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Friday, July 13, 2012

I Wanna Marry You

I'm reclining here (yes, I use that when I don't want to admit I'm lolling back on my bed typing and thinking :P) listening to a song I hate.

Yep...a pop song.

The one I hate most (that I recognise) is "Moves Like Jagger" - and that's because it stays in my head for DAYS or WEEKS.

I thought Bruno Mars was a pretty cool guy when he first came out with an ace song like "Just the Way You Are". Some of the lyrics were on the line, but the principle behind it recognised a basic insecurity/problem with girls and tried in its way to deal with it.

Since then, I've heard two more of his songs, "Lazy Song" and "Marry You". I hate both.

I'm not going to bother dissing Lazy Song. It's disgusting, and that's all I have to say.

But Marry You is, all the way through, a rip-off of everything I believe. It treats marriage as a light-hearted, flippant decision.

Which it isn't.

Next to the choice of accepting Christ as Saviour, I believe marriage to be one of the most important decisions a human can make.

If you haven't listened to the song, feel free:

,

"It's a beautiful night,
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna marry you."

Marry on fancy without thought of the consequences.

"Well I know this little chapel on the boulevard we can go,
No one will know,
Oh, come on, girl.
Who cares if we're trashed; got a pocket full of cash we can blow,
Shots of patron,
And it's on, girl."

Marrying without anyone knowing...? Hardly the way to treat a sacred covenant...And unprepared...

"Don't say no, no, no, no-no;
Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah;
And we'll go, go, go, go-go.
If you're ready, like I'm ready.

Cause it's a beautiful night,
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

I'll go get a ring let the choir bells sing like oooh,
So what you wanna do?
Let's just run girl.

If we wake up and you wanna break up that's cool.
No, I won't blame you;
It was fun, girl."

Why in the world would you go into something that serious with eyes masked by a crush...seriously. And that's treating breaking up like it's NORMAL...

"Don't say no, no, no, no-no;
Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah;
And we'll go, go, go, go-go.
If you're ready, like I'm ready.

Cause it's a beautiful night,
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

[x2]
Just say I do,
Tell me right now baby,
Tell me right now baby, baby."

I do...to what? Seriously.

"Oh, it's a beautiful night,
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna marry you."


I fancy you...so I wanna marry you whether we're ready or not without another though, and we can belong for a while until we get tired of each other, then we can split up, and it'll all be fine.
Emotional attachments, broken hearts, children...wow. Very considerate.
Broken vows before God...
But of course, He doesn't come into the question.

A three fold cord isn't easily broken...when God is in the equation, it IS meant to be a lifelong covenant.

So...the reason I'm lying here listening to it and writing this? Because...it annoys me...and it's stuck in my head. This is usually an effective way of driving it out. :P

Problem is, it's drumming the words in. For someone who doesn't believe in God, the careless beat in keeping with the words is also carrying the words in to form a mindset the person who is listening will barely even know they've fallen prey to.

But there's hope...

Because beats carry words. And if one mindset can be created by the power of music - SO CAN WE. It's not just in the words, guys. It's in the music.

Play it! YOU CAN CHANGE IT.

~Siân