I believe from the Book of Mormon is one of my favorite songs in the show. If you’ve listened to the song you have pretty much figured out that it is about hearing something you didn’t expect to hear and just having to have faith in the decision that was made. It could be when you were a kid and your parents told you you couldn’t stay out past curfew or go to a party. It could be a boss saying you aren’t ready for the promotion and giving it to someone else and because you love the company, you decide to just trust that your boss was right and has your best interest in mind.
We’ve all had people who were in charge of us make decisions that we didn’t agree with, understand or like, but since we put our trust and faith in that person, we just trust that they have made the best and correct decision. That is what I would think the song I Believe from the Book Of Mormon is about.
Elder Price finds out he is going to Africa (or if you’ve seen the show you know he is already there) and unlike his partner who thinks its like the Lion King, he knows it can be dangerous. He knows he is going to be taking on challenges like a warlord who shoots people in the face. He knows things are going to be different there, and he knows he just has to believe that his God is mightier and will protect him.
I Believe from The Book of Mormon is a song about just believing. It is a parody of the Mormon religion in that they bring up random “facts” which may not make sense but at the same time, because they are Mormons they just have to believe in them. He has to believe that ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America as well as the Garden of Eden being in the middle of America. I Believe from the Book of Mormon is one of my favorite songs from the show and if you have or haven’t seen it yet you’ll also love it. You can buy The Book of Mormon Soundtrack and Book of Mormon Cast Recording or download the MP3s by clicking on the images in the amazon widget and you can watch the I Believe Video from The Book of Mormon below. Thank you again for reading and if you haven’t seen the Book of Mormon yet, you need to add it to the list of shows to see on your next trip to NYC.