Friday, May 23, 2008

rescue

You know how some songs have lyrics that you can't completely make out the first few times you hear them? How your mind fills in the blanks, and sometimes, you become so accustomed to hearing what you thought you heard that you can't hear what is actually being said? (I'm certain there's a good lesson in that....)

At any rate, there is a song I've been hearing by Aaron Shust, "Rescue the Perishing."

Beautiful lyrics. The chorus:

Rescue the perishing
care for the dying
Jesus is merciful
Jesus will save.

Love it.

Only....

When I first heard it, my mind heard "rescue the pear-shaped." Which makes NO sense. Unless you are a pear shaped woman, in desperate need of rescuing. So now, every time I hear this song, my mind fills in with those words. It takes on a whole different meaning...on a much shallower level. Stink. I'm trying to sing the correct words to myself in a desperate attempt to rid my mind of the wrong words. Hopefully that will cure my mix-up.

Hopefully.

2 comments:

poppa said...

sorry about that, wasn't a windy the day that apple fell from the tree :)
all my good traits....

betty r said...

Love that song..only now I hope that I don't sing it as 'rescue the pear shaped'..