"Lumina" as written by Joan Osborne and Eric M. Bazilian....


Come and wrap around me


Take me through the snow

Eve took a train Eve took a train

Went to see her man

Melting inside melting away

Like butter in the pan


Come and wrap around me


Take me through the snow

Eve took a fruit Eve picked a fruit

Juice ran down her chin

Babies will put things in their mouths

Never heard of sin


Open like the sea


Sing me in the dark

Eve had to ask, Eve had to ask

What is wrong with this

Here is the place, now is the time

Let's invent the kiss


Come and wrap around me


Come and wrap around me...

Lyrics submitted by Helix Noon

"Lumina" as written by Joan Osborne Eric M Bazilian

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    General CommentThis song is great. (I say that for every song I post. I need a different introduction.)

    Eve is a reference to... you know, Adam and Eve. This song ponders whether "knowledge" is really wrong or not.

    Ack. I'm not religious, so i need some help playing these thoughts out.

    Right, so Eve took the fruit from the tree of knowledge. She ate it-- then the line "babies will put things in their mouths/never knowing sin."
    All right, Eve didn't know any better. She stuck the fruit in her mouth and munched away. Was it wrong? She didn't understand.

    "What is wrong with this?"
    Good question, Eve. What is sin?

    Beautiful song. Osborne is stupendous.
    Greyshoeson December 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomeone, please - what does the key word "lumina" actually mean? I don´t see the relation to luminaire...
    Honzaon May 19, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaningit just means light, basically
    geekgirl87on January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLight, goodness, love, the basics. Could also be about sex. Great song. Great artist.
    whoshaton May 04, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningLumina= lumina Dei= the light of God
    kiss= metaphor for sex=metaphor for original sin
    (consider the artists other work, subject matter, she is high brow.)
    She takes issue with the portrayal of Eve as the temptress of Adam in the bible, and subsequent subjugation of women throughout history by men and politicians and religious hypocrits.
    She says "whatever", if this is bad,
    God should welcome this because this is as natural as it gets. It is human, it is cyclical for all young women. This is beautiful. This is innocent. God please guide me cuz i'm goin in....

    (subject matter adds to beauty of song, and could be no other way)
    tpoendoon May 08, 2012   Link

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