Can anyone accurately interpret Josh Groban's song "Weeping?"?

It's from his new CD, "Awake."

Update:

I want to know what the song means (I already know the lyrics, that doesn't help me at all).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    If you go to http://www.joshgroban.com/news and scroll down to 4 days until Awake you can see a video of Josh in the studio recording the song and talking about the meaning of it.

    Basically (I'm pretty much quoting here in case you can't find the link...) "it's a South African pop song written by a white post-apartheild (okay I know I can't spell that word...) soldier in South Africa who was fed up with everything that he had seen, and so angered with the arrogance that was shown to the world by the demonic leaders at the time... that he wrote a song about it."

    Hope this helps!

    Take care!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Awake Josh Groban Lyrics

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    4 years ago

    Josh Groban Awake Lyrics

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Can anyone accurately interpret Josh Groban's song "Weeping?"?

    It's from his new CD, "Awake."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Additionally, Groban recorded a suite of two stunningly haunting songs where he harmonizes with longtime idols Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The first song, the Groban/Dave Mattthews penned "Lullaby" is sung a cappella and the follow up, the South African song, "Weeping" which Josh first heard on a trip to South Africa. "The musical tapestry of the country and their heated history, the honor of meeting Nelson Mandela and visiting schools in Soweto was totally inspiring. And, it was a dream of a lifetime for me to sing with Ladysmith in the studio. I've loved them from the moment I heard Paul Simon's Graceland."

    Lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Weeping-lyr...

  • 1 decade ago

    I knew a man who lived in fear

    It was huge, it was angry,

    It was drawing near.

    Behind his house a secret place

    Was the shadow of the demon

    He could never face.

    He built a wall of steel and flame

    And men with guns to keep it tame

    Then standing back he made it plain

    That the nightmare would never ever rise again

    But the fear and the fire and the guns remain.

    It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

    He tells the world that it's sleeping

    But as the night came round I heard

    It slowly sound

    It wasn't roaring, it was weeping

    It wasn't roaring, it was weeping.

    And then one day the neighbours came

    They were curious to know about the smoke and flame

    They stood around outside the wall

    But of course there was nothing to be heard at all

    "My friends," he said, "We've reached our goal

    The threat is under firm control

    As long as peace and order reign

    I'll be damned if I can see a reason to explain

    Why the fear and the fire and the guns remain."

    It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

    He tells the world that it's sleeping

    But as the night came round I heard

    It slowly sound

    It wasn't roaring, it was weeping

    It wasn't roaring, it was weeping.

    Say ah, say ah, say ah

    Say ah, say ah, say ah

    [Ladysmith's solo]

    It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

    It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

    It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

    He tells the world that it's sleeping

    But as the night came round I heard

    It slowly sound

    It wasn't roaring, it was weeping

    It wasn't roaring, it was weeping.

    Say ah, say ah, say ah

    Say ah, say ah, say ah [to end]

  • 6 years ago

    It's a cover version of a song by Bright Blue about Apartheid in South Africa

    PS: The ending is not

    Say ah, say ah, say ah

    Say ah, say ah, say ah

    ----------------------------------

    It's Who's the O-

    Who's the O-ogre

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