Debate Rages On Over "When God Made Me" Lyrics
How can a man asking 10 questions provoke so much discussion?
Judging from the volume of comments, the debate and controversy over the "When God Made Me" lyrics rages on.
After flaring up after the song's debut at the Live 8 concert in July, things settled down.
Then when the song reappeared for the Hurricane Katrina Benefit "Shelter From the Storm", the debate heated up once again.
The original posting containing the lyrics for "When God Made Me" has seen more reader comments than just about any other article on Thrasher's Wheat in recent memory.
I would attempt to summarize the debate but it's all much too much.
But a comment by Matt M. sums things up as well as any of the many provocative interpretations:
"Keep in consideration that Neil Young is a musician and an entertainer.
He may very well have kept his real thoughts on God to himself, and set these lyrics to music and released them downstream to either collect as silt and drop to the bottom of the riverbed, or spawn and multiply farther along.
Either way, Neil has once again stirred the muddy waters of controversy.
And no matter what side you take, or what your reaction is, the fact remains that Neil knows how to spark a debate."
Read for your self how a man asking 10 simple questions has ignited a firestorm. And post a comment (no registration required).