Friday, January 08, 2010

This is a call to our....fellow crusaders

I love music. I love to sing along with music. I love the fact that 9 times out of 10 I have no idea what the real words to the song I'm singing actually are. This is especially embarrassing at concerts. Despite the presence of the band and a host of fan boys who fervently believe in the sanctity of lyrical correctness, I belt out my made up lyrics. I find this especially funny when I sing swear words into songs that aren't there. For example please listen to the song below.



This was the Foos first big single. I loved it when it came out back in 1995 and have been singing along to this song ever since. Sadly I only recently learned that the chorus actually runs:
This is a call to all my
Past resignations
It's been too long

And to think of all the years that I spent singing it thusly:

This is a call to my all my,
ass loving nation.
This is a call.

And here I thought Dave Grohl just had a very high opinion of his posterior. No wonder the song didn't make much sense.

I might be forgiven if this was a problem only when I didn't have the words in front of me. Sadly I could have the lyrics right in front of me and I'd still end up making up my own lyrics. This seems to happen all the time at Church, When wife and I will be singing a hymn and I'll look over to see her with a smug look on her face and I'll realize, "Oh I should be on verse 1 not verse 3, and I don't think 'How Great Thou Art' has a chorus 'about my ass loving nation'".

In any case, I bring this up because sometimes things aren't always what they seem. For instance the CIA might have been interested in 2002 as I sat in the Salt Lake airport when Air Force One was landing for the Olympic opening ceremonies and I was reading a book entitled "Jihad". Less likely to get me water-boarded but still interesting is the case of the three books Wife got me for Christmas. They are in order:
1. By The Hand of Mormon: The American scripture that launched a new world religion
2. Mormons & Muslims
3. Holy War: The Crusades and their impact on today's world

Taken individually I wouldn't think twice about any of these but combined I can't help but believe Wife's co-workers (she has her presents delivered to work so I won't peak, she knows me well) thought she was plotting a strange Mormon Crusade. That said, she has been buying a lot of Jell-O lately...


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