Cultural and religious references wasted on the innocent.

Today, while listening to the radio driving along some non-descript country lane, Ken Bruce on BBC Radio2 allowed some vacuous young man to play the ‘tracks of his years’ (mostly an opportunity to plug a new album). After playing Genesis’ “Jesus he knows me” the chap (apparently somebody called ‘Matt Cardle’ who won some TV-contest) commented what a deeply religious song this was.

Pardon me?

“I believe in the family with my ever loving wife beside me But she don’t know about my girlfriend or the man I met last night Do you believe in God, ‘cos that’s what I’m selling And if you wanna go to heaven, I’ll see you right You won’t ever have to leave your house (oohoh) Or get out of your chair (oohoh) You don’t even have to touch that dial (oohoh), ‘cos I’m everywhere”

He might want to check his references.