Dear Secular Music,
I've had enough.
I used to be so attached to you. I listened to you every day, day in, day out. I listened to you each morning on the bus, during study hall, in the car, and while doing my homework. And I liked you. I thought you were the greatest thing known to mankind.
Then you started changing. Those things I used to love about you (Jordin Sparks, OneRepublic, etc.) just aren't the same. I still like them, but they're...different. They've started swearing in their music. They've gone back on their claims to be "Christian artists". Now, instead of just downloading their newest single as soon as I see it, I have to go check the lyrics first, just to be sure.
I'm tired of your unreliability. I can't trust you to not be explicit. I can't trust you not to go against my beliefs. I'm utterly sick and disgusted at the way it's nearly impossible to find clean music anymore. I want songs about life and love, and I just hear songs about sex and parties. Even the radio isn't clean, and don't try to tell me you can make a song "clean" by just not singing the last letter of a swear word. You sound ridiculous.
I'm not saying it's completely over. I'll still listen to you. I still like the songs I have, and I'll probably still buy your new ones.
But see, there's this other music. It's called Christian music. It never swears, ever, and there's never anything explicit about it. I can trust Christian music. It's reliable. And you know what? I'm finding that the more I listen to it, the more I like it.
There's so many things I like about it. The Afters. Kerrie Roberts. Britt Nicole. Tenth Avenue North. They aren't going to fall into that pit that it seems like nearly every secular artist these days falls into.
I'm sorry, but that's the way it is. Each day I find myself listening to less and less of you. I'd love it if you could change, but that won't ever happen. I know it.
This isn't a goodbye. Not yet, at least. But it's coming very close.