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Beware Of Darkness
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3 November 2013
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Inner Light said
mithveaen said:

I confess that after having a very nice dream with George the night before my bday, I've been listening to Brainwashed and All Things Must Pass a lot. And I have to say I have never paid attention to Beware Of Darkness lyrics until today.

 

Wow. I mean the lyrics are so simple, and yet very powerful. He advices you, but he doesn't sound like preaching. And I like it because when I'm Down, I hate those "don't worry be happy" songs (unless it's sung by slugs) and I listen to rock songs to cheer up. The only "don't worry be happy" song I really like and helps me is "Stuck in a moment you can't get out of it". (Bono wrote it after learning Michael Hutchance's suicide).

 

But BoD is .. I dunno. In another level definetly. I love it. I'm figuring out all the lyrics. that Maya bit makes me intrigued. I'm definetly going to investigate more about Hare Krishna tradition, although I feel more inclined to Dalai Lama's ideas.

'Beware Of Darkness' is one of my favorite songs. It does have a lot of meaning and impact. I know a lot of critics were on his case regarding him being 'preachy' with his lyrics but he was writing songs that had a lot of meaning to him and wanted to share it. I saw him perform in 1974 during the 'Dark Horse Tour' with the Indian section and really enjoyed it and it seemed the fans enjoyed it too but the critics let him have it. I have always felt George was ahead of his time. Look at the music of today and how much the eastern music and philosophy has been incorporated into songs especially regarding 'New Age' music. Once again, a very humble musician who wrote and sang with a lot of emotion.

Let me know how the Hare Krishna research goes. I have been studying this myself. It always interested me that George got involved with this in 1966 and kept his faith until his death. I know there is more to this then just shaving your head and wearing white robes and chanting.

As someone who has struggled with depression, this song has a very, very deep resonance, that second verse....God.. If that was Georges intention, I don't know. It doesn't really matter, it's what I've taken away from it. That entire album is one I have cherished since I was a teenager.

 

Watch out now, take care, beware of thoughts that linger, winding up inside your head, the hopelessness around you, in the dead of night, beware of sadness, it can hit you, it can hurt you, make you sore, and what is more, that is not what you are here for.

3 November 2013
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Passchendaele said

As someone who has struggled with depression, this song has a very, very deep resonance, that second verse....God.. If that was Georges intention, I don't know. It doesn't really matter, it's what I've taken away from it. That entire album is one I have cherished since I was a teenager.

 

*points to sig* It was only this year that I heard the album, and this song in particular hit me so hard I couldn't listen to it for a month without crying. I'm past that now, but it still speaks to me, and I've been listening to it a lot over the past week for comfort and inspiration. That guitar riff gets me every time.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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