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PostSubject: Alive With the Glory Of Love   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:32 am

I have yet to hear a song about the Holocaust until Say Anything’s Alive With the Glory of Love.This song is an interesting take on love with in the Holocaust. Although it does not talk about their survival I think this song reflects what many Jewish poeple went through during this time. The song speaks to the idea that their love is a form of resistance. The idea of hope, companionship and love for another has been seen as motivation to survive camps thought history.

I also think the biblical reference made within this song is interesting. The line states "Beneath the wormwood, oooh, love me so good." but looking back into the bible you find that Wormwood is a falling star. Rev. 8:10-11: The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-- the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

Many people during this time went along with Hitler (who could be seen as Wormwood) drinking from his fountain of knowledge losing themselves as well as costing lives.

When I watch you, I wanna do you right where you're standing (yeah)
Right on the foyer, on this dark day, right in plain view (oh yeah)
Of the whole ghetto. The boots stomp meadows, but we ignore that (yeah)
You're lovely, baby. This war is crazy. I won't let you down (Oh no no)

No, I won't let them take you, won't let them take you
Hell no no, oh no, I won't let them take you, won't let them take you
Hell no no.

No, oh no no no!

And when our city, vast and shitty, falls to the axis (yeah)
They'll search the buildings, collect gold fillings, wallets and rings (oh yeah)
But Miss Black Eyeliner, you'd look finer with each day in hiding (oh yeah)
Beneath the wormwood, oooh, love me so good.
They won't hear us screw away the day. I'll make you say:

(Alive! Alive!
Alive with love, alive with love tonight)

No, I won't let them take you (alive!),
Won't let them take you (alive with love tonight!)
Hell no no, oh no, I won't let them take you, won't let them take you
Hell no no.

Our Treblinka is alive with the glory of love!
Treblinka, alive, with the glory of love, yeah!

Should they catch us and dispatch us to those separate work camps,
I'll dream about you. I will not doubt you with the passing of time (oh yeah)
Should they kill me, your love will fill me, as warm as the bullets (yeah)
I'll know my purpose. This war was worth this. I won't let you down.
No, I won't
No, I won't
No, I won't

(Alive! Alive!
Alive with love, alive with love tonight)

No, I won't let them take you (alive!), won't let them take you (alive! with love tonight)
Hell no, no
No, no

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