The least remarkable song series continues today with the song ranked 8th. As a kid, I remember hearing a song titled “Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up”.
I didn’t quite understand the lyrics at the time and all I could picture was someone literally being wrapped and tied up. That really didn’t sound fun to me, so I tried to avoid the song anytime it came on.
As I got older and heard the song again, I then understood what the song was attempting to convey. Born out of the pentecostal/holiness camp; the version I remember is credited to Nancy Harmon. There was also a traditional Gospel spiritual, penned by the Rev. Cleophus Robinson with the same title that birthed the version I remember as a kid.
It is hard for me to listen to this song now without my five-year old mind thinking the song meant something totally different.
*Video Credit (Southern Gospel Views from the Back Row)