Britney

So, about a week ago, I heard the new Bebo Norman song “Britney.” And it so struck a chord with me. Here are the lyrics:

Britney, I’m sorry for the lies we told
We took you into our arms and then left you cold
Britney, I’m sorry for this cruel, cruel world
We sell the beauty but destroy the girl
Britney, I’m sorry for your broken heart
We stood aside and watched you fall apart
I’m sorry we told you fame would fill you up
And money moves the man so drink the cup

I know love goes around the world we know
And you never see it coming back
You never see it coming back
I know love goes around the world we know
And you never see it coming back
But I can see it coming back for you
Yes, coming back for you

Britney, I’m sorry for the stones we throw
We tear you down just so we can watch the show
Britney, I’m sorry for the words we say
We point the finger as you fall from grace

I know love goes around the world we know
And you never see it coming back
You never see it coming back
And I know love goes around the world we know
And you never see it coming back
But I can see it coming back for you

Yeah, it’s coming back for you
Yeah, it’s coming back for you
Yeah, it’s coming back for you, yeah

Britney, I do believe that love has come
Here for the broken
Here for the ones like us

I can’t say the chorus is all that amazing but I think the apologies are. And I have been a Britney basher. I never got into the craze (guess I was more of a Christina?) but she was this amazing performer who fell in love, had a baby, and realized that it’s not as easy as it looks. Marriage is hard, motherhood is hard. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies, ya know?

But she’s the celebrity I used to pray for so fervently. She is just so broken and used and helpless. Obviously, she does have her own set of problems and, yeah, she may be making a comeback but I still think she has a long way to go.

The weird thing is, I had been reading this article in a magazine about Britney and how Kevin and his new girlfriend (who looks remarkably like Britney. . .) took the boys to see snow for the first time. And Britney has to see these images of Kevin’s girlfriend holding her son as he sleeps and experiencing snow. Frankly, I think it was classless for Kevin to do that and not include Britney.

Anyway, it’s a great song. I cried (while driving, not the smartest thing to do) the second time I heard the song because I would love to see Britney fall into the arms of Jesus and let Him restore her.

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