Friday, January 13, 2006

LIF?- Not today....

Ok, this post is on a slightly negative note but please, humor me today,....
This is the classic lesson in "What NOT to do"....the song I hav chosen today is being played on the secular adult contemporary radio and on Christian radio stations all over the south. I don't know about other parts of the country...anyway...it is the classic "say nothing" song...and I can understand the secular world buying it...after all, the only thing they care about is whether or not it " has a good beat and you can dance to it" (quote from American Bandstand for some of us old enough to remember:)). Unfortunatley...it has been number one on the Christian radio stations around Atlanta weeks in a row and I find that sad. Come on people! pay attention! This song has little value as a "Christian" song at all. On a reach I could see it, after all I am unable to take my eyes off of Him when He is wooing me....if it didn't have that stuff in it about the clock and about a she being beautiful .... Is this about the Lord? is this about the church? Who can tell? It means that it doesn't say anything really......all because it is catchy(and it is) and given, Lifehouse is a cool name for a Christian group, if that's what they are...but come on!
I think I can appreciate what Lifehouse is trying to do...no, are doing...they are making deep inroads into the secular music scene and possibly having impact out there....but I find it sad to see Christians all over the country swaying and "worshipping" to songs that are basically meaningless and have very little to do with HIM...can we at least direct our Christian songs somewhere in the general direction of the Lord or the church or something?? He is what this is all about after all....Arrrgh!

LIFEHOUSE LYRICS "You And Me"
What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive.
I can't keep up and I can't back down I've been losing so much time. Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to lose And it's you and me and all of the people And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you All of the things that I want to say just aren't coming out right I'm tripping on words You've got my head spinning I don't know where to go from here Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to prove And it's you and me and all of the people And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you
There's something about you now I can't quite figure out Everything she does is beautiful Everything she does is right Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to lose And it's you and me and all of the people And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you and me and all of the people with nothing to do Nothing to prove And it's you and me and all of the people And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you What day is it?And in what month?This clock never seemed so alive .

2 comments:

Kimber said...

Well...I am kind of with you on this one...I haven't quite understood why this sond is consider a "Christian" song...but then I thought...well, maybe it's me who is getting old, but I just don't get it!!!

Herobill said...

Some people think that all humans are already "in christ"... but I don't get that... but maybe that's what the group thinks they're singing about. Who knows.

Either way, it looks like Contemporary X-ianity is heading for something mushier and mushier. Big surprise. Mushy sells better, anyway.

Thanks for the honesty and the opinions, Cheryl. I agree. Don't know what others see in that song, but as for me, give me Christ or give me nothing... please!