Sam-Wrong Song Lyrics

April 14, 2008 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

This is going to be one of those mis-sung lyrics blogs, so if you don’t like the topic then stop reading now.

K…still with me?  This is about my lovely four year old Jackson and a song he was mis-singing lyrics to in church this past weekend.  And, I even think I know why he had the lyrics wrong…Willy Wonka.

We go to the casual service at my church…it’s not stale and boring and fire and brimstone…it’s, well…casual.  You dress relaxed, hang out for donuts and coffee before hand, the music is perfect for today and the message is more relatable.

Anyway, to start the service we sing 3 songs.  Since they are contemporary, there’s no hymn book to be had.  So, for those of us who aren’t up on all the lyrics, they flash them on a giant screen at the front of the gym (our casual sanctuary).

We were singing Everlasting God this past Sunday and all of a sudden I hear Jack singing away next to me.  I was impressed because either he knew the song or he picked up on the chorus real quick.  I looked over at Will and we smiled because we both heard Jack singing.

When we finished with the song I leaned over and told Jack he had done a great job singing (and he was loud too).  So he started to sing the chorus again.  Now here’s where it gets even funnier because he screwed up the lyrics.

The chorus of this song was “everlasting God”.  When we were singing along with the band, Jack sounded fine.  When the song ended and he started singing it for me he sang “everlasting gum”.  I looked at him and asked what he was singing and he said “everlasting gum”.  I nicely tried to correct him and tell him the right lyric…to which he replied that I was wrong because it was gum and not God.

I just let it go.  I assume he got his idea for the gum from watching too much of the old Willy Wonka lately…you know, the Everlasting Gobstopper?  I assume (trying to figure out the toddler mind) that to him gobstoppers are like gum and since one is everlasting then the other should be as well.

I think next week we may be singing Amazing Grass, how sweet the smell. 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