â€œAnd be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.â€? Romans 12:2
â€œThey were men of genius, but they had no perception of what was just and lawful in music...And by composing licentious works, and adding to them words as licentious, they have inspired the multitude with lawlessness and boldness, and made them fancy that they could judge for themselves about melody and song...in music there first arose the universal conceit of omniscience and general lawlessness; freedom came following afterwards, and men, fancying that they knew what they did not know, had no longer any fear, and the absence of fear begets shamelessness.â€? - Plato
What Plato taught (Through Reason)
What Plato taught (Through Reason)
- MELODY => Mind
What Plato taught (Through Reason)
- MELODY => Mind - HARMONY => Heart
What Plato taught (Through Reason)
- MELODY => Mind - HARMONY => Heart - RHYTHM => Body
What makes up reality???
Let me Go â€œIn my head there's only you now This world falls on me In this world there's real and make believe And this seems real to me You love me but you don't know who I am I'm torn between this life I lead and where I stand And you love me but you don't know who I am So let me go Let me goâ€?
Listen to your Heart â€œListen to your heart when he's calling for you. Listen to your heart there's nothing else you can do. I don't know where you're going and I don't know why, but listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye. Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile. The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea. They're swept away and nothing is what it seems, the feeling of belonging to your dreams.â€?
We Are Who We Are “Hot and dangerous If you’re one of us, then roll with us ‘Cause we make the hipsters fall in love And we’ve got hot-pants on enough And yes of course because we’re running this town just like a club And no, you don’t wanna mess with us Got Jesus on my necklace Tonight we’re going hard Just like the world is ours We’re tearin’ it apart You know we’re superstars We are who we are! We’re dancing like we’re dumb Our bodies go numb We’ll be forever young You know we’re superstars We are who we are!”
Go Through the Motions â€œThis might hurt, it's not safe But I know that I've gotta make a change I don't care if I break, At least I'll be feeling something 'Cause just okay is not enough Help me fight through the nothingness of life I don't wanna go through the motions I don't wanna go one more day without Your all consuming passion inside of me I don't wanna spend my whole life asking, "What if I had given everything, instead of going through the motions?" No regrets, not this time I'm gonna let my heart defeat my mind Let Your love make me whole I think I'm finally feeling something 'Cause just okay is not enough Help me fight through the nothingness of this life take me all the way (take me all the way) take me all the way ('cause I don't wanna go through the motions) take me all the way (I know I'm finally feeling something real) take me all the wayâ€?
How should we live our lives???
Lose yourself â€œHe better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping This world is mine for the taking Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order A normal life is boring, but superstardom's close to post mortem.â€?
Apart of Something Holy â€œYou say that the well's run dry. And there's no more tears to cry. You're searching for something real. To make you feel. You Know that you're incomplete. A song with a broken beat. There's a whole in all our hearts. And there's a reason why! We were born to be, A part of something holy. All of us are restless until we find. We were born to be, A part of something holy. Bigger than, bigger than You and I. Bigger than all our lives. The hunger you feel inside, That keeps you unsatisfied. It pulls at you constantly. Like gravity. This world never was enough. We're made for a deeper love. There's a whole in all our hearts. It's part of our desire.â€?
What is man truly like???
Welcome to my Life â€œDo you wanna be somebody else? Are you sick of feeling so left out? Are you desperate to find something more? Before your life is over Are you stuck inside a world you hate? Are you sick of everyone around? With their big fake smiles and stupid lies While deep inside you're bleeding No you don't know what it's like When nothing feels all right You don't know what it's like To be like me To be hurt To feel lost To be left out in the dark To be kicked when you're down To feel like you've been pushed around To be on the edge of breaking down And no one's there to save you No you don't know what it's like Welcome to my life No one ever lied straight to your face And no one ever stabbed you in the back You might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be okay Everybody always gave you what you wanted You never had to work it was always there You don't know what it's like, what it's like.â€?
How you Remind Me â€œNever made it as a wise man I couldn't cut it as a poor man stealin' Tired of livin' like a blind man I'm sick inside without a sense of feelin And this is how you remind me This is how you remind me Of what I really am This is how you remind me Of what I really am It's not like you to say sorry I was waiting on a different story This time I'm mistaken For handing you a heart worth breakin'
I've been wrong, I've been down To the bottom of every bottle Despite words in my head Scream "Are we having fun yet?"
Monster â€œthe secret side of me i never let you see i keep it caged but i can't control it so stay away from me the beast is ugly i feel the rage and i just can't hold it it's scratchin on the walls in the closet, in the halls it comes awake and i can't control it hidin under the bed in my body, in my head why won't somebody come and save me from this make it end i feel it deep within it's just beneath the skin i must confess that i feel like a monster i hate what i've become the nightmare's just begun i must confess that i feel like a monster i feel like a monster.â€?
Who is Jesus Christ? Is He really all that???
Hero “I'm so high. I can hear heaven. I'm so high. I can hear heaven. Oh but heaven, no heaven don’t hear me. And they say that a hero could save us. I’m not gonna stand here and wait. I'll hold on to the wings of the eagles. Watch as we all fly away. Someone told me that love would all save us. But how can that be, look what love gave us. A world full of killing, n' blood-spilling that world never came. And they say that a hero could save us. I’m not gonna stand here and wait. I'll hold on to the wings of the eagles. Watch as we all fly away. hi-igh-igh! Now that the world isn't ending, it's love that I’m sending to you. It isn’t the love of a hero, and that’s why I fear it won’t do. And they say that a hero could save us. I’m not gonna stand here and wait. I'll hold on to the wings of the eagles. Watch as we all fly away”
Hero “He walked the dirty streets. Famous for nothing. He said “come follow me” and they came. A face like all the rest. But something was different. The Son of God would lead the way. And soon they all would say. There He goes - a hero. A savior to the world. Here He stands with scars in His hands. With love He gave His life so we could be free. The Savior of the world. He spoke with clarity. Walked across the sea. A single word would calm the storm. His touch could heal the sick, but He was called a hypocrite. Laid behind the stone. His death was shortly mourned. He left the curtain torn. He choose to take the cross. Shed tears for the lost, the broken, and the needy. Forgiving those who were and will be. The angel made it clear. He told them have no fear. He’s not here. He’s not here!”
Should I live my life any different knowing one day Iâ€™ll die???
When I’m gone “Have you ever loved someone so much, you'd give an arm for? Not the expression, no, literally give an arm for? When they know they're your heart And you know you were their armour And you will destroy anyone who would try to harm 'her But what happens when karma, turns right around and bites you? And everything you stand for, turns on you to spite you? What happens when you become the main source of her pain?”
[Chorus] “And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling And I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel my pain Just smile back”
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If Everyone Cared â€œIf everyone cared and nobody cried If everyone loved and nobody lied If everyone shared and swallowed their pride Then we'd see the day when nobody died And I'm singing Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive And in the air the fireflies Our only light in paradise We'll show the world they were wrong And teach them all to sing along Singing Amen, I, I'm alive Singing Amen, I, I'm aliveâ€?"
If today was your last day â€œMy best friend gave me the best advice He said each day's a gift and not a given right Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind And try to take the path less traveled by That first step you take is the longest stride Against the grain should be a way of life What's worth the prize is always worth the fight Every second counts 'cause there's no second try So live like you'll never live it twice Don't take the free ride in your own life If today was your last day And tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce old memories Would you forgive your enemies? Would you find that one you're dreamin' of? Swear up and down to God above That you finally fall in love If today was your last dayâ€?
Life After Death â€œWhat ya gonna do when there's no time left? What ya gonna do when ya take ya last step? What ya gonna do when ya take ya last breath Out ya chest and find out that there's life after death? Next thing I know everything just got real quite I opened my eyes to my surprise now it's real silent
I realized I had died now it's my judgment I'm standing before the Most High now and all of the sudden He said to me, "Why should I let you into My heaven?" I told God, "Well usually I'm a good person." He showed my life and all the times now that I was sinning Every line to every curse to every bad decision From every lie to every word there was nothing hidden He showed how Christ died and with my life and that I'd killed Him He showed me time after time how I'd reject Him I never cared about the sacrifice God had given I never cared about my life or the way I lived it
And now I've died and it's too late to be forgiven Guilty of my crime I'm sentenced to eternal prison It's dark, I'm alone, I feel my flesh burning
Next thing I know everything just got real quite I opened my eyes to my surprise now it's real silent
I realized I had died now it's my judgment I'm standing before the Most High now and all of the sudden He said to me, "Why should I let you into My heaven?" I told God, "I never was a good person." He showed my life and all the times now that I was sinning Every line to every curse to every bad decision From every lie to every word there was nothing hidden He showed how his son died and with my life and that I'd killed Him
But He showed the time I chose Christ and I didn't reject Him He showed the time when I took the love that God had given He tried to serve thru my life whenever I lived it
And now I've died but I thank God that I'm forgiven He wiped the tears from my eyes as I cried and thanked Him Cuz forever I'm a be with Him just in Heavenâ€?
A challenge to Christians...
Savin Me â€œPrison gates won't open up for me On these hands and knees I'm crawlin' Oh, I reach for you Well I'm terrified of these four walls These iron bars can't hold my soul in All I need is you Come please I'm callin' And oh I scream for you Hurry I'm fallin', I'm fallin' Show me what it's like To be the last one standing And teach me wrong from right And I'll show you what I can be Say it for me Say it to me And I'll leave this life behind me Say it if it's worth saving me Heaven's gates won't open up for me With these broken wings I'm fallin' And all I see is you These city walls ain't got no love for me I'm on the ledge of the eighteenth story And oh I scream for you Come please I'm callin' And all I need from you Hurry I'm fallin', I'm fallin'â€?
Love Her Like Jesus “The love of her life is drifting away They’re losing the fight for another day The life that she’s known is falling apart A fatherless home, a child’s broken heart You’re holding her hand, you’re straining for words You’re trying to make sense of it all She's desperate for hope, darkness clouding her view She's looking to you Just love her like Jesus, carry her to Him His yoke is easy, His burden is light You don’t need the answers to all of life’s questions Just know that He loves her and stay by her side Love her like Jesus The gifts lie in wait, in a room painted blue Little blessing from Heaven would be there soon Hope fades in the night, blue skies turn to grey As the little one slips away Lord of all creation holds our lives in His hands The God of all the nations holds our lives in His hands The Rock of our salvation holds our lives in His hands He cares for them just as He cares for you”
So what What does the Bible the Bible says... say?
Colossians 3:1-17 - “set your heart on things above.” Colossians 3:1-17 - “set your heart on things above.”
• Phillipians 1:9-11 “Discern what is best.” Phillipians 1:9-11 “Discern what is best.” • • 4:8 4:8 - Think about things thatthat are are excellent Phillipians Think about things • Phillipians • excellent • 1Peter 1:13-2:3 - Prepare your minds for action 1Peter 1:13-2:3 Prepare your minds for action 1Peter 2:11 Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of • • your soul • 1Peter 2:11 Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul