Matisyahu - Jerusalem (Out Of Darkness Comes Light)
I cannot tell you of the quantity that this man and his craft have inspired me, stirred me to ask the right questions of my faith, and how I was to grow and cultivate my soul. His music, his art, the Word that is resounded in his manner. It all connects. If I forget where I come from, who I am, may the words of Love not come from my mouth, nor will I be able to work and be Whole.
This is by far my favorite version of this song. It’s his most raw, and the hardest one to get through. ‘andyaitchison1’ commented, “someone hurt this man hard”, and I think that is the best way to describe my reaction to this video.
I try to not listen to this album, especially this song. The whole album puts me in that place and this song’s composition- negating the lyrics- has a detrimental effect on me. But it’s beautiful. And I relate to it in a very intimate way.