"Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)" as written by and Paul John Weller....
Crystal words that hang so fine,
But none will stop us falling
Pulling faster all the time,
Powerless to warnings
If you feel the hand of God,
Can you guide it holy man?
But you are only flesh and blood,
Waiting too for judgment
Still saying! Daddy don't weep Momma don't cry
Everybody gets their time
Don't be sad don't be blue,
Pray for me
I'll do the same for you

Split the Father and the Son,
Hand words to ease them
If you have the hand of God,
Can you heal us holy man?
But you are only flesh and blood,
Waiting too for judgment

Still saying!
Hang on tight hang on strong
How much longer can this go on
But don't be sad don't be blue,
It's one more thing set to confuse

Daddy don't weep Momma don't cry
Every fear must have its time
Don't be sad don't be blue,
Pray for me
I'll do the same for you.

Can you bring the hand of God?
Can you stop the killing?
Get us back to hope and love,
Never more be needed

Still saying!
Bloods gone bad bad to worse
Worse to bad and back again
But don't be sad don't be blue,
It's one more thing sent to confuse

Momma don't weep Daddy don't cry
Every fear must have its time
Don't be sad don't be blue,
Pray for me I'll do the same for you.


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"Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentDoes religon improve our lives or cause our problems?
    Weller skims the surface here but what a tune, check out the version on Live Wood, outstanding!!
    mrgrumbleon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe religious intensity experienced just before the fall, and clung to so strongly after it.

    The crushing feeling that you have no right to make judgements as you are merely mortal and waiting for your time (in the sky) and will you get in anyway? You thought you were special but you're just 1 in 5 (or is it 7) billion. Insignificant. That creeping doubt....

    He repeats this theme in Above The Clouds.

    I am unsure about the split the father and son part. Paul Weller had a great relationship with his Dad apparently? Maybe his Dad kept pushing him to lighten up and 'Let it Be' and PW just wouldn't.

    The chorus is as is: Hang on tight, hang on strong, how much longer can this go on....sad, blue etc..

    Great song. Gives you hope....but not as much hope as Strange Museum does.....

    bwanajonion October 08, 2009   Link

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