from the pain come the dream
from the dream come the vision
from the vision come the people
and from the people come the power
from this power come the change
in my view, the lyrics of this song of peter are telling about the big chances being nestled within human power. everything is possible if you follow these steps beginning with pain in a wide sense and coming to a way out of the crisis.
concerning the global situation this song could be taken as a way of hope, as a hymn of consternation and unity.
imagine many people singing these words in the streets, sitting together in front of the white house or any other political building and demonstrating a sense of common bond. within the sharing of the common pain coming the wish of change . softly, peaceful and powered by clear cognition.
for me, there is a connection with john lennon´ s imagine. the same peaceful wish of change coming from a dream.
why did peter call this song the 14 black paintings?
Cimber19 September 2011 at 10:38amPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
well my post to THIS thread does not appear here ? but it can be viewed as my last post.
Cimber19 September 2011 at 10:46amPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
the new site is somehow not ready for 100%.
Peter and David Rhodes visited a chapel in Texas with art created by the artist Rothko. When Peter first heard about it, he was actually not so keen on visiting that place, but he went there with David:
Peter was IMPRESSED: the whole chapel was full with these "14 Black Paintings". It was one of the most SPIRITUAL places ever Peter has been to. The place was dedicated to human rights activists like for example Ghandi and Martin Luther King.
so it is clear to me now. thank you so much, cimber.
i agree to what is about this site- srowling goes very very slowly. but, may be it is just the british way of relaxed working like it is at real world and i like this. much better than the german way, i must say!
by the way, you are really very well informed, cimber. where did you get this information from? just curiousity.
Cimber26 September 2011 at 8:10pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
the story is simple:
I bought the very first issue of the "BOX-Magazine" back in 1993 at a Peter Gabriel-concert in Mannheim: there you could find 2 pages with PG`s "All about Us".
plus: there was a special edit-newspaper for FREE by Virgin Records in a record shop with LOTS of info about PG`s new album at that time (1992) "Us". PG was talking about the songs, Real World, etc. . .
the album "Us" was also special to me, so i was "living and breathing" with this album at that time.