"Love Is Noise" as written by and Richard Ashcroft Nick Mccabe....
Will those feet in modern times
Walk on soles that are made in China?
Through the bright prosaic malls
And the corridors that go on and on and on

Are we blind ? Can we see?
We are one, incomplete
Are we blind ? In the city
Waiting for lightning to be saved, yeah
'Cause love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I?m singing again

Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing
Again, again, again, again, again

Will those feet in modern times
Understand this world's affliction?
Recognize the righteous anger?
Understand this world's addiction?

I was blind, couldn't see
What was here in me
I was blind - insecure
Felt like the road was way too long, yeah

'Cause love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm feeling again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing
Again, again, again, again, again, again, again

'Cause love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that you're feeling again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing
Again, again, again, again, again, again, again

All those feet in modern times
Walk on soles made in China
Will those feet in modern times
See the bright prosaic malls
Will those feet in modern times
Recognize the heavy burden
Will those feet in modern times
Pardon me for my sins?
Love is noise


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"Love Is Noise" as written by Peter Salisbury Nick Mccabe

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  • +1
    My OpinionKMP is the only person I really agree with.

    Blake's poem refers to the possibility that Jesus visited England, and built a new Jerusalem somewhere near Glastonbury. Blake doesn't state anything as fact, but asks the question "and did those feet in ancient times...etc".

    In my opinion, Richard Ashcroft is asking, what would happen, if jesus came again in modern times? He's saying that our modern affliction is apathy. Choosing a life of bland consumerism over real emotion or belief in anything. Our addiction is to things we don't need, usually at the expense of others living in poverty. If jesus came again today, he'd be wearing trainers made in a sweatshop in China and shopping in malls. I think the comparrison between "dark satanic mills" and "bright prosaic malls" is brilliant.

    I'm not sure if Ashcroft is saying anything about religion, or just about our modern dilemma. As an atheist myself I certainly still find it powerful. Because real emotion is often painful, unpleasant and loud. Whereas the things we're told to consume are supposed to be easy and pleasant and enticing
    raulstrongcockon July 22, 2010   Link

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