Chris Rice: Me and Becky

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Lyrics

The "Becky" that Chris Rice sings about is not an individual person. Rather, she is representative of the target audience of Christian music as an industry - a fictional soccer mom created as the perfect "average listener". This song is a very targeted jab at the Christian music industry, which often treats Becky as a sort of golden calf, rejecting any music that isn't marketable to her. In essence, this song condemns the tendency of the Christian music industry to forget the Great Commission in favor of more effective marketing.
Becky has a house on Abundant Life Boulevard
A good name, a good family, and butterflies in her yard
Becky loves Jesus and really wants to make Him proud
She tears up in church and she sings her harmonies loud

She’s got a Bible by the bed, a prayer journal, and a fish on her car
She makes sure to bow her head and give thanks in every restaurant
But is that enough?

Come on Becky, let’s go for a ride
If I’m driving too fast then I apologize
But there’s a world out there that we left behind
Full of souls as important as yours and mine
Looks like a reckless road, and a sacrifice
And I’m crazy scared it may cost our lives
But then I remember Jesus died
So come on Becky
Let’s go for a ride

Rolling up to Becky’s house on my Sunday drive
I have to laugh to myself ’cause it looks exactly like mine
I smile and wave at all the happy people strolling by
We’ve got the same walk, same talk, and the same sparkle in our eyes

‘Cause we’re thankful for the blessings, but maybe we could lay ’em aside
I get a feeling we might be missing the time of our lives
So hop in and hold on tight

Come on Becky, let’s go for a ride
If I’m driving too fast then I apologize
But there’s a world out there that we left behind
Full of souls as important as yours and mine
Looks like a reckless road, and a sacrifice
And I’m crazy scared it may cost our lives
But then I remember Jesus died
So come on Becky

We’re so thankful for the blessings, but maybe we could lay ’em aside?
I get a feeling we might be heading for the time of our lives
So hop in and hold on tight

Come on Becky, let’s go for a ride
If I’m driving too fast then I apologize
But there’s a world out there that we left behind
Full of souls as important as yours and mine
Looks like a reckless road, and a sacrifice
And I’m crazy scared it may cost our lives
But then I remember Jesus died
So come on Becky
Let’s go for a ride

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!

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