ENIGMA THE RIVERS OF BELIEF EXTENDED VERSION
If you believe in light, it's because of obscurityIf you believe in joy, it's because of sadnessAnd if you believe in God, it's because of the devilTake me back to the rivers of beliefTake me back to the rivers of belief, my friendI look inside my heart, I look inside my soulI promise you I will returnAnd when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, silence covered the sky.Take me back to the rivers of beliefTake me back to the rivers of belief, my friendI look inside my heart, I look inside my soulI'm reaching out for you, let's hope one dayWe'll rest in peace, on my rivers of belief.
First released on February 18, Mea Culpa part II is the second single from MCMXC a.D. It is also the last single which was released world-wide. With two different covers, one showing the girl from the Mea Culpa music video, and the other the girl from Sadeness, the remixes include a Catholic Version which is a radio edit of the song, an Orthodox Version which uses a different beat and re-arranges the order of the music, and a Fading Shades Mix which is an extended version of the song featuring more heavy breathing.
Two different covers have appeared for the single, the cover changing in Europe from February 1994, with remixes including the Long & Alive version which is the extended version of the song featuring an additional emotional verse sung by Andy Hard, and the 380 Midnight Mix. The United States version of the single also has the radio edit to Sadeness part 1. It is believed that Return to Innocence is the track that resulted from Cretu's record company insisting he provide a hit single from his second album.
The song title "Rivers of Belief" refers to the role that rivers, sometimes sacred rivers, play in some religions. For example, Jesus was baptised in the river Jordan. For Hindus, the Ganges and the Yamuna are sacred rivers in India. While the song almost literally quotes the Bible, the line "I will return" can also be read as an allusion to reincarnation, which is a belief in Hinduism (among other religions). 781b155fdc