We had this song that we used to do at a big youth rally. I’m not going to tell you the name of the rally, but I guess it’s kind of a big hint that we wrote a song called Battle Cry for it…
People really liked it. We used to wave our hands and play loud electric guitars to it and it ended with a giant drum solo. People like drum solos.
So some people kept chanting for us to do it at our concert last night, and while I normally try to please my crowds the best I can, I respectfully declined. I tweeted about it, and I guess some people still really like that song. So I thought I’d explain why I retired that ol’ gal.
Large Christian rallies that use militaristic language kind of scare me a little. No offense to that rally.. There are some great people there, and we had some amazing years with them. But Christians waving flags and talking about conquering the world has had some pretty bad history with it. You know… holy wars, the crusades, stuff like that.
Not to mention that my tenure ended with the aforenotmentioned rally because I had refused to sing Village People’s YMCA in a moment of the rally where I felt it was very derogatory towards gay people. They didn’t mean it to be that way, but it’s how I felt about it, and sadly, it ended with us parting ways.
So for now, I’m just staying away from overly militaristic language for awhile. I guess we’ll just have to try to find another place to insert a giant drum solo.