My values altered I was looking for peace
I was tired in the lands of the west.
I had to get out
I took a map, let the pendulum swing
I wrote a note, took my prayer mat and left
On a prayer and a wing

And every moment of my life
I dedicate to you
And when I fear of falling
I am in your hands

Pilgrimage

Through the archway in the city of light
The procession began
I heard their praises rise like incense to heaven
I'd awoken from a long time ago
I fell to my knees
I kissed the ground then I started to cry

And every moment of my life
I dedicate to you
And when I fear of falling
I am in your hands

Pilgrimage
So wonderful

I saw the merchants selling saffron and spice
I felt acceptance for the fate of my life
I was thirsty then I came to a spring
I had to have faith
I was hungry, you sent a stranger to me
She shared out her food

And every moment of my life
I dedicate to you
And when I fear of falling
I am in your hands

Pilgrimage


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    General CommentObviously about Islamic pilgrimage in the Middle East. I don't know whether Jaz Coleman was a Muslim at any time, so it may be symbolic. He could be making a point that people find strength in religion, and in this case giving the example of a Muslim.
    chauffeuron December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree, "obviously," it is about any pilgrimage, it's a mythical archetype, not simply the hajj. Killing Joke are not so literal, and hardly religious in a traditional sense...
    mayhapson May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI disagree. He mentions a "prayer mat" which is a central part of Islam.

    Where he says "I fell to my knees, I kissed the ground then I started to cry", it's the physical actions of Muslim prayer, called 'Salat'.

    Where he says "I was thirsty then I came to a spring
    I had to have faith", he's talking about Zam Zam water. It's part of a ritual during Hajj to drink water from a blessed fountain. He's not just talking about normal water, because he mentions "I had to have faith".

    Where he says "merchants selling saffron and spice", he refers to the street vendors and their specific produce so common in Arab countries.
    chauffeuron August 05, 2008   Link

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