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A Burden in Your Hands

2 comments | 7:46 pm | top | the name of a song by Christian band Underoath.  They're pretty alternative; not everybody's cup of tea, but the lyrics for this song about abortion that they have written, A Burden in Your Hands - are so true.

Confusing and scared
there is a decision made with this choice
a child has to pay
She puts it's life in her hands,
and then she destroys it's only chance to become someone in life
You should of thought about the baby before you had sex,
because you have destroyed a gift from God
You kill,
you destroyed
Never will this baby be able to grow up or show it's love
You'll never hear it say I love you, I love you
God does not give you the privilege to carry a child for nothing
When you kill,
you destroy that child's dreams and hopes
How innocent a baby is... how can you put it to death?
What if you were aborted...
you could of never had life
And now you make a choice to take this child's life
because it is a burden in your hands
A burden in your hands
Destroyed out of convenience
They put an end to your life
because you're too big a burden
and one that they can not have
So they take your life before your first breath
When will it stop, the killings continue
Babies die everyday because of a pro-choice made
Helpless and innocent they are put to death
Then why did the parents choose to plant a seed and then destroy it?
Pray for the people who are killing the kids of tomorrow
How desperately they need Jesus Christ in their hearts
So they take your life
because you're a burden in their hands
Destroyed out of convenience
They put a end to you life
because you're too big a burden and one that they cannot have
So they take your life before your first breath,
so they take your life before your first breath.

Yes, it's hard-hitting, uncompromising and confrontational.  But this should be no surprise, seeing as it is a song about the biggest holocaust of all time; the silent holocaust which dwarfs all the other genocides and natural disasters in the history of the World, put together.

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Blogger Canterbury Atheists said...

Hi there,

Funny as recently out of the blue one of my teenaged sons asked me if I had any Sex Pistols music, to which I gleefully said “yes”.

As it turns-out ‘Pretty Vacant’ is on this guitar-hero game they piss-about with, and it must have sparked some interest in the punk legends.

Anyway after entrusting my precious copy (vinyl of course) of ‘Never Mind the Bullocks’ into their hands I asked a week or so later “well what do you think?”. To which my # 2 son replied “I like that song Bodies”.

‘Bodies’ is a song about abortion.

To quote Wiki….

“The song was written by the entire band. It is mostly about a fan named Pauline, who was (as the song states) from Birmingham. She had been in a mental institution, where she apparently lived in a tree house, in the garden of the institution. This was where the line 'Her name was Pauline, she lived in a tree' comes from. The institution was also where she had apparently got pregnant from one of the male nurses. When she was released, she travelled to London, where she became a punk rock fan. She had several abortions. According to legend, she showed up once at John Lydon's door wearing nothing but a clear plastic bag and holding an aborted fetus in a clear plastic bag as well”
Lyrics as follows………
She was a girl from Birmingham
She just had an abortion
She was case of insanity
Her name was Pauline, she lived in a tree

She was a no one who killed her baby
She sent her letters from the country
She was an animal
She was a bloody disgrace

Body! I'm not an animal
Body! I'm not an animal

Dragged on a table in factory
Illegitimate place to be
In a packet in a lavatory
Die little baby screaming
Body screaming fucking bloody mess
Not an animal
It's an abortion

Body! I'm not animal
Mummy! I'm not an abortion

Throbbing squirm,
gurgling bloody mess
I'm not a discharge
I'm not a loss in protein
I'm not a throbbing squirm

Fuck this and fuck that
Fuck it all and fuck a fucking brat
She don't wanna baby that looks like that
I don't wanna baby that looks like that
Body, I'm not an animal
Body, an abortion

Body! I'm not an animal
Body! I'm not an animal
An animal
I'm not an animal.....
I'm not an abortion.....

Mummy! UGH!


Paul (who believes in the right of individuals to choose)

11:37 am, January 26, 2009 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Hi Paul. Good to hear that you believe in the right of individuals to "choose". So do I.

They were a pretty messed up band - made some decent sounding music though, and targetted some pretty tough issues. Can't quite see what this song is trying to say, but it's interesting.

12:45 am, January 31, 2009 

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