Song Lyric Sunday ~ House

Jim Adams keeps the good times rolling with today’s key words and I picked house. My song is “In the House of Stone and Light” by Martin Page. This is a spiritual song, written in 1994, and makes reference to both Mt. Kailash in Tibet and the Grand Canyon, places that have had sacred meaning for some people. Page uses the tribal names for these sites. While I am not a spiritual person generally, I have always found this song very beautiful and soothing to listen to.

O Mount Kailas, uncover me;
come my restoration, wash my body clean
I’ve been walking along a crooked path
where the walls have fallen and broken me in half
I’m telling you, I will not rest till I lay down my head
I’m gonna go in the house of stone and light
I shall not cry for the blind man I leave behind
when I go in the house of stone and light,
in the house of stone and light
Holy Lady, show me my soul;
tell me of that place where I must surely go
Old man waiting at the gates for me,
give me the wisdom, give me the key
I’m telling you, I will not rest till I lay down my head
In the house of stone and light
I’ll make my way, O gonna be such a beautiful day
In the house of stone and light
In the house of stone and light
Let me in beneath my skin,
yeah, yeah, oh oh
In the house of stone and light
It’s been to long, my spirit’s been at war
Havasupai Shaman, let me be reborn
And I will embrace the sun upon my face,
come the day I awake the child inside
in the house of stone and light
And when I go I will op op open my eyes
in the house of stone and light
I will see you in the house of stone and light
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16 responses to “Song Lyric Sunday ~ House

  1. This is a lovely choice Paula, one I am not familiar with at all. Beautiful!

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  2. New to me. Very cool Paula! Me likey!😻

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  3. It has a Jamaican sound to it and that makes sense as they are also spiritual people. Martin Page is a very interesting artist, which I did not know much about till you posted this song and I looked him up. In 1994 this song went to #14 on the charts.

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  4. So pretty. It has a chant-like quality with the chorus.

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  5. I remember this song! Wow, I completely forgot about it, though it was quite popular at one point and played on the radio a lot. Great pick! 🙂

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  6. One of my favorite songs! Thanks for the lyrics and explanations!

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  7. So good! It’s a new one for me, but I sure do like it. 🙂

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