This song is magnificent. I wish I could get the lyrics to it, I tried writing them down myself but it's hard for me. Also a copy of the original poem by David Nelson would be great, I can't seem to find it anywhere!
I agree, this is a masterpiece! I also appreciate how she skipped out on the creepy "Hare Krishna" section of the song, which spoiled my enjoyment of the original given what's come to light regarding ISKCON and the way they run their organization.
It's 3:30 A.M., Sunday morning, and I can't even believe that I'm up right now, having just listened to this eighteen-minute, twenty-eight-second opus, but with God as my witness, my SOUL HAS BEEN FED! :-) This soul-gospel-spoken word work-out is just incredible.
I love Nina Simone. She had been to the top, the bottom (in terms of human suffering), and everywhere in between, and that journey gave her the AUTHORITY to sing this song as she did-- as one who definitely wrestles with God but still seeks Him, Jacob-style! My next music purchase is right here, y'all!