Thursday, February 27, 2014

Story of Isaac by Leonard Cohen

Story Of Isaac

The door it opened slowly,
my father he came in,
I was nine years old.
And he stood so tall above me,
his blue eyes they were shining
and his voice was very cold.
He said, "I've had a vision
and you know I'm strong and holy,
I must do what I've been told."
So he started up the mountain,
I was running, he was walking,
and his axe was made of gold. 

Story of Isaac by Leonard Cohen Analysis

This song tells the story of isaac in the Bible, but it has a second meaning. It's is also about how an older generation of men sending thier sons to fight in thier war. Abraham was tested by God. His mission was Holy, but God wouldn't let him sacrifice Isaac. In today's world, there are those who sacrifice our children by means of war for profit. Abraham's thoughts were, no doubt, I will kill you if I must...I will help you if I can. But those who put our children on the altar of war for profit, God will help them if he can, but kill them if he must.

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