Hello all... reading another post just now I was reminded of how many times through the years Christian music has dealt with the controversy over a specific lyric... many times the heat coming directly from the church itself. I wondered if anyone else had noticed. Sometimes a lyric could be "too deep" and people get offended without reading into the message of the song. Likewise, many times, the message may be something people just don't want to hear, and they try to put it away. Now obviously, not every single controversial lyric is controversial for those reasons. However, can you name a few that make people uncomfortable? I'll start: Asleep in the Light by Keith Green Do you see, do you see all the people sinking down Don't you care, don't you care, are you gonna let them drown? How can you be so numb not to care if they come? You close your eyes and pretend the job's done. "Oh bless me Lord, bless me Lord," you know, it's all I ever hear, No one aches, no one hurts, no one even sheds one tear. But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds, and He cares for your needs, And you just lay back and keep soaking it in! Oh, can't you see it's such a sin? Cause He brings people to you door, and you turn them away, As you smile and say, "God bless you, be at peace," And all heaven just weeps cause Jesus came to you door... You've left him out on the streets. Open up, open up and give yourself away, You see the need, you hear the cries, so how can you delay? God's calling and you're the one but like Jonah you run, He's told you to speak but you keep holding it in! Oh can't you see it's such a sin? The world is sleeping in the dark that the church just can't fight, Cause it's asleep in the light! How can you be so dead when you've been so well fed? Jesus rose from the grave and you, you can't even get out of bed! Oh, Jesus rose from the dead, come on, get out of your bed! How can you be so numb not to care if they come? You close your eyes and pretend the job's done. You close your eyes and pretend the job's done. Don't close your eyes; don't pretend the job's done! Come away, come away, come away with Me my love, Come away, from this mess, come away with Me, my love.