I’ll be honest. I’m a big country music fan. In an age of techno, digitally mastered music, there is just something about country that feels so authentic. So, when I’m driving around, I’m often tuned into our local country music radio. Sometimes I will have to switch the station because, well, some of the songs can get…er…raunchy. And honestly, I just don’t want listen to it. So when I recently heard a new song released by the band Lady Antebellum, I immediately fell in love with it. Because it seems to promote a message of chastity. Check it out:
Lyin’ here with you so close to me It’s hard to fight these feelings when it feels so hard to breathe Caught up in this moment Caught up in your smile I’ve never opened up to anyone So hard to hold back when I’m holding you in my arms We don’t need to rush this Let’s just take this slow Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight Just a touch in the fire burning so bright And I don’t want to mess this thing up I don’t want to push too far Just a shot in the dark that you just might Be the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life So baby I’m alright, with just a kiss goodnight
It’s not a perfect chastity message, but it sure seems to point in that direction. Hmmm…what does the next verse say?
I know that if we give this a little time It will only bring us closer to the love we wanna find It’s never felt so real, no it’s never felt so right
Now, I don’t know if it was the band’s intention to have a chastity message in their song. And, though the song speaks of waiting, they don’t actually mention marriage. Listening to it through a Christian lens, it’s pretty neat to think of it in that way. In an age of songs (and movies and books and lifestyles…) where the very idea of waiting to share an intimate part of love is scorned at best and often forgotten completely, this is a rather refreshing change.
No I don’t want to say goodnight I know it’s time to leave, but you’ll be in my dreams Tonight
Again, it’s not a perfect chastity message. And posting this after Kara’s great article about saving kissing until marriage, this falls a little short of the mark. But for a popular band in secular music, I personally think it is pretty neat. The next time it comes on the radio, I know I won’t have to change the station.
Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight Just a touch in the fire burning so bright And I don’t want to mess this thing up I don’t want to push too far Just a shot in the dark that you just might Be the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life So baby I’m alright, oh, let’s do this right, with just a kiss goodnight With a kiss goodnight Kiss goodnight
I always knew I loved country music. God bless!