"Amen Omen" as written by and Ben Harper....
What started as a whisper,
Slowly turned in to a scream.
Searching for an answer
Where the question is unseen.
I don't know where you came from
And I don't know where you've gone.
Old friends become old strangers
Between darkness and the dawn

Amen omen,will I see your face again?
Amen omen,can I find the place within
To live my life without you?

I still hear you saying
"All of life is chance,
And is sweetest,is sweetest when at a glance"
But I live,
I live a hundred lifetimes in a day.
But I die a little
In every breath I take.

Amen omen,will I see your face again?
Amen omen,can I find the place within
To live my life without you?

I listen to a whisper,
Slowly drift away.
Silence is the loudest,
Parting word you never say.
I put I put your world
Into my veins
Now a voiceless sympathy
Is all that remains.

Amen omen,will I see your face again?
Amen omen,can I find the place within
To live my life without you?

Amen omen, will I see your face again?
Amen omen, can I see your face again?
Amen omen, can I find the strength to live my life
Amen omen, amen omen, amen omen


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"Amen Omen" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General Commenti agree with ondisplay. this song is much sweeter and more meaningful when thinking about someone who passed away.

    also couldn't it be about losing a really close friend? losing someone who's been there for you through the break ups and the deaths, is equally if not more tough than a break up.
    youllbemyangelon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the sweetest, yet saddest, song ever. it's about a break up....breaking up with your one love.

    amazing lyrics; it really pulls the listener in to what he's feeling
    stephanie9865on April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably my favorite song from DOTI. ben's vocal abilitiy really comes through on this track... even more amazing when he does it live.
    CrzyGmOfPkr19on October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCannot believe only two people have commented on this song. One of the most genuinely soulful performances you will hear by a modern artist. If you don't believe me go to 3 mins 43 secs and close your eyes until the end. But don't do that, because the song is a work of art and the emotional build-up throughout is incredible.

    Obviously it's a break-up song, but you don't have to go through a break-up to feel it.

    I don't like all of Harper's work, but this is raw, unbridled stuff. A song for a lifetime.
    n4398734on January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, i love this song so much.

    it rings rather true for quite a lot of people,i imagine
    pikachu1559on January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a beautiful and moving piece of music., and one of the best on the album.
    Maybe it is about a breakup, but it makes me think that perhaps someone he loves has died. "can i find a place within to live my life without you", they're such sorrowful lyrics.
    Either way, it's a really intense and moving song.
    sarah_tygeron March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i think this can be applied to relationship and death. I try to get away from the mindset that most music is about love....but i find this song sweeter when remembering a peron that has passed away
    Ondisplayon March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti used to be a serial ben-basher, but this song changed my entire perception of his music. it draws away from his other music and ends up being a beautifully crafted piece of music. the inclusion of the piano and cello really accentuate the mood of the song, which is generally greiving. i agree that this song is about loosing a friend, from the fact that it is outlined in the lines "old friends become old strangers". loosing friends that mean so much to you can be the hardest thing in the world. ben's voice is suited to this song, its raw edge communicating the pain of loss. great song!!!
    kitcat05on June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA good friend of mine died in a car crash last year and every time I hear this song I think of her - I find that I sing along to a lot of music but I just can't sing along to this one because it just makes me cry. I think that Ben Harper hit on something here that speaks to the deepest part of people's emotions - I guess everybody has experienced pain and loss and can relate to the sincerity of his words.
    Oomwahaon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the first song i've listened to, that's moved me enough to drop a tear period... that's says a lot about this song and the artist in general
    Jambatxon September 25, 2005   Link

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