Musical Autopsy

In this movella, I will strip a song down to its core and try to decipher its inner meaning, if it has one, and what is wrong with it. Song suggestions welcome. *Update - I only do songs that made one of the billboard charts at some point in time. Thanks!*

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6. Lift Your Head Weary Sinner by Crowder

Song: Lift Your Head Wear Sinner

Artist: Crowder

Songwriter(s): Unknown

Current Billboard (Cristian) Rating: 18

Billboard (Cristian) Peak: 17

Release Date: August 15, 2015

 

I had never heard of this song before Sniper suggested it, so I am just going to be looking at the lyrics. Hopefully, because I really like coldplay, this song will be better than traditional pop songs:

Lift your head weary sinner, the river's just ahead
 Down the path of forgiveness, salvation's waiting there
 You built a mighty fortress 10,000 burdens high
 Love is here to lift you up, here to lift you high

This doesn't really need to be about me, but I am not the most religious person in the world. That aside, I'll take some love.

 If you're lost and wandering
 Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
 See the walls start crumbling
 Let the gates of glory open wide

I definitely think the poetry of the lyrics is better than some other pop songs.

 All who've strayed and walked away, unspeakable things you've done
 Fix your eyes on the mountain, let the past be dead and gone
 Come all saints and sinners, you can't outrun God

Yeah, Jonah and the whale taught us that.


 Whatever you've done can't overcome the power of the blood

 If you're lost and wandering
 Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
 See the walls start crumbling
 Let the gates of glory open wide

 If you're lost and wrecked again
 Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
 See the walls start crumbling
 Let the gates of glory be open wide

 If you're lost and wandering
 Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
 See the walls start crumbling
 Let the gates of glory open wide

The chorus is starting to get a tad repetitive. I guess it wouldn't be popular without a chorus that is repeated 5x over.

 If you're lost and wrecked again
 Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
 See the walls start crumbling
 Let the gates of glory be open wide
 Let the gates of glory be open wide
 Let the gates of glory be open wide

 

Overall, I really like this song. It is a good song and a good piece of poetry. I approve.

This has been Musical Autopsy with Lavern.

 

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