Monday, January 10, 2005

Explicit Lyrics

I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Derek Webb’s song Wedding Dress from the album, She Must and Shall go Free – if so, you already know that the song contains a couple words that some might think were used inappropriately. This song was written about being a fitting bride for Christ – but interestingly enough, it also is a response to Bruce Wilkinson’s book, The Prayer of Jabez. In contrast to Wilkinson’s book, the song asks whether or not we should expect anything more from God than what He has already done for us. The closing three lines (below) are directed at those who have taught a gospel of wealth and prosperity to the Church. Sadly, there are Christian retailers who refused to carry the album because of the strong language in the song. If they’re going to do that, then they need to go and pull the KJV’s from their shelf too…

Here it is.

If you could love me as a wife
And for my wedding gift, your life
Should that be all I’d ever need
Or is there more I’m looking for
And should I read between the lines
And look for blessings in disguise
To make me handsome, rich, and wise
Is that really what you want

I am a whore I do confess
I put you on just like a wedding dress
And I run down the aisle
I run down the aisle
I’m a prodigal with no way home
I put you on just like a ring of gold
And I run down the aisle to you

So could you love this bastard child
Though I don’t trust you to provide
With one hand in a pot of gold
And with the other in your side
I am so easily satisfied
By the call of lovers so less wild
That I would take a little cash
Over your very flesh and blood

I am a whore I do confess
I put you on just like a wedding dress
And I run down the aisle
I run down the aisle
I'm a prodigal with no way home
I put you on just like a ring of gold
And I run down the aisle to you

Because money cannot buy
A husband’s jealous eye
When you have knowingly deceived his wife


Oh, and Rick would get fired if he played this song in church, trust me (see post below).

Christie
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