“It’s a song which illustrates the bittersweet paradox between distance and closeness. Paul McCartney recognised immediately the religious connotations of the song. The words of the song speak to a mother’s watching presence, a comforter of the broken hearted people of the world whose advice is to wait, to trust, and believe that everything will come right in the end.”
Ivor Moody on ‘Let it Be’
Songs For The Soul is a collection of musical musings and discussions from author Ivor Moody. In this book, Moody discusses his own interpretations of popular songs by the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel.
Moody sees popular music as a natural extension of his own spirituality, and writes that each of the six songs featured in this book contains “a treasury of blessings”. He argues that whilst the songs are in fact secular that they should not be dismissed or condemned, rather, they are open to spiritual interpretation. That music and the personal meanings we take from it should be incorporated into our everyday worship.
Featuring discussions on these classic songs:
- ‘Let it Be’ by The Beatles
- ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ by Bob Dylan
- ‘The Sounds of Silence’ by Simon & Garfunkel
- ‘Message in a Bottle’ by The Police
- ‘Don’t Let me be Misunderstood’ by Nina Simone
- ‘True Colours’ by Eva Cassidy
Advance praise for Songs For The Soul: