I started hearing this song on the radio and thought I’d share my thoughts about it on this pathetic stage — a blog. I wish I could have media access somehow to talk about these things openly. But until then, I’ll just share my thoughts here. I love the craftiness of this song. The artist is definitely a talented lyricist, and the tune is very catchy. It sound a lot like the Common in my opinion.
Story and music are extremely powerful tools when it comes to influencing people’s views and understanding. I would bet my liver that all media outlets and producers profoundly understand this truth. They understand its power. Whether it’s a story or a song, it usually is told in such a way that makes us feel good. It will be catchy and will hook us with its hooks.
Then we’ll think, “Gee, I like this. How can something so pleasing be wrong? If it’s pleasing then surely it’s true!” Unfortunately, the classical period (early 20th century) holds the last remnant of Christians being the leaders in producing that which is pleasing. Now we are left with short attention spans infused with cutting edge technology fashioning entertainment for our minds. We don’t know what to compare it to, thus go “umm, ok I’ll take it since there’s nothing else to choose from”. The Christian music sub-culture isn’t helping, but is making it worse with its unbreakable mold. We need to get back to a naissance as Christians. I digress. Here are my thoughts on this song:
When I was in the 3rd grade
I thought that I was gay
Cause I could draw, my uncle was
And I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She’s like, Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-K
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