Lit & Lyric: Zooropa

Angela Pancella (

DGPFYCC: "He gives you the keys to a flaming car"--may be a reference to the Greek myth of Phaethon, who was the son of the Sun, Helios, and asked to drive his father's chariot across the sky. He did such a poor job that he nearly set the world on fire, and Zeus had to throw a thunderbolt at him.


And when you're dry/ She draws her water from the stone...

Numbers 20:8: "[God said to Moses] 'Take this staff and assemble thee community, you and your brother Aaron, and in their presence order the rock to yield its waters. From the rock you shall bring forth water for the community and their livestock to drink.'"


Stay with the demons you drowned...

Matthew 9:31-32: "The demons pleaded with [Jesus], 'If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.' And he said to them, 'Go then!' They came out and entered the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea where they drowned."

The First Time:

...Gave me the keys to his kingdom coming...

Matthew 16:19: "[Jesus said to Peter] 'I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'"

He said 'I have many mansions/ And there are many rooms to see...'

John 14:2: "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

The Wanderer:

Through streets paved with gold...

Revelation 21:21: "The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass."

... who would sit at his Father's right hand...

Matthew 26:64: "'Yes, it is as you say,' Jesus replied. 'But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'"

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