"Till Victory" as written by Patti Smith, Leonard J Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty and Ivan Kral....
Raise the sky
We got to fly over the land, over the sea
Fate unwinds; and if we die, souls arise
God, do not seize me please, till victory

Take arms, take aim, be without shame
No one to bow to, to vow to, to blame
Legions of light, virtuous flight ignite, excite

And you will see us coming, V-formation through the sky
Film survives, eyes cry
On the hill hear us call through a realm of sound
Oh, oh-oh, down and down
Down and 'round, oh, down and 'round
'Round and 'round, oh, 'round and 'round

Rend the veil and we shall sail
The nail, the grail: that's all behind thee
In deed, in creed, the curve of our speed
And we believe that we will raise the sky
We got to fly over the land, over the sea
Fate unwinds; and if we die, souls arise
God, do not seize me please, till victory

Victory, till victory
Victory, till victory


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"Till Victory" as written by Jay Dee Daugherty Ivan Kral

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    General CommentI think this is about generational changes
    Hippies were a reaction against mindless '50s consumerism
    Punk was a reaction against the hippie movement
    Mindless '80s consumerism was a reaction against Punk
    1990s grunge-rock and rap and hip hop culture was a reaction
    Against mindless '80s consumerism
    And our current 2000s consumerism
    Is a reaction against everything
    Leading back to an almost 1950s state of mind of
    "Whoever has the most toys wins"
    Just look at Hannah Montana and High School Musical and The Jonas Bros.
    (It's like Elvis Presley or early Beatle Mania all over again)
    But pretty soon we ought to expect another movement
    (Is Emo a widespread social movement yet?)
    TheThornBirdson February 27, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningPatti Smith never ceases to amaze me. She has something offensive for everyone. Rock N' Roll Nigger for the Staunch Conservative, the judgmental Christian, the bigoted Redneck. Dead on!

    But what has she for you, the dyed-in-the-wool Liberal, unyielding atheist, the science-minded, the enlightened few?

    Why, Christ's Second Coming of course! 'Til Victory.

    Rend the veil and we shall sail
    The nail, the grail
    That's all behind thee
    In deed, in creed

    cross), the veil (in the temple) rended at Christ's death, the grail (eternal life) at Christ's resurrection. That's the *first* victory, 2000 years ago (behind thee, Christ). Be without Shame and feel free to join in, to take charge, take aim at this first victory!

    The *second* victory is later, when fate unwinds and souls arise... when Christ returns.

    Fate Unwinds.
    Souls arise. God do not seize me please
    'Til victory."
    ...
    Legions of light
    Virtuous flight
    Ignite, excite

    (What could be more virtuous than the final victory of Good over Evil?)

    I saw heaven standing open (raise the sky) and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. (Virtuous in flight) He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven (Legions of Light) were following him (in V formation), riding on white horses (through the sky) and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
    -Rv. 19:11-14

    'Til Victory! Amen.

    Object! Reject! But do so in Truth! Ask yourself why you would. Maybe the idea is too far-fetched, too poorly argued. Touche! But is that all? Or is it simply just *too offensive* to contemplate Patti Smith singing of the Second Coming?

    -Pie
    EatingPieon May 03, 2013   Link

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