Rock Operas

I believe in the power of music to tell you about God. A haunting “O Come O Come Emmanuel” (or maybe a rock version too, but please, the traditional one first!). During Christmas, a song I can’t hear enough is “I Wonder As I Wander.” Although I knew Christ was in pain before dying, it wasn’t until I heard “Gethsemane” from Jesus Christ Superstar that I felt Jesus as a person. Leonard Cohen moved me in one way, toward hopeful solemnity and joy, and he’s beautiful. But too many people diss that pop. So, here, Britney Spears got me seriously moving in my faith. O.k., how can “You Drive Me Crazy” NOT be about God?

Baby, I’m so into you
You got that somethin, what can I do
Baby, you spin me around
The Earth is movin, but I can’t feel the ground

Every time you look at me
My heart is jumpin, it’s easy to see

You drive me crazy
I just cant sleep
Im so excited, I’m in too deep
Ohh…crazy, but it feels alright
Baby, thinkin of you keeps me up all night

Tell Me, you’re so into me
That i’m the only one you will see
Tell me, i’m not in the blue
That i’m not wastin, my feelings on you

You drive me crazy
I just cant sleep
Im so excited, I’m in too deep
Ohh…crazy, but it feels alright
Baby, thinkin of you keeps me up all night

Crazy, I just can’t sleep
I’m so excited, I’m in too deep
Crazy, But it feels alright
Every Day and Every Night

You drive me crazy
I just cant sleep
Im so excited, I’m in too deep
Ohh…crazy, but it feels alright
Baby, thinkin of you keeps me up all night

You Drive Me Crazy (You drive me crazy baby)
Ohh..Crazy, But It Feels Alright
Baby Thinkin of you keeps me up all night
Baby Thinkin of you keeps me up all night

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3 thoughts on “Rock Operas

  1. If I ever question the existence of God, all I will have to do is listen to Beethoven’s pastoral symphony.

    Also, I sing Jesus Christ Superstar songs in the shower sometimes. (I apologize to anyone who’s overheard me.)

  2. re: Daniel…Beethoven’s pastoral symphony is great!

    re: Lacey….”Gethsemane” is such an incredible song! It still makes me cry.

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