Have you ever had someone tell you that you were singing the song wrong?
I wanted to write about one of my favorite EVER lines in a song. I looked up the lyrics and the site had it incorrect, so I checked another site.
Would you believe that one was in error as well? I went straight to the source and discovered that I, in fact, had been singing the wrong lyrics for years.
It takes courage to say what I am about to say. I like mine just as much.
Don’t get me wrong; I am a huge Mercy Me fan. I don’t propose to know how to write lyrics better than they do. It’s just that I’ve spent so much time thinking about what I thought were their lyrics that I’ve grown quite fond of the idea behind them.
The song is I Would Die For You. The correct lyrics are:
You’ll never know why you’re alive
until you know what you would die for
I would die for You
I thought the lyrics were: You’ll never know why you’re alive until you know why you were died for.
Isn’t that interesting? Change a few little words and it changes the entire theme of the song.
I don’t actually think that my lyrics are better. After all, they are Mercy Me for a reason that I am not. I think that we can appreciate the heart of both their version and mine.
Check out theirs and ponder the message.
Think about mine and consider the heart of a God who loves us that much. May we be brave enough to challenge ourselves to imagine how different our lives, and the world, would be if we really, really believed the statement; You’ll never know why you’re alive until you know why you were died for.
I’m not going to spend time expounding on this. I’ll let the words speak for themselves.
Would you consider them, wholeheartedly, today?
Oh, Father in Heaven, we pray that we wouldn’t spend one more day not realizing the implication and meaning for our lives. Help us to completely understand the true reasons You put us here so that the world can be profoundly affected as a result. Thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ, who died so that we might live. Let us not let that thought simply wash over us, but let us drown in the truth of a love so great that we simply cannot comprehend it. Let us, however, strive to live a life of utter thanks just the same. May we know the value of who we are because of the One who died for us. In the precious and holy name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
I now announce my official resignation as attempted lyric writer for the ever talented band, Mercy Me. I’ll stick to what I know, and let them do what they do best!
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What do you think? Are you a Mercy Me fan?