Finding God in R&B: Guy “Let’s Chill”

In 1990 the R&B band Guy released their second album – it was titled ‘The Future’ and it went Platinum in sales volume. My favorite song from that album was this song Let’s Chill. I was just a budding romantic eighteen year old back then; always looking for the next girlfriend, and I remember dedicating this song on the radio to a few different girls, but I always remember how soothing this song was the hear.

I’ve always loved the idea of this song, of having just one woman to chill with. My heart has always longed for the type of peaceful, loving, and monogamous relationship that Guy is singing about here – someone to grow old with and to share every part of my life.

Clearly the place where God desires us to find the things that this song describes in relationship with Him, but the first place where we learn how to be in a peaceful, loving, and monogamous relationship with God is by being entering into relationship with other humans. That’s our training ground and our foreshadow of what is to come In Christ. And what we consistently discover in the spiritual life is that the better our relationship is with God, the better our relationship will be with those around us and vice versa.

As you listen to Guy describe this eternal desire of a peaceful, loving, and monogamous relationship, think of the voice of God singing these very same desires to you.

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Album: Future (1990)

Sweetheart, I’ve been tryin’ so hard to get over you
Just simply can’t
‘Cause the love we shared through the years
Meant so much to me

All I’m lookin’ for is just a serious relationship
Someone I can hold all my life
Why don’t you give me that commitment
Let’s settle down, let’s chill

Don’t be afraid of me, I’m the one that is scared
But I promise everything will be alright
Come closer, let me talk to you

Let’s chill
(Ho ho, baby, hey hey)
Let’s chill
(Let’s chill, baby)

From the first time I saw your face
Girl, I knew I had to have you
I wanted to wrap you with my warm embrace
Visions of your lovely face

All my love is for you
Whatever you want, I will do
You’re the only one I want in my life
For you I’ll make that sacrifice, ho

Let’s chill and let’s settle down
That’s what I wanna do, just me and you
Let’s chill and let’s settle down
That’s what I wanna do, just me and you

I’m so happy to have you here
Standing right by my side
Is it a dream or reality
If it’s a fantasy, please don’t wake me

All my love is for you
Whatever you want, I will do
You’re the only one I want in my life
For you I’ll make that sacrifice, so baby

Let’s chill and let’s settle down
That’s what I wanna do, just me and you
Let’s chill and let’s settle down
That’s what I wanna do, just me and you

Come here, baby
Come lay next to me
Let’s forget about the past
And think about the future

Let’s get together, baby
Let’s stay together

Let’s chill and let’s settle down
That’s what I wanna do, just me and you
Let’s chill and let’s settle down
That’s what I wanna do, just me and you

Forever and ever, ever and ever
Ever and ever, always
Forever and ever, ever and ever
Ever and ever, always
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