Bach on Demand

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Portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann. Desecration by me.
I put Bach on

(The St John Passion)

And I turn the volume up

And I think

about eternity

From my armchair

On the edge

Of the infinite

Herr, unser Herrscher…

 

I put Bach on

(The St John Passion)

And I keep the volume low

I don’t want to think

About eternity

From my armchair

On the edge

Of the infinite

So close

To the edge

Of the infinite

Herr, unser Herrscher…

 

My walking sticks

Are the first to fall

Off the edge

Of the infinite

I wobble

Back and forth

And fall

Off the edge

Of the infinite

 

It’s just like the dream

That I keep having

 

It’s not scary

It’s strange

I’m falling so slowly

Into eternity

And I look back

At my armchair

On the edge

Of the infinite

Herr, unser Herrscher…

 

Just think:

For only $9.99 a month

I could fall

And fall

And fall again

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My fascination with the two Passions was galvanized by Alex Ross’ piece Bach’s Holy Dread.

 

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