One of my favorite things to do at Red Room is to watch videos-be it book trailers, videos about writing, anything. I especially love it when Merill Markoe posts videos, because she has eclectic taste.
Last week she posted this video that was called "The Breakfast Song." Curious, I started watching to see two people who appeared to be in one of those local talk shows. The music started, and the man started to speak: "The nutriontists say that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It helps to perk us up and get us on our way. But there's a Kingdom coming, that's part of God's plan when God's word is all we need to feed men."
Then he and the lady with him start to sing: "No more bacon...no more sausage...no more orange juice..." He then lists breakfast foods throughout the song with the chorus: "One of these mornings, God is going to call me home. I won't need no breakfast. I'll be gone, gone gone."
I watched it, just amazed. I love gospel music, so I loved it right away. And it amazed me how they covered all the breakfast meals. You name it: Country ham, Captain Crunch, cinnamon rolls, Cheerios, all that's missing is Twix. God knows the Rabbit would be depressed if you won't wake up one morning and find you can't enjoy your bowl of Twix.
Not all the food is breakfast food-he also sings about not having apple pie, chicken, soda pop. Which is a bit depressing in a way. Maybe it's just me, but I like to think of Heaven as a place where you can eat Ben and Jerry's, chocolate cake, frosting from the container, and not gain an ounce.
Still, I love the song, and apparently I'm not the only one: It's the second most watched video on You Tube. On blackamericaweb.com they found the woman singer of the clip. Her name is Katherine Lane , and the gentleman singing with her was Minister Cleo Clariet. They sang the song on "The Kay Bain Show" located in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Sadly, Mr. Clariet cannot enjoy his fame; he died in December 2004 of congenital heart disease. His God finally called him home. At least, I hope he did.
In the meantime, watch the video, and you get it stuck in your head, blame Merrill Markoe.
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