Thursday, November 29, 2012

Liberty Walk

If I could give out an award for a celebrity who became a total new person in a short time, it would be slightly difficult, but I would probably chose Miley Cyrus. If anyone has seen her now, you can see it. Miley has changed her style, clothes, songs, and most recently her hair, all in just a few years. It's so sad because you really couldn't see it coming. Okay, she did make mistakes, but she always faced up to them in the end. She seemed like a total Christian. Writing a autobiography, she put Psalms in it and talked about how much Jesus meant to her. Now... it seems like she's forgotten about all she used to stand for.
In her book, she says: If I don't [make mistakes], all of a sudden I am not real and then you really can't look up to me."
Well, now she's making tons of mistakes. The only problem is she doesn't know it. Even worse, she seems to be seems to think how she's living is totally right.
Her album that sealed her 'good girl gone bad' look was Can't Be Tamed. The title track states: Have to get my way, yep 24 hours a day 'cause I'm hot like that.... Every guy, everywhere. Just gives me mad attention."
Yikes.
But the first song in her album actually sounds like what she used to be, sort of. It's called, 'Liberty Walk'. When the loud song starts out, it's slight similar to the beginning of the Hannah Montana classic, 'Nobody's Perfect." "Don't live a lie!" she cries. "This is your one life. Don't live a live/You won't get lost/Just walk!"
What a coincidence. That's the exact same thing I would like to tell her.
"Here's to all the people who try to hold you back/Try to make you feel like you're less than that.... You know it'll be okay 'cuz all that really matters is the steps you take/And everything else falls into place/There's no price to pay, I say/ We're alright... we're going to get it when we live it."
This song could relate to 'Perfect' (which, BTW, never listen to that song!) or perhaps 'Firework' or any other encouraging song in pop culture. It could relate to the Christian song 'Breakthrough'.
''It's a liberty walk/Saying goodbye to the people who tied you up/It's a liberty walk/Feeling your heart again/Breathing new oxygen."
This song is very inspiring and one of the best in the album. In the second verse, she says, "Don't listen to all the people who hate/'Cuz all they do is help make your mistakes for ya/But they don't own you."
And now for the line that goes against what's she saying and ruins the whole thing. In the bridge, she blurts out more than once, "Don't stop/Keeping on walking in it/Don't stop/Keeping on talking sh--."
When I heard that line and found out what it meant, I was like, "why in the world did you have to say that? That line is going against what you're trying to say! Now I'm not sure what this means!"
On the other hand, this song could relate somebody who's getting over an addiction as well. "Don't like what you do (walk)/Don't take the abuse (walk)/Move to the truth (walk) /C'mon people/That means you."
Great, Miley! Now live what you're saying and I'll be even more impressed!
However, though I love the powerful lyrics, the meaning of them could be on the rebellious side. "It's just about freeing yourself from anything you think is holding you back. And I think that's really important, especially for girls, because so many people are told, 'No, you can't do something,' or, 'You need to be this because Mom and Dad say that, teachers say this," Miley said at a certain performance.
But we must remember that we can't free ourselves. Only Jesus can. Without Jesus, we would still be prisioners to sin and Satan. Without Jesus, we could never 'say goodbye to the people who tie us up'. We could never 'breath new oxygen'. With Jesus, we can walk away from sins, addictions, and the , but without Jesus, none of that is possible.
And something tells me that's not the message Miley is trying to send.
"I wrote it for women that feel like they're stuck in abusive relationships, but it's a dance song".[3] She elaborated: "So you think that must be kind of a sad ballad, but it's a party song. ... It's about breaking free," she says. That is a good message, but it's off key because without Jesus, none of these actions can be done.
This song could be bibical. In fact, Jesus, himself, said, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
But it depends on what Miley thinks 'truth' is, which definately isn't the right one. It reminds me of when Swift sang, "Love is a rutless game/Unless you play it good and right." (Then, BTW, she talked about sleeping with her beau) It really doesn't matter if people say words like good, right, truth, and faith. What really matters is what they think those words mean.
So when Miley says 'truth' and 'lie', she could mean something way different than what 'truth' and 'lie means. Probably so. So we have to realize what the 'real truth' is.
Now let's see...
Truth is hard. Truth is justice. Truth breaks through the lies. Truth makes you depressed, but with Jesus, it doesn't have to. Truth is that we were born of sin and could never break free from it on our own mereits. Truth is that Jesus died on the cross. Truth is that sin doesn't have to rule over us. Truth is that Jesus has saved us. Truth is that with Jesus, sin is dead.
We can walk a liberty walk. You can walk a liberty! When you do, just think of how Jesus died to save you!
Oh, and BTW, truth is Jesus.


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely agree Sarah!! That is great!!!!!!!!!

    Anna:)

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