“Lead Me On” was written by Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Michael W. Smith. It is a fiery song, both in terms of lyrics and in music. The lyrics, according to Grant, deal abstractly with slavery and the Holocaust. The lyrics also talk about man’s relation to these events and man’s relation to man. The message of the song makes it very strong, unusual for Amy Grant, who was known as a pop/contemporary artist with meaningful, but light lyrics. The music only adds to the drama of the lyrics. This is helped along by the unusual time signature of the verses, with odd-numbered bars adding heightened tension. The intro on the album version is also in 6/8 and 4/4 simultaneously. It is mostly electric guitar, in stark contrast to the natural sounding songs on the rest of the Lead Me On album.
Lead Me On is the seventh studio album, and eleventh overall album by Christian music singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released in 1988 through A&M Recordings. Lead Me On was a departure from its predecessor, the high-energy pop album Unguarded. Unlike Unguarded or 1991’s Heart in Motion, Lead Me On was not mainstream compatible. Only three of […]
|Keyboards||Michael W. Smith|
|Background Vocals||Bill Champlin|
|Background Vocals||Tommy Funderburk|
Michael W. Smith