Mudcat Café message #911542 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57624   Message #911542
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
16-Mar-03 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
I sing the line, "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die," and don't confuse the song with my own personal beliefs. I think it makes the song more believable. The alternative sounds like the comic Rodney Dangerfield should sing it and say "I wuz framed!" If people can sing about Christ's crucifixion and not believe, why can't you sing about a killer who has no remorse?

I'm not promoting curiosity killing..