Paul McCartney: Hope of Deliverance Meaning
Song Released: 1993
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Hope of Deliverance Lyrics
You will always be holding, holding
My heart in your hand. I will understand.
I will understand someday, one day.
You will understand always,
Always from now until then.
When it will be right, I don't...
anonymous Mar 31st, 3:58pm report
I went up into the attic and took with me a Martin 12-string guitar and, just for a bit of fun, I put a capo on it – the little bar that comes half way up the strings and changes the length of the guitar neck. On a 12-string it makes for a very jingly sound, which reminds me of Cathedrals and Christmas. So that led me into the field of hope, of deliverance, and then I added about the darkness that surrounds us. You know, if you’re involved in rescuing people in Somalia then that’s the deliverance – you want to get out of there safely, if you are involved in poverty then that’s your deliverance, to get out of that trap. Homelessness, disease, whatever, big or little, we’ve all got them. So that was it really, it just became a kind of optimistic song, either to, perhaps, a girlfriend, or to a God-figure. I do like leaving things ambiguous – I’ve often done that in my songs, so that people say to me “I always thought it meant something else…”.
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anonymous Apr 15th, 2018 4:23pm report
Hope of deliverance is about love. In the video it shows a buddhist saving a car full of nuns. It is the love and interconnectedness of all sentient beings regardless of race creed or religion. What it will be like? I dont know? But when we die we will ultimately find out.
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2017 4:03am report
Does it mean deliverance from enslavement to sin and death through faith in Jesus? Jesus said about his followers: "You are the light of the world."
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