Friday, February 8, 2008

If I were the choir director at my church...

As I was thinking about Jesus this morning and all of the nice things he has done, the music player in my head (see #1 on the previous post) started in on that Prince (or %, whatever he goes by these days) song I WOULD DIE 4 YOU!  And it's been in there ever since!
While I was singing it to my children and screaming "DAHLIN IF YOU WANT ME TO!" and they were thinking "So glad we don't homeschool with this woman!" I began to daydream about singing it in choir on Easter Sunday.  Naturally we would need a really spunky choir to pull it off and I'm envisioning changing the I's to HE'S and then just a couple of the other words like:

Sopranos: (very formally of course) HE is your lover.  He is your friend. He is something that you'll never comprehend. 

Tenors:  (just as formally) He'll never beat you.  He'll never lie-high.  And if you're evil He'll forgive you by and by 'cause....

Everyone: (soul it up now with some dancing) YOU!  He will die for you.

Alto(me): (with feeling)  DAHLIN' IF YOU WANT HIM TO! 

Everyone:  (still dancing victoriously) YOU! He DID die for you.  

And so on.  Are you feelin' it?  Are you feelin' what the Shan is showering to? AMEN!

And on that set of notes... Since Prince doesn't approve of youtube, I give you the only version of his song I could find.  It's not the highest quality video but I know if such technology existed back in the 80's, no doubt that would have been Arl and I workin' out our moves to a Tears for Fears song (Am I right or am I right Arly :D).  



9 comments:

sarah cool said...

I am laughing SO HARD right now!!! Hahahahaha!!!

Tally said...

You see? This is why we are friends. I'm feeling a little uncomfortable, yes. I tried to get into the Baz Luhrmann frame of mind here. There's just something about Prince and Jesus that don't fit together in my mind. I can't put my finger on it. I can't believe you found that video! Don't hold back, sister. This goes down in the rubber tie sector for me. I love your brain!!!!!!!!

Three hour tour said...

Well...I'm not much of a fan of the artist formerly known as the "artist formerly know as" but thank you so much for putting that song in my head. The least I can do is return the favor...I'll have to dig a little deeper into my repertoire...oh yes, here we go... A weem a wep, a weem a wep, a weem a wep, a weem a wep, in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight...in the jungle, the quiet jungle, the lion sleeps tonight... wee dee dee dee a wee dum bum away...

Hillary said...

HILARIOUS! I *love* the choir idea. You totally have to video it and post it if you do it!

Take back the pagan music for Jesus!

(and yes, that statement was meant as tongue-in-cheek!)

Arl said...

I can totally feel ya here!! I only wish I could have been there to join in with you, and yes you are right we would have rocked You Tube with our moves. Nobody can do Roland like you baby.

Koi said...

I THINK I would be the "best" singer in your choir. When can I sign up?

dean r said...

ahh yes prince and tears for fears....you all over.
hope family is getting better.
later

Jamey Clayberg said...

baa, I get it now... Maybe we could do that version when I lead the high school group!

The Shan said...

Looks like I've got the makin's of a great gospel choir right here! " I HAVE A DREAM....."