Background is a song that has an awesome message. It is a song that should be the theme song for every body in this world. Check out the lyrics before we go into the analysis of the song.

 

 

LYRICS

I could play the background

I could play the background

‘Cause I know sometimes I get in the way

So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead?

So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead?

And I could play the background, background

And you could take the lead

 

Verse 1:It’s evident you run the show, so let me back down

You take the leading role, and I’ll play the background

I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines

I’m sticking to your script, and I’m reading all your signs (Aye)

I don’t need my name in lights, (Aye) I don’t need a starring role

Why gain the whole wide world, If I’m just gonna lose my soul?

And my ways ain’t purified, don’t live according to Your Word

I can’t endure this life without Your wisdom being heard

So word to every dancer for a pop star

‘Cause we all play the background, but mine’s a rockstar

Yeah, so if you need me I’ll be stage right

Praying the whole world would start embracing stage fright

So let me fall back, stop giving my suggestions

‘Cause when I follow my obsessions, I end up confessin

‘That I’m not that impressive, matter of fact

I’m who I are, a trail of stardust leading to the superstar

 

Hook:I could play the background

I could play the background

‘Cause I know sometimes I get in the way

So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead?

So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead?

And I could play the background, background

And you could take the lead

 

Verse 2:Yo, I had a dream that I was captain of my soul

I was master of my fate, lost control, and then I sank

So I don’t want to take the lead, ’cause I’m prone to make mistakes

All these folks who follow me, goin’ end up in the wrong place

So just let me shadow you, just let me trace your lines

Matter of fact, just take my pen, here, you create my rhymes

‘Cause if I do this by myself, I’m scared that I’ll succeed

And no longer trust in You, ’cause I only trust in me

And see, that’s how you end up headed to destruction

Paving a road to nowhere, pour your life out for nothin’

You pulled my card, I’m bluffin’, You know what’s in my hand

Me, I just roll and trust you, You cause the dice to land

I’m in control of nothing, follow You at any cost

Some call it sovereign will, all I know is you the boss

And man, I’m so at ease, I’m so content

I’ll play the background, like it’s an instrument

 

Hook:I could play the background

I could play the background

‘Cause I know sometimes I get in the way

So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead?

So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead?

And I could play the background, backgroundAnd you could take the lead

 

Bridge:I know I’m safest when I’m in Your will, and trust Your Word

I know I’m dangerous when I trust myself, my vision blurred

And I ain’t got no time to play life’s foolish gamesGot plenty aims, but do they really Glorify Your name?

And it’s a shame, the way I want to do these things for You, yet

Don’t even cling to you, take time to sit and glean from You

It seems like You were patient in my ignoranceIf ignorance is bliss, it’s ’cause she never heard of this

(hook till fade)

 

MESSAGE:

This song urges us to always put God first. Sometimes in our lives we  forget that God has to take the lead in our lives. Ultimately, He is the one that has the plan for our lives and should always take the lead but we end up forgetting that. We get consumed with our plans and forget His own. We should learn to lean back and let God’s perfect will for us be done. That way we can truly say that we put him first

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