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Pretty self-explanatory, but this is what Kelli told me when she sent me this to work on: "My great-grandmothergave me a little plaque that said, God is Love. And
it's true. The lyrics shaped themselves and it's really radical at heart, poking fun at religious text and places of worship and ideas of conversion. I just hope you're ok with that. ; ) I'd love some pedal steel, brushed drums, or whatever you hear."

Being a Buddhist myself, my concept of God is a bit alternative, but I still really like this song, the whole idea behind it. Thanks for listening!
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Lyrics
God is love
G-D-G G-D-G

G D G
There is no age can hold it
G D G
there are no words to express
G D G
there is no binding to contain it
C D
no printer can press
D C
god is love
C G
god is love
G D G
There is no building to hold it
G D G
there are no arches to adorn
G D G
there is no window to frame it
C D
no steeple no dome
D C
god is love
C G
god is love
D C
god is love
G
god is love

bridge:
B7 -C-B7- C- C- G D D D-

There is no war to win it
no crusade no decree
only I do unto you
as I would have you do unto me
god is love
god is love
god is love
god is love
D C
god is love
C G
god is love.
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Plays: 75
Downloads: 119
Votes: 8
Uploaded: May 02, 2008 - 07:20:21 AM
Last Updated: May 03, 2008 - 09:49:43 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 12:10:15 PM
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Roxylee said 3514 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Yes
God isn't in a building, He is in us. Cool song about God's nature, which is Love. If we all followed the golden rule, life would be so much sweeter here. Very good vocals and guitars, love it. :-)
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renecalvo said 3514 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
brilliant
I like the anti war message woven in. I got one for you:
There is no old man on the mountain
Pointing his finger at thee.
No stone tablets fraught with vengeance
There is only you and me.
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composerclark said 3514 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Another winner.
This is another fantastic blend of great song thought-provoking lyrics great production Kelli's wonderful voice, always expressive, and always beautifully musical.
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Godchaser said 3514 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Easy target...
no doubt considering all those perverting the Word of God these days.I know what will help you with your flippancy towards Him......God's moral Law.
Ever told a lie?What does that make you?
Ever taken something not belonging to you?What does that make you?
Ever looked with lust?Ever used God or the name Jesus as a cuss word?
Let God's implanted little 'knower',your conscience accuse you as it does and will all men.
Stand before your Creator as a liar,a thief and a adulterous blasphemer.We all will because we've all violated His Law.The difference is those excepting God's payment through 'the cross' will be free of His wrath to come for those violations.Don't jump from the plane of life without strapping on the Lord Jesus.
He is the only way to pay your fine!
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The Fritters said 3513 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
flippancy?
Not sure how you got this out of that. Not sure I'd want to engage you in discussion about it though! I hope you're happy, having expressed yourself, nonetheless.


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Godchaser said 3509 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
The song's discription
is what I was commenting about;Poking fun at conversion,religious text,etc.I couldn't agree more with the song title given it is Biblical and the fact we are all by nature wicked and can only obtain forgiveness by what God did for us.Now that's love!As for all the rest,the piece is as always first rate in my ears!

Daniel
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Feter said 3514 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
God Is Love
this is awesome ...the lap seel guitar melt my heart !
the Fritters did it again ..simpley a master piece !!
God is Love ...God bless yeah !!
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Joe Brady said 3513 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Dig it!
A simple idea that forces you to be honest. Lovely music, lovely vocal.

Cheers,
Joe
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cchaplin said 3511 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Yes, Love

It's a great song.

God indeed is Love, but, it seems, many humans have to still figure that one out !

I am amazed that such simple, and direct lyrics could be considered somewhat controversial - or an "easy target" as one poster chooses to put it !


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jiguma said 3510 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Seems to me ..
.. that you're words are as close as I could get to how I feel about the concept of "the big fella upstairs".

Lovely, sensitive (and sensible) lyrics, beautifully sung and played, and mixed to perfection. These really laid back songs are always too hard when I attempt them - very difficult to pull off successfully, and you've done it with apparent ease.

Lovely post!
Neil
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sngwrtr said 3510 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
God Is Love
I couldn't agree more with the title. Of course, any time you put "God" in the title of your song, you are reducing your audience (right or wrong, that's just the way it is - and yes, I've put God in a song or two myself).

Lyrically, I thought the concepts could have been presented more powerfully and more poetically. As they are here, I thought they were maybe a bit mundane.

Interesting choice to leave the bridge without lyrics and in this instance, I think an effective choice.

A nice listen and a wonderful sentiment.
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five_extra_arms said 3501 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
God Is Love
This is a really nice song. I love the simplicity of it and the crisp production and performance is amazing. Your vocals are phenomenal and the guitar creates a warm atmosphere for this song.

An excellent posting that I will enjoy on my iPod for a long time, Lord willing.

Thanks,

Bob

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sloparts said 3423 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
A simple song that says so much
Beautiful lyrics and singing. A quiet backtrack that brings out the song and makes you want to listen.

Very well done, thanks you for sharing it.

Ed
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A match made in macjam heaven. Jim is an accomplished musician and singer-songwriter living in Boston. He does all of the production work and instrumentation. I sometimes play the guitar. I mostly like to write and sing. We've been working togeth... [see more]

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