Who are we to change the lyrics to “Above All?” If the author had wanted the song to end like that he would have written it that way. I highly doubt that he wrote the song on a whim. Even still, if some had a problem with the lyrics, they shouldn’t change them to fit their agendas, especially over something like misunderstood lyrics.
The lyrics, as they were written, are saying that this beautiful gift of Christ, symbolized by the rose, was trampled by us. This is biblical because we, by sinning, nailed him to the cross.
The last part says that despite the fact that we spat in the face of this perfect gift, he thought of us and our salvation above everything else that he could have had. This does, in fact, fit with the eloquence of the first part of the song because that is what Jesus could have had, but chose to think of me and die for my sins instead. That is an awesome and beautiful sentiment.
Instead, we are being force-fed someone else’s opinion. This may not seem like a big deal, but you wouldn’t cut up and rearrange and repaint one of Picasso’s paintings because you didn’t understand the picture.
So, how about if you disagree with someone’s work, try not singing the song as civil disobedience instead of tearing it apart.
sophomore English major from Rowlett