There is a NEW Songbook?!

by My Name is of No Consequence 21 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • sir82

    David Splane fancies himself a maestro.

    A little knowledge is a terrible thing.

  • GrreatTeacher

    With old favorites like:

    "The Zippy Little Cart"

    "Time-Counting Blues"

    "My Study Dropped Me the Bomb"

    "Wanna Go Out in Service in my Little Red Corvette?"

    "Just Beat It; Get Off My Doorstep"

    and others, all in an imitation leatherette cover the color of New York sidewalks!

    And, for 30 more pieces of silver, order our 3 ring binder cover to which you may add all the new songs, and easily purge songs that come to contain old light!

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    As an aside....Churches sing Hymns as part of their services....JW's who despise the customs of Christendom and pride themselves for being different, also sing Hymns disguised as "Kingdom Songs" during their services...oops...I mean meetings.

    Like Christendom, they also use these songs during funeral/memorials and when a Bride marches down the aisle in her white dress during a wedding at their Church....oops I mean Kingdom Hall.

  • baker

    Maybe they added "Amazing Grace" disguised as "Amazing Undeserved Kindness"

  • oppostate

    I'm so dizzy my head is spinning. Like a whirlpool, it never ends

  • WTWizard

    The songs are all terrible. They originally had 135 songs that sounded like dying cats and cult chants, and added 19 new songs in batches on the official site. From 154 songs, they revised the book and took three of them out, leaving 151 pieces of s***. None are worth the electricity it takes to download and play.

    And, now that they use digital media, it wouldn't surprise me to see more revisions, at frequent intervals. They could alter individual songs, altering the lyrics to adjust the songs to new understandings, and delete the originals so no one will know they ever existed. New songs can be quietly rolled out, while existing ones can be quietly deleted. And, every so often, they can "reboot", putting the songs into a "new" book and calling it a new songbook. Gone are the days where they need to roll out new physical books, print new physical records and/or CDs or make new physical tapes, and have that last 20 years or more. And it wouldn't surprise me if the revised songs are even worse than the originals.

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence

    When do you think they will come out with a REVISED revised NWT?

  • westiebilly11

    Never underestimate the power to control thoughts/emotions etc that such songs have. Everyone singing the same song, same words, all being gently conditioned to accept ....What might appear banal and dull is actually a vital part of programming..almost sublimal.

  • Iown Mylife
    Iown Mylife

    Seemed like to me, when we got that new songbook a few years ago, that there was a deliberate intention to take the friends down a peg or two. Several of the "new" songs had intros and lyrics exactly like the previous songbook, like cut and pasted! But then a few seconds in, it all changed up, so that singers who used to be confidant that they knew the song, would feel all embarrassed.

    I remember feeling all mixed up and the few meetings i attended thereafter, i just stared at the book and quit trying to sing the song. I had a distinct awareness of feeling like these mixed up songs were just another thing pushing me away.

    @WTWIZARD, Dying Cats and Cultic Chants would be a great name for a band!

  • sir82

    When do you think they will come out with a REVISED revised NWT?

    Already working on it:

    "And this generation will by no means overlap with less than two three groups, until all these things occur".

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