Bad song advice series #1

Ok, it has occurred to me what songs that I have heard over and over and over that have become national “anthems” and yet, lead us down a very disturbing path. So, my first song is the “song of the south” from a very southern rock group named Lynyrd Skynyrd. I love this song, but knowing that what words come out of my mouth shape my reality, I have to disagree with its message. Here is the lyrics:

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on, now
‘Cause there’s too many places
I’ve got to see

But, if I stayed here with you, girl
Things just couldn’t be the same
‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird, you’ll can not change
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

And the bird you cannot change
And this bird you cannot change
Lord knows, I cant change
Bye, bye, baby it’s been a sweet love

Yeah, yeah
Though this feeling I can’t change
But please don’t take it so badly
‘Cause the Lord knows
I’m to blame

But, if I stayed here with you girl
Things just couldn’t be the same
‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird, you’ll can not change
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

And this bird you cannot change
And this bird you cannot change
Lord knows, I can’t change
Lord help me, I can’t change
Lord I can’t change

Won’t you fly high, free bird, yeah?

Songwriters
VAN ZANT, RONNIE / COLLINS, ALLEN

Read more: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird Lyrics | MetroLyrics

My argument against this is many. For one, first verse is talking about being unfaithful. I disagree with that. I see enough divorce and kids suffering because someone wanted to go sleep with the hunk of the town or the babe of the neighborhood. I don’t care to see more. There are people’s lives in the balance and this right here is why. Faithfulness and monogamy are very extremely challenging. So, stop watching porn, stop checking out cute girl pics or tattooed pics and try to stay away from all that influence. I’m guilty as well. So, it is not like I do not understand it or know how very exciting it is but I want my children to have that life of stability at home that provides a good solid foundation.

For a second point to be made against singing along here, I note that line, “Lord, I can’t change”. Now, as I travel my life and take its path, I have noticed, I must always be learning and growing and reading and thinking through everything. That means change. That means, that I must accept responsibility for change as a person to exact change as a greater whole. I can change and I must is a much better motto.

Think about this and let me know of other songs that have been detrimental to society. Peace. btw, this song rocks, I just don’t sing with it anymore. I’m not going to make that my reality.

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