What's the use of holding out
A work sore hand to catch some rain
It turns up empty, all is dry
And all you ever wanted was some rain
Was some rain

If heaven is the future
Why is it that that you refuse to go
There now with all you have
You really should do more than just complain
Just complain

Such a rotten taste
Is left when you don't think to say that
It's just such a sorry waste
To take the easy way out of the pain
Of the pain

When the end shines from the deep
And all the hate and all the hell that history has released
Would tremble before your valor if you'd
Just get down on your knees
And promise to all your children true
That you will live in peace

Where's the light to shine on me
Oh, send me something, send me please
Cleanse my body, close my eyes
I'm naked and prepared to die
In the starry atmosphere
When all the questions disappear
And pressure with a salty taste
Exalts the tears that soak your face

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    General CommentI really enjoyed this version of the song. When I first heard "The Light" in Mirah's C'mon Miracle, I think it was overshadowed by the other wonderful songs on that album. The remixes in Joyride made me pay more attention to the song, and here at last, along with "Monument," I think Mirah (with some help from The Black Cat Orchestra) has given the song a really great makeover.

    Considering that this album, "To All We Stretch an Open Arm," is primarily concerned with political expression, this version of the song assumes a less ambiguous meaning.

    This song expresses pain and suffering and chides people of political slant to "do more than just complain," and work toward promoting peace.

    Though the song contains its nebulously personal reference to suicide in the third stanza, and it retains a circular obsession with death, given the context of the album I think it's clearly a song directed global strife and calling for political improvement.
    thriggleon March 27, 2008   Link

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