Lyric, Lyric, On the Wall: "Don't Ask Me Why"

A segment where RC students, faculty and friends interpret modern lyrics into daily meanings.

By Caitlin Fredericks
Shield Staff

"Don't Ask Me Why" -Billy Joel

"Don't wait for answers, just take your chances"

Andrew Phillips, Senior
Roseville, MI

"We spent our life waiting for something that may or may not happen, and refuse to take that step of faith. In asking God for a clear answer or direction in life, one finds their direction and calling in life. An example of a risk I took was teaching at my church's Vacation Bible School, and finding out that I love working with kids."

Kim Declaire, Junior
Clinton Township, MI

"This song encourages me to be kind to others especially when they project a nasty or negative outlook on life. I am inspired to take that risk to find their brokenness, heal their hearts and befriend them."

Logan Mong, Junior
Rochester Hills, MI

"This song reminds me of when I was a senior in high school and was deliberating attending one of five colleges. I was pondering where God wanted to direct me, and was passive waiting for his response. My Dad encouraged me to take that risk to attend Rochester College after saying, 'see what happens,' and having both his and my mom's support."

Maddie Bottiaux, Junior
Pontiac, MI

"This song encourages me to live life to the fullest instead of watching it pass me by. I took the risk of asking to work at a physical therapy clinic after experiencing doubts, and struggling to get out of my comfort zone. I found that through taking that risk, I now have a place to work after college, and have a secure bond with my coworkers."

Dr. Carol Cooper, Department Chair of Mass Communication
New Orleans, LA

"This song serves as an encouragement, and reminds that in not taking risks one may miss out on something fantastic. This song also reminds me of the time when I first moved to Michigan and accepted a job offer to teach at Rochester College. Though I had no single contacts, I figured I had nothing to lose, and discovered that through my experience, it helps people see what's important, to value relationships, to be grateful, and to not take things in life for granted."