The Year of the Bi-i-ble

Good News! The Pennsylvania Legislature just declared 2012 the Year of the Bible.  Since they didn’t specify exactly which Bible, as in the “King James Bible Heritage Month” resolution from the same session, and since I only live in neighboring Maryland, I’m going to go ahead and play along with my trusty Good News Bible. You heard me! The line drawings by Annie Vallotton completely make my day every time I see them.


Anyway, I always think that campaigns need commercials with catchy jingles. The Year of the Bible immediately suggests Survivor’s immortal Eye of the Tiger. Thus, I’ve written an alternate set of lyrics EotT. Now, everyone can remember it’s the Year of the Bible every time Survivor comes on the car radio, which, in the Rust Belt, is pretty often. coughYou’reWelcomePennsylvaniacough.

The Year of the Bible

PA state rep Jerry Stern
thought any year
might be the right one

To make a stand for
God’s bestselling plan
Declare it from
the state house

Jer dyed his hair, or
maybe got a toupee
made a big declaration

Hang on Keystone State, get
those seat belts on tight
I’m using my state
government might!

It’s the Year of the Bible
It’s the thrill of the Right
Rising up to the challenge of
the secular
Our Judeo-Christian values —
just give ’em a try!
‘Cause it’s legally the
official state
Year of the Bible

DUH Duh Duh DUH Duh Duh DUH Duh Duh Duh

The Year of the Bible

The Year of the Bible

The Year of the Bible


Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.