...because I never want to hear them again. With apologies to those of you who like these songs. We can still be friends. :)
In my agitation over the musical situation at my parish, I ran across this piece which offers the sage advice that if you can't sing the music you want to hear at your parish, you are not yet part of the solution. The first step is to teach yourself first. That's advice I can actually use and fit into my current life's schedule.
So in the meantime, here are church pieces that if I never hear them again, it might be too soon. I am only including songs heard at my current parish. There are more from my childhood parish, but I'd rather not be reminded.
1. On Eagle's Wings. The melody starts on the tritone, the devil's own interval, for crying out loud.
2. Hosea. Fresh from Mass this weekend
3. Gather Us In. What is this song about?
4. City of God. I can't help but think of Starship every time.
5. Lord of the Dance. This one horrifies me.
6. Here I Am, Lord. The changing viewpoints where we totally put words in God's mouth.
7. Be Not Afraid. I just don't like it.
8. All Are Welcome. Again, what is this song about?
9. Eye Has Not Seen. Flashbacks from childhood.
10. Hail Mary, Gentle Woman. It just goes on and on.
11. Let There Be Peace On Earth. What are we, a bunch of hippies?
12. Sing A New Song Unto the Lord. I just don't like it.
13. They Will Know We Are Christians. Because we are the greatest ever.
14. One Bread, One Body. Not because it is so terrible, but because it is so overused.
15. Mass of Creation. Also so, so overused.
That's my top 15. I am sure I have forgotten some. Tell me where I am wrong or add to it, if you like.