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Album: Illumination (2002)

Songfacts®:

  • This features one-time Stone Rose Aziz Ibrahim with Damon Minchella from Ocean Colour Scene on bass, and Carleen Anderson and Jocelyn Brown on backing vocals.
  • Paul Weller "It's about people using The Bible or The Koran for their own ends. All those prophets were pretty much saying the same thing: love your brother, respect the earth. The way it's all corrupted for man's sake - for material reasons. All things that are the antithesis of what those books are saying. It doesn't mean I'm converted, quite the opposite. I believe in The Blake thing. That God is within if there's any notion of him." (Quote from Weller's publicity materials. Thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)

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