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What songs are on "Future Tense" (2008)?

Here's what's on "Future Tense":

FUTURE TENSE June '08
1. Turning a Little Seasick ("Dirty Little Secret" by The All-American Rejects)
2. Land of Delusion ("Land of Confusion" by Genesis and Disturbed)
3. More Than a Healing ("More Than a Feeling" by Boston)
4. Stupid's Stronghold/Reckless in America ("Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America" by Gym Class Heroes)
5. Miss Martha ("Miss Murder" by AFI)
6. Iraq & Iran ("Jack & Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp)
7. Transplants ("Dance, Dance" by Fall Out Boy)
8. The Tablecloth (Peter's Vision) ("Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray)
9. Bethlehem's Boy ("My Best Friend's Girl" by The Cars)
10. Tip From an Angel ("Lips of an Angel" by Hinder)
11. Try Micah ("Drive My Car" by The Beatles)
12. Animals I Have Begun ("Animal I Have Become" by Three Days Grace)


LYRICS

Turning a Little Seasick
Parody of Dirty Little Secret performed by The All-American Rejects and written by Nick Wheeler & Tyson Ritter
(Matthew 8:23-27, Psalm 69:1-15, Psalm 22:1-5)

Let me know what I've done wrong
That You won't respond at all
I'm going down this time it's true
If You wait then I am through
Tell me how You are not awake
Right now facing a hurricane
You are the only one asleep You know

Lord please move -- I'm turning a little seasick, turning a little seasick
Lord help us at once or we'll be just another shipwreck
Sitting on the sea bed, I mean you no disrespect
I'm turning a little seasick
You have to know

Lord preserve our fragile lives
If the next wave we survive
I don't think now's the time to snooze
Chapter 8 here in Matthew
Help please now or we'll all be dead
While You lay on a waterbed
You are the only one asleep you know

Lord please move -- I'm turning a little seasick, turning a little seasick
Lord tell me now what did You think when You fell asleep and
Did You count Your sheep then?
Hope that You can keep them
From going off the deep end
You have to know

Lord wake up or we'll die
The water's getting high
It's filling up the boat
And You're our only hope
Please make things all right
Save us Lord Christ

I need you -- I'm turning a little seasick
I'm losing my lunch for sure I wish I didn't eat it

I need You -- I'm turning a little seasick, turning a little seasick
Lake Galilee's wonderful now if the weather's decent
It hasn't been of recent, we're in a stormy season
I'm turning a little seasick, turning a little seasick
Turning a little seasick -- You have to know
You have to know

Matthew 8:24
Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.



Land of Delusion
Parody of Land of Confusion performed by Disturbed and Genesis and written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
(2 Thess. 2:11, 2 Tim. 3:13)

I must have seen a thousand scenes
Of violence on the silver screen
But I didn't see them march in the street
Till a movie showed Jesus bleed

Now Christmas Eve and New Year's Day
They've taken mangers off display
But I can see the Bible still is right
And turning men to the light

There's too many sins and too many steeples
Filled with too many cobwebs
And there's not enough of us who hold our ground
Can't you see this is a land of delusion?

This is the world's religion:
Everything else but Christian
You'd better just stop trying
To make it a place for fitting in

They sue a man for arguin' now
That any sin is wrong somehow
But men who steal they put in power
With liars in tall ivory towers

And this is a crime, and it's a disgrace
But the Book tells our future
And God must judge on those grounds
(I'll) tell you why -- this is a land of delusion

This is the Word He's written
And these are commands He's given
Do them and let's stop lying
And making new ways to live in sin

I remember long ago
Men were prophesying
What they prophesied is all proven right
In this atheist madness that we failed to fight
So long ago

I won't be calling darkness light
Read Revelation, He'll put it right
'Cause God don't break His promises
And we know He never sleeps

There's too many men who do many evils
Thinking He'll never stop them
But God knows what's been goin' down
They're deceived -- this is a land of delusion

(Now) this is the Word He's written
And these are commands He's given
Do them and let's start trying
To beg Him for grace 'cause time is short

This is the world's religion
It's anything else but Christian
Read Second Thessalonians
Verse 2:11 'cause it's true

2 Thessalonians 2:11
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie ...



More Than a Healing
Parody of "More Than a Feeling" performed by Boston and written by Tom Scholz & John Boylan
(2 Corinthians 4:18; Ephesians 1:18; Proverbs 22:6; Romans 11:29)

I hooked up this morning with the Son of God
It turned out He knew me and called my name
"You're lost," He said, "but I can heal your soul."
And now my eyes see a different way

It's more than a healing (More than a healing)
Yes, the Lord's something more than a healer
And I think He's really (More than a healing)
Everything I'll ever want
I see my friends and they're walkin' away

So many things that I'd done were wrong
My faith was faded, my tears run dry
But God still recalled when I was so young
The prayer I'd begun when I was a child
CHORUS

Man, I'm tired of sinkin' low
I've had it with useless regret-filled days
I'm leavin' the world I used to know
'cause now my eyes see a different way
A different way
CHORUS

Ephesians 1:18
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints ...


Stupid's Stronghold/Reckless in America
Parody of "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America" performed by Gym Class Heroes and written by Roger Hodgson & Rick Davies (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da

Take a look at our world, friend
And see the news at 10 o'clock (ba ba da da)
When I'm watchin' the world's trends
I never cease to get a shock (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

There's been some guys with some lassos
Visiting a mountain who's back broke
But someone else found true love again:
Hugh Hefner says he has three new girlfriends

And the networks now are so bold
That Snoop will probably get his own show
And I'm afraid I might tune in
Find Donald Trump and Rosie fightin' Hulk Hogan

I'm used to Ludacris but land sakes
Man, now there's filthy Justin Timberlake
And that Akon rap guy don't know what love is

There's kids developing a fan base
Meetin' total strangers out on MySpace
I know that's fun but if I had a new daughter or son
I would still not let 'em play with a gun

Take a look at our world, friend
And see the news at 10 o'clock (ba ba da da)
When I'm watchin' the world's trends
I never cease to get a shock (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)
Take a look at our world, friend
Even though you'll wanna gawk (ba ba da da)
Watch what's on your doorstep
You better go and get a lock (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

There's been some wild scenes in Borat
And it's kinda hard to ignore that
But that Nativity movie they made it was well done
Though the girl that was playing the Virgin wasn't one

And I know you heard some bad talk
About those girls the Pussycat Dolls
But they're tryin' to fix the unemployment rate
By themselves, find some ladies they can train

I know DaVinci Code is jive, though
It seems as if America don't think so
If that you ain't up on that then go get plugged in

Ain't gonna read their family Bible
But I know they've seen the Family Guy though
And we've told 'em before
They oughta know there's a wolf pack at the door
They should be practicing the art of war, drawn swords, but
Nah, na, na, na, na, na

CHORUS

Girls gone-a wild and I think that most teens now
And dirty old men find it fun (I'm not one)
We've got guys who'll probably go to "Saw 5"
And say it wasn't even scary (Man, I'm serious)
We've got sources insistin' that sports is infested
With guys who cheat to try and grow strong (so prove 'em wrong)
We've got the crudest gags I've ever heard
I've seen comedians go a full hour (and not say a nice word)
And we could still perish any moment
And yet we joke about the future like it's Dave and Conan
Call me dumb, call me nuts, call me chump
So what, you'd better shout it
'Cause everyone is goin' to sleep and this is why I'm hot about it

2 Timothy 3:1-5
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.



Miss Martha
Parody of "Miss Murder" performed by AFI and written by Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Hunter Burgan & Adam Carson
(Luke 10:38-42)

Hey, Miss Martha, can I
Hey, Miss Martha, can I
Beg you to make some time for Jesus Christ
Whoa-o-oh

With angry looks she cooked
And set food down before Him
She never took a break at all
Then Martha said to Christ
I'm left to wash and dry
My sister pays no mind
She sits on her ... behind

CHORUS

She was aghast perhaps
At how the Lord responded
He said relax and settle down
You've mopped and swept and wiped
It kept you occupied
And while it killed some time
You left the best behind

CHORUS

Martha looked as if she was a very busy bee
But she had a bee inside her bonnet
As the custom was she ran the house with guests around
Without help
Well, these dishes ain't just gonna go do themselves
And the silverware it needs some polish
Really, Lord, if I don't clean it never gets done
No-one ever helps me, Lord, it's filthy -- that's the problem

Hey, Miss Martha, can I
Hey, Miss Martha, can I
Beg you to make some time for Jesus Christ
REPEAT

Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"


Iraq & Iran
Parody of "Jack & Diane" performed and written by John Cougar Mellencamp
(Daniel 2:36-45, 4:17, 5:18-31, 7:17-27, 8:19-26, 11:1-45; Rev. 11:15)

Little ditty 'bout Iraq & Iran
Two very ancient kingdoms growin' up near the Holy Land
Iraq it used to be a superpower
Known as Babylon, that's the scene of that big tower

Babylon was really strong but over time would taste defeat
Iran sittin' on the Iraqis' map
They had the Persians and the Medes
Iraqis they hated Iran but they were cut off in 539 B.C.
Babylon had fallen but what would Persia do about Greece

Say, uh
Oh, yeah, life goes on
Long after the threats of little nations
Oh, yeah, life goes on
Long after the best of civilizations
Are all gone

After this happened, the Greeks would fall to the Romans
Back in a hundred and forty-six B.C.
Well, then those Romans, they had a run of sitting pretty
That ended, badly, in the 5th Century
And as we said now
CHORUS

So when they talk about control
Look at Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome
No longer sitting as strong as they can
Change can come around real soon, make us little again
CHORUS

Little ditty 'bout Iraq & Iran
You American kids do your best to understand

Revelation 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.


Transplants
Parody of "Dance, Dance" performed by Fall Out Boy and written by Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump & Peter Wentz
(Ezekiel 18:31, 36:26-27, Jeremiah 17:9, Psalm 51:10, Romans 3:10, 23)

He says we're no good -- His words, not my words
Better study what He wrote to the Romans
If you're smart and not dumb
Way down inside you, oh, it's traumatic
Your heart's sick it can't much worse
There is no one good, we never do right

Time grows shorter for your heart now
And I know you want to get a diagnosis
The Word of God has that in Jeremiah, man
You can read it in 17:9

Transplants -- we all need new hearts, it's past time
Transplants -- and Jesus provides the surgery
There isn't a waiting list to get in
Oh, He's ready, trust me

You always focus on what you chow down
Drink up that low-cal fat-free soy
That's only for the surface baby

Time grows shorter for your heart now
And I know you want to get a diagnosis
The Word of God has that in Jeremiah, man
You can read it in 17:9

Why don't you go and get a brand new heart
From the saving Lord of Nazareth, love
CHORUS

Why don't you go and get a brand new heart
From the saving Lord of Nazareth
Find what He wants in Ezekiel verse 36:26 and then you'll see
CHORUS

Ezekiel 36:26
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.


The Tablecloth (Peter's Vision)
Parody of "Over My Head (Cable Car)" performed by The Fray and written by Isaac Slade & Joe King
(Acts 10:1-11:18, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)

I never knew
I never knew that Heaven isn't just for Jews
That everyone to choose His Way could go there, too
I learned a lot when I was dreamin' on the roof
And then a menagerie
Was coming down from Heaven right on top of me
With every kind of critter I would never eat
He spoke unto me, and it's pretty clear, and

Every animal's hoverin'
Over my head, over my head
(I) ain't second-guessing God this time
He's always right, He's always right

It's prearranged
And things keep gettin' stranger -- like a different age
To save the heathen Greeks is another stage
The Lord implemented so we all can get to God
But that's just like God
To find some other men who were distraught
As I view the animals on the tablecloth
Hanging above
And they can't be called unclean, and

Every animal's hoverin'
Over my head, over my head
(I) ain't second-guessing God this time
He's always right, He's always right
REPEAT

And suddenly I recall a word from the past
The Great Commission part He told last
I knew He knew and it's come to pass
And now a sound
A few guys on the grounds from a Roman's house
They say God said He wants him to bring me 'round
So I guess I'll go down to them
(The) Lord said to help them

Every animal's hoverin'
Over my head, over my head
(I) ain't second-guessing God this time
He's always right, He's always right

Everyone knows -- He's always right
Every animal's over my head
Hoverin' over my head
Up over my
CHORUS

Acts 10:11-12
He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air.


Bethlehem's Boy
Parody of "Best Friend's Girl" performed by the Cars and written by Ric Ocasek
(Luke 2:8-18; Micah 5:2)

When all the lambs are sound asleep
We keep 'em safe through the night
But there's a new star that we've seen
One that looks really bright
Here He comes, they said
Yeah, there's angels in the starry skies, oh
You'll think we flipped
Here He comes, they said
Yeah, there's angels in the starry skies, oh
Looks kind of like some spaceyships
He's in Bethlehem
He's in Bethlehem
He's in Bethlehem ahem, ahem!
You can see Christ!
You gotta look in your Book
If you check Mi-cah
You'll see why Micah said
There's something happenin' above
Here He comes, they said
Yeah, there's angels in the starry skies, oh
I'll make the trip
Here He comes, they said
Yeah, there's angels in the starry skies
And kinda like the way that Micah said, they said,
Yes, He's in Bethlehem, boys
He's a Bethlehem boy, ahoy, ahoy!
There you can see Christ!
He's so nice!
When all the lambs are sound asleep
We keep 'em safe through the night
And there's a newborn that we've seen
Talkin' 'bout Jesus Christ
Here He comes, they said
Yeah, there's angels in the starry skies, oh
Go take the trip
Here He comes, they said
Yeah, there's angels in the starry skies
And kinda like the way that Micah said, they said,
He's in Bethlehem
He's in Bethlehem
He's in Bethlehem ahem, ahem!
That's where you can see Christ! He so nice!
In Bethlehem, friends, you can see Christ (REPEAT)

Luke 2:15
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."


Tip from an Angel
Parody of "Lips of an Angel" performed by Hinder and Jack Ingram and written by Brian Howes, Ross Hanson, Lloyd Garvey, Michael Rodden, Mark King and Austin Winkler
(Psalm 23, Luke 2:8-18, Proverbs 27:23)

Sorry that I'm comin' here so late
I'm tryin' to watch my flock right now
I heard a baby cryin' -- is that Him in the hay?
I'll try to whisper but my lambs bleat so loud
Well, my herd's in the next room
Most times I'm with sheep, what's new?
I guess we never really move alone
It's really good to be here, Lord
Seeing Your face -- it sounds so weird
But I got a tip from an angel
He knew those words would take me here
And I never thought I'd be surprised
But, Lord, You made a trough be Your cradle
In the midst of a stable
There's not a bunch in common between You and I
And yet You shepherd sheep, too
You gotta know your flock or soon they wander out of sight
No, I don't think sheep have a clue
Well, my herd's in the next room
Sometimes I wish sheep were mute
I guess we'd better get a move on
It's really good to be here Lord
Glad that I came -- it sounds so weird
But I got a tip from an angel
He knew those words would take me here
And I never thought I'd see the Christ
But Lord, You came -- it's not some big fable
In the midst of a stable
It's really good to be here, Lord
Glad that I came -- it sounds so weird
But I got a tip from an angel
He knew those words would take me here
And I never thought I'd be surprised
But Lord You made a trough be Your cradle
In the midst of a stable
And I never thought I'd see, You, Christ
But Lord, You came -- it's not some big fable
In the midst of a stable
Sorry that I'm comin' here so late

Luke 2:10
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.


Try Micah
Parody of "Drive My Car" performed by the Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Matthew 2:1-12; Micah 5:2; Numbers 24:17)

Asked King Herod where Messiah could be
He said, "Baby, don't ask me!"
We said, "We've been chasing a star in the East
But we could use some directions, please!"
Maybe, you can try Micah
Yes, I know you've seen a star
Baby, you can try Micah
It may be in 5:2
Been told before 'bout the prophetic books
So we said, maybe we'll take a look
Searchin' for Jesus is hard to attempt
But Micah shows He's in Bethlehem
Maybe, we can try Micah
Since we're following a star
Baby, we can try Micah
He says it's in 5:2
Lead me to Jesus, yeah!
Balaam saw it from afar
Said there's gonna be a star
Numbers chapter 24
And now back to Matthew
We found the Lord there just like Micah said
But since it's Christmas, baby
We got stuff that we gave
We brought some gold, frankincense and some myrrh
'Cause we found Messiah and that's for sure
Baby, you can try Micah
If you're following a star
Baby, you can try Micah
And tell 'em who sent you
We be the three kings, yeah!
We be the three kings, yeah!
We be the three kings, yeah!

Matthew 2:5-6
"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"


Animals I Have Begun
Parody of "Animal I Have Become" performed by Three Days Grace and written by Neil Sanderson, Adam Gontier, Brad Walst, Gavin Brown & Barry Stock
(Genesis 2:18-25)

I can't explain this well
So many kinds of life
But I still can't yet find
Somebody friendly who is like me
I can't console myself

So, Lord, if you concede a partner's right for me
Someone to help me name these animals I have begun
Help me, please -- don't want no chimpanzees
Someone to help me name these animals

I can't just date myself
So let me find a bride
But not the dangerous type
Somebody pretty who has nice hair
I can't just hold myself

So, Lord, if you concede a partner's right for me
Someone to help me name these animals I have begun
She'll be petite and someone real sweet
Someone to help me name these animals I have begun
We'll be a team 'cause she'll agree with me
Someone to help me name these animals

Someone to help me through this life here
I can't just clone myself
Somebody shapely on my side, yeah
To share this space I dwell

So, Lord, if you concede a partner's right for me
Someone to help me name these animals I have begun
I'll be complete -- and she can clean for me
Someone to help me name these animals I have begun
Beneath the trees, we'll grab a bite to eat
Someone to help me name these animals
These animals I have begun

Genesis 2:20
So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.