The song “No Go” from HOLE IN THE SKY is an official radio single this week. The song is about the experience of witnessing change, and this can happen in a number of forms throughout our lives. It is the kind of change that can be described as an “about face”, where all of the sudden everything we believed seems to have completely vanished. This can be in the form of a person, belief, or even the very place we live.
A song can often have different meanings to different people. One of my favorite classes in high school focused on creative writing, and I remember we would often analyze the meanings of songs. I was always amazed at how many different interpretations there could be about the same song. As a listener of music, I have always preferred the personal meaning a song brings rather than knowing exactly what the writer was thinking.
With this preference in mind, we want “No Go” to be your song. We have had a lot of feedback about it, and “No Go” is having multiple meanings to the listeners of our music. Some have said it reminds them of a relationship gone bad, of a friend or family member who completely changed, and others have said it reminds them of the current political climate.
Even though we go through periods of insecurity, loneliness, betrayal, and fear, there are some powerful truths from the Bible that override all of these. One is from Hebrews 13:8, where it says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Knowing the principles he stood for, including love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance, how could we ever doubt during the rough times? Sure, we feel it, as is the subject of “No Go”, but what reassurance it is to know that Jesus also said, “My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27