Why doesn't ApologetiX do original songs?
All members of ApologetiX have written original music and lyrics for Christian songs. At this point in time, however, we feel called to do the Christian parodies, something that came about naturally.
Christ called His followers to be "fishers of men," and we take that responsibility seriously. The bait we use when we fish is humor, distortion of familiar lyrics and recognizable melodies.
As ApologetiX lyricist J. Jackson puts it, "Speaking as a person who has written plenty of original songs and plenty of parodies, it's a lot harder to write a parody, because you have to use words that rhyme with the original while making them say something totally different."
The philosophy of ApologetiX is perhaps best summed up in the song, "All ApologetiX," from the "Ticked" CD:
Parody of "All Apologies" by Nirvana (1 Corinthians 9:22)
"Weird Al" should agree; it's all a parody
Someone else could've made every song we played
What if you donít like lines the band rewrites
What else do you need -- our apologies?
If our songs get someone to sing along, is it wrong?
Is it wrong? Really? Really?
Writing music that's new is easier to do
But that's not the goal -- let me save some souls
I change all the names I can see no shame
Then someone to me will turn (and say)
"Don't you guys do anything original?"
If our songs get someone to meet the Son
Is it wrong?
Is it wrong? Dare we?
Yeah, we ... really ... feel we ... can
I know it's all right.