Monday, August 10, 2009

The Evolution of a Song

Subtitled: Why my sister bans VBS music.

My sister's kids recently went to VBS. One of the songs that they learned was Get Down.
It's a rather innocuous little number. The lyrics are as follows.
I get down, He lifts me up.
Repeat over and over again. And again. Until you want to stab your eye out with something blunt. Like a theology textbook.

The verses are a little more substantial, (thank heavens) but they aren't really the point of this post.

My sister's younger daughter is a bit of a live-wire. She likes to shake things up whenever she can. She and Sprout can never be left along together because they will quickly flesh out their plan for world domination. So, naturally she changed the lyrics to the chorus so they were a little catchier.

I get up, He knocks me down.

These lyrics concerned my other niece a little bit. She felt like the Almighty was being misrepresented. However, she didn't really want to lose the unique feeling that her sister was able to create. So she came up with this jazzy little number.

I get down, He knocks me up.

Seeing as how she is not raising the Virgin Mary, my sister has now banned all versions of that song from her home.

Forever.

13 comments:

Laughing Stars said...

*LOL!* AN annoying, repetitive verse abnd a theology debate all in one sitting. Ack!

granola_granny said...

Totally supports my belief that when a mom appears unreasonable, just dig and you will usually find a perfectly sensible explaination.

Knittinchick said...

bwah hah hah... I know that song. It is rather catchy. Just your luck that it was the one that got stuck in their heads!

Janet said...

Oh my word. That is too funny!

Nicole said...

That. Is. Awesome.

kathleen said...

oh my goodness . . . that is a hoot . . . thanks for the chuckle. :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

This one made me crack up. The husband asked why, so I read him the post. He looked at me blankly and then said, "I don't get it." *sigh* And I thought he was bright.

momofthecrazies said...

You must have cute nieces!! I bet their mother is adorable!

Jessica said...

Thanks for making me laugh today! I really needed that!

Knittinchick said...

I would like you to know that a day later Get Down is going through a bit of a loop in my head.

Thank you.

Karen said...

I heard this song yesterday and your post was immediately brought back to mind-along with the uncontrollable laughter.

Thanks a lot! ;-)

CC said...

My son attended 4 different VBS camps this summer. FOUR. And two of them gave us CD's to take home.

Oh save me from the songs!!!!

Life In Progress said...

I just had tea come out my nose!! That is so FUNNY. We have the same VBS music running on a loop in our house too. Occasionally, for the sake of my sanity, I have to insist we listen to a Disney CD instead. Now that's saying something about how many times I've heard it.....