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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Throw a little love their way, and you'll bring out the best."

Rick is right to question the implicit anthropology of "Let It Go," but the Frozen songbook does have some elements more consistent with a Catholic understanding of human nature. And if the deluge of repetitive and catchy lyrics cannot be stopped, it can at least be redirected. I therefore modestly suggest that the Garnett household may be better off with "Fixer Upper" on human repeat. This song has its problems, too. But there's this, which seems right:

We're not sayin' you can change him,
'Cause people don't really change.

We're only saying that love's a force
That's powerful and strange.

People make bad choices if they're mad,
Or scared, or stressed.

Throw a little love their way.
Throw a little love their way.

And you'll bring out their best.
True love brings out the best!

Everyone's a bit of a fixer-upper,
That's what it's all about!

Father! Sister! Brother!
We need each other

to raise us up
and round us out.

Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper,
But when push comes to shove.

The only fixer-upper fixer
That can fix a fixer-upper

is true! true! true, true, true! 

Love, love, love, love, love


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