Hi, I am a singer in a band and we cover some popular songs when we play live.
There is one particular song we are thinking to perform called ‘Psycho Killer’ by the Talking Heads which I was happy to sing until today a Christian friend encouraged me to think if it were appropriate for a Christian to sing it.
I’m not sure if this is an extreme view to hold or if it is quite reasonable?
The song does not have swearing in it, or blasphemy, nor does it take the Lord’s name in vain. Whenever we sing a song which takes the Lord’s name in vain I change it to ‘gosh’ instead. The songwriter may have had questionable motives when he wrote it but many songs are open to interpretation - certainly when I sing them I reinterpret in my own way in an artistic way.
What do you all think?
PS. I am planning to convert to Catholicism in the next year, but do not yet have a priest or someone to talk to about this - hence why I ask you level headed people!!