Hey y’all! So the other day I was talking to some peeps and that Book of Mormon musical came up. A few bloggers have told me about it and so I decided that I just needed to listen to the songs already. I thought it’d be funny to review the songs and make a post of my reactions. And please just understand that these songs are just jokes and not the actual truth of the church, so take that as you will.
Here we go!
First song, “Hello!” I mean it’s pretty accurate starting off… then it just get’s funny . Not much to say about this one, but it’s really fun to listen to. Now every time I say Book of Mormon I’m going to be singing it in my head.
Second song, “Two by Two” This song starts with talking about where one guy wants to go on his mission and right off the bat I started laughing. We have this joke in the church that you’ll get sent to the one place that you don’t want to go. My friends mom was okay with anything but South America and got sent to Brazil. After that I mean even if they are joking, mission’s are very important, but I can definitely laugh at it.
And I wish this is how people received mission calls, you really just open a letter that tells you where your’re going. And the chances of you going with someone you know is basically impossible.
The “soldiers of the army of the Church” part just reminds me of this song we really sing that starts with “And we are as the army of Helaman…” so I’m going to be singing that all day now…
Third song, “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” “I wanna be the Mormon who changed all of mankind” actually really makes sense in our culture somewhat, not the church itself but just people looking to go on missions. We all want to be super powerful and get a lot done, but it does sound crazy when you put it this way.
And the part that mentions being 19 to go on a mission is now incorrect technically, now boys can leave when they’re 18 (I’m convinced that’s why the hot guy population in Utah has decreased) and girls when they’re 19 instead of 21 now.
In my head I’m envisioning an Elder missionary (the one who has been in the area/ on their mission the longest) singing this to his new companion.
Fourth song, “Hasa Diga Eebowai” Okay well right off I clearly do not support what the saying actually means xD
Ah, the Lion King’s reference. Well this song gets pretty graphic really fast but it’s not even a two minutes in and I’m already bored…
I can totally see some missionaries going somewhere foreign and hearing about all this stuff they have no idea about. It happens quite frequently actually, they come back with some pretty great stories.
Fifth song, “Turn It Off” The beginning of this song with the whole no emotion thing reminds me of my dad sometimes xD The main part of this song that I don’t understand at all is how the first part with the no emotion got associated with the church at all…
The 2nd part I get, but this isn’t how I want to address that, so no comment… If you really want to know then you can private message me.
And I had to comment on the Utah Jazz part, because for the first time in forever they actually don’t totally suck. When I was younger they were so bad though.
Sixth song, “I Am Here For You” Can I please start saying “Tomorrow’s a latter day?” I don’t really have anything else to say about this, it’s pretty short.
I mean not giving up is always a good thing, you can make a difference, yayy
Seventh song,“All American Prophet” FINALLY, I’m so excited for this song. Let’s see how many Joseph Smith jokes it makes. Well I can’t say I’ve ever heard him called the blonde-haired, blue-eyed, voice of God.
Okay well I mean yes Joseph did speak to God and Jesus, but I’m really disappointed I didn’t hear a joke about his age. (He was 14 btw)
And I hate to get technical, but there’s actually 3 more parts (The Book of Mormon, Pearl of Price, and Doctrine and Covenants)
The joke about him finding the golden plates in the Hill Cumorah was pretty good. Ah , good old Angel Moroni. I mean he is pretty important, he’s on the top of all of the temples.
And paradise= Zion=Utah which is why all of the pioneers came here! Good old, Salt Lake City. (That’s where I live too, just in case you didn’t know) Too bad Joseph never made it. I’m assuming you guys haven’t heard the story of how he was martyred, it’s actually really interesting.
Ahahha! Big Mormon families! So true, not even going to lie. I mean not every Mormon has a big family, but a lot do.
Eight song, “Sal Tlay Ka Siti” Well this is clearly supposed to be Salt Lake City, and I’m definitely saying it the other way now. Okay so we do have waterfalls, unfortunately no unicorns as far as I know…
*Me during a job interview* “Yes, I come from a village in Ooh-tah”
Oh yes, the goat meat here is great… and the Red Cross has flour? What? We got some great Red Cross buildings, but if you’re looking for food, the Road Home is probably a better option.
Man, I really wish SLC was as great as she thinks it is… it’s a great place to live but I haven’t seen very many golden thatched roofs…
Ninth song, “Man Up” I think my dad wrote the first part of this song. He definitely wrote it. Although it is very catchy, I’m going to have to start singing this to myself.
Well, maybe don’t just always follow the white boy.. I’ve done that before, it doesn’t always lead to salvation. Just saying.
And where did Orlando come into this whole thing? Does he just really like Florida?
Well, that’s it for part one! I hope you guys enjoyed it! Comment down below if you want to see the part two. I had a lot of fun writing this actually, I got a good laugh out of it. Just to mention again, just because I’m laughing at or making fun of it doesn’t mean it agrees with the churches standards, beliefs, etc.
Love y’all! -Aspen AKA The Author
P.S. I’m pretty sure that Joseph Smith was more of a dirty blonde…