Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Spiritual expression in secular songs



Secular lyrics often speak of a search for meaning and explore emotions such love, hope and fear. It is not surprising then that we sometimes hear religious or spiritual themes in the lyrics of popular songs. Crossroads by Don McLean seems to me to touch on the idea  faith is a journey and that ,although we may find ourselves walking unexpected paths, it is the journeying itself  and the closeness to God that the journey brings that matters.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Suem,

    Were you aware that MadPriest is currently taking nominations for "a definitive list of the greatest songs of all time that have some kind of religious content"?

    http://revjph.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-should-devil-have-all-good-music.html

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  2. I wasn't, but I am now! Thanks!

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