Golden Rope

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16 Horsepower

16 Horsepower was an American alternative country music group based in Denver, Colorado. Their music often invoked religious imagery dealing with conflict, redemption, punishment, and guilt through David Eugene Edwards's lyrics and the heavy use of traditional bluegrass, gospel, and Appalachian instrumentation cross-bred with rock. For the bulk of its career, the band consisted of Edwards, Jean-Yves Tola, and Pascal Humbert, the latter two formerly of the French band Passion Fodder. After releasing four studio albums and touring extensively, the group broke up in 2005, citing "mostly political and spiritual" differences. The members remain active in the groups Woven Hand and Lilium. more »

Fire is the color of my true love's hair 
Near to the father sits his golden chair 
By prayer and petition to the king on his left 
Light is the burden that I bear 
O so enchanting are these 
Lovely chains that bind you 
'Neath their deadly weight 
The lord's eye did find you 
With fear and tremblin' 
Before the one with your wounds 
Your eyes as empty as my savior tomb 
Warm is the breath of his holy spirit 
He who has ears to hear let 'm hear it 
Torn were the hands of the worthy lamb 
May you know his name and fear it 
There you are hangin' by the golden rope 
There you lie no hope


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