In writing a pop or rock song…in fact any genre except congregational worship songs…anything goes. You can write from any experience, any viewpoint, use any language or emotion that you see fit. Worship song writing is very different. While there is no standard to measure your lyrics against in secular music (although it is clearRead more about Worship Songwriting – Tip No.2 – Lyrics – The Plumb Line[…]
After discussing our moral diet that comes from both secular music and other media such as televison, we are left with an important question.
What do we want our souls to feast on?
The easy answer to this question, is the Word of God. The Bible. 66 books of history, poetry, prophecy, teaching and inspiration, written as a love letter to humanity by God through his people.
But as musicians, worship leaders and songwriters, we need to take this responsibility seriously. Read more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 3 …
This post is best read in the light of Part 1 which is here. Part 1 dealt with the music we listen to, and trying to make a consious decision over where we take our moral-food from…what do we digest into our bodies…what nutritional diet does our soul feast on… This morning, a news storyRead more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 2[…]
You could blink, and almost miss it, but Taylor Swift has absolutely nailed the state of culture and this generation in her interview with 60 Minutes. Here’s a link to a snippet of the interview.“The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.”
Wow. Think about that for a moment.
My daughter, just turning 9, has recently discovered MTV, and the moment has arrived for me where she is suddenly more aware of the latest names in popular music than I am. When Rita Ora comes on, there’s a yelp of “oooh I love this song” and the volume suddenly goes up on the TV. Read more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? …