This is something that I've puzzled over for a while, because there are different views on this. Some people believe one should only interpret music the way it's creator interpreted it. For example- I like the band Live, though they have some pretty depressing lyrics to some songs. There's one song in particular I like Selling the Drama Because of the title of the song, and judging from Live's attitude I would guess they intended it to be an anti-Christian song. However, if one takes the song at face value, ignoring the title or any beliefs on the parts of the singers, one can find it fits with Christian ideals as well as secular ones. In fact, this is my favorite Live song. So what I'm thinking over is can music that might be written by someone with one set of ideals be interpreted completly differently by someone with opposite ideals? Or should one keep in mind to some degree at least what the song is supposed to mean? What do you think?