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What songs are on "Recovery" (2009)?

Here's what's on our 16th CD, "Recovery," which was released in October 2009:

1. Keep Your Arms Steady ("Detroit Rock City" by KISS)
2. Hurry Home Wayward Son ("Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas)
3. We Will Walk Through ("We Will Rock You" by Queen)
4. We're More Than Champions ("We Are the Champions" by Queen)
5. Come Whale Away ("Come Sail Away" by Styx)
6. Enemy Lines ("Ebony Eyes" by Bob Welch)
7. Obadiah ("Hold the Line" by Toto)
8. Time for Me to Die ("Time for Me to Fly" by REO Speedwagon)
9. So Render (to Caesar) ("Surrender" by Cheap Trick)
10. Shovin', Crushin', Squeezin' ("Lovin',Touchin', Squeezin'" by Journey)
11. Not Some Old Fantasy ("Rock n' Roll Fantasy" by Bad Company)
12. Don't Bring Me Cows ("Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO)

LYRICS

Keep Your Arms Steady
Parody of "Detroit Rock City" performed by Kiss and written by Paul Stanley & Bob Ezrin
(Exodus 17:8-15)

The Israelites got a battle to fight
Fightin' for God, facing those Amalekites
I use God's rod, and He pulls us through
Cause our God tells me what I got to do
My God said

Get up on the mountain, Moses, move your feet
Get help -- Aaron and Hur -- you're gonna need their strength
You gotta use lift 'em high and keep your arms steady
Hands up, Israelites have got the victory
Hands down, Israelites are gonna meet defeat

Rephidim's great it just ain't safe
I hit a rock and the Lord provided H20
First we drank, then our foes
Started to come, and I climbed the mountain with my bros

Hands up, Israelites have got the victory
Hands down, General Joshua go lead them please

They moved in fast, now it's time to fight
Just us three on the hill as we watch below
And things look good, but I'm growin' tired
I hope I'm strong; they have got a ways to go
Because

Hands up, Israelites have got the victory
Hands down, Aaron, Hur, you gotta lift up me
You gotta lift 'em high and keep your arms steady

Elbows propped I'm on a rock
Hands above my head, I'd like some Arrid Extra Dry
Through my God the tide has turned
I drop my staff 'cause I know we won the fight
Why

Hands up, Israelites have got the victory
Hands down
Hands up, Exodus in chapter 17
Hands down

Exodus 17:11
As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.



Hurry Home Wayward Son
Parody of Carry On Wayward Son performed by Kansas and written by Kerry Livgren
(Luke 15:11-32)

Hurry home my wayward son
There'll be a feast when you are done
Stay here with me and be blest
Don't you hide no more

Once I raised a couple boys -- yes, my two sons
Didn't ever think that I'd ever lose one
I was sure he'd never try it
But he grew too wild
So he asked if he could get his inheritance
Though it saddened me I still was his parent
I hear my boy is spending freely
I just fear he'll pay
CHORUS

As I'm waiting there's a famine where he's been
My son may be in the gutter and bleedin'
But didn't I train him to be a wise man, well
He should be safe, but I don't know
From the stories people tell me he's broke and
Tossin' out his life to pigs an old pen
I sit on the porch and wait here for him
Will I see my boy this day?
CHORUS

Hurry home -- you will always be my boy
Hurry home -- there's no need to be shy boy
Though you left you're always family
Surely there's a place for you
CHORUS

Luke 15:20
"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him."


We Will Walk Through
Parody of "We Will Rock You" performed by Queen and written by Brian May
(Psalm 23:4, Isaiah 43:2)

God He brought some boys to the king's court
Let 'em feel the heat 'cause they made the king mad one day
A hot oven they faced with big, big flames
Kings and rulers cannot conquer your faith

We will, we will walk through
We will, we will walk through

God He took another man, the government found him on his knees
'Cause he prayed to the Lord one day
He got lions to face with big, big tastes
Waitin' for dinner where no one escapes
Singin'

We will, we will walk through
We will, we will walk through

God He took an old man, told him
Lead the Israelites, gonna part the Red Sea today
You got troubles you face and big, big waves
But God He's gonna push 'em back -- cling to your faith

We will, we will walk through
We will, we will walk through

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.


We're More Than Champions
Parody of We Are the Champions performed by Queen and written by Freddie Mercury
(Romans 8:37)

I'm made like you
I'm not sublime
I've done my repentance
For some miserable crimes
And bad mistakes I make 'em too
I've had my share of temptations from Satan
But I've got some news
(God'll keep us all one and strong and on and on)

We're more than champions, my friends
Just read Romans 8 until the end
We've got redemption
Stronger than Samson
No one can move us or cease our ascension from the world

I may get knocked down, and I'm sure to fall
You've got the same misfortunes and everything I'm going through
Haven't we all?
But if in His death He rose up
He'll raise us too
I consider them the challenges we know that all humans face
But I'm telling you
(God'll keep us all one and strong and on and on)

We're more than champions, my friends
Just read Romans 8 until the end
We've got redemption
Stronger than Samson
No one can move us or cease our ascension from the world

Romans 8:37
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


Come Whale Away
Parody of Come Sail Away performed by Styx and written by Dennis DeYoung
(Jonah 1-4)

I'm sailing to Spain, yet I know the Lord has a work for me
But I've got to retreat
Or He might save the life of my enemies
A port back in Joppa -- I climbed aboard
But misfortune followed -- a deadly storm
And I defied the Lord on high -- a scary thought

I'm pushed into the sea
I guess those windy waves spell the death of me
Some trip here I've had
I think of how this ends, and it seems real bad
But they had to throw me over
So the storm would go
And so now I'm kicked out of that rotten boat
But I'll die just as I am -- a scary thought

A rather big and strange whale
Appeared from up ahead
It swam to me and not the boat
I guess I'll just play dead -- play dead

Come, whale, away, come, whale, away
Come, whale, away with me, yeah
Come, whale, away, come, whale, away
Come, whale, away with me
Come, whale, away, come, whale, away
Come, whale, away with me, Jonah
Come, whale, away, come, whale, away
Come, whale, way with me

I thought that great whale ate me
Much to my surprise
It's nice and warm and doesn't drip
I stayed there for three nights
CHORUS

Jonah 1:17
But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.


Enemy Lines
Parody of "Ebony Eyes" by Bob Welch
(2 Samuel 11)

Well, that Bathsheba girl is so gorgeous
I'd like to take her out on a date
But if you have your way with her, David
You will be making a grave mistake

Uriah's got Bathsheba Uriah's got a wife
Uriah is a soldier
So she's alone in her home tonight
Uriah's got Bathsheba Uriah's gone to fight
Uriah isn't home yet
So I'll be holding her close tonight

She told him, David, I'm havin' your baby
And when my husband returns he'll learn
They had to keep it a secret from him
There was a plot and they both got burned
So they took Uriah out of the army
For some furlough time with Bathshebe
But he was waiting till war was over
To lay with his wife and go to sleep

Uriah's got Bathsheba Uriah's got a wife
Uriah's got a problem
'Cause there's adultery in David's life
Uriah's got Bathsheba Uriah's got to die
Uriah doesn't know yet
So put him close to the battle line

Enemy lines! Enemy lines!
Enemy lines! Enemy lines!

Uriah's got Bathsheba Uriah's got a wife
Uriah's got a widow
And she's the mother of David's child
Uriah got defeated Uriah got to die
Uriah got mixed up in
The tragic hold of adult'ry's lies

2 Samuel 11:15
And he wrote in the letter, saying, "Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die."


Obadiah
Parody of "Hold the Line" performed by Toto and written by David Paich
(The Book of Obadiah)

He's not like Isaiah but he's holy
Does not have Isaiah's way with words
He's not Jeremiah or Ezekiel my friends
He's not really famous like Daniel and them
Does not have a great big book
But the things that he said all came true

Obadiah wasn't a talky kind of guy
No, no, no
Obadiah wasn't a talky kind of guy
No, no, no

The prophets had words that they told the -- world
The longest of them was Jeremiah -- wooo
The prophet Isaiah had more chapters than he
But he double spaced them or something it seems
Along with those great big books
There's a dinky one-chapter book, too
CHORUS

The prophets had words that they told us
A lot of them wasted little time -- whooo
Zeph'niah, Joel, and Nahum wrote three chapters each
Habakkuk the same, Haggai one less than these
But topping the names of books with the thinnest of pages is who?
CHORUS

Obadiah 1:12
You should not look down on your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.



Time for Me to Die
Parody of "Time for Me To Fly" performed by REO Speedwagon and written by Kevin Cronin
(2 Timothy 4)

I've written down for you letters profound and true
But I just don't think many believe
I've solemnly tried to prove Jesus died for you
Do you still think it's real, Timothy?
They got me sealed up and locked away in a room here in prison
I'm feelin' the misery -- if you can, please visit
Oh, I may not last if you wait to try
I believe it's time for me to die

Luke stayed and stuck it out
The rest of them had their doubts
And Demas he was really in love
With the world so he chose to run
To the free Thessalonians
'Cause true believers might have it rough
I've heard that our brother Crescens has now gone to Galatia
Titus was helping me but went to Dalmatia
Oh, I may not last if you take your time
I believe it's time for me to die

Time for me to die
Oh, I've got to face the decree
Time for me to die
So please hurry, Timothy
I know the church is safe with Christ
But it's time for me to die

Ooh, Timothy

But don't you know that it's time for me to die
Oh, I've got to face the decree
Time for me to die
So maybe could you hurry, Timothy?
Whoa, I know the church is safe with Christ
But it's time for me to die
It's time for me to die
It's time for me to die

2 Timothy 4:9-11
Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me.



So Render (to Caesar)
Parody of "Surrender" performed by Cheap Trick and written by Rick Nielsen (Matthew 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26, Hebrews 13:17 Romans 13:1-7)

Matthew told me that the Roman I.R.S. likes Jews
He also told me, pay your way, you never know what they'll tax
Just the other day I heard of the soldiers hauling off
Some income-needy chump for holding out

Money's always tight
But taxing's all right
It just seems a bit severe
So render to Caesar but don't give yourself away

Peter says, yeah, Matthew's right -- they're greedy, tough, and mean
Before repenting Matthew worked taking tax for those Philistines
Now I had heard to tax the Jews was only for the Lord
So tell me is it wrong for Rome to own us all these years?
CHORUS

Whenever that one was brought to Jesus
You know what He said?
Every dime you've got has Caesar
Where they put the head
When I look at Roman cash there's Romans on the front
To Romans render what is Rome's and give God whatever's God's
CHORUS

Matthew's all right, Mark is all right, Luke is all right, John's all right
They all are right

Mark 12:17
Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him.


Shovin', Crushin', Squeezin'
Parody of "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" performed by Journey and written by Steve Perry
(Mark 5:21-31, 6:31-34; Luke 8:42)

Through every week
Night after night
They press in -- to see the Christ
Shovin', crushin', squeezin' each other

When we're alone -- all by ourselves
More crowds -- soon come for help
Shovin', crushin', squeezin' the Teacher there

They're tearin' Him apart
Every every day
Yes, sharin' Him is hard
Oh, what can I say
It's scarin' me a lot

It won't be long, yeah
Tell you right now
Till the Lo-o-o-rd, ooh, He isn't around
'Cause you've shoved Him, you've crushed Him, you've squeezed Him to nothin'

You're tearin' Him apart
Ooh, every every day
Yes, sharin' Him is hard
Oh, yeah, what can I say
Now you've shoved Him, you've crushed Him to nothin'
So wait your turn with Christ

Luke 8:42b
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.


Not Some Old Fantasy
Parody of Rock and Roll Fantasy performed by Bad Company and written by Paul Rodgers
(2 Peter 1:16, Luke 1:1-4, John 21:24-25, 1 Cor. 15:3-8, 1 John 1:1-3)

Here you come the questions -- 1, 2, 3
Is the Bible a fantasy?
How come you use it when all others seem to doubt?
Can't you realize that thing is out of style?
Yeah

Here come the answers from my tongue
They're marvelous stories but they happened once
You'll find your answers if you're humble not proud
Look yourself and get one now and read it out loud

If you're smart, the Bible's not some old fantasy
It's just not some impossible dream

LEAD
CHORUS

Pull down the stop signs from that wall
And let God really get down to your soul
The truth is so alive you can feel it now
Read it for yourself -- who cares about the crowd?
CHORUS

2 Peter 1:16
We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.


Don't Bring Me Cows
Parody of Don't Bring Me Down performed by ELO and written by Jeff Lynne
(Isaiah 1:11-20; Amos 5:21-27; Psalm 50:7-23, 51:16-17; Micah 6:6-8; Hosea 6:6; Jeremiah 7:22-24)

You brought Me money though it's already Mine
You're offering things but, man, you're wasting your time
Don't bring Me cows -- no, no, no, no, no, moo wee hoo
I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring Me cows

You want to say how much fast in Lent
I'd rather you were just obedient
Don't bring Me cows -- no, no, no, no, no, moo wee hoo
I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring Me cows

The cattle on a thousand hills I own
You read that line in Psalms -- so now you know
Don't bring Me cows -- no, no, no, no, no, moo wee hoo
I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring Me cows

You wanna talk about a sacrifice
Humble the way you are and get contrite
Don't bring Me cows -- no, no, no, no, no, moo wee hoo
I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring Me cows

You took a look at Micah 6 in the past
What does it say -- we're gonna take a test
Don't bring Me cows -- no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, moo wee hoo
I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring Me cows

You've got Isaiah chapter 1 on display
You've got Hosea 6 so do as they say
Don't bring Me cows -- no, no, no, no, no, moo wee hoo
I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring Me cows, cows, cows, cows, cows, cows

I'll tell you once more
Don't try to pay off the Lord
Don't bring me cows

Micah 6:6-8
With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God?Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.