Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Because not every superhero wears tights: Bannerman!

I'm pretty excited about The Second Chance, a deliberately Church-y (and yet, high-quality and relevant) movie from Steve Taylor (a sometimes bitingly sarcastic - but generally socially aware - CCM New Waver from the eighties who, among other accomplishments, produced Sixpence None the Richer's breakout disc, co-produced and co-wrote the Newsboys best stuff, and was set to release LA Symphony to mass acclaim before the higher-ups got greedy). The reasons for my excitement are two-fold. First, Taylor is an idol of mine and has been since the late eighties, when I first heard/saw his antics (he broke his leg jumping into the crowd long before crowd-surfing was popular. Hence, the broken leg). Second, have you seen The Gospel? A chance for a decent movie to come along to redeem movies about the church is a good thing, I say.

(Thanks to www.myspace.com/jesusisforlosers for the pic, which I believe they stole from somewhere else. As if I never stole...)

In honor of his feature-length directorial debut, some more lyrics from Christian "troublemaker" Steve Taylor:

Bannerman

One man's grinning from behind the net
Waits 'til the camera's adjusted

Don't you worry 'bout the flak you'll get?
Aren't you scared of getting busted?
The ball gets booted

It hits the crossbeam

Up goes the banner
"JOHN 3:16"

He don't worry 'bout the critics

They tow the line

He don't worry 'bout the cynics

They live to whine

He ain't gonna change the world

But he knows who can

Bannerman


Prime time football in the Buffalo snow

Freezing his little epidermis

Lifts that banner at the first field goal

Drinks clam chowder from a thermos

He's never missed a game

He never spells it wrong

He never talks back when they tell him "Move Along"


He don't worry 'bout the critics

They'll howl for days

He don't worry 'bout the cynics

They navel-gaze

He ain't gonna change the world

But he knows who can

Bannerman


Sports fans everywhere dying for a drink

But they've gotta find the well first

One man's ready with a banner and a wink
A whole lotta souls are getting well-versed
Every time I see him

I smile a little more

I can't help praying for another high score


He don't worry 'bout the critics

They'll howl for days

He don't worry 'bout the cynics

They navel-gaze

He ain't gonna change the world

But he knows who can

Bannerman


He don't worry 'bout the critics

They've met their match

He don't worry 'bout the cynics

They sniff and scratch

He ain't gonna change the world

But he knows who can

Bannerman


Thanks to Leoslyrics.com for the words.

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