Love Spreads Lyrics - Stone Roses

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Love spreads her arms, waits there for the nails
I forgive you, boy, I will prevail
Too much to take, some cross to bear
I'm hiding in the trees with a picnic, she's over there, yeah

Yeah,yeah,yeah
Yeah,yeah,yeah

She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound
I forgive you boy, but don't leave town
Coal black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning, they're hurting her again

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

I have a dream, I've seen the light
Don't put it out, say she's alright, yeah, she's my sister

She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound
I forgive you boy, but don't leave town
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Cold black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning, they're hurting her again
Oh, oh, ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen

I have a dream, I've seen the light
Don't put it out, say she's alright, yeah, she's my sister



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Awesome Tune but can anyone say Jimmi... | Reviewer: Mel | 12/4/11


Dig this song loads, always heard it on the radio never new who sang it till my boyfriend used it as his ringtone...bit of a Jimmi rip off in the riff, but the Lyrics are fantastic not entirely sure if i agree with the black woman being raped metaphor...its too easy an assumption...i think the bit about depicting christ,Messiah and one person one look might be a bit more spot on. Although my favourite interpretation is a shout out to black music and the respect it deserves.



it's an image | Reviewer: urs | 7/8/11

This song is linked with 'Daybreak', also on 'The Second Coming'.
The two songs share the image of black music (personified as a black woman) being abused by the music establishment in Manchester, which is famous for its output of white male bands.
'Daybreak' depicts black music as a whore being exploited and 'Love Spreads' depicts the crucifixion (Christ-like) of a black woman in the rain (meaning 'in manchester', the rainy city.)
In 'Daybreak' the Roses ask - 'why no black on a radio station in this city?'
The Roses are acknowledging their debt to black music and admitting that they have also exploited it but now they recognise its value... 'I have a dream' (Martin Luther King) 'I've seen the light.'
Rosa Lee Parks is named in 'Daybreak' and Martin Luther King is referenced through the line 'I have a dream' in 'Love Spreads'.
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Love Spreads: Multi-layered? | Reviewer: anonymous | 2/5/11

There's so much that could be read into these lyrics; so many levels on which this could work.
It could be a challenge to the commonly-held beliefs of what Christ looked like and who he (or
she) was. On another level, at first read, it sounds like it takes place in the South. A man is picnicking when he witnesses a rape on a black
woman by a white man or men. He makes a mental connection between what she's enduring
with the pain and suffering of Christ. And even though he's just watching, he's thinking, "You're forgiven, but don't even think about leaving." While his attitude seems casual, this is clearly a warning. Maybe the man is a priest? As for the "Messiah is my sister" part, perhaps he's either comparing her to Christ who suffered with patience and in silence, waiting for it to end, or this woman for him has become a Messiah or THE Messiah.



Meaning of the Lyrics | Reviewer: Ja Quan | 11/3/10

This song is awsome. I spent a ton of time trying to find this on vinyl. Why? Because some songs deserve to be catalogued on vinyl for posterity. If you're wondering what the lyrics are refering to, listen up. This a direct challenge to the "accepted" idea of the Messaiah, Jesus. In the song though, a black woman is put into the place of Christ and you are asked to understand that the man seen in pictures on the cross may not be whom you are praying to->> (Lyrics "She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound/ I forgive you boy, but don't leave town/ Coal black skin, naked in the rain/ Hammer flash in the lightning, they're hurting her again")
Ask yourself, is Jesus who we depict him as in pictures? Maybe, but you must also consede that he may look entirely different. True, the Bible is the infallible word of God. But lets be honest, mankind is a fallible and oft wrong messenger.



Jimmi Hendrix | Reviewer: Jez | 9/29/10

voodoo chile? but what is this song about. my girlfriend, who is usually right, says its about somebody (female) getting attacked, but, she (the female in the song, not my girlfriend)accepts the attack and allows it to happen, then somebody else finds out. Ive not thought about it too much, i think its a hendrix rip off. but no harm in that.



entourage | Reviewer: Mike | 1/23/10

I first heard this song in jail in 1998 and was blown away by this guys guitar playing. I could not stop listening.
They stopped playing it on the radio and I forgot about it till I heard it again on Entourage season 5. I had to look up the band and will be buying this CD very soon. Its a cliche but they were way ahead of there time. Well done.



Manchester | Reviewer: Adolph Oliver Pubes | 3/26/09

Although their first album was better reviewed, I've always liked this one. If you like the Stone Roses, do yourself a favor and check out the movie 24 Hour Party People. It's sort of about the Manchester movement that produced bands like the Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, New Order, etc. plus it's frickin' funny too.



Happy yet Sad | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/27/08

I am ashamed to admit that I didn't know this song by name until Guitar Hero included it in their game. The only thing I'm glad about is that I can finally identify it, and...acquire it. Great song.



Enlightening | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/25/08

This song is a work of pure genious. I'm obsessed with it, I've been telling all my freinds to check it out. I agree with everything stated so far. Why can't we have more bands like the stone roses. These guys didn't just dance around like twats obsessed with their own superiority, the wrote about deep human concerns in an unassuming way. These guys just nailed what 'Rock' is all about



Why can't there be more like this?? | Reviewer: Paul White | 7/30/08

They are ALL great musicians putting the creative pedal to the floor. This song kicks butt! Even Ian, who sometimes tends to be a mumbler and hard to understand in other Roses tunes is clear and singing with a "yeah, what about it" attitude here that I love. Reni is just the max on the drums! The superb guitar and bass round this winner of a song out to make me again ask... why can't there be more like this?

Like the others here have suggested, pick yourself up a copy of the album this song is on; it's called "Second Coming" and you wont be dissapointed - Breaking Into Heaven was used on ABC's Wide World Of Sports - Tightrope, Tears, Good Times are also great tunes and if Begging You doesnt get your blood pumping, check your pulse!!




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