heeft
gegeven en de Heer heeft genomen geprezen zij de Heer.”
In het lied worden gebeden niet verhoord en een vriendin sterft.
Oh the glory that the Lord has made and the complications when I see his
face in the morning in the window.
Oh the glory when he took our place
But he took my shoulders and he shook my face
And he takes and he takes and he takes
De derde single Alright wordt, mede dankzij een grappige videoclip, een grote
zomerhit.Vandaar dat het tweede album uit 1997 In It For The Money heet. De recensies zijn
wederom positief en het levert singles op als Richard III, Sun Hits The Sky en Late In The
Day, maar het succes van Alright wordt niet meer geëvenaard, al haalt In It For The Money
nog wel platina in Engeland,
Bijbel gerelateerd lied: Jesus came from outer space
Susan Boyle
Gospel cd
I Dreamed A Dream
Cry Me A River
How Great Thou Art
You’ll See
Daydream Believer
Up To The Mountain
Amazing Grace
The End Of The World
Who I Was Born To Be
Silent Night
Wild Horses
The Birthday Party:
1) Big Jesus Trash Can – kritische tekst op
“christelijke” oliebaronnen - tekst “Big Jesus oil
king down in Texas, drives great holy tanks of gold
screams from heaven’s graveyard…. He drives a
trash can he’s coming to my town. Jezus komt op
een ezel(vredesdier) Jeruzalem binnen. In de bijbel
staat ook een verhaal over een liefdeloze rijke in de
hel. i.v.m. screams from heaven’s graveyards.
The Guess Who:(Het nummer american woman is een bekende. Ze hebben het ooit samen gezongen
met Lenny Kravitz.)
bijbels nr Hang on to your life – dit lied eindigt met een citaat uit Psalm 22.
Talking Heads: (David Byrne is christen)
Jezebel spirit (duiveluitdrijving in Jezus naam)
Mea Culpa
The Gates of paradise
A walk in the dark
Speaking in Tongues ( titel komt weg bij het verhaal in handelingen 2 waar de
discipelen spreken in tongen(verschillende talen) bij de uitstorting van de Heilige
- God’s child
- Laatste cd 2009 is een gospel geinspireerde cd samen met Brian Eno ( lid Roxy Music
Everything that happens will happen today (nadruk op overgave vooraf aan de
aanbidding zegt David byrne)
T. Texas Tyler: Deck of cards – De inhoud van de bijbel uitgelegd aan
de hand van een kaartspel. Elk nummer heeft een betekenis
The band(The hawks)(Robbie robertson)
Dylan, voor wie Robertson en Helm al eerder als sessiemuzikant hadden gewerkt, vroeg The
Hawks als begeleidingsgroep voor zijn legendarisch geworden tournee van 1965-66. Later
namen zij met hem in de kelder van het huis "Big Pink" in Woodstock, de al even
legendarische Basement Tapes op.
In 1988 een top 10 hit.
Shine your light
Resurrection: Hij komt terug voor de opstanding van de doden bij Jezus terugkomst.
The Weight – nr bevat verwijzingen naar Nazareth en mrs Moses over geen plek om te verblijven of de
last te verlichten. (De band Nazareth heeft haar naam van dit lied).
The Beatles
Nr “Rocky Racoon”: In het lied gaat het over een man die iemand wil doodslaan die aan zijn vrouw zit.
De Gideon bijbel brengt de goede Rocky terug. “recover when I am Able” misschien ook een woord
speling op Kain en Abel ? Kain sloeg de onschuldige Abel dood.
John Lennon;nr “The Word” – “In the beginning I misunderstood but now I’ve got it. The Word is good.”
Duidelijke associatie met “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God” Johannes 1:1
And though this is the first time many Beatles fans have heard this particular conversation, Lennon’s interest in Christ was no secret in
the early ‘70s. In his book, The Gospel According to the Beatles, writer Steve Turner said that there was a period in his life when the
world’s most famous songwriter deeply wanted to know who Jesus was. According to the book, in an effort to escape the chaos of public
life, Lennon would often retreat to television and became a regular viewer of the era’s most influential evangelists including Billy Graham,
Oral Roberts and even Pat Robertson.
In 1972, Lennon even took part in a written correspondence with Roberts, in which he apologized and further explained his statement
about being “bigger” than God. The Beatles frontman, who had experimented with a variety of drugs and spiritual ideas wrote this to
“The point is this, I want happiness. I don't want to keep on with drugs. Paul told me once, 'You made fun of me for taking drugs, but you
will regret it in the end.' Explain to me what Christianity can do for me. Is it phoney? Can He love me? I want out of hell."
Oral Roberts sent him a long response, giving him a copy of his book Miracle of Seed Faith and a detailed explanation of God’s love for
Five years later, in 1977, Lennon became deeply moved by NBC’s broadcast of the movie Jesus of Nazareth and told his friends that he
had become a born-again Christian. A week after seeing the film, Lennon returned to church on Easter Sunday with his wife Yoko and
son Sean in tow.
It was during this time that Lennon even penned several Christian songs (“Talking with Jesus” and “Amen”), and according to Turner’s
book, even called The 700 Club prayer line.
The change in his life disturbed his wife Yoko Ono, who pulled her husband away from his new religion, and eventually, after months of
isolation in Tokyo, Lennon found his life going in a dark direction, and ended up abandoning his faith and retreating into New Age
practice and further searching. Before he was murdered in 1980, Lennon embraced a universalistic belief of religion and no longer
seemed interested in his born-again lifestyle.
Although the new interview doesn’t change what we know about John Lennon at the end of his life, it does shed some light on what help
developed his view of Christianity in the first place. It wasn’t confusion about theology or the nature of God. It wasn’t the pull of a
conflicting lifestyle. According to Lennon, it was Christians who made him not want to be a part of the church.
Het lied “Serve yourself” van John Lennon was een reactie op het lied van Bob Dylan “Gotta serve
You say you found Jesus. Christ!
He's the only one
You say you've found Buddha
Sittin' in the sun
You say you found Mohammed
Facin' to the East
You say you found Krishna
Dancin' in the street
Well there's somethin' missing in this God Almighty stew
And it's your mother (your mother, don't forget your mother, la)
You got to serve yourself
nobody gonna do for you
You gotta serve yourself
nobody gonna do for you
Well you may believe in devils and you may believe in laws
But if you don't go out and serve yourself, la, ain't no room service here ody”.
Nr. “You saved my soul” gaat over zijn bijna bekering tot het christelijk geloof.Yoko ono bracht hem
ervan af (uit: steve turner –gospel according to the Beatles).
“When I was lonely and scared
I nearly fell for a TV preacher
In a hotel room in Tokyo
Oh only you truly saved me from that suicide
Because all the things
I die along with you”
George Harrison nr. “within you without you” citaat uit lied “We were talking
About the love that's gone so cold
And the people Who gain the world and
lose their soul.”
1. Mar 8,36
Want wat baat het een mens de gehele wereld te winnen en aan zijn ziel schade te lijden?
Ringo Starr: “Oh my Lord” dit lied was een belijdenis van zijn verlangen om geliefd te zijn door God(de
christelijke). (na bij Alcoholics Anonymous te zijn geweest).
Citaat uit lied:
“When I'm in darkness and full of fear
I know the answer when you are here
Now I believe, it's all become clear
Oh my lord
Oh my lord
I need your love so bad
When my heart is wandering hopeless and sad
I look for the answers, the ones that you have
I have to let go to be in your hands”.
The Hives
Bijbels nr “try it again” citaat uit het lied “like samson and Delilah” Time to learn a lesson
Like Pavlov's dog If same-ing isn't working Why don't you different instead, instead, instead
Like Samson and Delilah Attila and the HunsYou're ready for a new round Don't it look like
it's gonna be fun, be fun.
The Boy least likely to (in engelse hitparade gestaan 66 en 69)
Nr Every Goliath has its David
The Killers
(nr 2 positie in de top 40 2008 met nummer “human”)
Bijbels nr. Tranguilize – citaat lied “and we’re looking for a
page/in that lifeless book of hope” ..’”acid rain, when abel
looked up at cain”.
The Lou gramm band ( zanger van
Baptized by fire – “I saw a light from heaven it shone brighter than the sun” doet denken aan het
bekeringsverhaal van Paulus in bijbelboek Handelingen en Openbaringen 1:14 14 Zijn hoofd en zijn
haren waren wit als witte wol of als sneeuw, en zijn ogen waren als een vlammend vuur.
15 Zijn voeten gloeiden als brons in een oven. Zijn stem klonk als het geluid van geweldige
watermassa’s. 16 In zijn rechterhand had hij zeven sterren en uit zijn mond kwam een
scherp, tweesnijdend zwaard. Zijn gezicht schitterde als de felle zon. 17 Toen ik hem zag
viel ik als dood voor zijn voeten neer. Maar hij legde zijn rechterhand op me en zei: ‘Wees
niet bang. Ik ben de eerste en de laatste. 18 Ik ben degene die leeft; ik was dood, maar ik
leef, nu en tot in eeuwigheid. Ik heb de sleutels van de dood en van het dodenrijk.
2) Made to be broken – Lied gaat over de schat die wij hebben in aarden vaten- als olijfolie
geperst – kracht door kruis etc.
3) Willing to forgive – “Learn the secrets of my soul, uncertain of my First steps” de
onderwerpen doen denken aan baby van God – melk van het geloof(vergeving als
4) That’s the way God planned it – Alles onder Zijn zegen (Cover van Billy Preston)
5) I wanna testify – Iedereen ziet hoe hij is veranderd door Gods liefde. In de bijbel staat dat
de mensen zagen hoe lief de eerste christenen elkaar hadden en velen sloten zich daardoor
6) So Great – zingt over de grootheid van God in het lied komt ook een kindergebed voor dat
door kinderen gezongen wordt.(lijkt op een psalm).
7) Redeemer – Hij zingt “Kom op verlosser”. Hij wil Jezus als het ware de ring in gooien !!
Jezus voorop in de geestelijke strijd.
8) Single vision –“one nation under God” ik moest denken aan het moment dat koning Joas de
tien geboden terugvindt en Gods wil weer leidend word in Israel.
9) Rattle yer bones – eerste associatie met de liedtitel is met het bijbel verhaal van de dorre
doodsbeenderen in Ezechiel deze beenderen(botten) komen tot leven. Rattle heeft
natuurlijk met een ratelslang te maken(in de bijbel wordt gezegd dat gelovigen soms listig
als een slang en wijs als een duif moeten zijn). In het lied zingt hij “seven times a day” (ik
moest denken aan het zeven maal wandelen en op de hoorn blazen bij de stad Jericho).
10) You saved me – Hij leeft niet meer van zijn reputatie maar van God.
11) It’s not too late – “Take up my cross and follow beyond anything I dream, I found my
Jericho it seems” spreekt voor zich.
The Neville Brothers:
Fire and Brimstone nummer vol met beelden uit openbaringen (maan die
rood word,vurige hagel, licht dat op hem schijnt(bijbelboek
handelingenPaulus bekering) etc.
With God on our side (cover)
Tori Amos:
The The
In 1983 brak The The wereldwijd door met hun tweede album, Soul Mining. De groep
verkocht sindsdien miljoenen albums, en maakte nog 10 albums.
De bekendste hit van de groep is Uncertain Smile uit 1983, afkomstig van Soul Mining.
Armageddon days: Over het laatste der dagen , de strijd tussen christendom en islam.
Bijbelboek Openbaringen. Aantal citaten:
“ But if you think that Jesus Christ is coming
Honey, you've got another thing coming
If he ever finds out who's hijacked his name
He'll cut out his heart and turn in his grave”
If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today
He'd be gunned down cold by the C.I.A.
But God didn't build himself that throne
God doesn't live in Israel or Rome
God doesn't belong to the Yankee dollar
God doesn't plant the bombs for Hezbollah
God doesn't even go to church
And God won't send us down to Allah to burn
God will remind us what we already know
That the human race is about to reap what it's sown
Thrice: 1 gouden plaat en een nr 24 en 39 notering in de u.s. in 2003 en 2005.
There are many literary themes and references littered throughout Thrice's lyrics and song
titles. Many of these themes can be attributed to the fact that Dustin, the main lyricist, reads
heavily. Themes relevant to the Christian faith appear frequently in the subject matter of their
songs. Particularly prominent are references to the twentieth-century Christian apologist and
philosopher C.S. Lewis, with the songs "As the Ruin Falls," "The Abolition of Man," "That
Hideous Strength," and "The Weight of Glory" being named after works by Lewis. The song
"The Earth Will Shake" borrows heavily from Lewis's poem "The Prudent Jailor."[23] and the
song "Come All You Weary" contains the line "the light's growing bright further up, further
in," which is a reference to Lewis' The Last Battle.
Thrice's lyrics make frequent reference to Biblical scripture, with many lines being direct
quotations of Jesus from Matthew 11:28-30. Noticeable examples are the songs "Moving
Mountains," which largely derives from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, "Of Dust and Nations," which
references Matthew 6:19-20, "In Exile", whose concept is from Hebrews 11:13-16, "Image of
the Invisible," which comes from Colossians 1:15, and "Child of Dust" which references
Genesis 3:19. "Hold Fast Hope" comes from Jonah 1:4-16. The song "Like Moths To Flame"
is about Peter's denial of Christ told in Matthew 26:26-35, 69-75. "The Messenger" comes
from Isaiah 6:4-10. "Wood and Wire" somewhat derives from the verse 2 Corinthians 4:17
Ook is er het nummer “For Miles”met een citaat van Jezus and there’s no greater love, than
that one shed his blood for his friends”. On that dat day the scales…. gaat over het laatste
En “Come all you weary” – lied over het rust vinden bij het juk van Jezus. Bijbeltekst “komt
allen die vermoeid en belast zijt en Ik geef u rust”
However, Thrice have been quoted as saying they are not a Christian band, and not all
members are Christians [52] which leaves the exact meaning behind their lyrics unknown and
under heavy debate by fans.
Tom Jones
Gospel cd Praise and Blame
Tom Jones in een interview: “Als je zulke teksten zingt, moet het iets betekenen”. En op de
vraag of hij bid ? “O ja, ja zeker,zeker. Ik bid elke avond. Ik ga op mijn knieen en dank God
in de eerste plaats voor mijn stem, dat Hij mij dit instrument gegeven heeft, waarmee ik
mezelf kan zijn en kan doen wat ik al zo lang met liefde doe.”
Tom Waits (and gavin Briar)
Jesus Blood never failed me yet (stond in de Nederlandse top 40 in 1994)
Gospel train
Hang on St Christopher
Ill never let go of your hand
Jesus Gonna Be here
Little trip to heaven
Sins of my father
Tommy James and the Shondells
Nr Crystal Blue persuasion: Top 10 hit in 1969 ( staan in hitparade hall of fame –alle platen
goud 6 miljoen verkocht)
The title of the song came to James while he was reading The Bible's Book of Revelation,
according to James in a 1985 interview in Hitch magazine:
I took the title from the Book of Revelations[sic] in the Bible, reading about the New
Jerusalem. The words jumped out at me, and they're not together; they're spread out over three
or four verses. But it seemed to go together, it's my favorite of all my songs and one of our
most requested.[1]
However, according to James's manager, James was actually inspired by his reading of the
Book of Ezekiel where it speaks of the Blue Shekinah Light which represented the presence
of the Almighty God and the Books of Isaiah and Revelation where it speaks of a bright future
of a brotherhood of mankind living in peace and harmony.[2]
Tupac and Outlawz:
Black Jesuz Tupac zoekt naar een ‘zwarte jezus’ die zijn leven in de Getto
begrijpt. Een Jezus die niet te perfect is. Een drinkende en rokende Jezus.
Only God can Judge me now:
Lied kan misschien gebruikt worden in relatie met Jezus uitspraak “wie
zonder zonde is werpe de eerste steen” en “haal eerst de balk uit je eigen
oog voor je de splinter aanwijst bij een ander”.
Two by two: Musical over de Ark van Noach
The Stanley Brothers(1 van de belangrijkste groepen in
traditionele Amerikaanse muziek): Old Daniel prayed Daniel’s voorbeeld in
de leeuwenkuil wordt herverteld + lijst van geloofshelden net als in
Hebreeën 11.
The Pixies: Nimrod’s son – zoon uit een incestueuze verhouding.
Nimrod was de koning van Babel ten tijde van de toren van Babel. Een
geweldige jager(mensenjager ?) en koning van de opstand tegen God.
The Who(pete townsend):
1) Man in a purple dress: kritiek op geestelijk leiders die zich
verschuilen achter hun kleding en hoogmoedig zijn met een slechte
ziel. (Jezus geeft in de bijbel ook kritiek op farizeeërs die zichzelf
uiterlijk zo goed vinden (met bidden i.t.t. tollenaar) Jezus noemt
sommige geestelijke leiders gewitte graven. Wit van buiten zwart
van binnen.
2) Let my love open the door (gospel)
3) God speaks
4) Two thousand years (gaat over wie Jezus is, vanaf het jaar 0 heeft
pete gewacht)
And so I have a chance to love
As you intended
You really lived and die for me
Is the waiting really ended?
Two thousand years
Two thousand long, long years
Two thousand years
Two thousand long, long years
Have I waited
Then find I can't be perfect
Not even a perfect snake
To know that we are hated
You suffer for my sake
Tom Waits:
1) God’s away on business – In de clip loopt hij in een soort ark met
dieren. Hij zingt er ook over dat het schip zinkt. Lammen en blinden
zijn de lekken in het schip en de kerk(ark) is meer bezig met geld
dan de zieken etc. Het lied doet denken aan het wijngaard verhaal
van Jezus. De Vader gaat weg/ op zakenreis laat de
beheerders(geestelijk leiders) achter. De Vader stuurt profeten om
polshoogte te nemen, zij worden gedood. Als laatste stuurt Hij zijn
zoon ook hij wordt gedood. Tom zingt over verlatenheid en dat de
misdadigers aan de macht zijn. Ook bij een psalm of Job bruikbaar.
2) temptation
Tori Amos(zij pleit voor een vrouwelijker godsbeeld in veel
popnummers, leest het liefst de gnostische evangeliën, dochter van een
1) God – allemaal geloven door elkaar. Naald door een kaars (uitleg is
naald door een fallus symbool. Gebedsriemen worden vergeleken
met drugspuiten in de clip
2) Strong black vine – nummer gaat over geloofssystemen en hun
intolerantie. In de clip bloed ze zelf ook aan alle kanten.
(in een interview geeft ze aan vroeger ook hele goede christelijke
vrouwen te hebben gekend en ze zou willen dat dat ook bekend
was, nu komt ze alleen maar negatief over). Jezus zegt “ik ben de
wijnrank en jullie zijn de vruchten, zonder Mij kunnen jullie niets
doen” dit verklaard de titel denk ik.
Album: Boy
"I Will Follow"
"If you walk away walk away I will follow" -- Ruth 1:16: "But Ruth said, "Entreat me not
to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you
lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God."
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Album: October
"In te domine...exultate...miserere" -- The first words in Latin of three Psalms--30 (31):
"In Thee O Lord do I put my trust...", 32 (33): "Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous..." and
50 (51): "Have mercy on me, O God." "O Lord, loosen my lips"--Psalm 50 (51): "O Lord,
open my lips, and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise."
"Only in you I'm complete" -- Colossians 2:10 "For in {Christ} dwells all the fullness of
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the Godhead bodily. And in him you are complete." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"The sun is burning black ... the moon is running red ... the stars are falling down" -from Revelation 6, 12-13: "Then I watched while he broke open the sixth seal, and there
was a great earthquake; the sun turned as black as dark sackcloth and the whole moon
became like blood. The stars in the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs shaken loose from
the tree in a strong wind."
"Who tore the curtain? Who was it for?" -- Matthew 27:51: [The Crucifixion] "At that
moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook
and the rocks split."
The door imagery and "open up to the Lamb of God" is from Rev 3:20 when Jesus says:
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I
will come in to him, and will eat with him, and he with me." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
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The goal is soul.
"And kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall" -- this one may be a bit of a stretch, but Psalm
46:6: "Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts."
"With a Shout"
"With a shout" -- Psalm 47:5 "God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of
a trumpet." Also I think there is an overall reference to the Psalms of Ascent, which were
chanted by pilgrims on the way up the hill to Jerusalem, e.g. Psalm 122 "I was glad when
they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. Our feet shall stand within thy
gates, O Jerusalem." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"I Threw a Brick Through a Window"
"No one is blinder than he who will not see" -- John 9:40-41 "And some of the Pharisees
who were with Jesus heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also? Jesus said to
them, If you were blind, you would have no sin: but now that you claim to see, your sin
remains." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"Stranger In a Strange Land"
The entire song makes allusion to the Emmaus story from Luke 24, where the risen Jesus
appears as a stranger, but miraculously cannot be recognized until he offers bread to the
two disciples who have invited him in. The song paraphrases their exclamation when they
realize who they have been with -- "They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning
within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" ("I
watched as he watched us. The way it was when he was with us") Though it is late night,
they don't go to sleep but instead walk 9 miles back to Jerusalem to tell the others what
they saw. ("They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven
and those with them, assembled together and saying, 'It is true! The Lord has risen and
has appeared to Simon.' Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how
Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.") This parallels: "But I couldn't
sleep after what I saw: I wrote this letter to tell you the way I feel. I wish you were here
to see what I could see." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
Album: War
"Sunday Bloody Sunday"
"Trenches dug within our hearts, And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart" -Matthew 10:35: "For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her
mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
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"Wipe the tears from your eyes" -- Revelation 21:4: "He will wipe every tear from their
"We eat and drink while tomorrow they die" A brilliant ironic take on I Cor 15:32 "If the
dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die." The "how long" cry is too
frequent in the Bible to cover in full, but here are some prominent examples:
Ps 6:3 "My soul is in anguish. How long, O LORD, how long?" (This is the same line Bono
says he used in "40," too.)
Ps 94:3 "How long will the wicked, O LORD, how long will the wicked be jubilant?"
Habakkuk 1:2 "How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out
to you, "Violence!" but you do not save?" (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"Like a thief in the night" -- 1 Thessalonians 5:2: "for you know very well that the day of
the Lord will come like a thief in the night."
"Like a Song"
"A new heart is what I need/Oh God, make it bleed" -- Ezekiel 36:26: "I will give you a
new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and
give you a heart of flesh."
"Drowning Man"
"Rise up, rise up/With wings like eagles/You'll run, you'll run/You'll run and not grow
weary" -- Isaiah 40:31: "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be
"Two Hearts Beat As One"
"Say I'm a fool; You say I'm nothing; But if I'm a fool for you, Oh, that's something" I
Cor 3:18 If any one among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool,
that he may be wise. I Cor 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake. (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"If I wanna live I gotta die to myself someday" -- Luke 9:24-25: "For whoever wishes to
save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is
there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?"
Psalm 40, though Bono has mentioned in his intro to the book of Psalms that "How long
(to sing this song)" was copped from Psalm 6.
Album: The Unforgettable Fire
"One man betrayed with a kiss" -- "Jesus said to him, 'Judas, are you betraying the Son
of Man with a kiss?'"
"One man washed on an empty beach" -- Possibly a reference to Jonah 2:10: "Then the
LORD ordered the fish to spit up Jonah on the beach, and it did." (Thanks to Brian)
"One man come he to justify" is from Isaiah 53:11, probably the best- known Old
Testament prophecy describing the purpose of Jesus' coming: "my righteous servant will
justify many, and he will bear their iniquities." "Justify" is a key verb in Christian theology
referring to how the grace of Jesus makes believers right with God. (submitted by Rev.
"The Unforgettable Fire"
"And if the mountains should crumble or disappear into the sea..." Psalm 46:2:
"Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the
heart of the sea."
"A dry and waterless place" -- Deut 8:15 "He led you through the vast and dreadful
desert, that dry and waterless land." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
Album: The Joshua Tree
"Where the Streets Have No Name"
"We're beaten and blown by the wind" -- James 1:6: "But he should ask in faith, not
doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about
by the wind."
Although I'm sure there are several layers of meaning to this image, I cannot imagine
someone who knows the Bible as well as Bono describing an ideal place in terms of
"streets" without thinking of the description of the great street in the kingdom of Heaven
-- Revelation 22:1 "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as
crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great
street of the city." And 22:21 "The great street of the city was of pure gold, like
transparent glass." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
"I have spoken with the tongue of angels" -- 1 Corinthians 13:1: "If I speak in the
tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a
clanging cymbal."
"With or Without You"
"See the thorn twist in your side" -- 2 Corinthians 12:7: "To keep me from becoming
conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in
my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me."
"Bullet the Blue Sky"
"Jacob wrestled the angel/And the angel was overcome" -- Genesis 32:25: "Jacob was
left there alone. Then some man wrestled with him until the break of dawn."
"Running To Stand Still"
"Sweet the sin, Bitter the taste in my mouth" -- Rev 10:10 "And I took the little book out
of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon
as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"In God's Country"
"Hope, faith, her vanity/The greatest gift is gold" -- an ironic take (who says U2 didn't
discover irony until Achtung Baby?) on 1 Corinthians 13:13: "So faith, hope, love abide,
these three; but the greatest of these is love." (Thanks to Mateo)
"I stand with the sons of Cain" --In Genesis 4 Cain kills his brother and is marked forever
by God and sent away as a murderer, thus experiencing the scary aspect of coming into
contact with the divine ("burned by the fire of love.") In exile Cain has sons: one of the
sons of Cain, Jubal, is traditionally considered the ancestor of musicians. "He was the
father of all such as handle the harp and organ." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"Trip Through Your Wires"
"I was cold and you clothed me honey..." -- Matthew 25:35-36: "For I was hungry and
you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed
me, naked and you clothed me..."
"One Tree Hill"
"You know his blood still cries from the ground" -- Genesis 4:10 -- "[The murder of Abel
by Cain] The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to
me from the ground."
"I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky..." -- see note on "Fire."
"We run like a river to the sea" -- Ecclesiastes 1:7: "All rivers go to the sea, yet never
does the sea become full. To the place where they go, the rivers keep on going."
"Saw the hands that build can also pull down" -- Jer 1:10 "See, today I appoint you over
nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to
plant." And Jer 31:28 "Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to
overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,"
declares the LORD." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
Album: Rattle and Hum
"Hawkmoon 269"
"Like tongues of flame" -- Acts 2:3: "[The apostles receive the Holy Spirit] Then there
appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each of them."
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (Rattle and Hum version)
"He'll be your shelter from the storm" -- Psalm 55:8: "I would hurry to my place of
shelter, far from the tempest and storm." (another stretch)
"Silver and Gold"
This obviously has a literal meaning in the song, but it is also a very frequently used
phrase in the Bible and it has some positive and some negative meanings. Among the
ones that fit the song most are: Deut 29:17 You saw among them their detestable
images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold. Ps 133:15 The idols of the
nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. Zeph 1:18 Neither their silver nor
their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath. (submitted by Rev.
"Love Rescue Me"
"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow/Yet I will fear no evil/I have cursed
they rod and staff/They no longer comfort me..." -- Psalm 23 -- "Even though I walk in
the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side with your rod and your staff that
give me courage."
"When Love Comes to Town"
"I was there when they crucified my Lord/I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his
sword/I threw the dice when they pierced his side..." -- Matthew 27:35: "After they had
crucified him, they divided his garments by casting lots."
Album: Achtung Baby
"The Fly"
"Love we shine like a burning star/We're falling from the sky tonight" -- Luke 10:18:
"Jesus said to them, 'I saw Satan fall from the sky like lightning.'" (See also "Slide
"Until the End of the World"
"We ate the food, we drank the wine...I took the money, I spiked your drink...In the
garden I was playing the tart, I kissed your lips and broke your heart" -- see Judas and
Jesus in Matthew 14-15, 20-29, 47-49
"Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
"Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot/for any spirit to haunt" -- Luke 11:2426:"When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places
seeking rest, and finding none it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' And
when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven
other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of
that person is worse than the first." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"So Cruel"
"Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled underfoot" -- 2 Kings 9:33 (The
death of Jezebel): "' Throw her down!' Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of
her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot."
"Mysterious Ways"
Tarheel Tim's taken care of this one by pointing out elements of the song (the moon,
Johnny, living underground, running away from what you don't understand, belly
dancing, even the title phrase) that are also in Oscar Wilde's play "Salome." The Biblical
story of Salome can be found in Mark 6: 17-29.
"Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around the World"
"He took an open top Beetle/through the eye of a needle" -- Luke 18:24-25 -- "Jesus
looked at him now sad and said, 'How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the
kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for
a rich person to enter the kingdom of God."
Album: Zooropa
"And when you're dry/She draws her water from the stone" -- Numbers 20:8: "[God said
to Moses] 'Take this staff and assemble thee community, you and your brother Aaron,
and in their presence order the rock to yield its waters. From the rock you shall bring
forth water for the community and their livestock to drink.'"
"Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"
"Stay with the demons you drowned" -- Matthew 9:31-32: "The demons pleaded with
[Jesus], 'If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.' And he said to them, 'Go
then!' They came out and entered the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep
bank into the sea where they drowned."
"The First Time"
"Gave me the keys to his kingdom coming" -- Matthew 16:19: "[Jesus said to Peter] 'I
will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be
bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'"
"He said 'I have many mansions/And there are many rooms to see' " -- John 14:2: "In
my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to
prepare a place for you."
"The Wanderer"
"Through streets paved with gold" -- Revelation 21:21: "The twelve gates were twelve
pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold,
like transparent glass."
"Who would sit at his Father's right hand" -- Matthew 26:64: "'Yes, it is as you say,'
Jesus replied. 'But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at
the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'"
Another possible title for this song, according to an interview with Bono in the book Race
of Angels, was "The Preacher." Though no lines correspond exactly, the spirit of the song
echoes the entire book of Ecclesiastes (also sometimes called "The Preacher"). For
instance: "I went out there in search of experience/to taste and to touch and to feel as
much as a man can before he repents" and Ecclesiastes 11:9: "Rejoice, O young man,
while you are young, and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. Follow the
ways of your heart, the vision of your eyes; yet understand as regards all this God will
bring you to judgment."
Album: Original Soundtrack 1 (Passengers)
"Elvis Ate America"
"reading Corinthians 13" -- That's the "Love is patient, love is kind" chapter that is so
popular at weddings.
Album: Pop
"If God Will Send His Angels"
"It's the blind leading the blond" -- Matthew 15:14: "Leave them; they are blind guides.
If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
"So where is the hope, and where is the faith, and the love?" -- 1 Corinthians 13:13.
(Thanks to Mateo)
"The Playboy Mansion"
"Then there will be no time of sorrow, then there will be no time for pain" -- Revelation
21:4: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more
death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former
things are passed away."
"Your sermon on the mount" -- Matthew 5:1-12 or Luke 6:20-26
"Wake Up Dead Man"
"your Father, He made the world in seven" -- Genesis 1:1-2:4
"Wake up, wake up dead man" -- possibly Ephesians 5:14: "...for it is light that makes
everything visible. This is why it is said: 'Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and
Christ will shine on you.'" (Thanks to Nanette)
Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind
"Beautiful Day"
"The heart is a bloom/shoots up through the stony ground" -- Isaiah 52:3: "He grew up
before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground." (submitted by Andrew)
"See the bird with the leaf in her mouth" -- Genesis 8:10-11: "[Noah] waited seven days
more and again sent the dove out from the ark. In the evening the dove came back to
him, and there in its bill was a plucked-off olive leaf! So Noah knew that the waters had
lessened on the earth."
"After the flood all the colours came out" -- Genesis 9:12-13: "God added: 'This is the
sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and
every living creature with you: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the
covenant between me and the earth.'"
"Stuck In A Moment..."
"I am not afraid of anything in this world" -- Luke 12:4: "I tell you, my friends, do not be
afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more."
"Walk On"
"A place that has to be believed to be seen" -- John 11:40 Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell
you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"Home - I can't say where it is, but I know I'm going" -- John 14: 4-6 Jesus said, "You
know the way to the place where I am going." Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know
where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way."
(submitted by Rev. Beth)
"In A Little While"
"In a little while, I won't be blown by every breeze..." -- Ephesians 4:14 Then, we will no
longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by
every wind of doctrine. (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"Wild Honey"
"You were my shelter and my shade" -- Isaiah 25:4 "You have been... a shelter from the
storm and a shade from the heat." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"She carries a pearl in perfect condition" -- Matt 13:45-46 "The kingdom of heaven is like
a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and
sold everything he had and bought it." (submitted by Rev. Beth)
"What left a mark no longer stains" -- Not a quote, but a pretty clear allusion to Isaiah
1:18 "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." (submitted by
Rev. Beth)
Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
"All of this can be yours/just give me what I want/and no one gets hurt" -- the
temptation by Jesus in the desert by Satan, specifically what the Devil tells him in Luke
4:7: "So if you worship me, it will all be yours." (submitted first by Alain and thereafter
by many, many others)
"Miracle Drug"
"I was a stranger/you took me in" -- Matthew 25:34-35: "Then the King will say to those
on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the
kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave
me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger
and you invited me in..." ("and ye took me in" in the King James Version) (submitted first
by Robin)
"Love and Peace or Else"
"Lay down your treasure" -- Matthew 6:19-21: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures
on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store
up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where
thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be
also." (submitted by Robin)
Also would like to point out (per Rev. Beth) that contrary to the lyric booklet, the line is
quite likely to be "you don't have time/before a jealous lover," in which case any number
of variations on the phrase "The Lord your God is a jealous God" could be linked.
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel/luckily" -- Matthew 5:44-45: "But I tell
you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of
your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain
on the righteous and the unrighteous."
"All Because of You"
"All because of you/I am" -- A few folks have found it interesting that the same album
that has a song called "Yahweh" has a song with a close English translation of the Hebrew
name of God-see Exodus 3:13-14: "'But,' said Moses to God, 'when I go to the Israelites
and say to them, "The God of your fathers has sent me to you," if they ask me, "What is
his name?" what am I to tell them?' God replied, 'I am who I am.' Then he added, 'This is
what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.'"
"Crumbs From Your Table"
"I would believe if I was able/I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table" -- Matthew
15:21-27: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A
Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have
mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession." Jesus did not
answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she
keeps crying out after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." The
woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said. He replied, "It is not right
to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the
dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
The title is the name of God given in the passage quoted for "All Because of You," "I am
who I am."
"A city should be shining on a hill" -- Matthew 5:14: "You are the light of the world. A city
built on a hill cannot be hid." (submitted by Robin)
"Fast Cars"
"My garden's overgrown/I go out on my belly crawling" -- allusion to the serpent in the
story of the Fall and the curse given the serpent in Genesis 3:14: "Then the Lord God
said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the
animals and from all the wild creatures; on your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you
eat all the days of your life."
Album: No Line On The Horizon
“Get on your Boots” – satan loves a bombscare – verder gaat het over
vrouwenbeelden – Maria de moeder van Jezus komt veelvuldig voor maar ook
een non a la moeder Theresa die in conflict zijn met nazi achtige sm vrouwen.
De slechtste bekende vrouw in de bijbel is bijvoorbeeld Izebel.
"It was a joyful noise" -- Psalm 100:1: "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands."
(King James; see also Psalm 66:1, Psalm 81:1, Psalm 95:1-2, Psalm 98:4,6)
"Justified till we die" -- the concept of being "justified" shows up all over the place,
particularly in Paul's letters, see for instance Romans 8:30: "Moreover whom he did
predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom
he justified, them he also glorified." (King James)
"You and I will magnify" -- Luke 1:46-55 is the song of Mary known as the Magnificat for
its first line, rendered in King James as "My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my Saviour."
"Moment of Surrender"
"It's not if I believe in love/But if love believes in me" -- echoes 1 John 4:10: "This is
love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice
for our sins."
"At the altar of the dark star" -- See "Slide Away" (below)
"Unknown Caller"
"3:33 when the numbers fell off the clockface" -- see the cover art for All That You Can't
Leave Behind and its reference to Jeremiah 33:3: "Call to me and I will answer you and
tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Bono, "It's known as 'God's
telephone number.'"
"Cease to speak that I may speak" -- may reference Psalm 46:10: "Be still, and know
that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
"Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear" -- more 1 John 4, this time 18: "There is
no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
"Stand Up Comedy"
"I can stand up for hope, faith, love" -- 1 Corinthians 13:13: "And now these three
remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (See "Elvis Ate
"God is love"-- 1 John 4:16: "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is
love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him." (I'm just going to start calling
this album 1 John 4 from now on.)
"White As Snow"
"Who can forgive forgiveness where forgiveness is not/Only the lamb as white as snow" - John 1:29: "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb
of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'" (Also see Exodus 12 for a description of
the sacrificial lamb of Passover being without blemish.)
"Cedars of Lebanon"
Oh gosh, mentions of the cedars of Lebanon are scattered throughout the Bible. See
Song of Solomon 5:15: "His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His
appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars."
B-Sides and Miscellaneous Tracks
"A Celebration"
"I believe in the walls of Jericho/I believe they're coming down" -- Joshua 6:20: "When
the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the
people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they
took the city."
"Alex Descends Into Hell..."
"Dies irae, dies illa/Dies irae, dies illa Tuba mirum spargens sonum {on the day of wrath,
that day, the trumpet's wondrous call}" -- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the
last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will
be changed."
(From the Requiem Mass) "Dies irae/dies illa/Tuba mirum/Spargens sonum (That day of
wrath/That day/The trumpet's wondrous call/Sounding abroad)" --1 Corinthians 15:52:
" an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,
the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
(Note: the last line "Descendit in Inferno" is not part of the Dies Irae, but the Creed: "He
descended into Hell")
The song, like Oscar Wilde's play "Salome," is taken from the story of the death of John
the Baptist; see Mark 6:17-29.
"Give you half what I got if you untie the knot, it's a promise" -- Mark 6:22-23:
"Herodias' own daughter came in and performed a dance that delighted Herod and his
guests. The king said to the girl, 'Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you.'
He even swore [many things] to her, 'I will grant you whatever you ask of me, even to
half of my kingdom.'" [Note: I just now noticed that the name "Salome" is never
mentioned in these accounts, just as it is never mentioned that the dance she performs is
the dance of the seven veils. But this account grew into a medieval legend, and perhaps
the extra details came into the story then.]
"Baby I feel sick, don't make me stick to a promise" -- Mark 6:25-26: "The girl hurried
back to the king's presence and made her request, 'I want you to give me at once on a
platter the head of John the Baptist.' The king was deeply distressed, but because of his
oaths and the guests he did not wish to break his word to her."
"Slide Away" (by Michael Hutchence)
"But you tore a hole in space like a dark star falls from grace" -- Luke 10:18: "Jesus said,
'I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.'" ('Lucifer' is the name once given
to Venus, the morning star; in "At the End of the World" Flanagan mentions Bono
wanting to put the line "I was a child to your dark star" into "You Made Me the Thief of
Your Heart.")
"Falling At Your Feet"
"Every knee not ready to bend" -- Philippians 2:9-10: "...God greatly exalted him and
bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every
knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth."
"Not my will, Thy will" --Matthew 26:39: Jesus' prayer in the garden of Gethsemane -"He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, 'My Father, if it is possible, let
this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.'"
"Put your head over the parapet" -- Matthew 4:5-6: From the temptation of Jesus--"Then
the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,
and said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: "He
will command his angels concerning you" and "with their hands they will support you, lest
you dash your foot against a stone."'"
(Now this one has an unusual history. The first time I heard Bono talking about "putting
one's head over the parapet" was in an interview about the Million Dollar Hotel. He was
talking about the necessity for rock musicians to take risks that would leave them
vulnerable. It was only because this was in the context of a movie about a man jumping
from a roof that it was clear he was referencing this verse -- that and the fact the word
"parapet" doesn't show up that often in the Bible.)
"Xanax and Wine"
The references here are the same as in "Fast Cars."
"Spirit come on down" -- stories of the Holy Spirit coming down from heaven can be
found in several places: see Luke 3:21-22 and Acts 2:1-4.
"Through the locked doors" -- John 20:19: "On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came
and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you!'"
"I was drinking some wine and it turned to blood" -- among other passages, see 1
Corinthians 11:23-25: "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The
Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he
broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In
the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my
blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.'"
"I'm born again and again and again..." -- John 3:3: "In reply Jesus declared, 'I tell you
the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'"
"Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)"
"Where now the Emperor Menelik/and the Queen of Sheba's gold" -- the Queen of
Sheba's visit to King Solomon is recorded in 1 Kings 10. Ethiopian tradition has it that the
Ethiopian Emperor Menelik was the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon.
"Oh son of the shepherd boy now king/What wisdom can you bring" -- the shepherd boy
is King David, his son is King Solomon; the story of how Solomon attained his great
wisdom is found in 1 Kings 3.
"Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt/For they shall inherit what's left of the
earth" -- this section echoes the wording of the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-10 (a sample:
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.")
"They are blessed in this valley of dry bones" – a reference to the vision of Ezekiel
recorded in Ezekiel 37:1-3: "The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out
by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led
me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley,
bones that were very dry. He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "O
Sovereign LORD, you alone know."
Many thanks to Bible Gateway and Blue Letter Bible for their online biblical concordances.
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velvet underground( Lou Reed )
. In het nummer “Teach the gifted children” geeft hij een hele opsomming van dingen die we
de begenadigde kinderen moeten leren. En welke dingen zijn dat: dat ze genadig moeten zijn,
dat ze oog moeten hebben voor de schoonheid van bijvoorbeeld natuurverschijnselen en dat
ze moeten leren omgaan met woede.
Geheel persoonlijk wordt hij als hij zingt: ‘En breng me bij de rivier, en doe me in het water’,
en dan weer in de derde persoon: ‘zegen ze, en vergeef ze vader, want ze weten gewoon niet
beter’, een citaat van Jezus aan het kruis.
Van Morrison (duet met Cliff Richard)
1) “Whenever God shines His light” ,2) “When will I ever learn to live in God” (2 sterk
overtuigende gospels kunnen zo in een kerk gezongen worden).
W.A.S.P ( hebben getoured met metallica etc. de naam in shockrock)
the big WASP hits: "L.O.V.E. Machine," "Animal," "Chainsaw Charlie," and our
personal favorite, "Wild Child. ... ( frontman Blackie Lawless is christen geworden).
From ink music magazine “Blackie goes on to share more of his spiritual background, and it’s
had some interesting turns. “I was ‘born again’ when I was eleven, and I went to church
because I wanted to. No one was making me. But then at the end of my teens, I got
disenchanted with it, with the institution of the church. I started studying the occult, and
eventually I was a full-blown, practicing member of an occult church. But after some time, I
realized that I had just traded in one organized religion for another. Turned out, I wasn’t really
mad at God. I was mad at the institutionalization of God. So, I started studying for myself
started reading the Scriptures on my own. And that’s what I am now, nondenominational you
could say. I was talking to Alice Cooper [also a converted and devout Christian] about this at
a show we did, about getting back to the Scriptures themselves. He put it this way: that’s
where the rubber hits the road, man! I like that.”
nr. Babylon’s burning : zeven zegels, het nummer 666, merktekens. Het hele lied is opgebouwd uit teksten uit Openbaringen.
Openbaringen 14:8-11 gaat over de val van Babylon en over merktekenen etc. Openbaringen 15:17-21 gaat over het
uitgieten van de zevende schaal en de aardbeving die de stad in drieen splijt. Op het scherm komt Hitler voorbij en een aantal
politieke leiders Ahmedjinidad (iran),arafart, Saddam Hussein, Putin(rusland).
White Stripes:
Get behind me satan: titel verwijst naar de terechtwijzing die Petrus krijgt
als hij Jezus van zijn lijden en sterven probeert te weerhouden.