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Josée Catafard It's been a "long wait" before I could finally find a Gospel Choir that inspires me....
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You are there now and I'm following you, dancing, swinging, smilling and appreciating life!
Thanks to you Irreverend James and the Critical Mass Choir! Favorite track: The Long Wait.
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released August 6, 2011

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Irreverend James and the Critical Mass Choir Montréal, Québec

Gospel music began as a cry for freedom.
Freedom from oppression.
Freedom from brutality.
Freedom from shame.
We’re bringing it back to its roots.

Free think everything.
IRREVEREND JAMES and the CRITICAL MASS CHOIR
Godless Gospel
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Track Name: The Long Wait
The Long Wait

Waiting for the man to call
Waiting for the axe to fall
Waiting for fifty minutes past four
Until my day is done

I've been waiting for high seas to hit the shore
Waiting for an end to this war
Waiting to be told what's in store
For thy will to be done

I get up, roll my sleeves,
I dig in, and I start to believe
Shake the dust off my feet,
Peel the rust off the folks I meet
I've been burned, I've been down
I've been spurned, I've been spun around
But now I stand, Now I know
That waiting's no way to go

Waiting for that trumpet call
Waiting for an end to the fall
Waiting for a way around this wall
For my life's work to be done

I get up, roll my sleeves,
I dig in, and I start to believe
Shake the dust off my feet,
Peel the rust off the friends I keep
I've been burned, I've been down
I've been spurned, I've been spun around
Now I stand, Now I know
That waiting round won't save my blessed soul
There is love, There is joy
There is more, To life than being coy
Bring your light, Bring your flaws
Bring your plight, Bring laughter and applause
Bring your smile, Your inner child
Your sense of style, And say you'll stay a while
The world is rife, the world is rough
The world has sure, had, enough

Of waiting after everyone
For our good work to be done
Track Name: Leave It Alone
Leave It Alone

Holy juncture
Holy land
Holy scripture
Unholy stand

A man was kneeling
Lost both daughter and home
Raped of his being
Said "leave it alone"
I saw him laughing
I saw him laughing lord
As if he had not a care
In the world

Holy vengeance
Holy war
Holy repentance
God keeps a whole other score

Freedom
It's a long way to Freedom
I feel it I seek it I'm talkin' bout Freedom
From the want, from the need, from the greed, oh

Holy reason
Holy light
Holy way to make the body right
I've seen forgiveness
In men who've been wronged
I've seen the peace
That comes with being that strong

Oooh - Can you feel it now
Oooh - Could you do it now
Oooh - Would you seek it out
Oooh - Cause we need it now
Track Name: Walking On God's Heaven
Walking Over God's Heaven

I got shoes and you got shoes
All of God's children are shoed my Lord
When we get to heaven gonna
Put on our shoes
We gonna walk, we gonna talk
All over God's heaven
Heaven

I got a gun, and you got a gun
All of God's children have guns my Lord
When we get to heaven gonna
Pick up our guns
We gonna fight, we gonna fight
All over God's heaven
Yes, heaven

Heaven, heaven
Everybody's talking 'bout heaven
Ain't going there
Heaven, Oh, heaven
Everybody's talking 'bout heaven
Ain't going there
Well, we go walk, we go talk
All over God's heaven
O Lord, heaven

I got a bomb, and you got a bomb
All of God's children have bombs my Lord
When we get to heaven gonna
Strap on our bombs
We gonna cleanse, we gonna cleanse
All of God's heaven
Yes, heaven

I got a book, a really good book
(No I got a book, a really good book)
Sure, but I've got the book – the only real book
(No I've got the book, the really good book)

Everybody talkin' 'bout heaven, ain't going there
Everybody who's talking 'bout heaven ain't going there
Everybody talkin' 'bout heaven ain't going there
Everybody talkin' 'bout heaven ain't going there
Track Name: God Put That Rainbow In The Sky
God Put That Rainbow In The Sky
(Ruth 1 :14, 2 Samuel 1:26)

God put a rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the -
Oh God put a rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky

It looked like the sun wasn't gonna - shine no more
Children God, He put a rainbow in the sky
Well well well

God put a rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the -
Oh God put a rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky

As Ruth fell – for Naomi – as rain falls through light
God put a rainbow in the sky
The age – was as dark – as their love – was bright
God put a rainbow in the sky

God put a rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the -
Oh God put a rainbow in the sky
A rainbow in the sky

I grieve, said David, when Jonathan did die
God put a rainbow in the sky
His love, had more wonder, than a woman's sigh
God put a rainbow in the sky


Source : "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." (Ruth 1:16-17 NIV)

"And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself." (1 Samuel 20:16-18)

"After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most." (1 Samuel 20:40-42)

[After Jonathan's death, David said,] "I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women." (2 Samuel 1:26)