Billy Currington’s new song “People Are Crazy” is a good example of what is bad in so much of country music. It is two parts God, home, and apple pie, and four parts divorce, drunkenness and immorality. This came to my inbox today. What do you think?
“The lyrics of Currington’s popular song describe a conversation between an old man and a younger one in a bar. The old man had lived an unrighteous life, drinking, smoking, divorcing, womanizing, but he and his philosophy of life are applauded in the song. It is repeated in the chorus as follows: “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” The song ends with the younger man putting those words on the old man’s tombstone. Beware of country music. It is of the world, the flesh, and the devil, but its thin veneer of “God and country” makes it palatable to some backslidden Christians. “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul” (1 Peter 2:11).” (David Cloud)
I agree. Music, whatever kind it may be,can be misleading.
We use wood veneers over man made products to make furniture. Then you have something that doesn’t cost as much as the real thing. Many times a salesman will say it’s real wood,but it’s not, it only looks real.
There are times that I realize areas of my life are two parts God and four parts my desires. I’m asking God that people would see the real thing in me, and not a thin veneer.