Brompton Oratory - Brompton Road, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.803 W 000° 10.162
30U E 696478 N 5708863
Quick Description: The song "Brompton Oratory" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds mentions this building as its title.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/26/2011 9:31:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMDCT0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
The Brompton Oratory is sometimes known as the London Oratory. The first verse contains "up those stone steps I climb" that makes it sound as though there are a lot of steps. In fact there is only about six.
Musician: Nick Cave

Name of Song: Brompton Oratory

Relevant Verse:
It is the title but the song is: Up those stone steps I climb Hail this joyful day's return Into its great shadowed vault I go Hail the Pentecostal morn The reading is from Luke 24 Where Christ returns to his loved ones I look at the stone apostles Think that it's alright for some And I wish that I was made of stone So that I would not have to see A beauty impossible to define A beauty impossible to believe A beauty impossible to endure The blood imparted in little sips The smell of you still on my hands As I bring the cup up to my lips No God up in the sky No devil beneath the sea Could do the job that you did, baby Of bringing me to my knees Outside I sit on the stone steps With nothing much to do Forlorn and exhausted, baby By the absence of you

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