A while back I bought Sara Bareilles’ album Kaleidoscope Heart for my wife. It synced to my iPhone back then and, while scrolling through my music the other day, I figured I’d give it a listen.
It’s not what I normally listen to, but the album’s got some pretty good tunes and creative lyrics.
One song that jumped out at me was King of Anything [YouTube, iTunes]. I guess we’ve all had the feelings expressed in the song in most of our relationships: “I’ve got it together”, “like you’re perfect”, “you don’t understand”, “who do you think you are”, …
When I heard the chorus, though, my parochial-school-educated and Holy-Spirit-convicted mind immediately went to what Christ-followers basically tell God when we don’t agree with Him or His Word and do what we want or think is right…you know, that thing called SIN…
“Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything”