Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Jesus and Mary Chain>God Help Me

I just love it when a song just comes out of nowhere and hits you between the ears! Take, today for example. I'm in the car on a 30 minute journey to an appointment and catching up with a post Christmas sale CD that I hadn't had much of chance to listen to, yet - Upside Down (The Best of the Jesus and Mary Chain). Despite the obviously religious title of the band - I'm essentially listening to an 80s gothic rock band that as far as I know don't have particular religious tendancies. I've the volume pumped up and loving the sound when suddenly the song I'm listening to turns into a prayer. 'God Help Me' is the track. And as I'm listening to it - the images of friends and people I often hang out with through The Salvation Army in Stepney spring to mind. People I know who are praying this prayer - every day, several times a day. And my eyes mist over with tears as I drive along and I thank God that we can pray this prayer and I thank God for The Jesus and Mary Chain. (Also - Pogues fans might be interested that frontman Shane MacGowan sings it.)

God help me through this day
God please help me through this day
I'm blind, can't see the way
God please help me through this day

I can't take it
I just can't take it anymore
God help me through this day
God please help me through this day
I'm blind, can't see the way
God illuminate this day

I can't take it
I just can't take it anymore
I've been waiting long time
I've been waiting long time
I've been waiting too long
To see the light


3 comments:

Cosmo said...

Looks like we're both returning to blogging on the same week! Nice one.

Nick Coke said...

Yep. But I'm not making the kind of claim to keep going like you have...! Perhaps that's my only post of 2011 - will see...

Shadrach said...

Great post!

I just came across this blog and likewise appreciate and notice music that captures man's yearning for God (Christ) but doesn't know it.

Okay, you wouldn't believe how I found this via google, but maybe you would.

Cheers and God's blessings!