The Band Creed Essay

2242 Words 9 Pages
What If

The band that comes to my mind when someone mentions abstract lyrics is the modern, popular, yet sophisticated group, Creed. I thoroughly enjoy their music, although not strictly for entertainment purposes. They have extremely creative ways of stating feelings, telling stories, and sharing ideas through the lyrics they produce. Their song, entitled "What If," is an excellent version of poetic writing that exemplifies mixed emotion and portrays an undefined depth in meaning. It is quite possible to interpret this particular song differently according to the listener's point of view and the personal background experiences that may influence their portrayal of the music. However, I see certain parallels to the Bible story of Jesus
…show more content…
The sharp pain of abandonment was almost unbearable to him as he compared it to an ax mercilessly cutting the roots to his only shelter of reassurance, relief, and escape from the sorrows of mankind.

The second two lines in the same stanza also deal with the agony Jesus went through as a result of his claims to be the son of God. Not only did he suffer from horrible, unexplainable physical pain, he was forced to endure countless encounters of emotional abuse. He was the obvious object of ridicule and was undeniably humiliated from the vast majority of the people, including the very leaders who were supposed to be the most "holy" and "righteous" people at that time and who headed the churches that worshiped God. They publicly insulted him, mocked him through a blindfold, flogged him, beat him, spit on his face, and "crowned" him with a ring of thorns which rested sharply on his brow. Jesus knew too well the torture a scorching mouth could cause and the scars that a stinging tongue can leave behind. There is a passage in the Bible about just how powerful the tongue really is: "Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue is also a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the

Related Documents