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#875144 added February 27, 2016 at 11:59pm
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The Battle Is Not Ours
Veggietales

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So, as established, I LOVE Veggietales songs. And, since I work in the church's nursery, I still get proper exposure to them. I still think that whoever composed for Veggietales is, like, one of the best composers ever.
So, this one is kinda slow, and I don't think I liked it very much when I was little. But I like it now, and I'll get to that after I explain the context.
So this one is from Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen. For those of you who haven't been exposed to the story, basically here's what happens. So, the Jews are living in one of the empires (Persian, I think) of the past. King Xerxes sends for his wife, Vashti, to come be gawked at by his advisers at a party. She refuses, and so he divorces her. Then, he decides he wants a new queen. So, basically, he has his men collect all of the beautiful women in the province and puts them in a harem. One by one, they are presented to the king, and he chooses one of them. Well, he happened to choose Hadassah, a Jew. Jews weren't really liked at the time (what else is new), so to conceal her Jewish identity she used the name Esther. She becomes queen, but then this guy Haman who hates Jews tricks the king to signing an order to make it legal to kill all Jews. Anyways, Esther, after much consideration, reveals herself as a Jew and tells the king that he accidentally signed an order to kill Jews. He gets pissed at Haman, hangs him, and passes a new decree that allows the Jews to defend themselves. The Jews do, and then celebrate with a feast that is still celebrated today called Purim.
So, this song, which is the theme for the watered-down Veggietales version, is the song she sings just before she goes before the king, to reassure herself.
Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of slow songs, but I like this one. And it's also a really easy melody. So, when I'm nervous before an audition, I play this to calm myself down. Of course, every audition I've played it before has failed, but that's probably just because I've failed every audition. {e:shrug}
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