Jeremiah by Pravinand Maharaj (Johnny Minstrel)

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Jeremiah

Pravinand Maharaj
Durban, South Africa

Published on Oct 24, 2013

Written & Performed by Pravinand Maharaj aka Johnny Minstrel

Lyrics:

Jeremiah
You can wipe those tears dry
There’s a new moon in the sky
Out tonight
We’re going higher
To the place you pointed out
We’ll be there without a doubt
In good time

You can count me in
To be a Temple of the Holy Ghost
And I’ll go through any town
And I’ll walk on any road
And I’ll say my prayers each morning
I’ll read my Holy Books
And I’ll join the Band of the Faithful on the way

Jeremiah
I still hear that plaintive sound
I hear it all around
Where I go
The Lone Crier
But your words won’t be destroyed
They will not return void
Don’t you know

You can count me in
To be a Temple of the Holy Ghost
And I’ll go through any town
And I’ll walk on any road
And I’ll say my prayers each morning
I’ll read my Holy Books
And I’ll join the Band of the Faithful on the way

 

 

From Johnny Minstrel at Soundcloud:

I’m a singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa. Having being raised in the church I was advantaged with a ready-made audience. Their kindness, patience and ecouragement gave me the confidence to improve my songwriting and to take it quite seriously. 

This website is about poetry art and music. Sometimes we get to blend two of the three into the third. This is such a case. My experience on Soundcloud has been one of community. It’s a community of musicians which is also being discovered by non musicians because it’s about the music and only the music. It’s the waveform baby!

Well this old Bukowski Plath loving midnight poet at this old website likes Soundcloud because of people like Johnny Minstrel. People who have something to say and can say it in a way you remember. Folk music is nurturing, strong on lyric and encompasses a certain poetry where rhyme and meter must combine in in the same way as in romantic poetry. Poetry is meant to be heard just like a song and has cadence and rhythm like a song. Had I presented Pravinand Maharaj’s Jeremiah at Artvilla without the music and video, it would be valid as poetry. The video blends the poetry and the music and becomes visual art as well, our three topics.

Review by david michael jackson

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