Zedd and Hayley Williams make a pretty great combination for a dance hall anthem, don’t they? “Stay the Night” is extremely catchy, and whenever I hear it I can barely help singing along.
It’s too bad the lyrics don’t match up to the coolness of the beat.
See, I heard it the other day on the radio, and just thought, since when did our thinking get this twisted? I mean come on:
Are you gonna stay the night?
Doesn’t mean we’re bound for life
It’s just sex; just a test drive; just because we have sex doesn’t mean we have to stay together forever or anything. We’re just here to have fun and enjoy ourselves.
It disgusts me, because it makes me think of sex almost as something robotic. Like something worthless, a tissue you throw away or an old piece of clothing you got tired of, or something with only recreational value like watching TV or playing a sport. Instead of a gift of self between a man and a woman. Sure, just because you make the mistake of having sex with someone you’re not married to doesn’t mean you have to stay with them forever, but it does have conesquences. And it does mean that you lied with your body (you can do that, you know) by performing an act–sex–that is a gift of self to your spouse, with someone who isn’t your spouse.
Then you have Christian thinking on dating nowadays, which takes it too seriously. Not that I think dating shouldn’t be taken seriously, but society has sexualized just about every relationship, so now dating isn’t just getting to know someone. There’s a ton of pressure–does he like me? could I marry her? will this go anywhere? These are all important questions, but they should be asked and answered at the right times. Instead of being asked and pondered and answered immediately at the beginning of a relationship and therefore stifling it before it can even begin to grow.
Christians unwittingly cater to this with the whole “courtship” thing and give too much gravity to dating, and the secular world doesn’t give enough consideration to the seriousness and value of sex.
It’s freakin’ annoying.