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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
17-Sep-12 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
To add my two cents, I think you do, to a certain extent, but not necessarily in real life. One of my favourite songs is "Babalu", a prayer to the orisha Babalu Aye, who is in charge of death and disease. I'm hardly religious as such, yet when I sing that song, I act like I'm religious.
It's from the perspective of someone praying that their lover won't die, and that basic sentiment is common to anyone, even if you're not religious. When someone you love is in danger of dying, you hope and pray that they won't.