Chris Rice: “The Cartoon Song” from Past The Edges

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About “The Cartoon Song”

“The Cartoon Song” is a hidden song by Chris Rice from his album Past The Edges.

From Chris Rice’s official site FAQ: Where can I find the cartoon song? (on a CD, accompaniment track, or print version) – The cartoon song is a hidden track on Chris’s Past The Edges CD. (It’s not on the cassette tape). After the last song is finished playing (“Missin’ You”, song #10) just let it keep playing for about two minutes of silence. Cartoons will begin playing then. Hope you find it! The printed music for Cartoons is available in the vocal folio books, “A Night in Rocketown” and “WOW 2000 Songbook.” from Word Music. Ask at your local bookstore to have it ordered. Ask them if an accompaniment track is available too.

Also from Chris Rice’s official site FAQ: “Mr. Rice, why didn’t you let Beavis and that other guy get saved in the cartoon song?” First of all, when I “wrote” the cartoon song (in about 10 minutes!) as a skit for a local youth group, I had no idea so many people would eventually hear it! (What was I thinking!) My original intention was a simple one: figure out how different cartoon characters would say “Hallelujah”. After all the other characters, when I got to Beavis (who was pretty popular at the time) I found humor in the typical Christian reaction to that cartoon. So I was making a silly reference to that reaction, not to whether Beavis could get saved. The strong reactions to that part of the song are even more humorous to me, because I couldn’t understand such a silly song getting such scrutiny. Also, in correcting my “theology” in the cartoon song, people were totally missing the fact that the whole song is about soul-less cartoons, none of whom can “get saved”. A frog, a few dogs, a moose, turtles…getting ‘saved’…horrible theology if you ask me. But theology was never the intention of the song, just a funny look at how cartoons might say “Hallelujah”. “What if?” I’m sorry some people are missing the fun! “I was thinking the other day, why’d I ever write that song?…” (grin)

About Past The Edges

Chris Rice’s album Past The Edges, released in 1998, solidifies his position as a gifted singer-songwriter in the contemporary Christian music scene. This transformative album captures the essence of Rice’s profound lyricism and emotive vocals, inviting listeners on a spiritual journey. With a fusion of acoustic folk, pop, and a touch of jazz, the album’s musical diversity beautifully complements its introspective themes.

Standout tracks like “Smell the Color 9” and “Other Side of the Radio” showcase Rice’s ability to weave thought-provoking narratives with a touch of whimsy, drawing listeners into his imaginative world. The album’s poignant ballads, such as “Sometimes Love” and “Face of Christ,” resonate deeply, touching hearts and inspiring reflection.

Past The Edges remains a timeless work of art, encouraging listeners to explore faith, love, and the complexities of life. Chris Rice’s masterful storytelling and soul-stirring melodies make this album a treasured gem for both Christian music enthusiasts and music lovers in general.

How to find “The Cartoon Song”

On CD: Play through the last track (“Missin’ You”)

Listen to “The Cartoon Song”

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