Monday, June 17, 2013
This song has been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks since hearing it on Air1. After looking up the lyrics, I felt I had to point out some "bad theology" for this Christian hard-rock band.
The hook in the chorus is "drink deep in the morning... see what the day will bring." It sounds like a Scripture reference, no? But the only scripture that could apply to is Proverbs 7:18 and is in reference to a prostitute. Proverbs 7 continues, "My husband is not at home... and will not be home till full moon." In contrast, in this song the verse is sung in hope, a plea to be free from the distractions of "American noise".
Or is it?
Instead could this lyric be ironic, alluring us like the prostitute of Proverbs 7 away from God? Another words, is the chorus the American noise and the verses the lament over its cacophony?
I seldom dissect a song so much, but the lyrics are so catchy and strike a chord with me. Our "American noise" keeps us from living like God intends, becoming lazy in a comfortable brand of Christianity. (If you read my blog very much, you recognize this is a consistent theme.)
Not to mention I'm not much of a Skillet fan, so this song stands out to me that much more.
What do you think of Skillet's new release? What do the lyrics say to you?