This will be the second time The Purging Lutheran have quoted Violent Femmes, a raucous, folk music band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They wrote a song named Lack of Knowledge, a song I have not listened to but have read the lyrics. Read these:
read read read read read read read everything you can read and
learn learn learn learn learn learn learn everything you can learn
cause there is no tomorrow like today
and there is no today like tomorrow
The other lyrics to this song are harsh to mention but what I quoted is sufficient to get the point across. My Sweet Rib read read read all these books books books. And she keeps reading. It’s a wonder the brake pads in her eyes don’t wear out from stopping at the end of each line to dash to the next. She was particularly fond of the book, Mary, Mrs. A. Lincoln. I think she sympathized with Mary Lincoln because she was treated poorly by others after the death of her husband.
She also read When The Mob Ran Vegas. This shows a bit of MSR’s dark, saucy side. I believe she would have been just fine being the wife of a goodfella or a boss, spending rolls of cash on ‘fancy’ jewelry, trips to Miami with other ‘family’ wives, and grieving properly after her husband ate his final meal in an Italian restaurant in The Bronx on a Tuesday night (if you know what I mean).
The rest of these books? You’ll just have to snoop around the shelves at Goodwill if you want to know their contents.
A voice says, “Shout!”
I said, “What shall I shout?”
“These people are nothing but grass,
their love fragile as wildflowers.
The grass withers, the wildflowers fade,
if God so much as puffs on them.
Aren’t these people just so much grass?
True, the grass withers and the wildflowers fade,
but our God’s Word stands firm and forever.”