I Call it Love

Album: Mexican Moon (1993)
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  • Johnette Napolitano's lyrics are littered with spiritual references in which she equates religion with personal salvation or emotional love. Here she sings, "Some call it Allah. Some call it God. Some call it Buddah. I call it Love." Speaking about her religious beliefs in an interview with Happening, Napolitano said: " I'm always asking questions, which is what we're here to do. Question everything around us. I have a Catholic background but I lean towards the Tao and Buddhist philosophies. I look to the Eastern religions, especially when I'm in a quandary. They make more sense to me, they explore the cycles of life - the ups and downs. It's the cycle of birth and death, day and night. In the end, you choose to live or die. As good as something is going for you today, you have to realize that the equal force can be returned to you tomorrow, and you have to accept that as a way of life."

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