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Topic: Rejection (11/15/04)

TITLE: Country Wisdom
By Brenda Kern
11/21/04

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"When will I finally be good enough?
When will you listen to me?
If you won't show me you love me
I'm gonna drive off in my S-U-V!"

Doesn't it sound like a bad Country song?

Yep, it sure seems like he's a-hankerin' for her love (or is that "luv"?).

For the Country music impaired among us, let's take a stab at paraphrasing the sentiments expressed above.

Apparently this gentleman feels that he must do something to impress her, and feels he has been making efforts in this area for some time now. Perhaps he feels inferior in some way, or is guilty about past misadventures.

Also, it seems that he has made repeated entreaties, seemingly to no avail.

He needs evidence of her affections, not just words.

And, finally, he is nearing the end of his patience, and may soon depart, giving up on the situation.

Of course, we are not acquainted with the lovely lass he is addressing, or her reactions and emotions.

Maybe she has already accepted him, whatever he brings to the relationship.

And perhaps she always listens to him; he just doesn't hear her replies, or see the plentiful evidence that she loves him.

We have no idea how she feels about having such a threat levied at her, but she might wonder if rejection is soon to come her way, mixed with exhaust fumes.

I wonder how God feels when we sing such a chorus to Him?

Brenda Kern
November 21, 2004


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darlene hight11/22/04
Hmmm... one has to wonder about someone who takes the time to translate the truer meaning behind a country and western song.LOL Very fun look at the topic!
Lois Jennison Tribble11/24/04
I love the way your last line tied this up, Brenda! A very interesting approach on this topic, giving us something to think about.
Norma OGrady11/24/04
You really did GOOD job on this story!
Yeshua bless
Deborah Anderson11/24/04
Good point, Brenda. God bless you.
Linda Germain 11/25/04
Brenda, reminds me of "I get tears in my ears from lying on my back and crying over you." Isn't it interesting that many songs, and particularly some country music ones, thrive on rejection. Maybe it is because, if we sing along, we can express things for which we might not ordinarily have the words. It would be lovely if "God will make a way when there seems to be no way" were sung instead. Creative and poignant look at rejection!