Lyrical Review: Ole by Jimmy Gait ft Holy Dave & Chuchu

I have to admit that this song is at the top of the list of songs that finally made me decide to start writing these lyrical reviews. As I mentioned in the introductory post, I will not go into addressing the music style or even the video content. I’ll just go straight into the lyrics. Here is a link to the lyrics, please use it to confirm the lyrics being reviewed.

The song begins by the phrase “tuna make it or make it” and this seems to encapsulate the overall theme of the song. The implication of these words is that “we either succeed or succeed”. The “we” in this case could mean the guys singing the song, or it could mean all Christians, since the song is done by Christian artistes. It could also mean anyone listening to the song. But these are just my speculations. I choose not presume who the “we” refers to, but will let the rest of the lyrics reveal it to us. Continue reading Lyrical Review: Ole by Jimmy Gait ft Holy Dave & Chuchu


Lyrical Review: The Burden

The Gospel is under attack. That’s a statement that is often used but seldom understood. We hear it all the time and from the most unlikely of sources. A pastor faking miracles is seen as an attack to the Gospel. In his defense, the same pastor says that those accusing him are an attack to the Gospel. It can get confusing. How can the very thing that a person is accused of also be the thing that the person is claiming in his own defense? Is this just another effect of living in a postmodern age?

How can the person being accused of defaming the Gospel defend himself by claiming that the Gospel is being defamed? It doesn’t sound rational, but it is happening every day. Such discussions have often boiled down to a question of perspectives and in this relativistic age we are living in, no decisive action ever takes place in the end. Furthermore, with the media bombarding our minds with all sorts of trivialities, our interest in such scandals only seem to last until the next entertaining news item shows up on the screen. Continue reading Lyrical Review: The Burden