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I've touched some objects of faith
More precious than pieces of eight
Seen sacred places and ritual ways But for communion let's go to my place
I learned to pray on my knees
Been taken in hand if you please
Had my own revelations ideas about fate
But for communion let's go to my place
So as the body so as the blood
Sacred as the soul is to love
Don't be mistaken if you don't understand
Divinely simple
Part of the plan
Take
Eat
This is my body
I give it to you
Take
Drink
This is my blood
Do it in remembrance of me so you won't forget me
Now I've been a witness of grace
I stare sacred days in the face
The long long parade of ritual ways
But for communion let's go to my place
Sacred stories are told
They're passed on like pieces of gold
So make your conclusions consider your fate
But for communion let's go to my place
So as the body so as the blood
Sacred as the soul is to love
Don't be mistaken if you don't understand
Divinely simple
Part of the plan
Take
Eat
This is my body
I give it to you
Take
Drink
This is my blood
Do it in remembrance of me so you won't forget me
Are you ready?
Are you ready for communion?


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    General CommentThis song makes me wonder if Debbie Harry has some experience of Catholicism. Many of the images refer to the Sacrament of the Eucharist commonly known as Communion. She quotes Jesus' words, "This is my body, this is my blood" from the Last Supper in a way that reflects the Catholic Mass. The true brilliance of the song, however, is connecting the rituals of the Mass to the Communion of two people in love. (Preferably married, but Debbie doesn't go that way). The Communion of the Mass is a gift of Christ to us, and a challenge from Christ to give ourselves to him and each other. Debbie gives herself, body and blood, to the one she loves just as God divinely planned.
    LVSONon November 24, 2007   Link

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