Thursday, January 29, 2009

okay, okay- I get it

I'm planning on being purposefully cryptic in this post because I don't want someone do do an internet search about this subject and find this.

The kids are learning a new song in Primary this month. It's an original song, written only last year specifically for this year's new theme. When I heard it for the first time a few weeks ago, I was very underwhelmed. I really like last year's new song (about the Savior) but this one is not even close to as good. The melody and rhythm are weird and the tempo is hard for the children to keep up with. Because the tempo is so fast, the kids jumble the words and it's hard to understand what they're saying. But the worst part about the song for me is the lyrics, they're super-cheesy. (And dare I say- a bit sexist and kind of exclusive.) So I had pretty much decided that I didn't like the song at all. I didn't tell anyone this (besides Jon) because, well I didn't want to put any ideas into anyone's head (especially the kids) that the song was stupid.

Fast forward two weeks to this past Sunday. I was singing the song along with the kids (yes, I still learned it) when all of the sudden I got choked up and had to stop singing. I felt a very strong feeling that the words I was singing were true- eternal truths even- and as much as I thought I hated the song, there was no way I could deny that fact.

So here I sit, chastised. I can't hate the song anymore, but it's still not my favorite.

p.s. After three weeks of practice, my little Sunbeam Maryn has learned almost the whole song and sings it while she's playing around the house. I guess that's supposed to soften my heart too...it's working.

4 comments:

Lara said...

Wow...humbling experience, but very cool. I have no idea which song you're talking about...I'll have to look it up. I have a really hard time with songs that are not musically inspiring, despite the truthfulness of the message.

CC said...

Hi Tina,
My main problem is I can't sit in Primary without being choked up anyway from being in their presence, so I find myself distracted in that way that I can't memorize any of the songs until I play it online in my computer.
That's funny how gentle chastisement come in so many different forms, but I'm glad that you received one because that means HF just wanted to let you know that He loves you and want you that much closer to the truth...

Hey, I'm super curious, have you heard from Rachel Yunker? The last time I heard from her, she just moved in to their new house and she went back to school.

walt or jean said...

Hey Tina,
Gotta tape it. Can you get Maryn to sing the song for the benefit of the grandparents? Or we could try it over the web cam.

the Marvelous Mrs. M said...

That was really sweet. Thanks for sharing. :)