Today’s post contains no serious content. It does, however, contain rock music videos. Reader discretion is advised.
Have you ever noticed that there are certain songs that just seem ripe for co-opting? Songs that have something that sound vaguely spiritual—like they could be talking about God, but could just as easily be talking about a girl.
U2 is an obvious (and easy) example, particularly with their new record. Check this song out:
Now, in all fairness, Bono and the band do profess faith in Christ (true story), and many songs do have some pretty overt spiritual content. There are even a lot of churches that are already playing their stuff during their corporate worship (including some Anglican ones, I believe). But, it just seems, I don’t know, a bit weird to me. Maybe it’s just me.
While listening to the radio this week, I found that there are actually quite a few songs that, if you thought about it hard enough, you could probably co-opt for a Christian worship service.
And I was even more surprised when I realized that one is the newest Our Lady Peace single, All You Did Was Save My Life:
Seriously, think about it. They could be singing about:
- An EMT
- A girl in a co-dependent relationship (based on the video)
Follow me down this rabbit trail, won’t you? Let’s see… “Red Sea?” Check. “I owe every breath to you?” Yep, that works. “All you did was save my life?” Indeedy-do. Fantastic—it meets all the basic criteria. Tentative allusions to things possibly biblical. Catchy melody (despite my general distaste for modern OLP).
Plus, Raine Maida’s read the Bible (and Dylan, too).
I’ll post something serious tomorrow. Maybe.