LESSONS FROM INVICTUS Pt 1 - Kingdom v Empire

Lyric For The Day 2.2.11 from The End Of The End by Paul McCartney

 Macca MAF

“On the day that I die I'd like bells to be rung
And songs that were sung to be hung out like blankets
That lovers have played on
And laid on while listening to songs that were sung

At the end of the end
It's the start of a journey
To a much better place
And a much better place
Would have to be
No reason to cry
No need to be sad
At the end of the end”

          From The End Of The End by Paul McCartney

This is a rarity in the Paul McCartney song catalogue. McCartney’s lyrics let him down. Rarely does he touch the great poetry here. But never before has he been so deep, so spiritually deep and so eschatological! McCartney does know about death losing parents, wife and two Beatles. What faith he is believing here is hard to understand though he does touch on Christian and eastern faith In his most spiritual work, the more classical, Ecce Cor Meum he mentions being shaped by a philosophy “the faith in a benevolent spirit.” It is pretty non committal! Yet, in Ecce Cor Meum (check back tomorrow!) and this one rare rock track he touches the spiritual and I as a Christian can shake hands with the sentiment and actually, whether Macca knows it or not, the theology of it!


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