Sunday Music: Stryper | Caught In The Middle

Oh, you could feel the tension in the room. It was like one of those Scooby Doo cartoon where you had to cut the fog with a knife. That is how it felt when a bunch of us got together and discussed the Stryper: Against The Law album shortly before heading to Dallas to see them live.

Everyone was saying how awesome is was except this one song, with a curse word in it. And I agreed the album was awesome…the WHOLE album including this song.

Everyone was like how can you actually like that song. It has a curse word in it for crying out loud. I simply answered because it’s real…it’s how I feel.

Half the time I don’t know what the hell I’m feeling. Sometimes I feel like I’m right at the edge and I’m fixing to fall and God or one of you guys pull me back. But it’s like I’m always there at the edge trying to figure out what to do next. Do I keep going or give up?

They understood then why the song spoke to me, as many of them knew my struggles. They may not have approved of the word in the song, but they got it.

I guess Michael, the lead singer felt bad or something because when they play the song live the word is changed to heck instead of hell.

The song still speaks to me, though it’s not my favorite off the album anymore. But it is still a real honest look at life. A life that can be hard to navigate even with God. So yeah, that “don’t know what the hell your feeling” is real.

And it’s kind of where I am right now to be honest…

11 thoughts on “Sunday Music: Stryper | Caught In The Middle”

  1. Honesty is good, but so is a healthy respect for the liberty that we have been given. I appreciate your honesty but …. respect our Lord and go with “heck”. I know it’s a small thing but our words do matter. Love you brother.

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    1. I agree Bruce…our words do matter. They didn’t really bother me back then because they were in my house 24/7. Now, it’s different. My children do not hear me use those words.
      Love you too brother! And thank you 🙂

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  2. Oh lol…I curse “by accident” all the time! Guess what…I’m human, and also guess what. God STILL loves me, flaws or not. Blessings to you Stuart. Just do the best you can, and don’t punish yourself for silly little mistakes. 😊

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  3. This is has so many views to it. I personally do not like vulgar language. Though I have encountered some very good and kind people who have colourful language. I have had to deal with others who are shall we say silver tongued who are bad and evil but they just do it politely. I believe it is the intent we use when speaking. God and Jesus can see through the veils of the evil and their politeness does not make them any better. God and Jesus can see the pain and reason why people become exasperated with life and excuse the expletives knowing these people have a good soul and good intent. We have to be discerning. Blessings to you Stuart.

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    1. I have experienced the same Nanette. And I know that God sees past my words and into the pain of my heart when I use them during such times.
      Thank you for the discerning comment. May God continually bless you sis!

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