"Om" as written by and Mike Pinder....
The rain is on the roof
Hurry high butterfly
As clouds roll past my head
I know why the skys all cry
Om, om, heaven, om

The earth turns slowly round
Far away the distant sound
Is with us everyday
Can you hear what it say
Om, om, heaven, om

The rain is on the roof
Hurry high butterfly
As clouds roll past my head
I know why the skys all cry
Om, om, heaven, om



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"Om" as written by Mike Pinder

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    General CommentThis is about the enlightened being. If one becomes enlightened, they are in perfect harmony with the universe. The narrator is hearing the life of the universe, the breath of all, and is completely blissful about it.
    MoodyFan66on December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe they are singing Aum — just saying
    To quote a phrase from our Muslim friends; “There is no God but God”.
    One God over all creation. Most of us can agree on that.
    And yes, I Have accepted Jesus Christ into my life. I try to give thanks every day, many times a day.
    Go outside and see the miracle. Experience our Mother Nature/The Creator at work. Then go inside.
    Hear the distant sound, feel the life current humming through all animated matter.
    Perhaps you will see a butterfly striving through the rain. Ah, hmmm?
    Wonderful Song.
    3karmason June 04, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationOm is a mantra used in Hindu, Buddhist and other philosophies. It is the sound one should make when dying, a last breath which is believed to result freedom from Samsara, the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. It is believed by some that saying "om" upon one's last breath sends their spirit directly to the source, the clear light, nirvana, universal oneness, eternal peace. People die every day, people meditate every day, this sound literally is with us every day. Some believe it to be the true name of God. The mention of heaven and "I know why the skies will cry" (rain), perhaps that is the sign from the source that a soul has returned to it, "gone to heaven" as it were. It's ultimately about freedom from suffering, from maya (illusions of separation), nirvana/the freedom that comes with enlightenment. It could also be about ego death, something which is necessary in order to obtain enlightenment, as Eckhart Tolle once wrote "the goal is to die while still alive", this is part of the meaning of what it means to be enlightened, to be free.
    zac1020782on April 23, 2017   Link
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    General Commentanother beautiful compostion by them. This one, by Mike Pindar, geniusly employs a sitar and describes what makes this world go round. (I know why the skies all cry (rain) magnificant! only he calls God OM. an eastern pagan made up God. and actually a make up one of many Gods in that particular faith. Though Mike has the wrong God, He gets the message across well. Listening to this song, makes you want to reach out to God so much. Just don't try Om because he can't here a word you say. But anyway, this song is so well written, and so mesmerizing, just like so many of the Moody's #s.
    siggmaestroon July 04, 2008   Link

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