Pass Or Play? Michelle Encourages Us To Be More Like God In “If We Had Your Eyes”
Looks like all the women of Destiny’s Child are getting their shine, releasing music that’s uniquely their own. Beyoncé stays on top, Kelly’s Talk A Good Game is awesome and now Michelle is stepping out with a gospel track called “If We Had Your Eyes.”
In the song, Williams talks about the everyday encounters we have with ordinary people and how we often disregard or undervalue people because we can’t see them the way God does.
“People judge from what they see but Lord you see the whole. “
“If we could just see from your point of view, then most things won’t be as they seem.”
And then at the end of the end of the song Williams speaks about the ways in which her life and all of our lives would be better if we saw things from a more godly perspective.
God if I had your eyes. I could love better. And have more compassion. And I would understand what I’m going through, while I’m going through. I’d be more patient. God help me to see things the way that you see things. Did I already say help me to be patient? Say that again. Give us your eyes, God.
I’ll be the first one to admit that it’s difficult to publicly critique a gospel song because at the end of the day, even if we can’t get anything from it, as long as it’s done to glorify God, I’m sure He’s pleased with it. Luckily, I don’t have to write such a critique for this song. I dig it. I think the tempo, and the song’s subtle melody allow Michelle vocals to stand out, instead of being drowned out by faster, heavier R&B/pop records. But don’t get me wrong, it’s not a Negro spiritual either. The bass is strong in this one. In my opinion, it walks the line of contemporary and traditional quite nicely. Though the background “yeah aye, aye, aye, aye” might be a little too “Rihanna” for some people. I think it’s a great gospel record. The beat is grooveable, her voice sounds good and the message is sound.
Take a listen to the track on the next page and let us know what you think.