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The second in my pair of religious poems. This is the "masculine" half of the poem. I intended them as a set.

An understanding of Norse mythology is helpful for these tracks, but not required.

You can listen to the first one here:
Chains (original mix)

Oh, and all apologies to elfdaughter for the harp.
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Lyrics
He has given up his search for your god
  certain he does not exist.
A faith as strong as yours.
Perhaps stronger, as you have doubts.
Evil done by those espousing goodness,
good done by those labeled bad,
and nowhere does a god play a róle
  (as far as he can see).
He fears what falls from the sky,
and wishes he could bring a woman
  back to life.
He so wants to hear that sound at the back
  of her throat,
a soft sob or laughter.
(Men can never tell which).

There is little holding us above the savages.
That wilderness of snakes, scorpions,
  and albino wolves.
Perhaps it is we refuse to sit in our own
  excrement.
Perhaps it is we can copulate
  for the fuck of it.
For sure we can think beyond ourselves,
beyond the fastest grasp,
to a better place our prophets never reach.

Walking on water from a stone,
  a river of wine,
declaring easy miracles from a fickle god.
With his hand in your mouth he’ll gain
  trust,
and betray you all the same,
leaving you only the option to bite.
Pain robs foresight and history is clouded
  when lacking an eye.

It is easier to live without gods.
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Uploaded: Mar 29, 2006 - 06:47:59 AM
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2006 - 07:47:06 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 12:49:59 AM
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Hardware:
Two M-Audio Nova mics, tascam US-122 audio interface, a Edirol PCR-30 midi controller, and a First Act childrens' harp.
Software:
GB3 only
Comments
said 4279 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
Only Familiarity is from Marvel Comics ;)
But I don't think it's necessary to appreciate it (maybe necessary to fully
appreciate it).
I can find allusions / extrapolate this to less fictional, less arcane realms -
the here and now - and that's what makes this piece more intruiging and
powerful to me, rather than as part of a piece of fiction, but more similar
to Wm. Burrough's "Words of Advice Advice to Young People".
The production was very good. The music added to the piece's feel
without distracting from the text, which I think is important.
cjorgensen said 4277 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
Only Familiarity is from Marvel Comics ;)
Well, the comics got enough right to make it interesting, just don't like having
my gods running around with my super heroes.

I usually don't write in the abstract like this. Usually I only stick with things I
have directly lived. While I relate to this one, it's not directly me.

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AquilA said 4278 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
It is easier to live without gods.
Perhaps, but it's apparently much lonelier too. Few of us are capable of
facing a departure of this life into a total vacuum, alone. Your subject
appears full of contradiction: he's certain god doesn't exist, yet searched
any way. Hedging his bets? He's certain there is no god, yet fears things
that fall from the sky. Not sure I'm ready to take his word on the matter
just yet. Impressive production and provocative subject matter. Nicely
done.
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cjorgensen said 4277 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
It is easier to live without gods.
It is lonelier.

I think he's made up his mind, but even when a person comes to a certainty
in a belief they can still fear being wrong. And uninformed unbelief is just as
bad as unquestioning faith (in my mind). It's nice to know why you believe
what you do.

I always find it ironic when religious people talk about how hard it is to be
religious. Yeah, real rough sharing the belief system of the majority. I also
find it ironic when religious people think they have a right to have their
beliefs respected. No, people should respect your right to hold those beliefs,
but if they're wrong or dumb nothing says I have to respect them. Probably
not phrasing that right.

I'll defend someone's right to believe the world resides on the back of a turtle,
but it will still amuse me.

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http://www.christopher.jorgensen.name
Check out my latest song called Gardens
renecalvo said 4277 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
cool
Just add a beat and you've got a new twist on hip hop. Thanks I enjoyed it very much.
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cjorgensen said 4277 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
cool
Yeah, beats aren't my thing. I have an ear for music, know what I like, but while I
have a sense of pacing, I have no sense of rhythm.

Thanks for the listen.

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A Bloody Dark Pastryman
http://www.christopher.jorgensen.name
Check out my latest song called Gardens
atonalis said 4276 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
copulation.....
the freelance of all that is male..... in our world, i'd love to fuck everything....... but there are restraints........ lovely poem. really dig your stuff, even if i think your an A'hole. - shawn
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cjorgensen said 4275 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
copulation.....
I'd ask what I did to make you think me an asshole, but am guessing you could
tell me.

I am glad you like my stuff and can separate the artist from his art.

For an hour I put pen to paper, for as long I lend my voice to perpetuity, I post
here, and somehow people think they know me in real life. Same thing happens
to me when I perform live.

No one knows me. I am an escapist coward. But, I submit, I truly am and
asshole. Thanks for the feedback.

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A Bloody Dark Pastryman
http://www.christopher.jorgensen.name
Check out my latest song called Gardens
atonalis said 4236 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
copulation.....
but truly a great artist. yes.
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cjorgensen said 4235 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
copulation.....
Wow, first time nearly two weeks since I log on, and I get a comment earlier the
same day. Flattered you call me great. I consider myself a hack. Is cool this way.
One of us is correct!

I am an ass though. That we both agree on.

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A Bloody Dark Pastryman
http://www.christopher.jorgensen.name
Check out my latest song called Gardens
said 4276 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
mmm....
god, a figment of the imagination, is only as fickle as man's own imagination....for those who do not fear solitude and mortality, it is indeed easier to live without gods...but I think the common man needs to imagine that one exists, for ignorance is bless to him...it's sort of like how a man fantasizes that he is fornicating with someone else when he is really all alone and masturbating...man is a great onanist! don't you think?...interesting and provocative poem...when one has the hunger, one must grab a bloody dark pastryman...but what kind of pastry do you offer?...haha....curious to hear you make this poem into a heavy death metal song though
said 4275 days ago (April 1st, 2006)
damn!
need to buy a vowel "i"
Macaudion said 4275 days ago (April 2nd, 2006)
Poetry makes me feel stup
And this one is no exception - Except, interestingly enough, there were
parts of it, like the first half and the very end, where I was able to have
my interpretation of what was being shared... - I'm not sure who he
is...- Perhaps this is where knowing the works of Norse mythology
would be helpful - I can say that 'he', seems to have an insightful, if
not, an introspective mind that swims deeper than most...

The soundscape certainly added an interesting, but dark side to these
thoughts - I wonder what kind of spin a lighter and an intentional
uplifting soundscape, as well as a different delivery, how it would have
affected these words and put them in a different 'light'... This is not a
statement critiquing, nor is it saying that it wasn't done in the best of
lights. However, it is an 'out-loud' pondering of thoughts...

Even with my poetic ignorance, I can say that for sure, you've done an
excellent job here. Thanks for sharing this CJ - It was certainly thought
provokiing - A welcomed change for my MJ experience - Dion
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Macaudion said 4275 days ago (April 2nd, 2006)
Poetry makes me feel stup
And this one is no exception - Except, interestingly enough, there were
parts of it, like the first half and the very end, where I was able to have
my interpretation of what was being shared... - I'm not sure who he
is...- Perhaps this is where knowing the works of Norse mythology
would be helpful - I can say that 'he', seems to have an insightful, if
not, an introspective mind that swims deeper than most...

The soundscape certainly added an interesting, but dark side to these
thoughts - I wonder what kind of spin a lighter and an intentional
uplifting soundscape, as well as a different delivery, how it would have
affected these words and put them in a different 'light'... This is not a
statement critiquing, nor is it saying that it wasn't done in the best of
lights. However, it is an 'out-loud' pondering of thoughts...

Even with my poetic ignorance, I can say that for sure, you've done an
excellent job here. Thanks for sharing this CJ - It was certainly thought
provokiing - A welcomed change for my MJ experience - Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
cjorgensen said 4176 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Poetry makes me feel stup
Thanks for the comment. And poetry shouldn't make you feel stupid. Either you
like it or don't. Don't try to go for something deeper. If you make a connection
and get the references and the literary tricks, so much the better, but as soon as
these are required to enjoy, the poet has failed.

---
A Bloody Dark Pastryman
http://www.christopher.jorgensen.name
Check out my latest song called Gardens
said 4275 days ago (April 2nd, 2006)
without gods
this tune/poem made me hungry, damn you PM.
I guess I personally like your earlier works such as "Devil Poem" and
"Whacked" better, but this one is OK for some quick entertainment.
Keep making that pastry, Mr. Pastryman.
Oh yeah, and get a haircut, man.

Cheers
Johnny




said 4268 days ago (April 9th, 2006)
again,
well produced and delivered. I wouldn't know where to begin in terms
of comments and criticism. Cheers Chris.
vbluesky said 4197 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
GenPets
good production
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Doadars Uncle said 4197 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
Men can never tell...
Welcome home, Chris.

Whatever the purpose, your stuff always gives me food for thought!

Experience states we can't claim to be good or evil. But we are
creatures, and because we have a myriad of levels of comprehension,
are doomed to behave like them. God is as random as those who
comprehend It.

Peace,
Doug
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chikoppi said 4182 days ago (July 3rd, 2006)
Good vibes
I like the background here. Especially the wandering toy piano.

I also like the pacing and tone of your reading. The rhythm is very
natural and poetic without feeling forced into a cadence. I'd almost say
the strength of the rhythm lies in its subtlety. It sounds very much like
prose but the alliteration and accent create a strong pulse. Erie and
ominous. Well done!
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