"Talk About Suffering" as written by Ricky Skaggs and Dp,....
Talk about suffering here below
And let's keep a-loving Jesus.
Talk about suffering here below
And let's keep a-following Jesus.

Oh, can't you hear it, Brothers?
And don't you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow
And trouble here below.

The gospel train is coming
Oh, don't you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow
And trouble here below.

Talk about suffering here below
And let's keep a-loving Jesus.
Talk about suffering here below
And let's keep a-following Jesus.

Oh, can't you hear it, Mother?
And don't you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow
And trouble here below.

The gospel train is coming
Oh, don't you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow
And trouble here below.

Talk about suffering here below
And let's keep a-loving Jesus.
Talk about suffering here below
And let's keep a-following Jesus.

Oh, can't you hear it, Father?
And don't you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow
And trouble here below



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"Talk About Suffering" as written by Ricky Skaggs

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    General CommentThis is really funny,change the language style and put the lyrics to a punk tune and... it would be just like bad religion. Man I just found about Greg Graffin doin this. I JUST found out! I never could have pictured him outta bad religion.
    Skuitar21on August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty obvious if you know Greg from his time in bad religion. Its saying God wont help those who suffer.
    Skuitar21on August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreg graffin didn't write this song. It is an old tune written by doc watsons(if i am correct) and recorded first many years ago. If he had written this song i think he would have written it a more satirical style and it would not feel sincerely written. Now what buisness greg has covering it is his own, but i'm clueless myself
    monkyinatree90on August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe likes gospel music. He likes old folk music. That's why. Even if you don't agree with the sentiment, that doesn't mean you can't still be inspired and feel something just from how it's sung. Or arranged. Funny thing about music--it spurs emotion.
    Blackbird_1565on November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he is sort of showing how sadly stubborn people could be. They would stick to believing god even though it does nothing for them and they continually suffer. I interpreted it that way even though Greg did not write it.

    Thinking about it like that makes it sad but it also opens your eyes to a problem.
    Skuitar21on April 29, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionSorry to resurrect the dead here, but I couldn't let this one sit as stated. "Talk about suffering" is a very old hymnal written by an unknown or at least undocumented writer. Some believe(myself included) that The gospel Jesus was trying to spread was founded on gnostic ideals. Indulgences of the body and flesh do nothing for the spirit within. Jesus's crucifiction was to set an example that there is no pain and suffering here on earth that would cause him to abandon his faith. A lot of the gospel tunes you hear in old bluegrass music are simply church hymns still sang today. Ralph Stanley "Gloryland" is another great tune based around these same ideals. Cling not to this world, if your faith is strong welcome death as a new beginning. Here is my favorite version of talk about suffering:

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    No matter what your faith may be, so long as you have faith, may your soul forever be satisfied!
    Enjoy.

    porterfieldon February 17, 2015   Link

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