April 2, 2010

A song I love & don't agree with.....

The following is a small piece of a song I heard this morning that I find rather catchy:

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathin, I just prayed to a God I don't believe in, cuz I got time while she got freedom, when a heart breaks, no it don't break even....what am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you, what am I supposed to say when I'm all chocked up and your ok, I'm falling to pieces (repeat) when a heart breaks no it don't break even.

I'm torn. I like it, I really like it and I find it really catchy, however, I do not agree it a portion of it. "I just prayed to a God I don't believe in". I don't know what to do with that. My mind wonders wildly trying to make sense of and interpret it.

Mostly I think to myself, "how does that work?!" Allow me to explain: my dog, say I don't believe in her yet I talk to her, let her out for a tinkle and feed her. It makes no sense! The mere fact that I spoke to her states that I do in fact believe in her! I get that they are lyrics but music is such a big part of my life, songs lead me to memories of different times (past, present and thoughts of the future) and I have to believe for the writers and other listeners have significant meanings as well!

I'm still perplexed. Let me state that it is not because of my faith, although I can't imagine living my life thinking God does not exist. I've been through some really bad times, and hard years and when I review them, and the mere fact that I lived through them, it is hard evidence for me that God does indeed exist presently in each of our lives. Allow me a moment to step off my soapbox.

Ok. I've been through some crazy bad breakups, I am guessing that is what this guy (the singer) is taking about. Perhaps he is so broken/sad he is questioning all he knows to be true, and in a moment of frustration he doubted his faith (or lack thereof) and cried out or prayed. Hmmm... I sort of wish I could speak to the writer of this song and ask him/her what they meant. Or maybe they wanted it to be thought provoking!!! Hmm!

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Hey there,
    I'm a random stranger you don't know, but I'm also a fan of that song, and this post of yours came up when I was looking for the lyrics.
    I also find that line captivating and perplexing. My original take on it was that the singer previously didn't believe in God (but perhaps was raised in a religious home, so knew of God etc), but was in such a desperate place that they prayed. But I also like your ideas, too.