Friday, 5 April 2013

The Poetic, Metaphorical Use of the Star of David Lives on in Pop Music even Now (2012-2013)

Consider the following lyrics and tell me that 'there ain't no Star of David about it' and I will call you a fool! Rock (Triangle Up) and Roll (Triangle Down) plays on. This set of lyrics written out below comes from 'It's Time', by Imagine Dragons which was considered one of the best Pop/Rock Songs of 2012:

So this is what you meant when you said that you were spent and now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit, right to the top. Don't hold back, packing my bags and giving the Academy a rain check. I don't ever want to let you down. I don't ever want to leave this town. Cause after all, this city never sleeps at night.

It's time to begin, isn't it? I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit I'm just the same as I was. Now don't you understand, but I'm never changing who I am.

So this is where you fell And I am left to sell The path to Heaven runs through miles of clouded Hell right to the top. Don't look back, turning to rags and giving the commodities a rain check. I don't ever want to let you down. I don't ever want to leave this town. 'Cause after all, this city never sleeps at night....This road never looked so lonely. This house doesn't burn down slowly, to ashes, to ashes.

- It's Time Lyrics, by Imagine Dragons

Once again, the Biblical Symbolism of the Cornerstone/Capstone (Eye Below/Eye Above) has made yet another blatant appearance in the lyrics of a very recent 2012 hit song called 'It's Time', by the emerging Indie Rock band called Imagine Dragons. It would take a pretty good liar with a near professional poker face to try and deny the undeniable Star of David symbolic content to the actual words of this song. Consider the following analysis:

EYE BELOW =  'It's time to build from the Bottom of the Pit...'
EYE ABOVE = '...Right to the Top'

EYE BELOW = 'I don't ever want to...
EYE ABOVE = '...Let you Down.'

Some naysayers may say this is simple coincidence, but that argument seems to pale in the light of the extended Up/Down, Above/Below, 'bottom of the pit'/'the top' which, in fact, originates from the Biblically-based, Judeo/Christian Tradition extending back to Moses and perhaps even further. It was the Prophets, both Jew and Christian, that for thousands of years extended this peculiar Hebrew technique of poetic metaphor that described, first and foremost, the Star of David's symbolic understanding of gravitational reality where there is always a Top and a Bottom, rather than somewhere Left or Right, or in the middle. In other words, the Biblical narrative of yesterday, just like the hit song 'It's Time' today, frequently resorts to the Heavens Above and Earth Below spiritual allusion and comparison as understood by the Judeo/Christian Tradition of the Cornerstone and the Star of David. Indeed, the lyrics written by 'Imagine Dragons' in this particular song continues to become even more Judeo/Christian as it continues onward, as the last following verses seen below clearly demonstrate:

EYE BELOW = 'So this is where you Fell and I am left to sell...'
EYE ABOVE =  'The path to Heaven runs through...
EYE BELOW = '...Miles of Clouded Hell.'
EYE ABOVE = 'Right to the Top.'

Let's see, in a few short paragraphs, this Band has managed to mention 'building' something from the 'bottom of the Pit' and then 'right to the top' to then go on with a very direct Above/Below comparison using the classic Judeo/Christian concepts of a 'path to Heaven' after 'miles of Clouded Hell.' Does the word Purgatory come to mind readers?

Anyway, as the words to 'It's Time', by Imagine Dragons indicate, the Judeo/Christian Tradition of metaphorical poetry to rhythmically allude to the Cornerstone and the Star of David in a symbolic manner is alive and well in today's Music of the Third Millenium of Rabbi Jesus Christ of the House of David, King of Heaven and Earth...

God bless and Shalom.


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