Band: Sent By Ravens
Song: We're All Liars
Album: Mean What You Say
Genre: Hard Rock
One of the things that bugs me about pandering lyrics is that they don't usually have anything hard to say. That's a bit of a generational thing to be fair. Gen Z (about 20 and younger) all really want things to be raw and open and that's just not something that people really enjoyed as much before this.
Before I get a mountain of my church peeps linking me to all those articles I see them share about how Millennials need to stop church bashing, that's not what this post is about, even if it sounds like it. I love most of my church community, and as such I'm more critical of things I love than I am of things I hate. I'm human, sue me.
There's always songs here and there about not forgetting the people that you might not notice. While I'm sure a lot of people have their eyes opened by stuff like this, there's a lot of people legitimately hurt by overly judgemental Church folks. I for example am a 6ft tall guy with a shaved head and tattoos who wears a lot of black. I don't get the nicest looks everywhere I go, and at this point I'm kinda resigned to it. People don't notice subtle judgement like that though, it's just one of those things we do without really thinking about it. I know I'm guilty of it from time to time too.
And there's a lot of songs about people doing that too. Plenty of songs about that. There's not as many Christian songs about it though, and that's one of the things that bugs me. Granted, we need to display as united a front as possible and don't want to advertise we've got issues, but some people need to wake up to the fact that what seems like casual normal things to them actively push others out.
This song is about a guy who was hurt by the church. As the song goes on the realization is made not only are people fallible, but there's accountability on both sides, yours included.
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