By Larry Fyffe
The falcon of Horus flies at twilight:
Far away in a stormy night Far away, and over the wall You are there in the flickering light Where teardrops fall (Bob Dylan: Where Teardrops Fall)
The mythology of Isis, Osiris, and Horus be long known to the Hebrews:
And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt And that the Lord brought thee out thence through a mighty hand And by a stretched out arm (Deuteronomy 5: 15)
The restorative power of symbolic Horus exemplified in the following song lyrics:
Every empire that's enslaved him is gone Egypt, Rome, even the great Babylon He made a garden of paradise in the desert sand In bed with nobody, and under no one's command (Bob Dylan: Neighbourhood Bully)
The ancient Egyptian symbol of the “Eye Of Horus” is adopted as a Christian symbol – the “Eye of Providence” represents the all-seeing eye of a trinitified, protective God.
The Christian adaptation of the image, like the Judaic one, lacks the stylised teardrop below the eye, and is featured on both the American one dollar bill, and on the Great Seal of the United States; the Eye atop a yet-completed pyramid.
On the back cover of the “Blood On The Tracks” record album is an abstract image of an unfinished pyramid that apparently represents a Promised Land desecrated; above the pyramid, a very small Eye of Providence can be discerned.
The songs on the Bob Dylan album mentioned above are sorrowful in mood.
The lyrics concern the social/economic/political state of modern America on a macro-, and on a micro-level, and said it can be that the teardrop under the Eye of Horus figuratively re-appears:
We had a falling out, like lovers often will And to think of how she left that night, it still brings me a chill And though our separation, it pierced me to the heart She still lives inside of me, we've never been apart (Bob Dylan: If You See Her Say Hello)
Let the teardrops fall:
Don't know how it all got started I don't know what they doing with their lives But me I'm still on the road Heading for another joint We always did feel the same We just saw it from a different point Of view (Bob Dylan: Tangled Up In Blue)
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