Boy on A String – Jars of Clay

I’ve mentioned in my previous post that Jars of Clay is one of my favorite Christian artists…. Not only do they make good music, but their lyrics are not just some shallow or proverbial songs that we hear today. Their lyrics are really deep and have great meaning….

I’ve got a lot of favorite songs from them, but I’d like to point out the lyrics of this particular song entitled, “Boy on a String”….

It’s about how we can be so caught up by the wonders of the world that we become a slave to it. If we are not careful, we are slowly allowing the “puppeteer” of this world to dangle us to our shame….

Read on guys and be forewarned and inspired!

The marionetter has your number
Pulling your arms and legs till you can’t stand on your own
Dragging your conscience on the stage
And your heart gets rearranged
And you cannot tell your mentor from your Maker
Look at the crowds bleeding with laughter
Over the way you entertain at beckon call
They don’t see behind the lights, or the painted backgrounds
They just like to see you fall

But you don’t really mind
Cause you’re just wasting time
You can’t feel anything
You’re a boy on a string

I feel a sadness like Gapetto
Watching the life that he created run away
Seeing the puppeteer’s intrusion,
And holding the remains of puppets that had rotted away
One day the curtain will not open
And all of the crowds will go away
Sometimes those strings will choke you, but until that day

And you don’t really mind
Cause you’re just wasting time
You can’t feel anything
You’re a boy on a string

God bless everyone! 🙂

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