Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Rebel Black Dot Song of the Lord's Day

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave." from The Magic of Youth (the Last Angry Man)

Skammentary: Not really in keeping with the spirit of the R.B.D.S.O.T.D. for the Lord's day, you ask? Not so, says I! The family commemorated in "Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave." might not be "sold out for Christ" as some of our wild-eyed Evangelical brethren say, but in their togetherness & enjoyment of the simple pleasures they were most certainly partaking in the rest that is the reason why the Lord created the Sabbath for men (not men for the Sabbath, as the Lord had to remind his Pharisaical foes). Plus, they did go to Mass. I quote only the first two lines, but the rest of the lyrics are well worth your perusal should you wisely choose to look them up.
"A modest triple-decker in a section that was working class,
Not a lot of company but we would go there after Mass…"

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