Love Songs


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I don't believe in an interventionist God But I know, darling, that you do But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him Not to intervene when it came to you Not to touch a hair on your head To leave you as you are And if He felt He had to direct you Then direct you into my arms

So goes one of the great theologically inflected love songs, Nick Cave's "Into My Arms."

Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms

And I don't believe in the existence of angels But looking at you I wonder if that's true But if I did I would summon them together And ask them to watch over you To each burn a candle for you To make bright and clear your path And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love And guide you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms

And I believe in Love And I know that you do too And I believe in some kind of path That we can walk down, me and you So keep your candle burning And make her journey bright and pure That she will keep returning Always and evermore

Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms

And here's a really good breakup song as well: Barry Adamson and Nick Cave's "The Sweetest Embrace."


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/2947