I’m in my dad’s church. I’m in my early teens.
I was at the stage when girls start to look, well, interesting.
Our seats were arranged in a huge circle. We could see everyone.
When we sang this song we had to make eye contact.
Not with one person, but with each person in the room.
We went round the room singing little sections of the song to each person there.
Even the girls.
This was embarrassing for a kid. Honestly.
Eye contact with girls freaked me out.
Did she just flutter her eye lashes at me?
I’m looking with God’s love here, OK??
Maybe I’ll just skip her next time through the song.
But hey, I want to spend the whole verse looking right at that girl over there.
Hey, you, you’re supposed to make eye contact with me, it’s the rules!
I think sometimes they made us all hold hands in circle. Sweaty hand holding.
The eighties. Don’t you miss them? I don’t.
Dad, why did you make us sing this song?
While I contact my therapist, please share any songs below that you would not sing again and why.