Presence Of The Lord

Album: Blind Faith (1969)
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  • I have finally found a way to live
    Just like I never could before
    I know that I don't have much to give,
    But I can open any door

    Everybody knows the secret,
    Everybody knows the score, yeah yeah yeah
    I have finally found a way to live
    In the color of the Lord

    I have finally found a place to live
    Just like I never could before
    And I know I don't have much to give,
    But soon I'll open any door

    Everybody knows the secret,
    Everybody knows the score
    I have finally found a place to live, oh
    In the presence of the Lord
    In the presence of the Lord

    I have finally found a way to live
    Just like I never could before
    And I know I don't have much to give,
    But I can open any door

    Everybody knows the secret,
    I said everybody knows the score
    I have finally found a way to live, oh
    In the color of the Lord
    In the color of the Lord Writer/s: Eric Patrick Clapton
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 18

  • Patrick Ginter from Pasadena CaActually the song had something to do with a poster Ive heard Clapton tell the story but he must of forgotten or just doesn't want to talk about it but it had something to do with a lost poster from a Record store or something!
  • Savitri from UsBlind Faith wasn’t the name of the album until Clapton saw the picture of the girl. It seems to be congruent with the theme, if there is one (and if there may be any combined effort), that faith is what isn’t seen but known- Can’t find My Way Home... In The Presence Of The Lord. “Come down off your throne and leave your money, your body, alone”... no faith in what is only temporary. Then finding comfort, howbeit still so temporary, in one’s house... because a house is not a home. Sea of Joy- finding joy is not necessarily finding happiness, but having faith that we’ve set sail for some place where we may find joy... Do What You Like... Well Alright - ole Buddy Holly timely tune... the theme is congruently flowing with comfort, peace, love, and joy... and how can any of this last, at all, without having some faith, however blind it may be.
  • Joseph from Deer Park, NyCheck out my music video version of Blind Faith "Presence of the Lord."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z2DkvAsPoI
  • John from Ashley, InThe US version had to skip the girl on the cover. All we got was a photo of the band standing inside a cottage, with everyone but Winwood holding the wrong instruments. At the time, I was much younger than the girl would have been, so I kind of looked up to her, but looking back, anyone can see she was pretty young.
  • Manuela from Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany...and I know I don't have much to give, but I can open any door.....

    reminds me of a wedding proposal

    man says that he has not much to offer (give) but he can make her happy

    everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score......... a story which everybody knows but nobody talks about it?
  • Patrick from Philadelphia, PaAccording to Clapton's 2007 autobiogprahy, the lyrics are actually about the comfortable confines of Clapton's new home that he had purchased at the time, not necessarily about god. "I have finally found a place to live, like I never could before. And I know that I don't have much to give, but I can open any door"
  • John from Mount Laurel, NjPresence of the lord is by far my favorite song on this album, it has the most depth of feeling and the guitar work is incredible,
  • Fred from Laurel, MdActually, the girl on the cover wasn't just topless, but nude; also, she *wasn't* Ginger Baker's daughter -- see the comment by Gary of Seatlle on the other song from this album on this site, "Can't Find My Way Home"

  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaHow old was the girl's sister?
  • Josie from Funkytown, NcBlind Faith was a Supergroup made up of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. This is their only album.
  • Evan from Fullerton, CaWhile the song is definitely great, the wah-wah guitar solo seems out of place. Maybe it's supposed to.
  • Yo from Sudbury,ontario, Canadapresence of the LORD=blind FAITH ironic ay
  • Tom from Washington, DcBlind Faith made their debut at a free concert in London's Hyde Park before 300,000 fans.
  • Steve from Troy, NyBlind Faith is in my top 5 albums.
  • David G. Franklin from Orlando, FlBlind Faith - a critical formative album for me...among the first...like Revolver, Disraeli Gears, the Who Live at Leeds, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

    TOday it hit me listening to this song. Clapton had to write this (yes I should have known)! The guitar transitions, the pleading, weeping tone, the seeking, reaching out that it speaks, so deep and profound....

    It meshes perfectly with the topic of one wanting to be found, In the Presence of the Lord... in the comfort of the lost home....

    What Clapton was seeking after leaving the greatest band formerly known (Cream), hoping that this new home (Blind Faith) would last many lifetimes... like being in the Presence of the Lord.


    TO bad it didn't last, but this song possesses the most expressive guitar playing ever!

    From a similar seeking soul....

    Cheers.

    Solo
  • Matt from Philadelphia, Paactuley the band was named for claptons faith in the band, he was nervious about how they would do and he had really just "blind faith" for staying with it, al la blind faith
  • John from Barnsley, England...and its a great song with terrific guitar licks throughout the last verse.
  • David from Lubbock, TxThe topless picture on the album cover is Ginger Baker's(drummer) daughter.
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