Third Day Shares Rock Star Life

In reponse to the making of the album "Wire," members of quartet say that their songs point to Christ.
( [email protected] ) Jun 03, 2004 11:16 PM EDT

Third Day, in an interview has commented upon their newly released platinum winning album "Wire." The members of the crew comment upon making the contemporary 'rock starred' album while also explaining the important testimony that goes with music.

"There are many times kids come up to us and say, "I want to do exactly what you're doing." I was the same way growing up. But "Rock Star" is a song that hopefully encourages people where they are. There's so much more to life than being a rock star or movie star or some sort of celebrity. You need to know who God created you to be and to learn to be content in that. That's what I hope the song says to people," Power shares.

Third Day explains that being a rock star is also being a role model, by default.

"Many stars have said, "I'm not a role model, your parents are," and I agree with that 100 percent. But I believe that if you're put in this place and you have this voice, then of course you're a role model by default, because what you say is going to affect people - either in a positive or in a negative way. And we grab hold of that role, because we have some things in our hearts we want to share," Powell answers. "On the other side of it is that people will put you in that place. Choosing to be in that role is important, but people will put you there anyway."

"I can understand how somebody famous might not want to be a role model. But it's a shame when people want to skirt off that responsibility because they just want to do their own thing. Still, I can understand that struggle, especially if you aren't a Christian," Carr says. "But how much more should we try to live on our foundation as a Christians, and be excellent role models? Everyone looks up to somebody. If people are looking up to Third Day, then I want to lead them in the best way I can. I don't want them to be like me, because I know my dark side all too well. Instead, I want to point them to Christ. I want people to see Jesus. We've got to do that as Christians."