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xtraspicy62']What do you think this means...

 

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who does it apply to?

 

 

Hmmm...I think it means teach me how to use them for your glory. Or to carry my bible and not a six pac!
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absolutely! so how do we all differently use them for the glory of god or the good of mankind?

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I always love the parallels between Yahweh and Do You Feel Loved, like there was an idea in Do You Feel Loved that perhaps the songwriter feels was never fully heard with Pop.

Yahweh- Take these hands, teach them what to carry, take these hands, don't make a fist, no

Do You Feel Loved- Take these hands, they're good for nothing, you know these hands never worked a day.

I feel both songs are a prayer and an offering. I offer my service to you, I am your servant, I have not much to offer, I have never laboured or helped others with my hands so I give them to you so that you might use them for your purposes. I offer my hands in prayer and peace so that you might take them and make them useful.




Yahweh-

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt
And make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist no
Take this mouth
So quick to critisize
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
His love is like a drop in the ocean
His love is like a drop in the ocean

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, tell me now
Why the dark before the dawn?

Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it brave


Do You Feel Loved

Take these hands - they're good for nothing
You know these hands never worked a day
Take these boots - they're going nowhere
You know these boots don't want to stray
You got my head filled with songs
You got my shoelaces undone
Take my shirt - go on, take it off me
You can tear it up if you can tie me down

Do you feel loved? Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved? Do you feel loved?

Take the colours of my imagination
Take the scent hanging in the air
Take this tangle of a conversation
Turn it into your own prayer
With my fingers as you want them
With my nails under your hide
With my teeth at your back
And my tongue to tell the sweetest lies

Do you feel loved? Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?
And it looks like the sun, but it feels like rain

Love is coming - pushing and shoving
In the belly of a woman
Heavy rhythm taking over
To stick together - a man and a woman
Stick together - man and woman
Stick together

Do you feel loved? Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?
And it looks like the sun, but it feels like rain
And there's heat in the sun to see us through the rain
Do you feel loved? Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved? Do you feel loved?

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