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March 19th, 2005

Love Rescue Me @ 12:17 pm

amerrydeath:
I'm currently feelin: energetic energetic
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Love Rescue Me

Yesterday in my history class we were watching a video on the Civil War, and there was this background music that I knew I'd heard somewhere before but couldn't identify it. Then I heard the lyrics in my head "yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow, yet I will fear no evil/ I have cursed thy rod and staff, they no longer comfort me/ Love, rescue me". Obviously it wasn't U2, but does anyone know if "Love, Rescue Me" is based off any traditional American song?

P.S. Hartford tickets!

CLARIFICATION: I mean the music, not the lyrics. I know the lyrics I mentioned were from the Bible.
 
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 20th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
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The lyrics are credited to Bono and Bob Dylan in the liner notes.
But it sounds Biblical... I'm not sure.
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:March 20th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
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the lyrics are derived from scripture but we know how Bono takes and molds them. Those lyrics are exactly the same as Love Rescue Me so maybe it was a cover? ha
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From:corianderstem
Date:March 20th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
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It's from a psalm (don't know the number). A typical translation of that portion of it is:

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. For thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff comfort me."
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From:denazureus
Date:March 20th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)
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I don't think "Love Rescue Me" is based off of another song, (I have it on a promo CD and U2 is credited with the music). This live version of LRM is U2 singing with Ziggy Marley and what sounds like an african-american gospel choir. Anyone know who the choir is or the story behind this?
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From:domnace9
Date:March 21st, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
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I live in the south and when I first heard the song, I recognized it right away as something so familiar yet different. There is actually an old gospel hymn called "Love Rescued Me." The music sounds incredibly similar. But, it's been so long since I've heard it in church, I could be completely off.

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