catalenamara (catalenamara) wrote,

Supernatural Season Finale

Just saw the season finale of Supernatural, and now I can’t get Def Leppard’s “Rock of Ages” or Charlie Daniel’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” out of my head. (I’ve been a bad fan; I’ve been so immersed in Kirk/Spock fandom this past year I’ve paid zero attention to what’s been going on in SPN fandom. From a couple of Escapade panels, I take it there’s been a lot of controversy. Can anyone point me to some good meta on this season as a whole?)

Re those two songs:

The Devil Went Down to Georgia (and the fiddle of gold) (lyrics under the cut):

Here’s the vid for “Rock of Ages”. Does it get any more 80s cliched than this? And check out that sword – I know there are much bigger phallic symbols than that sword (skyscrapers and missiles come to mind), but you can’t fault these guys for ambition.

Waaaay back when, in the 80s, I used this Def Leppard album to chase off a proslyterizer who was knocking on my door.

Knock – knock. (No, I’m not telling a joke.)
I peer out my kitchen window. “Who’s there?”
“I’m here to tell you about the Bible,” the guy outside says.
“No thanks,” I said politely.
“But don’t you want to hear about the Bible?”
“I already know about the Bible. I’m a preacher’s kid.”
“But have you been saved?”
“Bye-bye,” I said.
So he starts pounding on my door.
Now I consider: Should I call the cops?
But there’s my record player, not eight feet from the door. I get out Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” (yes, I admit it, I owned this record), put it on the turntable, turned the volume all the way, set the needle on the record, walked quickly down the hall to my bedroom and shut the door.

Half an hour later, the record had finished playing. I go back to my kitchen and look out the window. No Bible-thumper, and he never came back.

Here's the lyrics for The Devil Went Down to Georgia:

The devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal.
He was in a bind 'cos he was way behind: he was willin' to make a deal.
When he came across this young man sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot.
And the devil jumped upon a hickory stump and said: "Boy let me tell you what:
"I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
"And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
"Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy, but give the devil his due:
"I bet a fiddle of gold against your soul, 'cos I think I'm better than you."
The boy said: "My name's Johnny and it might be a sin,
"But I'll take your bet, your gonna regret, 'cos I'm the best that's ever been."

Johnny you rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard.
'Cos hells broke loose in Georgia and the devil deals the cards.
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold.
But if you lose, the devil gets your soul.

The devil opened up his case and he said: "I'll start this show."
And fire flew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow.
And he pulled the bow across his strings and it made an evil hiss.
Then a band of demons joined in and it sounded something like this.
When the devil finished, Johnny said: "Well you're pretty good ol' son.
"But sit down in that chair, right there, and let me show you how its done."

Fire on the mountain, run boys, run.
The devil's in the house of the risin' sun.
Chicken in the bread pan, pickin' out dough.
"Granny, does your dog bite?"
"No, child, no."

The devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat.
He laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet.
Johnny said: "Devil just come on back if you ever want to try again.
"I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been."

And he played fire on the mountain, run boys, run.
The devil's in the house of the risin' sun.
Chicken in the bread pan, now they're pickin' out dough.
"Granny, will your dog bite?"
"No, child, no."
Tags: preacher's kid tales, supernatural

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