Guilty

Album: Love Riot (2016)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Michael Tait exhorting Christians to live out their faith, even though society is making it harder and harder for them to do so. He explained to NewReleaseToday: "The lyrics remind me of being a black kid growing up in DC, going to high school, best friends with TobyMac - we prayed in school back in those days. We pledged allegiance to the US Flag. Somewhere along the way, things got cray-cray. As my grandma would say often, 'honey baby, the world's going to hell in a handbasket.' I'd say we've lost the handbasket.

    If you do something immoral in our society and against the grain today, people are praised, and are considered courageous and brave. That's crazy. They are sinning against God, and they are doing something immoral. But we let it slide. There's no feeling of remorse or anything based on the act they've done. If you try to do the right thing and follow Scripture, and are a morally wholesome earthling, you're called a goody two-shoes or a 'Jesus Freak,' which is fine with me because I am."
  • The song features in the movie God's Not Dead 2. "Kids and adults today are persecuted for living out their faith and religious freedoms," said Tait. "The movie taps into that. What if it gets to the point that the courts are deciding what's right in the way we serve our God and live out our faith? That would be a real debacle. That's not a far-fetched scenario at all."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Glen Burtnik

Glen BurtnikSongwriter Interviews

On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.

Thomas Dolby

Thomas DolbySongwriter Interviews

He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.

Annie Haslam of Renaissance

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Michael Franti

Michael FrantiSongwriter Interviews

Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.