Kurt Elling: Resolution | Song-Factsheet


Song «Resolution» von Kurt Elling.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2003 07 22 (Album)
Label: Blue Note 7243 5 90948 2 3
Songwriter John Coltrane
Genre: Jazz - Vocaljazz


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Personen und Querverweise

Kurt Elling
John Coltrane


[Verse 1] God, King above all other gods Lead us now, so we can walk wherein the prophets said that we would trod Buddha, tell a sutra like a spell Teach us well to answer silence with the calling of bells Allah, bring us to a good alarm Subjugate our wills to answer you like a mighty arm [Verse 2] Elohim is a pillar of light in the dark And leading all his people to light For he's the king of the fire He brings the fire into everything that's living on Earth In the Sun, in the stars Take a spark of it deep within you Put it to the test, it will do the rest, I confess It will be like climbing up Mount Everest I can't express the view from there But it's for you to follow through [Verse 3] Lama, show the power's bright array Bless the climb and settle peace upon the universe's dark display And Jesus, remember every promise made Present Yourself in the middle of the prayers that we made Vishnu, preserve us all along the way Keep us clear of the final thunderbolt of the judgement day Hear me and hear what I, what I ask for today, Fathers [Instrumental Break] [Verse 4] Way off at the far leftern shelf of the world Up in a house right on the edge of everything Where the time is tumbling in a vortex The nexus of timetable tides In the final lighthouse at shining Earth's ending At the spinning of the finishing of sweeping time Driving silence like a stampeding careening wash in charging advance Digging the sound of passing everything away into the secret of eternity's pivot dance Breaking down, crashing doorways Bashing through dream place Smash, unlash, efface Everything goes to the open mouth of Kali Ma Where the vault of Heaven opens [Verse 5] A witness as lonely as forgotten tears Keeps up a vigil watching all, even light go out One witness, one child digging the slaving wheel of meat Spitting out, taking up everything by the roots Pulling out the lot of what has passed into the past like a dream She knows what is gone, gone over Everyone that is done and unbegun And starting from the super microcosmic No bug all the way to super huge galactic suns And she knows the beginning is coming in the sweep at the end of all Even gods have passed over, away Then one day, the shadow of a priest on the horizon appeared He wasn't taken up into the swirling He walked with purpose All the while digging his heels into the bedrock like a man But as he came into view, the witness saw His eyes were crying Tears like blood fell to earth As he watched Heaven disappear in the void Up the drain into the paraboloid Realizing it all, everything, everywhere, into his eyes Seeing that all he had beloved went out of itself and away Here in this last ever surge of a day Tearing all meaning away And to the witness's indifference, he had this to say [Verse 6] "I know about birth, I know about death And how the light goes out of men The life departing, powerless, giving it up But in the vast indifference, I invent a deeper meaning I'm the one who will say 'Use the will every day or go mad trying' Go to war against the impotent side of living Use every power you're given to stand and act like a man And pray every day to every God Strike the bowl of Heaven and the ringing will become a law Build bridges where you need to go Bring the fire of enlightenment here to life below Speak mercy to the things you meet Listen up to hear the whispering of the blood you bleed Stay awake, no mistake Dance the dream awake and awake" [Outro] For the love, for the love Love, love, love, love