IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

as the Crow sings

I’m not necessarily a big Sheryl Crowe fan, however, after listening to it several times I think her track “Peace be Upon Us” (from the Album “Detours”) has an important message.  Here are the lyrics:

“Walking down the street of dreams
Eating from the fruits of life
Tripping out on the smallest things
Trying to reach the light, trying to reach the light

Pick the key up off the floor
Put the key into the lock
Turn the lock, open up the door
Look at all you’ve got, look at all you’ve got

All the sinners and saints
All you creatures of faith
Don’t need to be afraid
If you know what I mean
Let me hear you say

Peace be upon us,
Peace be upon us,
Be upon us all
Peace be upon us,
Peace be upon us,
Be upon us all

If we speak in tongues of love
But we kill in the name of God
How can we profess to own his name
And still be so lost and still be so lost

The world will turn even when we’re gone
The earth will host many souls to come
Who will write the history, tales of
Wisemen, villains and innocent ones

All you shepherds and sheep
When you wake from your sleep
It will be a new day
If you know what I mean
Let me hear you say

Peace be upon us,
Peace be upon us,
Be upon us all
Peace be upon us,
Peace be upon us,
Be upon us all

As-salaamu alykum
Wa-alaykum assalaam
Assalaam alykum
Wa-alaykum assalaam

(The meek shall inherit the earth

Peace be upon us,
Peace be upon us,
Be upon us all
As-salaamu alykum
Wa-alaykum assalaam
Assalaam alykum
Wa-alaykum assalaam
Peace be upon us,
Peace be upon us,
Be upon us all”

As indicated above the Arabic section means “the meek shall inherit the earth”.

You can see the song being performed live here:

I read that some have interpreted the “us” in the title to be code for “U.S.”.  Either way, this is a nice message, and the music brings it home to the heart as well as the mind.

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July 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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