‘You don’t own me…’

The sultry voice of Lesley Gore gets me every time.  I can’t help but sing along.  I grew up with my father’s music.  Loved it…

Still do, but now older and wiser I see and hear things that shock me. Things that answer questions about how our culture went so wrong.

In December of 1963, Lesley released a single titled ‘You don’t own me’ that rocketed to #2 on the Billboard chart and went on to be a million copy seller.  While she did not unseat the Beatles for the top spot, she daringly struck a violent blow near the beginning of the 1960’s sexual and feminist revolution. Her contribution to the assault on Biblical gender roles is unmistakable, and all couched in a catchy radio tune.

Now, decades after my initial infatiation with Miss Gore, I recognize what she was really saying and how utterly contrary this is to God’s established order of authority.  Consider the lyrics and how this is an affront to Scripture.

Or, better yet, in Ephesians 5:22-33, Paul reveals that man and woman in relationship are to image the Messiah and the Assembly.  Consider how inverted the order is if the Assembly sings this to the Messiah: (In fact, this is the song the house of Israel sang to Elohim before He sent her away!! Reversing this is required for the restoration of kol Israel!)

You Don’t Own Me

You don’t own me
I’m not just one of your many toys
You don’t own me
Don’t say I can’t go with other boys

And don’t tell me what to do
Don’t tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don’t put me on display ’cause

You don’t own me
Don’t try to change me in any way
You don’t own me
Don’t tie me down ’cause I’d never stay

I don’t tell you what to say
I don’t tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That’s all I ask of you

I’m young and I love to be young
I’m free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please

And don’t tell me what to do
Oh, don’t tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don’t put me on display

I don’t tell you what to say
Oh, don’t tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That’s all I ask of you

I’m young and I love to be young
I’m free and I love to be free

Ouch!!

Suddenly, that song is as unpalatable as it can be! It encapsulates a rebellious heart and tone that is anathema to both the Assembly toward the Messiah and a wife toward her husband.

The simple fact is that Scripturally, from the Garden, woman was given to man to be his helpmeet and he was given headship.  Over and over, throughout Scripture, when she walks out from under that protective covering, things go south!  FAST!

I’ll not belabor the point as this blog explores many parts of this from many angles. The simple fact is, restoration requires unlearning many of the false ideas we picked up from false doctrine, culture, music, movies, etc. Our only standard is Scripture and the foundation of that is Torah. We must go back to the foundation for our standard!

Author: Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!

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