white stripes christians?

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yonnermark

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Feb 27, 2002, 9:51:04 AM2/27/02
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are they christians? these lyrics have a couple of Christian references.
mark

"there is a man,
a certain man,
and for the poor,
you can be sure,
that he'll do all he can,
who is this one?
[who's favourite son?]
just by his action
has the traction
magnets
on the run
who likes to smoke?
enjoys a joke?
and wouldnt get
a bit
upset if he were
really broke?
with wealth and fame
he's still the same
i'll bet you five
you're not alive
if you dont know his name."

Brian Shaw

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Feb 27, 2002, 4:10:45 PM2/27/02
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yonnermark wrote:

That speech is from Citizen Kane. A more proper White Stripes Christian
reference would be when Jack busts into "John the Revelator" on the first
record and/or when they cover it. The White Stripes are a band with a
bunch of blues in their sound. Blues, from Robert Johnson to Robert Cray,
uses a great deal of Christian imagery, as does, oh, I don't know, 75% of
literature. As points of reference for allusions and the like, The Bible
and volumes of Greek mythology are used more than anything else. The Bible
is full of allegory that happens to serve many a storytelling purpose. You
don't have to be a Christian to use Christian imagery.

Brian
--
"Oh yeah! Shake it, madam! Capital knockers!"
"No, there's hydroelectricity in there!" - Sideshow Bob


mudpepper

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Feb 27, 2002, 4:34:07 PM2/27/02
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> > are they christians? these lyrics have a couple of Christian references.
<snip>

> uses a great deal of Christian imagery, as does, oh, I don't know, 75% of
> literature. As points of reference for allusions and the like, The Bible
> and volumes of Greek mythology are used more than anything else. The Bible
> is full of allegory that happens to serve many a storytelling purpose.
You
> don't have to be a Christian to use Christian imagery.
>
> Brian

thanks for saying what i couldnt find words for.


Brian Shaw

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Feb 27, 2002, 4:41:20 PM2/27/02
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mudpepper wrote:

> thanks for saying what i couldnt find words for.

Glad to see you don't take my utter distaste for Tool personally. Not that you
would, but there are some people who do.

mudpepper

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Feb 27, 2002, 4:45:59 PM2/27/02
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> Glad to see you don't take my utter distaste for Tool personally. Not
that you
> would, but there are some people who do.
>
> Brian

: )
if i did take it personally,
i would be going against the teachings of tool.

but anyway, that would be downright re-Todd-ed of me.


yonnermark

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Feb 27, 2002, 5:35:09 PM2/27/02
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> You
> don't have to be a Christian to use Christian imagery.

a good point, well put.

...but it is kinda refreshing to hear some upbuilding lyrics innit?
there's only so much angst one can take.

'spose thats wots gud about weezer. the lyrics arent usually depressing.

mark


Ben Penry

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Feb 27, 2002, 5:42:17 PM2/27/02
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Ha! What's the given title of this song? The lyrics are from the scene in
Citizen Kane when Charlie aquires the writers from the Chronicle and they
throw the party for him. The song is written about Charles Kane. That's
pretty funny. I've never bothered to listen to the white stripes before,
but their good taste in film seems reason enough to me.

- Ben


Ben Penry

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Feb 27, 2002, 6:01:47 PM2/27/02
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Okay, I just found the name. That's what the C.F.K. stands for in The Union
Forever- Charles Foster Kane.

- Ben


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"yonnermark" <yonne...@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<a5irmb$7p66l$1...@ID-132564.news.dfncis.de>...


the union forever is a great song.

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