Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost in Translation

Lately the kids have been in love with a certain Christian song. It gets a LOT of air time on the we hear it quite a bit, yet we've each had our opinion of what the lyrics actually say.
The lead singer has a unique tenor and his phrasing makes the words hard to decipher.  Being a vocalist I 'pride' myself on being able to figure out what people are saying in a song.....but even I had this one wrong in several places.  (Judge for yourself in the live version ;)

This is not a subject to be taken lightly either....not in our car!
Talia is at that stage where she wants the radio turned up loud and she wants to be singing along...and with Gusto!  Her passion is there but she often has NO idea what the song is saying.  So she asks me about every single line. She doesn't want to just make up the words, she wants to belt them out CORRECTLY.....God Bless our budding worship leader!

Unfortunately, I've had her singing a line from this song ALL WRONG. My bad. The song mentions NOTHING about a blessed union. It's about being in reach of God, waiting for His miraculous assistance.

Armed with her mix-matched song, she's moved on from performing in the car. Tonight she had to show anyone who would listen, this wonderful song she's been singing.

At dinner she asked Papi to listen to her sing. Oh, my goodness did she look proud as she sang to my dad, who is VERY unfamiliar with Christian music or 'phrases' for that matter. Here is what she sang:
", consume me like a fire.
I just want something beautiful to touch me,
I know that I'm married, ....something beautiful!"

He smiled and said, "That must be one of those Madonna songs, huh?"

Sigh, I didn't even try to explain.
If you'd like to enjoy the original here it is:

In your ocean, I'm ankle deep
I feel the waves crashin' on my feet
It's like I know where I need to be
But I can't figure out, yeah I can't figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There's only one way to figure out
Will you let me drown, will you let me drown?

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees.
I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

And the water is rising quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can't be sure when it will subside
So I won't leave your side, no I can't leave your side.

In a daydream, I couldn't live like this.
I wouldn't stop until I found something beautiful.
When I wake up, I know I will have
No, I still won't have what I need.

1 comment:

Gina said...

LOVE this song! It's been in my head constantly. It's funny how we can insert words that are so off base. The kids are the best at it--I love the things they come up with. :-)