Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Keeping God in the American Culture as Depicted in the Audio Adrenaline

Keeping God in the American Culture as Depicted in the Audio Adrenaline Song, Can't Take God Away Music has always been a big part of our culture. People sing and listen to songs for entertainment and for encouragement. Explore folk songs or Negro spirituals for instance. Many slaves sang spirituals for encouragement and hope to carry them through the rough times they experienced. Even today, most people enjoy listening to music because they can relate to the things about which the artists sing. Often artists sing about things that either upset or please them. These days, much of American music exposes problems in our society. In a song entitled, Can’t Take God Away, the Christian rock group Audio Adrenaline sings about how God is being taken out of various aspects of the American culture more and more, but nothing can take Him out of the singer’s life. This song is an accurate assessment of the nation today. The song deals first with education when it explains, "You can take God out of my school/You can make me listen to you/You can take God out of the pledge" in lines 1-3. It used to be that there was daily prayer in our nation’s schools. At one time, students learned about God there. In recent years, though, God has been taken out of school as much as possible. Some people have even gone as far as taking the "under God" clause out of the Pledge of Allegiance. I agree with this portion of the song. Every day, I attend a school where I’m taught that my beliefs are just as good as yours - if you think something’s right, you are justified in doing it, even if I believe it’s wrong. I am forced to listen to the concepts of evolution that say we came from essentially nothing. Rather than learning about God, we learn about how... ...o tell you something you need to understand CHORUS You can't take God away from me You can take my life, my land, my liberty Lock me up, I'll still be free 'Cause you can't take God from me You can take God out of the law You can make me listen to ya'll You can take God out of the start But you can't take God out of my heart Listen to me closely, lend me your ear The substance of my statement lets you know I'm sincere Government officials, shapers of the land I've got to tell you something you need to understand REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE You can't take God, you can't take God away You can't take God, you can't take God away You can't take God, you can't take God away You can't take God, you can't take God away REPEAT CHORUS Copyright  © 1993 Gotee Music/BMI/Up In The Mix Music (A Division of The ForeFront Communications Group, Inc.)/BMI

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