MUSIC BREAK: The Cult – WHITE

WW~Notes:  After what I’ve read today I need a music break and The Cult is usually where I wander for peace and solace to try to make sense of this messed up world we live in.  Not only do I think this song is quite beautiful, but the lyrics take us back to a time when we lived and depended on the land to sustain us as humans.  This is what Ian’s singing about – returning to Mother Earth as a source of nourishment both physically and spiritually.

“White”

White
Shining
Shining brightly
Pure crystal snow
White
Oh, virgin

White
White
Shining
Shining brightly
White
Yeah, white
Shining
Shining bright

Snow is crystal, the fire is cold
I sit back, watch the sun turn gold
In the morning, love is healing
Warms the frost deep in my bones
And then your mother said

White
White
It’s shining
Shining bright
White
White
Shining
Shining brightly

The hunter sits on a pure white stallion
A hawk in flight, the bow in his hand
A deer approaches at the end of the forest
The arrow flies, blood on the snow
Said brother, said

White
Yeah, white
Shining
Shining brightly
White
White
Shining
Shining bright

Blood on the snow
Said brother, say
White
Shining
Shining bright
White
White
Shining

Snow is crystal
Love is pure
I look out and see a hawk in flight
The forest awaits me, the keel awaits me
I reel back, watch the sun turn to gold

Earth in the mother
Said white
Sure crystal clear, yeah, virgin white
Wilderness, lost to us
Wilderness, we reach out
Wilderness, we must embrace you once more

Yeah…
White

Shining brightly
Snow is pure now

When the barbarians approach on the frontiers of a civilization,
it is a sign of a crisis in that civilization.
When the barbarians come, not with weapons of war, but
with songs and icons of peace.
It is a sign of the crisis in one of a spiritual nature.
That a spiritual nature.
We have forgotten our spiritual nature.
Cause we are wrapped up in too much shit all day, all night.

White
Shining bright
White, yeah

Kiss the earth, I said mother, said white
Earth motherfucker, said white, ow
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah…

White
White, yeah
Yeah, white
Ooh, shining
Shining bright

Shining
Shining brightly
Earth mother
Pure cool crystal virgin
Said white
Mmm-hmm
White
Oh, white
Yeah, white
White
White
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Said white

Natural earth mother
White
The snow virgin crystal
White

City draggin’ me down
That’s grey
Life is grey
Gotta get the rhythm

Don’t tell me what I’m feelin’, ow
White
Uh, white
Uh, white
Ooh yeah, white
Funky white, ow

Ooh, white, yeah

3 thoughts on “MUSIC BREAK: The Cult – WHITE

  1. It was complement with a bit of praise. How’s that?
    Perhaps “Fire Woman” is semantics and HOW You define it… I think anyone who reads Your impassioned articles will see they’re fiery views alright. LOL

    I can’t say I was Mr. Nice Guy… but my favorite sermon in the 80’s was by Ozzy

    Smile and have a fun weekend.

    RR
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  2. Yeah that Mama Earth ecology Spirituality all good but somehow I think The Cult’s Fire Woman reminds me more of Ms. Whitewraithe

    Was Ms. Whitewrathe a bit of Proto Goth back in the day???
    Speaking of that I think this old Sisters of Mercy tune was way more honest about the Real World back then…

    Happy 4th of July despite all!

    RR

    • LOL, RR!

      I was pretty low key back in the day, but I was a huge heavy metal rock fan going to at least 100 concerts seeing some of the greatest bands from the 70s and 80s. The “Goth” scene came after my heyday. My daughter was probably what one would consider goth during the 90s.

      But thanks for the compliment – I think? I always wanted to be considered a “fire woman” but it wasn’t the real me. I was too honest and decent, which wasn’t very much appreciated during my coming of age.

      Have a safe 4th, RR! Peace.

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