Come Together Goes To Church?

Here’s a clip that’s floating around the interweb of a preacher performing John Lennon’s nonsense dadalike tune, Come Together, at somemega-church in Plymouth, Michigan. Hey maybe that’s it: when I think Plymouth I think of the rock and the Beatles were rockers. Hallelujah. Wait a darn minute, I’m still confused:

WTF are they on about? The lyrics are highfalutin gibberish a la Jabberwocky. Praise be to Brothers John, George, Ringo and Macca. Woo.

Via Bill Corbett of MST3K and Rifftrax’s twitter feed.

This weird use of a Beatle song and all the Jesus posts here yesterday, implanted an earworm but it’s notCome Together. Instead, it’s a Lennon tune that features this lyrical refrain: “Christ you know it ain’t easy, you know how hard it can be. The way things are going they’re gonna crucify me.”

5 thoughts on “Come Together Goes To Church?

  1. Dude. Far out. I mean, I know the church has historically been pretty good at co-opting stuff when useful, but I think this presentation is the appendix in that body of work. The commenters at that link are not amused, and honestly I feel a little bad for them.
    And speaking of, I see that website has an “Abominations” section of posts, so if you’ll excuse me, I’ve *got* to go see what that’s about.

  2. What I find interesting is that the Mega Churches are repeating the same mistakes they accuse the traditional churches of.
    They grew up with a hymn book with music familiar to the older generation (or even 2 generations previous) and felt left out.
    Now the megachurches are celebrating the 60s and the youth feel left out again.

  3. It could be a lobster, Ray. Michiganders (Michigeese) often ask me if a crawfish tile I sell is a lobster. I hand them a bib and send them on their way.

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