Vigil

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?

Listen to the Song

Graeme Blackwell – Huddersfield Parish Church

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