Please frame this for the non-JW here...
Yesterday, I was in the car with a JW friend as miscellaneous tunes from my Ipod were playing. A "church" song came on that I love. This song makes me think of him in that he has told me "Jehovah has been with me in some of the worst times of my life" and that he "doesn't want to leave Jehovah." After some time on this forum, I'm able to translate this - he doesn't want to leave or get kicked out of the organization. Yeah... okay.
Here's what I observed. We were about five blocks from his parked car I was taking him to when the song came on and I told him the song made me think of him. At block four, he removed his seatbelt. At block three, with my "put your da$%* seatbelt on" ding blinging over the music, he was staring out of the front window looking like he was trying to leverage a Jedi mind trick to levitate his vehicle closer. At block two we got a red light and I detected that he was going to make a break for it, leap out of the car and run. I assured him I'd get him to his car (he could now see) - "no need to get out" and when we pulled up to his vehicle, it looked as though he couldn't get out of my car fast enough.
There was another time we were taking a long drive and everytime a "church" song came on, he seemed annoyed.
For me, if he turned on one of his Kingdom Hall melodies and said it reminded him of something I said or at one time felt, I'd listen to see if I agreed.
If you don't agree with the lyrics, isn't it still okay to appreciate the melody or beat? Heck, do you know how many lyrics I suffered through with my teenager? It was the catchy tunes that always made them tolerable. I found myself being at da club cause it was my birthday as I shook my moneymaker.
Am I reading his reaction inaccurately?