Friday, December 1, 2006

#17 God Said No by Dan Bern

(insert pronoun of choice)Love this song. Not much else to mention about this, but the song does mention Kurt Cobain at some point. Plus, I love Dan Bern's delivery. I imagine he'd be a great voice for the audio book version of Nicholas Wolterstorff's Lament for a Son, or Elie Wiesel's holocaust books.

"If the little boy really wanted a puppy, his mother said, he should get down on his knees and ask God to give him one. Night after night, before going to bed, the boy besieged heaven, praying for a puppy, praying fervently and long, confident that God was hearing him. But at Christmas there was no puppy under the tree. As the boy played contentedly with the toys that he did get, his mother said, "I guess God didn't answer your prayers." "He answered me," the boy told her. "He just said no." (excerpt from IMAGE journal #51)

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