The choir I sing with has an arrangement of Amazing Grace (I actually haven’t sung this one with them - it’s barely before my time):
I actually like the arrangement, but it made me realize that the song is really quite boring. The way they just keep repeating the same 2 lines - and really, those are the only two lines that are sung in 90% of the times I’ve heard the song.
It’s a pretty fun choir to be in. There are 5 total choirs: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adults (not the names they give them, but general age groups). Adults are audition, everything else is not. In a lot of the songs several of the choirs are all singing together, so you’ll have the adults on the risers, Jr High/High School kids in the balconies, and elementary school kids on the stage in front of the orchestra (the preschool never really participate in the big numbers). In our location (we have the most participants, although the Utah group is catching up pretty quick), there are enough youth that in those songs there may be 500+ people singing at the same time.
There were actually so many youth that they had to be split into two “casts” because they all couldn’t fit in a concert together.
By the way, I thought this thread was going to be about songs that you think sound great, but then as soon as you actually listen to the lyrics you are like whoa, not listening to that with my kids around…
Irony is definitely one of those things I never really grasped the definition of, and I definitely can’t distinguish between the various types - but I generally can at least recognize that someone is trying to use it.
I don’t see anything in the definitions of “boast” or “brag” that restricts it due to the truthfullness of the thing you are boasting or bragging about…
And, anyway - my original comment wasn’t about the song itself boasting (although it does…), but about the fact that, if you’ve ever met an American, the statement “there’s never a boast or brag” is simply ridiculous.