The Past Is Another Country…Music Edition

(h/t Commonweal)

13 Responses to The Past Is Another Country…Music Edition

  1. John Henry says:

    lol. ‘Zap’ was almost the title of the post.

  2. Rick Lugari says:

    Oh my. I’m hard pressed to think of anything cheesier. Good message, I suppose, though I’m not 100% sure Jesus didn’t bail on that friendship when He heard the song. There’s only so much embarrassment a God-man can take…


  3. John Henry says:

    Hence the title of the post.

  4. I think we should all treasure the way music can bring us together. The post that included this YouTube was the only time I’ve heard a Commonweal blog writer say that she felt a lot of sympathy for where the SSPX were coming from on liturgy. If this can bring polar opposites like that together, it must be powerful stuff.

  5. cminor says:

    Watch those double entendres, dudes–I’m pretty sure this is a modern send-up of 70’s folk mass music, never mind what the notes at the YouTube site say.

    They got away with a lot of stuff back in the day, but this is beyond the pale even for my erstwhile diocese.

  6. Don the Kiwi says:

    Evangelical revival group.


  7. S.B. says:

    Is it just me, or is that video “no longer available”? I’m getting that message from almost every YouTube video these days. Weird.

    Anyway, I recall that when this video first was publicized last year, a lot of people were speculating that it was a hoax.

  8. blackadderiv says:


    Do you use Firefox? I’ve been having the same problem, but when I use Safari everything works fine.

  9. John Henry says:


    I’ve also been having problems with Firefox and Youtube, but the link in the post is working as far as I can tell.

    As far as it being a hoax, I hope it is. But I’ve heard Christian bands with a similar gift for terrible lyrics.

  10. Tito Edwards says:

    S.B., BAIV, JH,

    I had the same problem a month and a half ago. I solved that problem by downloading the latest version of Adobe Flash and plugged it in my FireFox. It works just fine now. That may be your problem.

    Give it a go and see if it works.

    Here is the link (and it’s free):

  11. cminor says:

    The DH and I kinda scoped it out a few months ago after seeing it elsewhere, and though we can’t prove it beyond a reasonable doubt we concluded it probably was a hoax. If anybdy’s interessted, I can try to retrace our searches and pass along the relevant links.

    John Henry,
    There are terrible lyrics, and there are terrible lyrics. Listen to the song again–I bet dollars to donuts you’ve never heard a Christian band sing metaphors like that before. (It helps if you have your mind in the gutter.)

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