Good Morning Revival....?

Discussion in 'Music' started by SimplyGenius, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. SimplyGenius

    SimplyGenius Registered Member

    So um, what's going on with Good Charlotte? What kind of "revival" are they saying good morning to?

    Their new album (well the latest anyway) is surely entitled "Good Morning Revival". I always hear bands make songs and lyrics that completely contradict the way they sell it, and I always assume that what they say, they don't really mean. They just wanna grab your heart and take your money.

    But I just can't deny the lyrics of their single, "The River": YouTube - Good Charlotte- The River GOOD QUALITY


    Great song, I know. But have you listened to what they're saying?-


    As I walk through the valley
    of the shadow of LA
    The footsteps that were next to me
    have gone their separate ways
    I've seen enough now
    to know that beautiful things
    don't always stay that way
    I've done enough now
    to know this beautiful place
    isn't everything they say

    I heard that evil comes disguised
    Like a city of angels
    I'm walking towards the light

    Baptized in the river
    I've seen a vision of my life
    And I wanna be delivered
    In the city was a sinner
    I've done a lot of things wrong
    But I swear I'm a believer
    Like the prodigal son
    I was out on my own
    Now I'm trying to find my way back home
    Baptized in the river
    I'm delivered
    I'm delivered

    (M. Shadows)
    You're from a small town
    you're gonna grow up fast
    underneath these lights
    Down in Hollywood on the boulevard
    the dead come back to life
    To the praying Mother
    The worried Father
    [The River lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

    Let your children go
    If they come back they'll come home stronger
    and if they don't you'll know

    They sing that evil comes disguised
    Like a city of angels
    I'm walking towards the light

    Baptized in the river
    I've seen a vision of my life
    And I wanna be delivered
    In the city was a sinner
    I've done a lot of things wrong
    But I swear I'm a believer

    Like the prodigal son
    I was out on my own
    Now I'm trying to find my way back home
    Baptized in the river
    I'm delivered
    I'm delivered

    Baptized in the river (on my own)
    Baptized in the river (on my own)
    I wanna be delivered
    (on my own)
    (on my own)
    Baptized in the river (on my own)
    I wanna be delivered
    Baptized in the river (on my own)
    I wanna be delivered
    Baptized in the river (on my own)
    I wanna be delivered

    I confess I'm a sinner
    I've seen a vision of my life
    And I wanna be delivered



    Are they calling themselves a christian band? These lyrics directly mirror the words of a fresh convert.

    Wiki seems to think so:

    The River (Good Charlotte song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Look at Genre



    So, has anyone else wondered this?
     

  2. CBNJ

    CBNJ Registered Member

    They are getting too freaky, who knows what they are doing.
     
  3. eveningsky339

    eveningsky339 Registered Member

    This wouldn't be the first time a band has gone this route. I remember when the lead singer/song writer of Live had a daughter and became a Christian. There is a marked difference between their lyrics then and their lyrics now. And I believe at one point in its career, Korn lost a member because they turned to the Christian faith, though the whole band remained intact.

    I don't have much of a problem with this since I myself am a Christian, but Good Charlotte shouldn't be marketing and maintaining an image that contradicts what they believe. But perhaps that is what they are doing.
     
  4. C_mac

    C_mac Registered Member

    Well the band is growing up.
     

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