"Take Me to the Alley" as written by and Gregory Porter....
Well, they guild their houses in preparation for the King
And they line the sidewalks
With every sort of shiny thing
They will be surprised
When they hear him say

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their way

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their way

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

They will be surprised
When they hear him say

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their way

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

You will have a pardon
Oh, take me to the alley (Take me to the alley)
Take me to the afflicted ones (afflicted ones)
Take me, take me, take me, take me, take me


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"Take Me to the Alley" as written by Gregory Porter

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    My OpinionA beautiful ballad from the man with the velvet voice and perhaps a parallel being drawn between this king and the second coming of the King of Kings. This title track and other songs from the album have accompanying vocals from Alicia Olatuja which complement serenely the main man. The piano playing is delicate throughout enhancing listeners appreciation of a master at work.

    The thrust of the message is that this king would rather be taken away from all the public adulation of his subjects and the trappings of royalty and brought to the outcasts, the afflicted ones, the lonely ones and those who have lost their way. I see shades here of King David's kindness to Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 9 who was lame on both his feet and was brought into a place of honour in his palace.

    Back to the song and the king welcomes into his palace this former outcast(s) who is now his friend, will sit at his table, rest in his garden but is now pardoned. The analogies in the gospel are there to see too.
    robertcousinson July 26, 2016   Link

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