March 13, 2012

Faithful in the Company of Angels and Children

Sadeness part 1
by Enigma
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Let us go forth in peace
In the name of Christ, So be it

We shall find the faithful in the
company of angels and children

Lift up your heads and your glorious gates,
and be lifted up your everlasting doors,
and the king of glory shall come in.
Who is the king of glory?

Sade, dis-moi,
(Sade tell me)

Sade, donne-moi 
(Sade give me)

We proceed in peace
In the name of Christ, 
I believe.

Sade tell me
what are you going to seek?
The rightness through wrong?
The virtue through  vice?
Sade tell me 
why the Gospel of Evil ?
What is your religion? Where are your faithful?
If you are against God, you are against man

Sade tell me, why blood for pleasure?
Pleasure without love?
Is there no more feeling in the worship of man?
Sade are you diabolical or divine?
Sade, tell me.
Pray for us.

Sade, give me.
Pray for us
Sade give me

Sade tell me
Pray for us.
Sade give me
Pray for us.

In the name of Christ.
I believe.

The very popular song Sadeness, written in Europe in the early 1990's was a phenomenon for several reasons. First it is due to its lyric, then its content, and then inclusion of overtly secular and sacred song into a single composition. Apparently intended to co-exist, ' the two-as-one' sounds of chant and modern beats, serve to reinforce the simple thought that the world is one. There is not one world for Sade, and another for the angels. 
Angels, for that matter, tradition teaches have no physical bodies, therefore are limitless. And just as importantly they have a will which does not always incline to the good. As the song concludes: Hosanna, Pray for us! Amen, I believe.

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