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The Sciences

Friday Song Lyric: Nick Cave

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJanuary 19, 2007 11:58 PM

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Amara reminds me that we haven't had any poetry here for a while. Don't have a good stand-alone poem on hand, but I've always had a soft spot for these lyrics from Nick Cave's The Boatman's Call album.

Into My Arms 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 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 But 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 candles burning And make a journey bright and pure That you'll keep returning Always and evermore Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms, O Lord Into my arms

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