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Kyrie

“Kyrie” is a song by the terribly named band Mr. Mister (seriously, what is up with that name?).  The phrase Kyrie Eleison,which opens the song and is used throughout, comes from part of the Catholic mass, and means “Lord have mercy”.  At first I wondered why they would choose to use this phrase in a pop-rock song.  Perhaps they they just liked the way it sounded, or maybe it means more.  The song is about life’s journey:

Kyrie Eleison

Down the road that I must travel

Kyrie Eleison

Through the darkness of the night

–and maybe that journey is made more easily with some mercy.

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