Crown Of Thorns Lyrics. You were yesterday's hero An ordinary man of flesh and blood Took the world on your shoulders A hopeless crusade, and act of love. But it's a world obsessed with religion And now you wear the face of a god Like the words you said, you're as good as dead Just a work of art on the wall. And that's why nobody wears a crown of thorns Nobody cares Nobody wears a crown of thorns anymore.
Clark Datchler's father was Fred Datchler, a singer and saxophonist in two popular vocal groups of the 1950s, The Polkadots and The Stargazers. He also sang backing vocals for The Beatles and Frank Sinatra. Fred encouraged his son to learn to play piano, guitar and flute from the age of 7 years old. Datchler attended Downsend School, Ashtead and St. John’s School, Leatherhead where he started many bands. According to three of the canonical Gospels a woven crown of thorns was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus. It was one of the instruments of the Passion, employed by Jesus' captors both to cause him pain and to mock his claim of authority. It is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew (27:29), Mark (15:17), and John (19:2, 5) and is often alluded to by the early Church Fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and others.
Raindance is the debut album from English musician Clark Datchler. Datchler originally left the successful group Johnny Hates Jazz in 1988 to continue his solo career after previously releasing several solo singles before the joining the group. He moved to Amsterdam and began work on his debut album. The album featured some renowned musicians, including bass player Nathan East, drummer John "JR" Robinson and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa. The first single from Raindance was "Crown Of Thorns". It was released in Britain in 1990 but was not a success, only peaking at for one week. This was the only appearance Datchler made in the UK chart. The Raindance album was released on Virgin Records in Japan shortly afterwards. Some Japanese versions of the CD features the bonus track "Widow" which was b-side to "Crown of Thorns".
Clark Datchler - Tomorrow - 2007 Nothing Left to Lose.
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Crown of Thorns Album Cover Art. Clark Datchler. 12" Vinyl 1. 1 Crown of Thorns. 3. Shattered Dreams (acoustic version).
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|1||Crown Of Thorns
Mixed By – Nick Davis
|2||Shattered Dreams (Acoustic Version)||3:27|
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|VS 1243||Clark Datchler||Crown Of Thorns (7")||Virgin||VS 1243||Italy||1990|
|613 164||Clark Datchler||Crown Of Thorns (12")||Virgin||613 164||Germany||1990|
|613 164-213, VST 1243||Clark Datchler||Crown Of Thorns (12")||Virgin, Virgin||613 164-213, VST 1243||UK||1990|
|90606||Clark Datchler||Crown Of Thorns (7")||Virgin||90606||France||1990|
|VS 1243||Clark Datchler||Crown Of Thorns (7")||Virgin||VS 1243||UK||1990|