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September 15th, 2004

Unforgettable Fire @ 02:40 am

arrowintwolakes:
I remember hearing sometime in the past that the line in the song "Unforgettable Fire" : "And if the mountains should crumble/ or disappear into the sea/not a tear, no not I" is an allusion to or reference from some other source, a poem or another song. Has anyone else heard this and know where it's from or am I imagining things?
 
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:September 15th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
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It's from Psalm 46, if my brain's not completely dead.
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From:achtungbaby
Date:September 15th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
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"The Unforgettable Fire"

"And if the mountains should crumble or disappear into the sea..." Psalm 46:2: "Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea."

courtesy of: http://www.atu2.com/lyrics/biblerefs.html
From:elevationist
Date:September 15th, 2004 01:35 am (UTC)
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Perhaps this will ring a bell as well:

"If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me."
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From:arrowintwolakes
Date:September 15th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that's actually more what I was thinking of, in fact, exactly what I was thinking of.

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From:cptjacksparrow
Date:September 15th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
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heh, i guess "Stand BY Me" was inspired by that Psalm. The words are too similar to suggest otherwise i think
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From:orpheus42
Date:September 15th, 2004 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Jimi Hendrix also makes a similar allusion in his song "If 6 Was 9".

If the mountains
Fell in the sea
Let it be,
Let it be

But the context is slightly different.

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