Today’s song touches on the expression, “be careful what you wish for.” While every has dreams and goals in life, earthly desires can serve as barriers, obstacles, and roadblocks from making these wishes a reality. Hey Hey starts with an open-ended question, “what does the world have to offer?” As you look into this from afar or up-close, you may be attracted by what you see? Then again, if you’ve lived long enough like me, you recognize the empty promises to a life filled with sin.
[So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents]. 7 But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. 8 If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts], 1 John 1:6-8.
The Elms bring n important question to light through the lyrics of Hey Hey. While the chorus is nothing more than slang, each new stanza addresses a different group of people. After listening to this song for the first time, I was reminded of the passage above. Who you have fellowship with will dictate the person that you become, Psalm 1:1-3. The more questionable characters you surround yourself with, the more open you become to a secular lifestyle. As you enter a new year, chose wisely.
by Jay Mankus