Many months ago the band placed an online poling center on their website in order to give fans some amount of control in naming a new song on the record. There was some dissonance amongst band members over what the name of said song should be, and it was decided that the best way to reach a resolve was to let the people decide.
In the spirit of democracy, four names were placed on the site to choose from. Three of these were legitimate options, with the fourth offered up as a vain attempt at humor. One way of looking at this would be to think of the names as the Republicans, Democrats, the Green Party, and say the Libertarians, respectively. Two of them would get the majority of the vote, with the third making a small yet respectable showing, and the fourth a throwaway vote good for laughs and an occasional deep thought, but that?s about it. The song names to choose from were Oh Praise Him, All This for a King, He is Holy, and Boot Scoot Boogie #2.
What the band did not see coming was the token throwaway choice becoming the dark horse candidate. Early on in the race it stole first place from All This for a King and quickly took a commanding lead. Needless to say, this series of events began to worry band members. They were forced to question whether or not placing power in the hands of the people was a wise choice after all. All of a sudden the Electoral College made perfect sense.
Thus began a fierce campaign that worked its way across the country in order to convince the public that voting for such a ludicrous option could potentially wreck the institution of democracy for generations to come. Every night the band performed a concert David took a time out in the middle of the show to explain what was at stake and to encourage people to get out there and vote. Many cheered for Boogie, but as time passed the numbers began to shift. Players jockeyed for position as the votes began to roll in.
With the record set to release on September 16, the label has requested song names, therefore putting an end to the voting. Though the names continue to change places, two have pulled away from the pack. Oh Praise Him and All This for a King have jumped ahead, putting Boogie in third place (much to the relief of everyone involved), and He is Holy limping along in fourth place. The band will be glued to their computer screens come midnight on Friday. Though they will be relieved to finally know what to call the song, they will be much more relieved to not hear David's campaign speech anymore.