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yeah, that's fine. I think some Christian bands are kind of open ended in their lyrics so that both Christians and non Christians can enjoy the song. Just don't turn this around and say that there is no religious meaning either. Like you said, the music means only as much as it means to the listener
Just curious, how would you interpret "Hallelujah?"
(different anonymous): Obviously there are some songs that are clearly religious and cannot be interpreted in other way - songs that specifically mention religion and/or a deity, like Hallelujah.
When a song is vague though, like saying ''you're my everything'' or ''you give me life'' (that was random and not quoted from any song), it's annoying when people insist on one meaning. Just look at any Skillet song on songmeanings.net and you'll find people arguing about whether the song is about God or a guy/girl. It's like that with Lifehouse and Red songs as well. Just because a band is Christian, doesn't mean all their songs are about God. The whole point of a song is for it to have meaning to different people. Who cares if the meanings are different? None of them are right or wrong. Even if a person's interpretation of a song is different to what the writer was thinking when they wrote it, doesn't mean it's wrong. Songs are all about how you, specifically, interpret them.
Yeah, there's a big difference between a song being christian and a song that is written by a christian. Not all christians write religious music. Glad someone else understands (:
That's ridiculous. I'm an artist, and if I write something, my intended meaning is the right one. Of course, it can mean a different thing to YOU, but that in no way discredits my own meaning as the creator, which is the right one.
Yeah. Every person's meaning is right to them, there's no wrong ones. The intended meaning is more correct than everyone else's interpreted meanings, but their meanings are still valid for them.
Your meaning is right to you, everyone else's meaning is right to them.
Let me add that being the artist, your interpretation earns the title of Original Meaning. That doesn't, however, mean that your meaning is any more right than someone else's meaning, because, as I said, your meaning is right to you and everyone else's meaning is right to them.
You may have an interpretation, but just know that the interpretation is wrong, since it's against the artist's intent. Sure you have the right to interpret, but you also have the natural capability to be wrong.
Like the user above me said, yes, you can interpret it differently, but your interpretation will be wrong. If it is a song that is actually talking about God, and not just the work of a crossover band, you can choose not to think it's about God, but it's still the wrong interpretation, no matter how you slice it.
Also, the inverse is true as well. Many non-religious songs can be taken as religious. Their are plenty of 'love' songs out their that aren't about God that when I listen to I think of God. Heck, I've even heard parts of Metallica's songs that can be taken religiously.
All the comments on this post go in my TL;DR category or my 1 out of 300000000 song interpretation debates on the internet category.
Leaving that there.
like "You Raise Me Up"
I dunno if it would classify as religious, but I love this song (and movie).