Portishead ♪ Wandering Stars

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from the masochistic wail of lovelorn female, to a passage of God's scripture, to sodomy.

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Portishead - Wandering Star


Wandering Stars, sung by Beth Gibbons, Lyrics by Beth Gibbons.

Please could you stay awhile to share my grief
For its such a lovely day
To have to always feel this way
And the time that I will suffer less
Is when I never have to wake

Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever
Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved
The blackness of darkness forever

Those who have seen the needle's eye, now tread
Like a husk, from which all that was, now has fled
And the masks, that the monsters wear
To feed, upon their prey


Doubled up inside
Take awhile to shed my grief
Always doubled up inside
Taunted, cruel…. …
Wandering stars “… for whom it is reserved”, is a quote from a passage of Western God-believing sect's scripture. The passage connotes punishment, damnation.
needle's eye Needle's eye refers to the narrow slit hole in the end of a needle, and is a ancient phrase in Western God-believing sect's scripture, as in “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Eye of a needle
husk A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.

Wandering Stars is a depressing fantasy, the cries and joy of masochistic women, happy in the perpetual depression of love.

Note the chorus about “wandering stars for whom it is reserved…” is from the scripture of Western God-Believing sects. Here's a full excerpt of the section containing the line.

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“it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
needle's eye, at Saint Bonifatius church, Wiesbaden, Germany. 1515×2658 [image source 2018-10-06 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IMG_8924-Bonifatius-Kirche.JPG ]

Passage of Abrahamic Religion Scripture

Jude Jude, brother of Jesus.

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sodom A city that was destroyed along with Gomorrah because of its wickedness and depravity. From which, we have the word Sodomy, which has recently become legal activities in United States of America. Sodom and Gomorrah, Lawrence v. Texas.
Michael The guardian archangel; the field commander of the Army of God. Michael (archangel).
Moses A prophet, lawgiver, and military commander. Moses.
Cain The eldest son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy and was condemned to be a fugitive. Cain.
Balaam A prophet, reviled as a “wicked man” in the major story concerning him. Balaam.
Core A rebel. Korah

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

Enoch A prophet, a descendant of Adam. Enoch.

These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

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