Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Styx, howling dogs and Granny

In an effort to drown out the howls of the Bumpus beagle and refrain from throwing rocks at the critter, I turned up the 70s digital music channel on my Verizon FIOS cable (did I mention I love it? Oh yeah, I did) and they are playing Come Sail Away by Styx and this reminded me of one of my fondest, funniest childhood memories.

My Granny was raising two of my cousins after my aunt died and I would spend a lot of time at my Granny's playing with my cousin, who is three years older than me. In the summer, we would crank up the radio in the house, so we could listen to it while playing in the backyard. Come Sail Away was on one day and, if you know the lyrics, there is one point where the chorus of Come Sail Away is repeated over and over and over again.

Radio: A gathering of angels appeared above my head, They sang to me this song of hope, and this is what they said, They said come sail away, come sail away, Come sail away with me, Come sail away, come sail away, Come sail away with me ...
Granny: Oh for God's sakes, go sail away with him, so he'll shut up!!!
Cuz and me: *giggling hysterically*

Hey Cuz, do you remember this as vividly as I do?


  • At 10:14 AM, April 16, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I'm with granny. There's NO lyrics so stunningly wonderful that they need to be repeated more than three times.

    People look at me funny because I can't listen to Rage Against the Machine. But I tried to get past the fact that he's got an annoying little bitch voice -- but then the lyrics just get repeated over and over and over and over ...


  • At 10:30 AM, April 16, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ohmygod. Now they're playing Rhinestone Cowboy and my friends and I did a little dance to this song for Western Day in the fifth grade.

    *snickering* This is a walk down memory lane.

    And, yeah, I can only stand a few songs by Rage Against the Machine, too.


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