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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Advent music with The Killers



The Killers invite Elton John and Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant to provide vocals on 'Joseph, Better You Than Me' with wonderful lyrical and theological insights. Note the subtle change in the refrain as the song develops:
From the temple walls to the New York night: Our decisions rest on a child
When she took her stand did she hold your hand?
Will your faith stand still or run away? Run away?
From the temple walls to the New York night: Our decisions rest on a man
When I take the stand, When I take the stand, Will he hold my hand?
Will my faith stand still or run away?
And my favourite line linking the 40 years and 40 days wilderness times:
And the desert, It's a hell of a place to find heaven
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6 comments:

Philip Ritchie said...

Nice one.

Philomena Ewing said...

Thanks for this- I can't believe this came out in 2008.This is the first time I've heard it !!

Brian said...

Thanks, Pete. Love it so much I've just shared Youtube version on Facebook, with acknowledgement to this site, of course. :-)

Revsimmy said...

Brilliant. Thanks for this. I'm nicking it - with acknowledgements, natch.

Graham said...

It is transcendent- more so for using two singers who have reason to be (and have been) hostile to the church.

Thanks- I will nick this in some way.

BanksyBoy said...

Many thanks one and all, glad you like it and cheers for the links...!