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Thread #57624   Message #3167154
Posted By: John P
08-Jun-11 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Yes, there are some songs that are so despicable in their message that no amount of historical relevance or interesting turn of phrase would induce me to actually sing it. We used to introduce a song that had moderately offensive lyrics by saying, "the opinions expressed in the lyrics of this song do not reflect the views of the band, their management, or sponsors." It was usually good for a laugh and set up the audience for hearing the song lightly. I wouldn't want to say that very often, though.