(The reader should understand that–except for some mistaken notions of a few folks–this piece is connected to the end times in only the most tangential of ways.)
Back when times were more settled and things were more ‘normal’ (1979) , a song was released by a group known as the Talking Heads.
Contained on a record album called FEAR OF MUSIC, the song (Life During Wartime) featured a mishmash of sounds, as well as the inscrutable chorus “This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no foolin’ around.”
(In fact, the official title of the song as a single was “Life During Wartime (This Ain’t No Party… This Ain’t No Disco… This Ain’t No Foolin’ Around)”.
Quite a long title for a song.
The reason the aforementioned is referenced is that more than one person has connected the song (Life During Wartime) to life during the last days of the end times.
Such things as the singer mentioning he survives on a diet of peanut butter and the paranoid line “You ought to know not to stand by the window.” have been mentioned by the song’s champions as reasons it should be linked to life during the end times.
Whether one believes all of that or not, the central question of whether the song refers to life during the end times is fairly easy to answer.
1- The main writer of the song (and its lyrics) has stated that the song is mainly about “urban guerilla warfare.”
2- Though many critics used the word “apocalyptic” to describe the song and its lyrics, NOT ONE mentioned the song in connection with the end times.
3- There is NOTHING in God’s Word to make one believe that there will be “urban guerilla warfare” by the populations of men against their end times rulers.
IN FACT, quite the opposite.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
SO, “Life During Wartime” was just another song using unconventional scenery as a backdrop.
Although one can NOT (in these times of the Memory Hole) depend on what was written YEARS ago, this topic was covered YEARS ago–and what was written appears to have LARGELY NOT changed since then.
The song is infectious and likable, however, it is NOT (from all information which is available) about the end times.
WAS the reader familiar with any of the music/topics mentioned?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 29-31, 2022.]
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