Monday, April 6, 2009

On being American:

This is barely theological, but I think Ben Folds and Nanci Griffith gave me some food for thought this week, especially in light of the new legislation in Iowa (!).

Hey son, look at the people lining up for plastic
like to see them in the National Geographic
squatting bare-assed in the dirt eating rice from a bowl
wearing a towel on their head or maybe a bone in their nose
God made us number one because he loves us the best
maybe he should go bless someone else and give us a rest

I am a backseat driver in America
I am not at the wheel of control
I am guilty, I am war, I am the root of all evil
Lord, and I can't drive on the left side of the road

And on Iowa, and why I am so glad (and not surprised) Iowa has passed legislation on gay marriage:

Just watch the first 2 minutes 30 seconds.


Obadiah Ballinger said...

Thanks for posting, Cody! It's good to see your reflections. Way to go Iowa! Music Man says it well.

Luke said...

great songs, all! i heart Ben Folds, must hear more!

KnitXcorE said...

such a good post... nanci griffith is the best :-)

Ben Masters said...

I will give Iowa a try. They really are such nice people.