Mark Hollis Brought Me Back to Christianity

It was Talk Talk’s final track, “Time it’s Time,” that fully brought me back to my long neglected Christian faith in 1988.  And, with lots of help from some guy I met in Morocco and with hours upon hours of discussions with Kevin McCormick.

TT CofS

Art by the magnificent James Marsh.

Nobody knows how long
Rustling leaves unrhyme
Lullaby breeze unsung
Babel of dreams
Unwinds in memory
As bad as bad becomes
It’s not a part of you
And love is only sleeping
Wrapped in neglect

Kissing a grey garden
Shadow and shade
Sunlight treads softly
As bad as bad becomes
It’s not a part of you
Contempt is ever breeding
Trapped in itself

As bad as bad becomes
It’s not a part of you
The wicked and the weeping
Ramble or run

Now that it’s over
Rest your head

 

–Mark Hollis, 1986

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