This Song Really Speaks To Me Right Now
“All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers
Leave it to Nick to express High Holy Days reflections in the form of an alt/rock song. I put “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers on my MySpace profile, check it out. It is a great song musically, with a John Lennon-like twinge in the vocals and kickass guitar lines with a hard edge. And the lyrics express my slightly mournful, slightly hopeful, deeply reflective mood as we prepare for Yom Kippur, more than I could express myself.
Is there room for one more son
One more son
If you can hold on
If you can hold on, hold on
I wanna stand up, I wanna let go
You know, you know – no you don’t, you don’t
I wanna shine on in the hearts of men
I want a meaning from the back of my broken hand
Another head aches, another heart breaks
I am so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection, no no no no
I got soul, but I’m not a soldier
Yeah, you know you got to help me out, yeahhhhhh
Yeah, oh don’t you put me on the blackburner…….
Over and then, last call for sin
While everyone’s lost, the battle is won
With all these things that I’ve done
All these things that I’ve done
If you can hold on……
Almost nothing could sum up the High Holy Days better than “last call for sin” and “I need direction to perfection.” And almost nothing could sum up my mood three years after my faded national achievements better than “I wanna shine on in the hearts of men” and now “nowhere else to run.” And “you got to help me out,” is basically every conversation with every person I know in the past year.
Music just cuts past your pysche and taps right into the soul, and our deepest feelings.
Seeking direction to perfection,
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