Hsc Catholic Studies Songs & Prayers

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HSCReligion Assessment
Anthony Clifford
28th May 2012

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Weeping Song
2. Darren Hanlon – The Ostracism of Vinny Lalor
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1. Go son, go down to the water
And see the women weeping there
Then go up into the mountains
The men, they are weeping too
Father, why are all the women weeping?
They are weeping for their men
Then why are all the men there weeping?
They are weeping back at them

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While all the men and women sleep
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long

Father, why are all the children weeping?
They are merely crying, son
O, are they merely crying, father?
Yes, true weeping is yet to come

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While all the little children sleep
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long

O father tell me, are you weeping?
Your face seems wet to touch
O then I'm so sorry, father
I never thought I hurt you so much

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While we rock ourselves to sleep
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long
No, I won't be weeping long
No, I won't be weeping long
No, I won't be weeping long
Description- The Weeping Song by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds is a song about human relationships. The song revolves around the fact that if you are to get into a relationship, pain and suffering will be a part of that relationship. This could come through a breakup or divorce, a death or through a family disturbance, as it seems is the case between the father and son in this song. It also shows this by showing that the children are merely crying as children often do, but they will eventually have something to truly weep about in their life, be it sooner or later. Prayer- Weeping comes with life and death, but we should not weep bur rejoice for the life experiences that carry us along to teach us what...
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