Pop songs usually talk about love, pain, and bitterness; a formula that’s more often than not will definitely sell.
Put out a song that can serenade a loved one and gave it to one of the most popular singers and surely it will hit big. Or create the most painful and bitter song and let a commercially appealing singer let out the emotions of the song and it will skyrocket to the top of the music charts.
But while pop song lyrics are often taken for granted because of its formula driven nature, there are pop songs which actually talk deeper than what we knew. There are songs that are known to be too cheesy and uber painful but taking deeper and closer appreciation of the lyrics will reveal that they are actually talking about God and spirituality. Popular songs which are famous for its romantic presentation but are actually speaking God’s message.
So, here’s the list of the 12 popular songs commonly taken as love songs but we didn’t know were more about God.
1. All Out Of Love – Air Supply
“I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you
I know you were right, believing for so long
I’m all out of love, what am I without you
I can’t be too late to say that I was so wrong”
All Out Of Love maybe commonly used as a love song but the lines, I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you is, can be a clear representation of a person who’s lost without God and His love.
2. Hanging by a Moment – Lifehouse
“Forgetting all I’m lacking, completely incomplete
I’ll take your invitation, you take all of me now
I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you”
I’ll take your invitation, you take all of me now, that line indicates God’s invitation to His people.
3. Take Care – Drake ft. Rihanna
“I know you’ve been hurt by someone else
I can tell by the way you carry yourself
If you let me, here’s what I’ll do
I’ll take care of you”
Every pain, every heartache and heartbreak, God will always be there to take care of us.
4. We Found Love – Rihanna
“We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place”
It’s common for people to realize that there is God and that we need God when we are faced with different problems. And because God is Love, this Rihanna hit definitely talks about God and his love which was found in a hopeless place.
5. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
“When the evening shadows and the stars appear,
And there is no one there to dry your tears,
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love.”
When we feel we are left all alone by ourselves and no one is there to comfort us, God will always be there to hold us and to make us fell His love.
6. Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
“I’m looking to the sky to save me
Looking for a sign of life
Looking for something to help me burn out bright
I’m looking for a complication
Looking ’cause I’m tired of trying
Make my way back home when I learn to fly high.
Make my way back home when I learn to…”
Just like the story of the prodigal son, God will always lead us back home. He will always fly us back to where e should be and that is under God’s care.
7. How Do I Live – Leanne Rimes
“How do I,
Get through one night without you?
If I had to live without you,
What kind of life would that be?”
While this songs is commonly referred to a love one, How Do I Live Without You can be clearly associated with God. Living a life without God is very hard, just like the last line, “What kind of life would that be” if you’re living a life without Him.
8. Arms Wide Open – Creed
“With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I’ll show you everything
With arms wide open
With arms wide open”
Of course, God is always there to welcome us whenever wherever and with His arms always wide open to embrace us.
9. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
“All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see”
God loves everything in us including our imperfections, because God love us that way we are.
10. Time After Time – Cyndi Loper
“If you’re lost you can look – and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you – I’ll be waiting
Time after time”
Who would have know that this 80’s classic is about God? But the lines above says it all, God is always there to look after us and to catch us every time we fall.
11. Fix You – Coldplay
“Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you”
Whenever we are broken, God will always be there to help us fix our lives.
12. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love – George Benson
“If I had to live my life without you near me
The days would all be empty
The nights would seem so long
With you I see forever oh so clearly…
Hold me now
Touch me now
I don’t want to live without you”
This George Benson classic has always been known as a love song, but actually this talks about God also. The lines “If I had to live my life without you near me.The days would all be empty,” is a spot on. Living without God makes us feel empty.
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