Songs outside standard Christian music
Mark Heard once wrote a song about being “Stuck in the Middle,” between the religious pieties of conservative Christian expressions and the stark reality of secularism. “Funny world we live in, it’s funny every day, half the world prays like a preacher, the other half don’t even pray,” he wrote. “So no one understands you if you pray in your own way.”
Heard concluded, “I’m too sacred for the sinners, and the saints wish I would leave. . . . No one seems to want me, only God will take me like I am."
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