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Metro Station: Shake It

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What ideas is the radio putting into your head?

You’ve probably heard of the song Shake It by Metro Station. If you haven’t already, take a look at the film clip here. It’s a pretty catchy tune isn’t it. It’s the kind of tune that shows up in ipod ads. But did you look at the lyrics?

I’ll take you home if you don’t leave me at the front door
Your body’s cold, but girl we’re getting so warm
And I was thinking of ways that I could get inside
Tonight you’re falling in love
This feelings tearing me up

Now if she does it like this will you do it like that
Now if she touches like this, will you touch her right back
Now if she moves like this, will you move it like that

Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, uh shake it…

Your lips tremble but your eyes are in a straight stare
We’re on the bed but your clothes are laying right there
And I was thinking of places that I could hide
Tonight you’re falling in love (let me go now)
This feelings tearing me up (here we go now)

Now if she does it like this will you do it like that
Now if she touches like this, will you touch her right back
Now if she moves like this, will you move it like that (come on)

Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, uh shake it ...

I saw you dancing and I couldn’t get you off my mind
(I could tell that you could tell that I was takin’ my time)
I was thinking of ways that you would stay and be mine
(Your body’s shaking, turn me on, so I can turn off the lights)

Now if she does it like this will you do it like that
Now if she touches like this, will you touch her right back
Now if she moves like this, will you move it like that (come on)

Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, uh shake it etc etc etc

Now correct me if you think I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure this song is about sex. Yeah, I know, big surprise. Come on! They’re lying on the bed, but her clothes are laying right there? And I don’t even want to know what they’re touching and shaking. Now don’t get me wrong. I have no problem with songs being about sex. I can choose not to listen to them. But I’m one of those guys who listens to lyrics. I hear the words. And I know when to stop listening.

If you’re one of those people who just listen to the tune, do you know what you’re letting in to your head? Do you know what you’re subconcious is singing along to?   If we’re going to be careful about what feeds our minds, we need to be people who pay attention to the lyrics. Romans 8:5 says “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”

The thing that really gets to me is that songs like this are everywhere. I was watching Saturday Disney the other morning. Now I won’t try and pretend I was doing something else while it was on in the background, because you probably wouldn’t believe me. They were doing a segment on graffiti art. And what song were they playing in the background? Shake It. A song about sex being played in the background of a kids program. While kids are half way through their weekly installment of Hannah Montanna’s latest dilema of balancing superstardom with pretending to be a normal teen, these youngens are having sexually suggestive content pumped into their subconscious. Am I the only one who thinks that there is something wrong with that?

Open your ears. Pay attention to what you’re listening to. Don’t just sit back and let any old rubish into your brain.

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