Sunday, March 22, 2009

Drop Kick Me Jesus

Remember when Shine Jesus Shine was the coolest worship song EVER? Well, I do. I think it was my sophomore year of college. I thought I would never tire of singing it. And then I did.

Fast forward 15 years, and this afternoon my kids are singing it. They learned it today during the worship time, with actions included. Megan sang a little for me, and when I filled in with the rest of the words, she exclaimed, "Ethan! Mommy knows it!" For a new generation, it's once again a great and awesome worship song.

This reminds me of a short term trip I took to Trindad in 1996. I brought my guitar and my measly playing skills, and each night the girls and I would have "happy hour." We thumbed through a book I had and played whatever seemed interesting (we were greatly self-amused by singing Edelweiss complete with the choked up moment when the dad can't sing anymore, and the rest of the family joins in). One of the songs we found was called "Drop Kick Me Jesus." I kid you not. We had no idea how the tune went, but we made something up. Here are the lyrics:

Drop kick me Jesus
through the goal posts of life
End over end
Neither left nor the right
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life.

There just aren't words for how great that is. Anyway . . .

When my parents picked me up from the airport and I regaled them with stories from our trip as we drove home, I mentioned this song. I thought they would be as surprised and amused as I was that someone would actually make up a song with that title. But my dad replied with, "Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life?" So it seems at one point, Drop Kick Me Jesus was to another generation a great and awesome worship song.


Anonymous said...

Oh WOW! That is hilarious!!! Time to do some digging on itunes to see if we can find the tune!

Andrew said...

so this is actually in response to your post down below about how many followers you have... just saying, i rss your blog but i don't think i follow it, and i don't really comment anymore... but i feel like tons of blogs are like that!

for example, you might think that redbox's official blog would have a lot of comments, but it has like 5 total since forever. weird huh?