And Therein...

Lyrics

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You know by now the Lord lays hard trails
When you see that man outside in the bucketing rain
You picture it in your cozy home.

You think you've blown a fuse,
Don't know how to react
You don't know where it's at.

And therein lies the difference, and therein.... 

They always say it comes in three and fours
And that it never rains, it just pours...

You think it's your fault
And you curse the moon
You go to the saloon

And therein lies the difference, and therein... 

He turned the water into wine
And he insisted that we eat swine (2)

And that's the sum of it
Why don't you come to grips?
Just take or leave it.

And therein lies the difference, and therein...

Notes

1. 

According to MES:

"Martin Bramah wrote a good tune and it conjured up the Salvation Army to me," he says. "It was quasi-religious and country and western, which I'd always wanted to do. (Sings) 'Roo-ooby, don't take your love to town.' I love the way they give a message over those stories. Get to the beat of it, that's what I wanted to do: great guitars and a bit of sixth form poetry thrown together."

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2. Jesus' first miracle was, according to the Gospel of John, turning water into wine. While he was never reported to have insisted that anyone eat pork, some Christians interpret the following passage (given here in the King James version) as implying that Jesus declared all foods permissable:

Mark 7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; (19) Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?  

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Comments (2)

harleyr
  • 1. harleyr | 06/10/2015
Therein lies the difference... between what and what else? I've always taken the missing end to the line to be 'between you and me' but what do others make of it?
bzfgt
  • 2. bzfgt | 23/11/2015
Right, that's the question. I think of it as indicating that the stuff in the verse "makes a difference" in some way, but it's not entirely clear.

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