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Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

Identifier

026690

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

McCulloch: 'The Killing Moon came in stages. I had the chords and the verse and melody, then one day I woke up and it was sunny, and I sat bolt upright - if you can sit bolt upright - with the words to the chorus, which I hadn’t known any of before. I think it was the Lord himself saying, “It would be fantastic if you said these words:

Fate/ Up against your will/ Through the thick and thin/ He will wait until/ You give yourself to him.”

That is up there with “To be or not to be.”

For a long time the Him in the chorus was me, and then I realised, it isn’t me at all - it’s Him, the  higher power. It’s basically my "How Great Thou Art."

I’ve said a lot of times that it’s the greatest song ever written, and the reason is, is that it’s more than a song. It’s about everything. It’s not about football or f______ celery, but it’s about most other things.

A description of the experience

The Killing Moon

Echo & the Bunnymen

Under a blue moon I saw You
So soon You'll take me
Up in Your arms
Too late to beg you or cancel it
Though I know it must be the killing time
Unwillingly mine

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him

In starlit nights I saw You
So cruelly You kissed me
Your lips a magic world
Your sky all hung with jewels
The killing moon
Will come too soon

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him

Under a blue moon I saw You
So soon You'll take me
Up in Your arms
Too late to beg you or cancel it
Though I know it must be the killing time
Unwillingly mine

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him
You give yourself to Him

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him
You give yourself to Him

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him

Fate
Up against Your Will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to Him
You give yourself to Him

 

La la la la la

 

Songwriters: Ian Stephen Mcculloch / Leslie Thomas Pattinson / Peter Louis Vincent De Freitas / William Alfred Sergeant

 

The source of the experience

Echo and the Bunnymen

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Sun and Moon

Science Items

Hypnagogia
Mass Extinction

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

Commonsteps

Hypnagogia

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