Sound or Unsound Lyrics

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by gekko, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. gekko

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    this thread. i dont wish to have a "style" debate or a "CCM vs. Other" debate or anything like that. or even if its suitable for worship or not.
    please just focus on the lyrics. and if they are sound or not.

    this debate. or discussion. i wanted to post some lyrics of Professing Christian people who play musical instruments in succession.

    and to have discussion on the lyrics. i will not post the band or the song name. if you want to find out for yourself you can google it. but please do not post it on here for fear of biased opinions.

    some of the music i listen to i question. i want your opinion. while i do research as well.

    thankyou.

    let the discussion begin.
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    first lyrics:

     
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    even just what you may think the lyrics are about would be nice...
     
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    Dull the edge? Water it down, make it more simple?

    What is he/she speaking of? The Word of God is quick an dpowerful, sharper than any two edged sword, it cannnot made dull.
    Water it down? It sounds as it someone does not like the Gospel message as the Bible speaks of it.. you know.. repentance, turning from sin. The Gospel was never meant to "water it down".

    Just my opinion. I am having a hard time understanding what the writer is trying to say. AS a matter of fact, his message in his song is not clear, maybe it needs to be watered down! It sure is not simple to understand. If I have to think on the meaning of a song and try to understand what the writer might be saying, it is not worth listening to. Just my opinion!
     
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    By the way, this song could not be used for Worship or praise. Worship is showing or expressing the Worth of someone, in our case, the Lord. This song does not do that. Praise is show forth our thankgiving, in our case, to the Lord. Who does this song speak of, Not God. It seens to have 98 % rat poison and 2% truth to it.
     
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    Agree with you here. This song is certainly not about worshipping God. I sense it has more to do with critiquing sinful man's perception of who God is and how he should respond to him. It is therefore, more of a rebuke.

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    Gekko,

    I have never heard this song before, but it sounds like something that Steve Taylor might have wrote which was often misunderstood because he wrote in a satirical, often borderline judgemental, style when rebuking sin or infidelity to God's Word.

    This seems to me to be rebuking those who wish to make the Gospel more "seeker sensitive" by watering it down and saying what the lost wish to hear (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

    This seems to point to the emptiness that is left by such shallow teaching.

    This is a rebuke both to the false teacher who sells whatever the people will buy and to the people who swallow the poison of false assurance and easy religion without even thinking about the implications.

    This is certainly very poetic and very Steve Taylor like (It reminds me very much of his lyrics in the song The Finish Line). But, it seems very unintelligible and not to make any sense whatsoever in the song, which is sometimes a sign it was written by Steve Taylor. BTW, was this song written by Steve Taylor?:smilewinkgrin:

    It would appear that this line is a conclusion about how we ended up feeling disenchanted with the shallow doctrines of false teachers. Its focus is on how we sought to please our own selfish feelings and searched for comfort, but only ended up with misery. In the end, we don't answer to ourselves, but to God, who is the author and prince of peace and comfort.

    That was my take anyway.:wavey:

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    A favorite of my wife.

     
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    I am glad that someone was able to possibly see into what was being said. Josepph, if what you think it means it true, than "Who are the false teachers today who are itching and scratching the ears of the hearers? I am meaning the mainline, mainstream teachers?
     
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    josephs right in what the song means. great job!
    but no its not by steve taylor...
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    that's a great song Trotter! i think its sound. :)
     
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    here might be a more difficult song. i love the profound lyrics of some artitists.

     
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    That is probably up to whatever the hearers interpretation of the song is.

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    Are you sure? It could have been written by him and yet, performed by someone else. Happens all the time in the music business.

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