I really love this song. I usually love Sheryl Crow anyway, but this is very different style for her. IdDid not even recognize her at first.
Here's what she has to say about "the children of Abraham". Taken from the blog on her website.
Abraham is a prominent figure in both the Torah and the Koran, as well as in the Old Testament. He is claimed by both Arabs and Jews as their ancestor. In a statement from my co-author, Bill Bottrell writes, "The song invokes the phrase, "Children of Abraham" as a plea for peace between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. We point a finger at the media and the leaders in any camp who incite hatred based on historical feuds. In the song, all parties are gently challenged to reconcile the past and ignore the war-mongers."
Friday, September 12, 2008
Posted by Couchkat at 4:21 PM