USA, 1973, southern soul
Al Green – Call Me: So I called up Al this evening (because he asked me to), and he told me in the sweetest, most minimal chocolate tones of what he was going to do to me. I mean, the euphemisms really got me going, but at the end of the call, he got all religious on me, and I was confused, along with being hot and bothered. He told me “Jesus is waiting.” Um, is that a euphemism, too? I know and love Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, his ode to his orgasm. Is…is this the same kind of thing, a conflation of sex and the religious experience?