Good morning all! This morning I have decided to write about a song by Lady Gaga.

At times we can associate these pop artists with evil as many of their songs are over-sexualised!

But if we listen carefully we will not find the devil but rather a child of God looking for their way!

Let’s look at this number 1 hit ‘Shallow’!

Shallow
Tell me somethin’, girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there somethin’ else you’re searchin‘ for?

(what is this ‘more’ but God and the true meaning of life?)

I’m falling
In all the good times I find myself
Longin’ for change
And in the bad times I fear myself

(even the good times aren’t so good and the bad so bad that perhaps suicide is on the cards)

Tell me something, boy
Aren’t you tired tryin‘ to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore?

(the void of life without God and the hardcore battle to keep going without meaning)

I’m falling
In all the good times I find myself
Longing for change
And in the bad times I fear myself

(falling as she’s sick of it all and longing for meaning)

I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I’ll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us
We’re far from the shallow now

(a dive into the deep end of life and meaning away from surface level living and the people who promote it)

In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We’re far from the shallow now

(the heart-felt escape from the former shallow superficial life)

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoah!

(groans of the heart)

I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I’ll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us
We’re far from the shallow now

(never meet the ground in the infinity of God)

In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We’re far from the shallow now

(finishing in the ocean of mystery, she may not have reached her destiny but she knows that it’s not in the shallow waters of life that she’ll find it)

So we see that even these great artists are searching and struggling to find God and life’s true meaning and purpose!

So today, let us pray for all music artists that they find the deep and meaningful love and friendship with God that we are all made for!

Come Holy Spirit, fill all the voids of our hearts and lives!

Enjoy the song!

Michael