"New Grass" as written by Mark S. Hollis and Timothy Alan Friese-greene....
Lifted up
Reflective in returning love you sing
Errant days filled me
Fed me illusion's gate
In temperate stream
Welled up within me
A hunger uncurbed by nature's calling
Seven sacraments to song
Versed in Christ
Should strength desert me
They'll come
They come

Lifted up
Reflected in returning love you sing
Heaven waits
Someday Christendom may come
Westward
Evening sun recedent
Set my resting vow
Hold in open heart


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"New Grass" as written by Mark Hollis Tim Friese-greene

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  • +2
    My OpinionI think it is about finding peace through his travels and is lifted up or feels he is in heaven while enjoying the streams, forests and the setting sun.

    A very beautiful composition..love it.
    walrus123456on March 21, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's My Life" is pretty much the only Talk Talk song on here with any comments. Pretty sad turn of events, in the light of songs of this magnitude and sheer beauty.

    Sounds like the redemption of a sinner.
    PhiloMathon December 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFinding god. Amazing song. my second favorite ever. and im not even christian.
    bigdt87on December 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt doesn't seem so much about finding god as it does finding comfort in the possibility that he might exist or the end might come someday.
    ekmesnzon December 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's just nothing to say. It touches you in a place that doesn't talk.
    Dr Zenon May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHope, redemption. Absolutely beautiful!
    kazmodeuson November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery time I revisit this album I can't help nominating it as perhaps the greatest of all time. In general, if you're reading the lyrics to this song on this website, you probably agree. At least that will be my assumption.

    It's strange how oddly narrative and familiar these songs become, even with Mark Hollis speaking in tongues almost entirely throughout. Like consuming some great tragic novel through your auditory canal. Maybe this is what it felt like to follow Christ - lost in some grand, haunting mystery, esoteric yet personal. I believe Astral Weeks had some part in this effort, but both works seem to born of the same subtle energy this song captures (channels?) so well. I may sound like a crazy person at this point but we're never gonna survive unless
    bohemiandonuton January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so deeply special to me. The line "heaven waits / someday Christendom may come" makes me think back to the sentiment expressed in "Happiness is Easy", contrasting Christianity as dead religion with true Christian faith.

    But yes, definitely a song about redemption and hope.

    "Seven sacraments to song / versed in Christ" makes me want to fall down in worship -- to God, not Mark Hollis, I hasten to add, though rest assured my respect for Talk Talk is enormous!
    Synaesthete7on September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful.

    xdvron October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI speak as an agnostic. But in my opinion, organized religion really can't do pure human faith and love for Christianity (or any following, for that matter) any justice.

    I think what Mark Hollis did here was create a more down to earth perspective with these two albums.

    degree7on November 21, 2009   Link

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