Me: something something something "way up there"
and then I burst into song "Way up. Way up" ...
"Hey, do you remember that song from The Flintstones? With the space dudes with the shaggy long hair"
My Guy: "Yeah, I do... I loved 'The Way Outs'. They're awesome."
Me: "Yeah! And they had little boxy things that came apart when they kinda jumped and sang 'Way Up. Way Up' ... wait a second...did you say 'The Way Outs'?"
My Guy: "Yep."
My Guy: "Or maybe they were 'The Way Ups'... I dunno."
So, all of a sudden, my world has been rocked ...ever so slightly...but rocked nonetheless. And not in the good way.
Have I possibly been singing that little tune wrong my entire life?? Because, I have actually sung/sang that song in my head (but probably out loud) on many different occasions when the situation deemed it necessary.
Way Out? Way Out?
Way Up? Way Up?
Could this possibly be possible??
So, of course, as is my usual reaction when I feel the need to prove myself right (or in this case, prove myself wrong??!!), I leapt up and fetched my iPad and did myself a little Google-ing.
And, sure enough, I was ....
So, now with YouTube open and going, we further followed the theme of our Toddler Lunch and watched a whole bunch of Flintstone clips like this one:
Which I sing to my parents on their anniversary every year.
And, this one:
Which I sing when we eat burgers.On buns.
And then there's this one:
How many of you ran around mercilessly Judo Chopping your siblings?? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
And then...something awful happened.
If I thought my world was rocked (not in the good way) by the whole Way Up/Way Out debacle...
Well, that was child's play (<--- Toddler Lunch Theme) compared to what was about to be exposed.
Here we go...
Me: "Oh YAY!! I loved this song...
'So let the sun shine in.
Face it with a grin.
Smilers never lose.
And frowners never win'
And then I hit PLAY ... and my world will never be the same again...
Since WHEN did this song talk about the devil and hating him so and saying prayers and the devil feeling awful awful when he sees her on her knees??
Obviously since forever... but how did I forget ...or not notice ... that it's a RELIGIOUS SONG??
I've been singing that little chorus, again, on many different occasions when the situation deemed it necessary, probably even MORE often than "Way Up. Way Up."...and had absolutely no idea that the verses were so hard-core.
Those of you who know me, may know that I'm not a huge fan of all things religion and haven't been since I was 12 (my apologies to those of you who are...I'm not meaning to offend) so this song, which I have adored FOREVER has taken on a whole new meaning for me ... literally.
I kinda wish I could un-watch it so I could continue to live in blissful ignorance. Beautifully unaware of all the devil stuff that's in all the rest of the song... except the sweet little chorus.
It's kinda like way back when, when I found out how babies were made and then put 2 and 2 together and realized that my parents had sex 3 times...