Poster child for the Christian single,
Dumped on more than a birdhouse shingle.
Tired of the same old crowd,
She starts to mingle where she don't belong.
All God's bachelors hanging in a bunch,
Wolves in a Wool-lite beat 'em to the punch.
Score another knockout, barely bought her lunch.
What went wrong?

Let's talk about real life,
Truth and consequences,
And coming to our senses,
And lies we'd best unlearn.

Let's talk about real love,
Truth and propaganda.
Are you really gonna stand for,
A love that waits it's turn?

I am the voice of the male agenda,
Sensitive, strong or shy, I tend to,
Act anyway that would possibly send you,
Somewhere we can be alone.

You're so sure I'm a would be Christian,
Suckered by the "Untamed Heart" condition.
Love that feminine intuition,
Seen that movie, too.

"Ok, ok, ok - You got me figured out, I'm a sham.
I never actually studied for the priesthood.
I've had lots of destructive relationships,
And I know I don't deserve someone like you anyway.
It's just there's this strange purity about you,
Almost like a radiance.
Maybe it comes from your religious beliefs I don't know.
I guess what I'm trying to say is,
You're unlike any woman I've ever met.
Is it getting hot in here?
Can I help you with that jacket?"

Let's talk about real life,
Let's talk about real love.
Let's talk about real life,
Let's talk about real love.
Let's talk about real life,
Let's talk about real love.
Let's talk about real life,
Let's talk about real, real, real,....

"No, no, I know you've got to go...
Oh! No, it's nothing,
I've just got this really bad pain in my neck,
I don't suppose you could just,
Massage it a little,
Could you?"

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    As a Christian woman in her 20s, I am well aware that there are more women than men in the church, and I'm pretty sure that the 'boys knew this when they were writing the song as well. As we lose hope that we'll ever find the good Christian husband we'd dreamed of, it becomes awfully tempting to start looking elsewhere for companionship, and with a little bit of convincing, to try to fulfill those long withheld sexual desires. The Newsboys do an excellent job here of uncovering the lies that a single Christian can so easily find themselves led to and showing them for what they really are. The voiceovers of the men in this piece always send shivers down my spine.

    (I wish they still made music like this. It's controversial, but it cuts straight to the heart of the matter and makes you actually think about what's going on.)

    sapphiremirageon April 29, 2011   Link
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    i love it, it's all about how our actions have consquences and we need to be ready for them. temptation, especially sexually kind, is all over. be ready for it, be ready to stand strong. DON'T GIVE IN! trust me, if you wait until you have sex until you are married you will NOT regret it!!!!

    supersitter252on March 21, 2003   Link

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