Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Passion and Love Rescue Me

For some reason, all through Lent as I've been thinking ahead to Passion Week, this song has crept back into my life-vocabulary. It comes from ages ago when Rattle and Hum was a cassette getting regular time in the stereo of my pizza-delivering Nissan Sentra.

While there were songs on the album that I liked a lot more back then, this one is showing itself to have some serious staying-power. The verses below are particularly striking.
Many strangers have I met
On the road to my regret
Many lost who seek to find themselves in me.
They ask me to reveal
The very thoughts they would conceal.
Love, rescue me.
And the sun in the sky
Makes a shadow of you and I
Stretching out as the sun sinks in the sea.
I'm here without a name
In the palace of my shame
I said, love, rescue me.
U2, Rattle and Hum
It is worth hearing with Bob Dylan singing so subtly in the background. But you know what? This little arrangement I found on youtube is  actually pretty sweet as well:

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