Friday, October 28, 2011

I KNOW IN MY HEART IT'S A FRAUD - LDS Hymn Parody #36



Another LDS hymn parody - this one addressing the issue of what happens to children who are born to TBMs, i.e. they become targets of brainwashing.  Being told from birth that "the church is twoo" and convincing them that they would "wike" to get up in Fast and Testimony to "bury" their testimony is definitely akin to brainwashing and mind control.  And even coercion (which is defined as use of intimidation to gain compliance - sounds familiar and applicable to me).  Looking back, I can remember numerous instances where the above scene actually took place with a parent standing beside the child, telling him or her what to say.  Even as a TBM, I thought that was wrong - and I never, ever did that to my daughter (although she says my "forcing" her to go to Seminary was just as bad, and these days, I tend to agree with her).

So without further ado, here is my latest LDS hymn parody... I'm cookin' again... up to 36 now...

I KNOW IN MY HEART IT’S A FRAUD

I was baptized in the Mormon Church
When I was a girl of 8.
I did not know all the doctrines then,
But there would be no debate.
For I was brought up to believe it all,
The only true church of God.
But looking more closely, it was so clear,
I know in my heart it’s a fraud.

(Chorus)
I know in my heart it’s a fraud for sure,
Filled with lies, it’s so plain to see.
So glad that I finally broke the mold,
I can be who I want to be.

I was a sheep for so many years,
I tried to just go along.
And even though I would question things,
I knew that I must be wrong.
For if I would study the scriptures more,
And pray more sincerely to God,
Then answers would come which eluded me,
But that process is hugely flawed.

(Chorus)
I know in my heart it’s a fraud for sure,
Filled with lies, it’s so plain to see.
So glad that I finally broke the mold,
I can be who I want to be.

Don’t hold me back, I have found my voice,
And I will not quiet be.
For I must say what is in my heart,
Won’t go away silently.
I know Mormonism is not the truth,
Created by Joseph Smith,
And if it's examined with careful eyes,
So apparent it's all a myth.

(Chorus)
I know in my heart it’s a fraud for sure,
Filled with lies, it’s so plain to see.
So glad that I finally broke the mold,
I can be who I want to be.

© Diane Tingen, 10/28/2011

1 comment:

Ain't No Mo No Mo said...

Love it!!

Why not contact the music department at a college--maybe you could get someone to work with you on recording it, for less money than if you went to a professional studio? Or if there's a Guitar Center or other music store, check their message boards. You may be able to find someone that way.