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Thursday, May 25

Am I succumbing to the arrogance of age, or, the feeblemindedness of old fartery?

That's the question I asked of a fellow blogger/musician after reading Joe Cannon's latest post entitled "Your-mission-find-this-video-update" wherein Joe says, "I always felt the Jesus-shtupped-the-Magdalene meme originated not with the Da Vinci Code, not with Holy Blood, Holy Grail, but with Ian Gillan's performance on the original (Jesus Christ) Superstar recording." "Jesus Christ Superstar" premiered at the West End in 1972. Controversial? I'd have to say not as much then as now. Maybe back then it was considered "frivolous".

What kinda bugged me was the realization that sometimes I assume too much; that I expect others to be as aware of recent history as me, who has lived through much of what others can only read about in history books--if it's to be read at all, and not suppressed. I just kind of figured everybody already knew it was a controversy. I apologize for that.

Anyhow, here's the lyrics to "Mary's Song":

I don't know how to love him.
What to do, how to move him.
I've been changed, yes really changed.
In these past few days, when I've seen myself,
I seem like someone else.
I don't know how to take this.
I don't see why he moves me.
He's a man. He's just a man.
And I've had so many men before,
In very many ways,
He's just one more.
Should I bring him down?
Should I scream and shout?
Should I speak of love,
Let my feelings out?
I never thought I'd come to this.
What's it all about?
Don't you think it's rather funny,
I should be in this position.
I'm the one who's always been
So calm, so cool, no lover's fool,
Running every show.
He scares me so.
I never thought I'd come to this.
What's it all about?
Yet, if he said he loved me,
I'd be lost. I'd be frightened.
I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope.
I'd turn my head. I'd back away.
I wouldn't want to know.
He scares me so.
I want him so.
I love him so.

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