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  •  I have the (12+ / 0-)

    album with "Flood" on it.  

    Great song.  It's been a while.  I'll have to dig it up when I get home and put it on my iPod.  Maybe see what else they've got, too, if it's not preaching at me.

    Some lyrics to "Flood".

    Rain rain on my face
    It hasn't stopped raining for days
    My world is a flood
    Slowly I become one with the mud

    But if I can't swim after forty days
    And my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
    Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
    Lift me up

    Lift me up - When I'm falling
    Lift me up - I'm weak and I'm dying
    Lift me up - I need you to hold me
    Lift me up - Keep me from drowning again

    Who hasn't felt like this before?  I've certainly been there.

    Up to interpretation who is being asked to do the lifting as far as I'm concerned.  

    Just good music.

    •  Yeah, like I said above (3+ / 0-)
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      I didn't even know Jars of Clay was a Christian band for a while. I just liked the music. They have some good stuff.

      I don't mind if you're straight. Just don't flaunt it in public.

      by Chrislove on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 12:51:22 PM PDT

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      •  Always figured they were christian... (4+ / 0-)
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        A forty day flood sorta stood out as christian to me.

        My fave line from that song has always been 'slowly I become one with the mud'.

        •  I figured it was a clear Biblical reference (0+ / 0-)

          but I didn't figure that necessarily meant it was by a Christian band -- plenty of works reference the Bible just as literature.

          •  Never heard of jews making a deal out of noah. (0+ / 0-)

            I mean, the whole noah story could be a big deal in judaism, but it is the christians that seem to dwell on all the Punishment stories.
            People were 'bad' - drop a firebomb on sodom and gomorrah to kill the 'bad' people, christians tell the story over and over and get a mental derangement about sex.
            People were 'bad', having half-angel babies - drown the people in a massive flood to kill the 'bad' people, christians tell the story over and over and get even more deranged about sex.
            Eve was 'bad', for the apple (sex), punish all modern women and upgrade the sex-derangement to "High Power".

            (deep sigh)

            So - except in the case of some academic type text - when I see a punishment story referenced, I have an expectation of christianity of the person making the reference. Just my own personal impression.

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