Musings of a Postmodern Negro

"During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism."- Howard Thurman

Location: United States

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Wholy holy

by Marvin Gaye

Ah, wholy holy
Come together
Wholy holy
People got to come together
And I know with the strength, power and all the feeling Wholy holy
Wholy holy
Oh Lord, come on get together, one another
Oh Lord
Wholy holy
Wholy holy
Wholy holy we believe in one another
Wholy holy we believe in Jesus
Jesus left a long time ago, said he would return
He left us a book to believe in
In it we've got an awful lot to learn
Oh, wholy holy
Oh Lord
We can conquer hate forever, yes we can
Ah, wholy holy, Oh Lord
We can rock the world's foundation
Yes we can
Better believe it
Wholy holy together and wholy
Holler love across the nation
Oh, oh
Wholy holy
We proclaim love, our salvation
Oooh, ooh...

I pulled out some Marvin Gaye the other day after reading a post by Will Samson over at willzhead. I have been listening to this song just about everyday this week. Man...they don't make music like this anymore. One of the greatest r&b sacred soul albums ever made. A church that played this in their worship selection would be a church where a negro could feel at home. This whole album has a sacredness to also has a prophetic voice to it. Marvin was a postmodern negro Christian with no place to call home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A, this album is so amazing. I'm putting it on right now. --Zossima

September 01, 2005 8:39 PM  
Anonymous fernando said...

that album is sublime; a true masterpiece.

September 01, 2005 9:06 PM  

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