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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's The Meaning of This? - 2011 - Update 2013

Just have a little bit to share with you all this morning as these thoughts roll through my mind. This song has been going through my mind over and over again for about a week now and I was searching to know why. It’s called “Watch You Crawl” by Red. Red’s new album “Until We Have Faces” just came out in February and it’s already number 2 in the country. On Youtube there are videos of them on The Tonight Show and Conan, too. I loved their music right from the start. I not only love the use of strings and piano along with the electric instruments which reaches the artist part in me but I also love the deepness, profoundness of their lyrics. When I looked up the lyrics of this song “Watch You Crawl” I found out even more of why I liked it and seemingly so many others love this album, too. It speaks to who I was before I found Jesus. Two of the band members have pasts in addiction. And, although I was not addicted to any one substance, I was mentally and emotionally addicted to being intoxicated on anything possible for a good 18 years of my life. I guess I am to share this with you so you might also understand how Satan works with addiction. These lyrics are powerful and even gruesome, but so very true! And why are they such a hit? So those who are fighting the addictions can know there is someone else out there that gets how they feel and they've made it out. It gives them hope! Even though this music is looked down upon by many it is loved by many who are finally learning that they are not alone! And, as with me, it meant more than many could ever know! It gave me hope! 
Watch You Crawl
by Red

You put my back against the wall
Watching, waiting
You never thought I’d get this far
Beneath your skin

I watched you swim with all your lies
They pulled you under
And as you wait for my demise
I’m just getting stronger
I’m learning who you really are
And nothing can save you

I will fight until the end
Get ready to collide
And I will watch you fall again
I’ll bury you alive
You tried to bring me to my knees
You tried to take it all
Now I will stand and watch you crawl

I’ll put you back where you belong
Hopeless, fading
And I will rise while you
Become the monster you have fed
I’ll let you drown in your despair
Now nothing can save you

I’m still here
Now I’m gonna watch you beg

If you don't get it, this is supposed to be addiction itself talking to the person that it is devouring! Red shares much about this very thing! “Once a person is lost in the grips of Satan's disguise in addiction, Jesus has to be a light to show them the true way out!”

And, others are attracted to this music and given a way out through faith in Jesus Christ! I am learning to pay more attention to all Christian music as there is some that I do not care for but I’ve also learned as an artist that art is subjective. Meaning, “to each his own”. By judging music I’m also judging the listeners and I always have room to learn!

*2 Corinthians 1:3-5 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ."
Another scripture that has spoken to me for so long and may help some of you to understand why Christian rock?

*1 Corinthians 9:19-23

The Message (MSG)

19-23 “Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn't take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn't just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!”

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