"Bright Blue Rose" as written by and Jimmy Maccarthy....
I skimmed across black water
Without once submerging
Onto the banks of an urban morning
That hungers the first light
Much, much more than mountains ever do

And she, like a ghost beside me
Goes down with the ease of a dolphin
And emerges unlearned, unshamed, unharmed
For she is the perfect creature, natural in every feature
And I am the geek with the alchemists' stone

For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand
For having left the path of others
You'll find a very special hand

And it is a holy thing
And it is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow
It's always been, and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand
For having left the path of others
You'll find a very special hand

And it is a holy thing
And it is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow
It's always been, and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

One bright blue rose outlives all those
Two thousand years, and still it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally


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"Bright Blue Rose" as written by Jimmy Maccarthy

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    Song MeaningForm an interview with Jimmy McCarthy in the Irish Independent newspaper, Nov. 26, 2000.
    Many of his songs are saturated with spiritual sentiments which would not be out of place on a gospel album. Take the chorus of The Song of the Singing Horseman: "I want you, I want you/ In my life, my Lord/ I want you in my heart/ And on my word, my Lord/ I'd love you/ I'd love you/ In my life my Lord/ The child within my heart/ And on my word, my law."

    Bright Blue Rose is an invocation of spiritual perfection through Christ. It's where the narrator MacCarthy describes himself as "the geek with the alchemist's stone", a strikingly bleak portrait. He sees it as an attitude of humility.

    "Well, the geek is one of the lowest forms of humanity. The There's nothing grandiose about being a geek. You are preaching to no one when you put yourself there. So basically I put myself above no one else."
    Dubmaon June 14, 2017   Link

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