I’m enjoying a song from a popular secular album. It’s about, guess.. how a girl’s been blowing his mind and all. That’s familiar enough. Most other tracks on the album have this same theme. Many hit (and “un-hit”) songs are themed on the secular perception of love. I say, secular perception of love, because I believe, what they preach actually isn’t love. SENSUALITY and LOVE are two different things.
“Girl, shake that thang. Girl, you’re my world, you blow my mind.. Checking out that backside, I just wanna take you down the aisle” blah..
In the colourful music videos, they paint these things to be a picture of perfect bliss. They lay these sweet lyrics so deftly – to the beat of neatly arranged music that we listeners just sink it all. We passively save all the messages and values passed from these songs in our subconscious. Then we inadvertently live them everyday – at work, at school.. everywhere.
The kinda life they portray is this:
You walk into the club at 2am. See this chic sitting all by herself at the corner. With all the “swagnificence” you can muster, you walk up to her and chat her up. By 5am, she’s in your bedroom (not for a prayer vigil though). That’s bliss right?
Next, you’re talking about how you see the fire in her eyes, and how her lips taste like strawberries. How you love her so much that you just wanna put a ring on her finger and
march, hurry, walk her down the aisle.
Then you make her your wifey and you guys live together happily ever after in perfect boy-girl harmony.
If things were actually like that in the real world, all your favourite hollywood stars wouldn’t always be talking and singing about heartbreaks and exes and divorce lawyers and alimony and two, three different baby mamas..
What these songs and music videos portray is all fantasy – the kind of fantasy we actually love to see. Things don’t work like that in the real world. Go get a brain transplant, then reinforce your kidney’s filtering mechanisms.