This week’s song is not making a deep theological statement…at least not one I could identify after my initial 25 listens.
I first heard Baby Monkey (Going Backwards On A Pig) when it was a free download on iTunes last year. Â I LOVED it immediately…yes, I’m strange like that. Â As soon as I played it for my kids it was quickly set to auto-repeat and we drove around town singing it at the top of our lungs. Â Team Allen in all our glory.
I believe there’s a strange genius to this song as well. Â Parry Gripp didn’t stop at singing about a baby monkey, or even a baby monkey riding a pig. Â No, this baby monkey is riding backwards on a pig.
If you listen closely you’ll even find an encouraging message in the verse. Â We all need a loving reminder to keep trying even when life is hard, and to do that while riding a pig…well that’s just freakin’ awesome!
You’ve got to keep on keepin’ on
Get on that pig and hold on tight
Get it on iTunes HERE.
I recently found a YouTube vid with the song and some exciting baby-monkey-going-backwards-on-a-pig action. You.Are.Welcome.
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