Good Friday – 3 April 2015
“Vigil” – Fish “Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors” (EMI, 1991)
Former singer and songwriter for progressive rock group Marillion, Derek Dick (a.k.a. Fish) has now had a long and quietly successful solo career.
The song finds a central narrator musing on the state of the world today and having a conversation with “somebody up there”, begging them to “throw me a line.”
Perhaps there are parallels to be found with Jesus asking if his father has forsaken him.
The song ultimately ends on a positive note, heading towards a place of “light” and “truth.”
A Good Friday/Easter Song?
Graeme Blackwell – Huddersfield Parish Church