11 February 2014
“Do you know what you are getting yourself into?”(L.5) Stated by Matt Theissen, the author of the song, “Getting Into You,” and also lead vocalist of the Christian rock band, Relient K. Relient K was formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio. “Getting Into You” was published on March 11, 2003. ((www.wikipedia.org). Relient_K) The purpose of this rhetorical analysis is to present the meaning behind the argument of “Getting Into You,” by Relient K. If we examine the text including the purpose, the organization and the elements of style as well as the contexts, then we will better understand the argument behind, “Getting Into You.”
The argument being analyzed in this song is, to live not for you, but for God, and that God will not live on what you have done, but rather what you do. Lines three and four state, “To live not for myself/But yet for God, somebody said,” and also on line 25 he also says, “ You say you will not dwell on what I did but rather what I do you say.” Those three lines summarize the true meaning of the song, “Getting Into You.”
The organization of this song has been separated into three elements of style, character, word choice, and repetition. There are two characters in this song, Matt Theissen and God. From the first line all the way to the last, Matt Theissen shares with us his commitment to God. He first explains, “When I made up my mind/and my heart along with that/to live not for myself/but yet for God, somebody said/do you know what you are getting yourself into”(L. 1-5), and then later states, “I’m getting into you/because you got to me, in a way words can’t describe/I’m getting into you/because I’ve got to be/you’re essential to survive/ I’m going to love you with my life”(L. 12-17). There are a few select words that I found were of importance, “God” and “love.” Assuming that when talking about, or to God, it would be done in a formal manner. In the song “Getting...
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