I recently read a Facebook post by a teenage girl about the deterioration of secular song lyrics. And as a whole, I agree. I’ve jerked forward to change the station as a “special” kind of word floated out of the speakers.
Whoops. Sorry kids.
I’m not going to do this: “When I was a kid…I walked to school, barefoot, both ways in the snow. AND the songs I listened to didn’t have no cussing.”
When did it become normal for songs to talk about sleeping around or body parts? A long, long time ago. And guess what? It sells…a lot.
Have you ever watched a performance by Lady Gaga? She’s got a “schtick” – weird costumes. I won’t taint my page with her bizarre stuff. However, this rendition of the national anthem and this Sound of Music rendition changed my mind about her. But being a normal person with a beautiful voice doesn’t sell. Just ask an abundance of waiters and waitresses in Nashville and Los Angeles.
Thank the Lord, there are groups who come along like Twenty One Pilots, bucking the trend with clean lyrics and snappy interviews.
What do you think? Have lyrics been headed downhill for years? Who is your go-to for clean listening?