Mudcat Café message #498721 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36233   Message #498721
Posted By: wysiwyg
05-Jul-01 - 01:39 AM
Thread Name: switching lyrics and melodys
Subject: RE: switching lyrics and melodys
Amazing Grace, Gilligan's Island, House of the Rising Sun, O Little Town of Bethlehem-- works in all directions. Don't get stuck there now.

Offshoot-- today we were joking around about hymns that would never be sung, because they would expose, if written, the true (and mistaken) attitudes that can happen in churches, and if they became anthems they'd be so silly no one could sing for laughing. One was taken from the US TV series COPS, the theme of which is: "Bad boy bad boy, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you" or some such. We had been talking about the rigid and fear-based focus on staying sinless after salvation-- the idea that a "saved" person could still burn in hell due to boo boos-- and out popped (from Hardiman):

Bad boy bad boy, whatcha gonna do, get up there in heaven Jesus say "F*** you!"

Since the Jesus I know would never say that, it becomes obvious that the thinking behind it is all wrong. See?