Been Caught Praying
Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell testifies to his Jewish beliefs.
Leviticus 25: "Sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land for all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee for you."
The parsha (Torah portion) Behar in Vayikra (Leviticus 25-27) has inspired me above all other writings, and I am working to bring in the Jubilee for our generation.
King David was a famous musician before becoming king. He would go out to the people and sing. He had a harp that he kept by his bed and it would begin to resonate at night. In the years before he became king, he wrote and sang the ultimate blues. He had more people chasing him than the hairs on his head and thus began the writing of the Psalms, songs written in longing for a kingdom.
There are nine songs that are called holy
The first, was written by Adam
After he was cast down to earth
God forgave him and the Sabbath came
He was so overjoyed
He wrote "A Song of the Sabbath day"
The children of Israel began singing when
The sea was split before them and they were
Freed from Egypt....
The last of the holy songs written
Was by King Solomon
Called "Holy of Holies" because it
Spoke of love and consummation
Inspired by the completion of the Temple
Scholars debate whether God loved the Temple
Or the Song more....
In our most ecstatic moments
man raises up to song
There is a song ahead
that has not yet been sung.
This song, they say
will be sung by the children of exile
and that the mountains
every blade of grass will resonate
and that song will come at last