Music has always been a big part of my life. As a kid, I knew the words to all the songs on the radio. As an adult, I wrote music/concert reviews, and generally played around in the Christian music industry until J was born.
Music has pretty much been background noise for T. He loves the sounds each of the instruments make, but words? He’ll make up his own, thank you very much. Seriously… if he gets four words in a row it’s time to celebrate!
G falls somewhere inbetween. This became evident driving home the other day. “Again, again,” he would say every time a kids Bible song would end. This version of “Keep My Commandments” is a throw-back to the 80’s, very heavy on the keyboards. G is sitting in the back singing with the words… until he gets to the end of the line and he adds his own touch. What the singers sing is “keep my commandments and you will live,” while G’s version is “keep my commandments and you will win.”
Sometimes adding your own words shines a light on a great thought.