Monday, March 14, 2011

Don't Let Them Put a Name On You...

I'm working on a little post for tomorrow dealing with the dangers and motives that I think are behind a lot of the labeling that goes on, especially within Christianity.

Thinking about the topic reminded me of a song by Derek Webb in which he sings, "Don't let them put a name on you", words I am learning to live by.

Here are the lyrics.

Oh my darlin', you've must be a moving target just like me
They'll call you right, they'll call you left
They'll call you names of all your friends

You never know
What you'll have to do
Baby don't let 'em
Don't let 'em put a name on you

There's no categories just long stories waiting to be heard
(If there's love in your heart)
Don't be satisfied when someone sums you up with just one word
(If there's love in your heart)

Blindfold your heart
And feel for a clue
Baby don't let 'em
Don't let 'em put a name on you

You say you wanna know the people I know
You say you wanna come in and crack my code, uh huh
Catch me if you think you can
But count on me for nothing man, uh huh
It's gonna take more than hearing you say the only words you think I know
The truth may be with you today but may be gone tomorrow

Baby don't let 'em
Don't let 'em put a name on you

Oh, and if you haven't already, go buy all of Derek's albums.

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