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Old 02-21-2003
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religous mentions

I heard an interview with the fellas on New York's WFUV (an amazing station accessible at wfuv.org) where Gary talks about having gone to a Jesuit high school. I discover on Smile several Catholic references:
"...Genuflect beneath the starry sky"
"...Passed by a statue of St. Augustine in prayer"
"...Your cryin' eyes just like Jesus Christ"

Interesting. Any other religous references? Any insight?
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Old 02-21-2003
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other references

well, here's kind of a twisted one, if you consider it a religious reference it would have to be a bitter one:

And if thou shalt give, thou shalt be deceived
this travelling band was not well received
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Old 02-21-2003
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on the unedited KABL radio program from 11-2-89, Mark and Gary acoustically do a song called "Joy To Your Soul". It's an alt.country style gospel song, and does it ever sound cool

I think it's a Louris/Olson original, as Mark mentions at the end:
"three notes the same at the end...ha, that's pretty lame!" But to me it's incredible.

I just transferred this recording from cassette>MD, and it's in the mail to get transferred to CD at this writing. (for those of you that have already enquired about this to me)
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Old 02-22-2003
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Several biblical type references in Wichita...

Come to Wichita
Won't be there in forty days
This an evil land
Brings a devil's plow

The number 40, evil land, devil's plow....rather apocalyptic. Also a lot of angels and praying in Jayhawks songs...
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Old 02-22-2003
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and how could we forget the most obvious one of them all...

the song title "Pray For Me"
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Old 02-27-2003
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Lightbulb religious mentions

I have always wanted to ask the writer(s) if the line "Each night when I go to bed I pray / Take me with you when you go" is a Christian reference about the Rapture. Is that a Louris / Olson collaboration or was it one or the other? It is one of my favorite JH songs ever.

Best, Zanny in Birmingham
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Old 02-27-2003
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and we can go on with "Up above my head", not a JH original but some pretty strong religious lyirics like "I really do believe there's a heaven somewhere" etc..
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Old 02-27-2003
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Re: religious mentions

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Originally posted by Zanny
I have always wanted to ask the writer(s) if the line "Each night when I go to bed I pray / Take me with you when you go" is a Christian reference about the Rapture. Is that a Louris / Olson collaboration or was it one or the other? It is one of my favorite JH songs ever.

Best, Zanny in Birmingham
Lilady says: I believe that it was mostly Gary's, as it still appears on the setlists post Olson. Mark may still have contributed to some of it, but if it is mostly Gary's it still gets played. BUT, funny how the Bunkhouse album gives only Mark the credit for writing "Six Pack On The Dashboard", and I know that they've done that live post Olson, nicely done w/Karen Grotberg singing lead........

also, I was going to mention that "Up Above My Head song" before Lenno did! How about this one?

"Oh Lord, there ain't no end........"
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what about the most recent reference, "Will I See You In Heaven", from the new CD. It's beautiful...
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Old 03-09-2003
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reply to my own topic

"Can't you see my guardian angel lookin' over me."
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Old 03-09-2003
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.....people get ready,
people, get ready,
to meet the King of Kings
to meet the King of Kings
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Old 03-10-2003
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what's that liladyK ??
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Old 03-10-2003
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King Norm, hath thine looong hair strands been tangled up in thy majestic crown, therefore blinding thy royal indigo colored eyes and covering thy musically tuned ears??

"King of Kings" is a song off of the self titled Jayhawks 1986 LP referred to by fans as "The Bunkhouse Album"

I think it's a reference to Jesus, isn't it?
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Old 03-10-2003
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<< thy musically tuned ears >>

what? can't hear a damn thing my ears are so plugged up from this cold
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