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Reviews for "Wayfaring Stranger"

Wayfaring Stranger
by BoHeart
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Sun, Mar 8, 2009 @ 8:34 PM
 
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Sat, Mar 14, 2009 @ 2:47 AM
Great voice!
 
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permalink   BoHeart Sun, Mar 15, 2009 @ 12:13 PM
thank you very much! I like your voice and songs very much also
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Tue, Mar 17, 2009 @ 11:14 AM
yeah, this is rich, incredible source to work with. thanks!
narva9
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permalink   Thu, Mar 19, 2009 @ 6:11 PM
Came by this a capella via transm remix. Thank you for sharing this lovely song.
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mykleanthony
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permalink   Sun, Mar 22, 2009 @ 6:49 AM
Blessed and Inspired..

Peace! ;)-
aliteralmind
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permalink   Wed, Apr 15, 2009 @ 7:29 AM
Sad and wonderful. Never heard it before. Thanks for the beautiful vocal, BoHeart.

A question to anyone: I am doing a lot of thinking about this song. There are two lines I don’t understand. How do you interpret these two lines?

- “Where God’s redemeed his virgil’s keep.”

A virgil is a poet. God saves his poet from his sins… Huh?

- “I’m only goin’ over Jordan, I’m only goin’ over home.”

Going over Jordan means getting closer to God—dying. Alludes to the parting of and crossing the red sea, I think. I don’t get “going over home”?

Thank you! The ideas are slowly gatherin’ ‘round me…
 
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permalink   BoHeart Wed, Apr 15, 2009 @ 7:58 AM
goin over jordan means dying. “going over home” stands for going to heaven, where those that died before me already are: “I’m going there to meet my father… ..mother…” The “virgils keep” line I don’t really get either :-) It’s an old spiritual that was written and sung by slaves. They often sang about their hard lives this way, singing that after they die all will be well. I don’t know why, but these songs really touch me although I’m not convinced by the religion behind these songs.
 
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permalink   aliteralmind Wed, Apr 15, 2009 @ 10:38 AM
Quote: BoHeartI don’t know why, but these songs really touch me although I’m not convinced by the religion behind these songs.
Same with me. You can sense the passion and emotion, even if the words don’t make perfect sense. I’m not a religious guy, and Jewish if I were, but some gospel music can really choke me up. Take 6 is one of my favorite groups.

Quote: BoHeartThe “virgils keep” line I don’t really get either :-)
Phew. Glad I’m not the only one. Well you sing it like you get it. I guess that’s what counts. :’ )
 
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permalink   aliteralmind Wed, Apr 15, 2009 @ 2:03 PM
Quote: BoHeartThe “virgils keep” line I don’t really get either :-)
I’m making an executive decision: God’s redemption, of anyone, is so great that poets, both here on earth and in heaven, have written about it (“keep” tabs on it).

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it :’ )
 
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permalink   BoHeart Wed, Apr 15, 2009 @ 3:21 PM
Quote: aliteralmind
I’m making an executive decision: God’s redemption, of anyone, is so great that poets, both here on earth and in heaven, have written about it (“keep” tabs on it).

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it :’ )


Oh before you close the book on me, how about this :-)
maybe it’s a very poetic way of saying that God will prove (redeem) the the truth in the writings (keep) of Salomon (virgil) I think “keep” is used as a noun for treasure?

A lot of these spirituals play on the Jewish writings. The Jews where slaves and God freed them through Moses. So I always thought these lyrics to also be political. “Our fellow human beings and Christians may see us as slaves but we are free equals in the eyes of God” I have recorded another old spritual: “Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel - and why not an every man” That to me is a very critical text toward the christian slave keepers.
 
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permalink   aliteralmind Thu, Apr 16, 2009 @ 3:33 AM
Quote: BoHeartOh before you close the book on me…
Even if my book is closed, you will find a permanent BoHeart-bookmark on page 114. Feel free to use at anytime.

Quote: BoHeart“Our fellow human beings and Christians may see us as slaves but we are free equals in the eyes of God”.
Even better. Adds a nice element of angry, not just sad and resigned. I like the concept of “my life stinks, and I’m done trying to change it, but don’t think I’m going to pretend that it’s okay.”

A most interesting conversation, BoHeart. It was nice meeting you.
 
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permalink   BoHeart Thu, Apr 16, 2009 @ 4:05 AM
;-)) My pleasure! Great meeting you, too!
Darkangel
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permalink   Fri, Feb 12, 2010 @ 10:43 PM
Simply Loved the vocal preformance :) ive just did a trance/dance remix using it ,let me know what you think, its on my profile here