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There's A Bathroom On The Right

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Have you ever noticed that people will sing along to a song and not really pay attention to the lyrics? Sometimes you are singing the words correctly but don’t realize that the subject of the song is just wrong. It’s got a good beat and a catchy refrain that hooks us in. We don’t even realize what we are singing about. We kind of mindlessly sing along. Other times we are singing lyrics that we just think we are hearing and don’t stop to think that they don’t even make sense. It doesn’t always occur to us that the lyrics that we are singing have to be wrong because they just don’t fit the song. Again, we just keep singing along.

There is a song that was sung by Creedence Clearwater Revival called Bad Moon Rising. There is a lyric in that song that goes don’t go round tonight. It’s bound to take your life. There’s a bad moon on the rise. You don’t know how many people that have mistaken “there’s a bad moon on the rise” as “there’s a bathroom on the right”…and they sing the song that way…

Turning the Tide - Common Ground or Giving Ground?

I wrote a blog about the controversy around Cardinal Dolan's decision concerning the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It is posted on the Vericast Network.
http://www.vericast.net/blog/2014/09/25/turning-tide-common-ground-giving-ground/