Spirituality, Thoughts/Ideas

Defy You

I was listening to The Offspring on Pandora while working today. Their song ‘Defy You’ came on while I was sitting in my office chair staring at my dual 20″ flat screen monitors, coding some PHP, and jamming out when the lyrics hit me. I have heard this song a hundred times before but the lyrics meant something different this time. In times of persecution and temptations from the devil the words of this song are a powerful anthem for the church.

You may push me around,
But you cannot win.
You may throw me down,
But I’ll rise again.

The more you say,
The more I defy you.
So get out of my face,
Whoa, yeah.

You cannot stop us!
You cannot bring us down.
Never give up,
We go on and on!

You’ll never break us!
Never bring us down.
We are alive!

The wind blows,
I’ll lean into the wind.
My anger grows,
I’LL USE IT to win.

The more you say,
The more I defy you.
So get out of my way,
Who-oa yeah.

All my will.
All my strength.
Rip it out.
Start again.

You cannot stop us!
You cannot bring us down.
Never give up,
We go on and on!

You’ll never break us!
Never bring us down.
We are alive!

All my will.
All my strength.
Rip it out.
Start again.

All my will.
All my strength.
Rip it out.
Start again.

(Can you leave it all behind?) All my will.
All my strength. (Can you leave it all behind?)
Rip it out. (‘Cause you can’t go back.)
(You can’t go back.) Start again.

(Can you leave it all behind?) All my will.
(Can you leave it all behind?) All my strength.
(‘Cause you can’t go back. You can’t go back.) Rip it out.
(You can’t go back. You can’t go back.) Start again.

You cannot stop us!
You cannot bring us down.
Never give up,
We go on and on!

You’ll never break us!
Never bring us down.
We are alive!
We are ali-i-ive!
Woah, no-oh…

I think it’s interesting how Christian messages and encouragement can be found in the secular world. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.

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