"I'll Work For Your Love" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Pour me a drink Theresa in one of those glasses you dust off
And I'll watch the bones in your back like the stations of the cross
'Round your hair the sun lifts a halo, at your lips a crown of thorns
Whatever the deal's going down, to this one I'm sworn

[Chorus]
I'll work for your love dear
I'll work for your love
What others may want for free
I'll work for your love

The dust of civilizations and love's sweet remains
Slip off of your fingers and come drifting down like rain
The pages of Revelation lie open in your empty eyes of blue
I watch you slip that comb through your hair and this I promise you

[Chorus]

Well tears they fill the rosary, at your feet my temple of bones
Here in this perdition we go on and on
Now I see your pieces crumbled and our book of faith's been tossed
And I'm just down here searching for my own piece of the cross
In the late afternoon sun fills the room with a mist in the garden before the fall
I watch your hands smooth the front of your blouse and seven drops of blood fall

[Chorus: x 2]


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"I'll Work For Your Love" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentPlenty of possible origins for the image of the seven drops of blood.

    In religious art the emblem of St. Catherine of Siena, an exposed heart with seven drops of blood symbolizing the Seven Virtues.

    Scubadoo refers above to the seven occasions on which Jesus bled.

    But I think there is also something in Jewish scripture relating to the Feast of Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement - something about seven drops of blood falling onto the throne of judgement.

    However both blood and the number seven seem to have mystical significance in just about all religions and cults and if you simply google the phrase in quotation marks you'll find everything from horror films to medieval recipes for curing epilepsy.

    And that is supposedly what afflicted the young man possessed by devils cured by Jesus. Go figure.
    newshawkon June 07, 2008   Link

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