Tuesday, February 14, 2006

You know how sometimes you think you know what a song means, and you feel kind of deep for being able to figure it out, and then you tell someone else who knows the song what it's about (in an authoritative manner) and then it turns out that you are totally completely wrong?


My dear friend Andy made me a fabulous mix a few months ago and I listen to it pretty often. It is an especially good driving mix and since my job neccesitates a 50 mile drive every day, I get a lot of use out of it.

Anyway, there is a song on this mix by Stephen Gately called "New Beginning"that I really like, and that I always assumed was a "God Song". I thought it was about resurrection, and re affirming your faith, and being all Christian-like and whatnot. And I totally mentioned to Andy how psyched I was about having a God Song on my mix, along with Kylie Minogue and J-Lo and Louise and other non God related songs.

"Um, Sarah? That is not a God Song." he said
"Say what? How can it not be? What is it about then?"
"Um, it's about Stephen Gately leaving the boy band "Boyzone" and coming out as a gay man and a solo artist".

Now I suppose it makes more sense.

But maybe one person's "Coming out as a gay man"song and another person's"God Song".



Anonymous said...

I love you. Go with God, Andy

Marilyndrew said...

I'll take a song about a gay man over god any day. And bonus points if it includes gay sex details.

Cute story!