Harvester of Sorrow

Those of you who are metal heads probably recognize the title very well. It’s a song by Metallica. My husband is a huge metal head and knows more about metal, its origins, the pioneers, history, geography than any person who has walked the planet. Metallica is his favourite. And as much as I have graduallyyyyyy learned to appreciate the talent, I still find that music distasteful and annoyingly noisy. I however, do like the lyrics of many metal bands because they’re filled with facts, history, geography, good language maybe, some religion too …as compared to pop, hip hop etc. that I find very groovy and fun but they’re really mostly just soft porn and have shameful excuses for lyrics these days. Well, it’s unfair to generalise because there are some excellent songs out there too. But, you get my point! So difficult to find good music these days, phew. Anyway, Harvester of Sorrow was going to be the song for our first dance and I fought him tooth and nail and won back then. The original song is a rather intense song and has very different interpretations and lyrics. So, you won’t be able to draw parallels here. I just love the title so much that I decided to borrow just that much for inspiration.

HARVESTER OF SORROW
Harvester of sorrow.
Go away, try again tomorrow.
In fact when tomorrow becomes today.
I'll still want it this way.
There are so many colours.
Not every lump is a tumour.
The lump in my throat.
Will become the antidote.
The pain that I feel.
Will make others heal.
The voice that is shrill.
Will prevent another kill.
It's all about learning.
Without worrying about falling.
However deep and far.
Let not darkness fill the hour.

Harvester of sorrow.
I'm not worried about the horror.
It's been washed off me.
There's no more hurt; I'm free.
Fear and sorrow are chains.
They only bring more pains.
I don't wish to live in shackles.
Somehow God brought me to tackle.
Just like Job, I'd never choose.
To win double, by everything lose.
But He brought me there.
And that's I'm where.

Harvester of sorrow.
No more guilt the size of Kilimanjaro. 
I have decided.
Not to be shortsighted.
Today is just now.
But tomorrow somehow,
the great 'I Am', who lives beyond,
is with me in this marathon.
He lives outside time and space.
And tells me to not cover my face.
Gold must be refined,
in fire that purges and blinds.

But out of the ashes,
the phoenix rises.
Que sera sera; whatever will be, will be.
The future's not ours to see.
Just knitted in the pattern.
Some times feels like an enclosed cavern.
Just rest in the flow.
No need to flap or paddle, you know.
That is total surrender,
to the ultimate defender.
Harvester of sorrow.
Go away, try again tomorrow.

 -RUELHA 
www.ruelha.com 
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The pic is as old as 2011, the only time Metallica had a show in India. 

28 Comments

      1. It all depends on my mood. I really like what they call classic rock, the music I grew up with, but lately I’ve been searching for totally new and original music. Commercial music is mostly formulaic and predictable and I just can deal with that anymore.

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        1. I love classic rock tooooooooo. Reminds me of my childhood. I also like commercial pop, hip hop, some bollywood hindi songs and jive/salsa beats…πŸ€­πŸŽΌπŸŽΈπŸ“»πŸŽ§

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          1. I don’t much like American Rap, but I like Italian Rap a lot. I also like folk music updated with modern beats. I like classic flamenco, but I don’t care much for flamenco fusion. I have lots and lots of Latin and Cuban music in my collection. I really like a lot of 80s New Wave like Wall of Voodoo and Devo. I like live jazz but I’m not crazy about recorded jazz, however, I really like the jazz fusions of the 70s and 80s like the group Return to Forever and musicians that were part of the group Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, and Jean-Luc Ponty. I like Bela Fleck and Carlos NuΓ±ez. I like some of the Spanish groups like Loquillo. I like classical guitar and most classical music, as well.

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            1. I haven’t ever checked out Italian rap…I should probably give it a look. Do you like Shania Twain? Live Jazz, Latin and Cuban music sounds great. But the rest just went over my head….you do know a lotttttttt about music….

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    1. Thank you Vgeorg….especially for your blessings.
      God bless you abundantly too πŸ’πŸ€©πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸ€©πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€©πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’

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            1. Lol….explaining why….hahahaha…
              I told him about my post and he refuses to read it ….cuz I don’t deserve to write about anything metal related ….especially if I don’t give it the respect it deserves…..lolπŸ˜…πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜…

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