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What songs are on "Apoplectic" (2014)?

Our 37th CD, "Apoplectic," was released in November 2014. Here are the lyrics:

Come for Some
Parody of "Cumbersome" performed by Seven Mary Three and written by Jason Ross & Jason Pollock
(Proverbs 8:1-9:6)

She calls men, "Try some wisdom," as they pass
I guess they don't want none 'cause they're passin' her by
But those who'd like to receive it from her should just go ask
All that's known will be shown and fill the ones who call

I have wisdom come for some foolish world
I have wisdom come for some you'll find pearls

I'd like you to read we can check the Bible fast
Don't reject God's wisdom will you face the facts?
But your stone-cold faith just seems to make you frown
You pretend you're busy turn the offer down

I have wisdom come for some foolish world
I have wisdom come for some you'll find pearls

Whoever delights in learning what's right
Should come and get wise here tonight
Come for some
You rich and you poor
No money compares with the love of the Lord
Come get a taste of some wisdom
Oh yeah but no one comes no, no, no yeah

There is a challenge between two girls
That every man will come across
The harlot and the valiant
One has wisdom, one has none

Read seven through nine those chapters you'll find
In Proverbs describe death and life
As persons
Choose wisdom who's pure
Still folly will catch anyone who ignores
The invitation to come for some
So, yeah, don't say no
Don't say no, yeah
Don't say no, no, yeah
If your life lacks wisdom, come for some

Proverbs 8:1-2
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand


Proving My Religion
Parody of "Losing My Religion" performed by REM and written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
(1 Peter 3:15, Jude 1:3, James 2:18-19)

Christ is bigger, bigger than you and you might mock me
For things that I will go through but Christians never die
Although we sinned too much He saved us all

You back me in a corner
You pack me in a box like you think I'm religious
I'm trying to speak the truth
And I don't want to convolute it
God loved this world so much He sent His only Son
Although I deserved the lashes
Although I deserved the sting
I sin so bad we should have died

If you would listen give me just an hour
I'd prove what I'm professin'
Why I believe that Christ is true
But you don't want to find the truth -- no
You love your sin too much to give it up

He did exist
The kicker is: He doesn't cease to be
Legitmate when agnostics do not see
Well, God is not some fantasy we just
Made up for fun
He really sent His Son
Although I deserved the lashes
Although I deserved the sting
I sin so bad I should have died

But that was just the thing
That was just the thing

So bash me if you're gonna
Trash me if you want I'm proving my religion
By everything I do
And I don't think that I can lose it
Oh, no, I've seen too much to ever give it up
Although I deserved the lashes
Although I deserved the sting
I sinned so bad I should have died

That was just the thing
Christ died, so I could rise
That was just the thing, just the thing
Just the thing ... for me

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect ...


God's Own Son
Parody of "Black Hole Sun" performed by Soundgarden and written by Chris Cornell
(John 3:17)

If your life is opposed
And despised by those you know
And mistakes that you've made
Have been shoved back in your face
Boy you need some more strength
To go back and start again
Call the name that can save
And He'll see you thru the pain

God's own Son wants to come
And wash way the shame
God's own Son wants to come
Wants to come, wants to come

Certainly you have sinned
Still, He wants to be your friend
After all, we all have sinned
But the Lord still wants to save
And if you will believe
In the truth then pray with me
Heaven sent Him to save
And no-one's sins are too terrible

God's own Son wants to come
And wash away the stain
God's own Son wants to come
Wants to come
God's own Son won't condemn
Because He came to save
God's own Son wants to come
Wants to come
(God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come
(God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come
(God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come
(God's own Son, God's own Son)
LEAD

Bow your head down in prayer
Till your faults just disappear

God's own Son wants to come
And wash away the shame
God's own Son wants to come
Wants to come (Wants to come)
God's own Son won't condemn (won't condemn)
Because He came to save
God's own Son wants to come (God's own Son wants to come)
Wants to come (God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come (God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come (God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come (God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come (God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come (God's own Son, God's own Son)
Wants to come (Heyyyy)
Wants to come

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


Aaronic
Parody of "Ironic" performed by Alanis Morissette and written by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
(Hebrews 5:1-11, 7:11, 9:11-15, 10:11-12; Exodus 28:1; Leviticus 9:1-24)

An old man learned kinda late
He was about to be the high priest of the faith
He had sacrifices that were hard to make
And they kept old Aaron too busy to think
This song is Aaronic don't you think?

But Christ came with a better way
To redeem us -- and He already paid
With a sacrifice that we just couldn't make
And who else but God was big enough?

Mr. A. himself was a faithful guy
He acted to erase the sins of Israelites
He made it his goal in life to make them right
But as he soon found out
The cost of sin was too high
And this song is Aaronic don't you think?
CHORUS

Well, Christ had the final way
Of making atonement for the sins everyone had made
Whenever He was crucified
And Christ is the only way
Of helping you out 'cause you see everyone's done wrong
And everyone screws up every day

The perfect lamb and He's already slain
A more holy priest to rise in Melchizedek's place
The lives of 10,000 bulls and all the sheep ain't enough
It's Jesus, the man without sin
We needed His beautiful blood

Yes, our sin was chronic don't you think?
A ittle too Bubonic oh yeah, I really do think
CHORUS

Christ is the only way He's speaking now to you
Christ is the only, only way
Of helping you out, helping you out

Hebrews 10:11-12
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.


Better Than Exorcism
Parody of "Good" performed by Better Than Ezra and written by Kevin Griffin
(2 Corinthians 13:5; Matthew 12:43-45)

Lookin' to find a house
Demons go back to where they were before
Searchin' for signs of Christ, but there's nobody home
Well, maybe you've swept the floor
And maybe you'll come to Christ when you get around to it
Demons returned and found that you never did

Uh oh, isn't God livin' in you?
Uh oh, isn't God uhhh
Uh oh, isn't God livin' in you?
Uh oh, isn't God uhhh

Safely inside your house
One can invite his seven friends to call
Searchin' for signs of Christ, but there's nobody home
Well, listen to Paul, he writes in a letter
Make sure you see that the Lord is inside
If you're not too sure, then you're not too sound
You've unlocked your door, and they've got you now
I said
CHORUS

Ah, no God? No good!
LEAD
CHORUS

Yeah, if there's no God
Yeah, it does no good

Matthew 12:43-45a
"When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."


One More Wall
Parody of "Wonderwall" performed by Oasis and written by Noel Gallagher
(Joshua 6; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Nahum 1:9)

Today is gonna be the day
Those in Jericho will have to move
Right now the trumpets gonna sound
We will rise up and conquer you
You don't believe that anyone can
Really break on through behind your wall

I see the warriors laugh at me
From the tower as they all look out
They're sure the wall is so secure
And they never even had a doubt
They don't believe that anyone can
Really break on through behind the wall

But all who war with Joshua are finding
In all the fights it seems the Lord's behind me
There are many Israelites
To fight today with you but you won't come out
So, baby
Our God will make your wall just cave in
'Cause after all
You're just one more wall

Today the story is the same
As in Joshua in chapter six
Right now there's walls comin' down
Even like the one in East Berlin
Why don't you read Second Corinthians*
10, 'cause when you do, it tells you how

Our weapons are not fleshly but they're mighty
For pulling down all fortresses and high things
Every single thing that tries
To fight the way of truth will be broken down
And then Satan
Is gonna see his kingdom taken
It has to fall
It's just one more wall
I said, Satan
Is gonna be the one that's shaken
He has to fall
He's just one more wall
I said, Satan (said Satan)
Is gonna be the one that's shaken (that's shaken)
Is gonna be the one that's shaken (that's shaken)
Is gonna be the one that's shaken (that's shaken)

2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.


Bathwater
Parody of "Backwater" performed by the Meat Puppets and written by Curt Kirkwood
(2 Peter 3:3-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:3)

When will you wake up to the warning
'Cause Jesus may come back today
Like the flood of Noah, His appearing
Will surprise the world and happen suddenly

Some think He never came
And they say He won't come back here but He's going to just the same
The date's been prearranged
He'll be back in a hurry there are some people who'd better change

And when they say He's been gone a long time
They laugh and say He's kinda late
Just when they say there's peace and safety
Destruction comes on them suddenly

Some think He never came
And they say He won't come back here but He's going to just the same
I maybe see a drain
With the bathwater circling there are some people who'd better change

They are blind to the signs
Now's the time for you to decide

You'd better wake up to the warning
'Cause Jesus may be on His way
Though we might not know the day or evening
We're still one day closer now than yesterday

Some think He never came
And they say He won't come back here but He's going to just the same
The date's been prearranged
He'll be back in a hurry there are some people who'd better change

Some think He never came
And they say He won't come back here but He's going to just the same
I maybe see a drain
With the bathwater circling there are some people who'd better change

2 Peter 3:3-4
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."


God Knows You've Tried
Parody of "Slide" performed by The Goo Goo Dolls and written by Johnny Rzeznik
(Hebrews 4:15, 6:9-10; Romans 7:15-8:2; Philippians 1:6; 1 Corinthians 1:8-9; Proverbs 28:13, Lamentations 3:22-23)

Hebrews 6:10 it's right here the thing to calm your fears
And give you inner strength if you've been stumblin'
Do you take off on your own
And wonder when He'll stop forgiving all your faults?

God won't forsake you where you are
He completes anything He starts
And God knows you've tried
Yeah, because He lives inside

Though your life seems unfulfilled
The King's still on the throne, your Father didn't walk
He won't disown you
Go to Romans 7, bro, He sees your inner man
There's nothing Christ can't change
Just give Him time here

God won't forsake you where you are
He completes anything He starts
And God knows you've tried
Yeah, because He lives inside

And Christ knows everything you ever did to feed His sheep
Do you think it counts for nothing at all?
No way
The grace of God's abounding
Though you feel you've gone too far it's not so far that you will fall
From grace
You're gonna get carried somewhere safe

LEAD

And Christ knows everything you ever did to feed His sheep
Do you think it counts for nothing at all?
No way
The grace of God's abounding
When you feel you've gone too far it's not so far that you will fall
From grace
You're gonna get carried somewhere safe

God won't forsake you where you are
(I'd read Philippians 1:6)

And Christ knows everything you ever did to feed His sheep
Do you think that counts for nothing at all?
Yes, Christ knows everything you've done and everything you'll do
He's inside of you, I knew what you've tried to do is proof
And Christ will never, never, never, never run away

Hebrews 6:9-10
But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.


This Is From Paul
Parody of "This Is a Call" performed by The Foo Fighters and written by Dave Grohl
(Galatians 1-6)

Visited your cities visiting was good
Seems that other men have come in since we taught there
Legalists deceived you they can seem real good
Yet we know that every one is an imposter
This is from Paul to all my
Friends in Galatia
Listen to Paul, you all

Legalism's pretty legalism's good
That's if all you ever wanted was some bondage
They've got circumcision and they say you should
But it's all a bunch of autocratic nonsense
This is from Paul to all my
Friends in Galatia
Jesus fulfilled the law
This is from Paul to all my
Friends in Galatia
Repent or fall!
LEAD

Angels can be pretty angels can be good
And yet some of them are fallen and are hostile
Satan is an angel Satan is no good
And he nullifies and waters down the Gospel
This is from Paul to all my
Friends in Galatia
Grace is above the law*
This is from Paul to all my
Friends in Galatia
Listen to Paul!
LEAD

Legalists are pretty legalists are good
At dissolving all the progress that we started
They will soon regret it we'll see where they stood
When they're underground and cut off and departed
REPEAT SECOND CHORUS

*NOTE: That doesn't mean Christians have a license to sin. As others have put it, "Christ gave us freedom from sin, not freedom to sin. 1 John 2:1 sums it up this way: "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense Jesus Christ, the Righteous One."

Galatians 5:4
You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.


Comeback
Parody of "Comedown" performed by Bush and written by Gavin Rossdale
(Hebrews 9:27, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Luke 23:43)

Karma's great! You get it wrong
And you're comin' right back when you die
Re-carnate in a shape
That is there to take your place
No one knows who they were
What you'll be depends on you
Gurus say this is true
And it all comes 'round

But I don't wanna come back as a big cow
I'd rather be born just twice and wind up as a sheep
And I don't wanna come back as a pig now
That's wasting an awful lot of ti-i-i-i-ime

There is no pain and no shame
When you pass the buck and blame
The more you come, the more you'll try
Till you reach the great big void
Oh my my such a future
To go from you to bein' a creature
Do you think this is true
Well, I don't know how

'Cause I don't wanna come back as a big cow
I'd rather be born just twice and wind up as a sheep
Yeah, yeah, yeah
And I don't wanna come back as a pig now
That's wasting an awful lot of ti-i-i-i-ime

LEAD

Shouldn't, shouldn't, put off your life

What a fate! You get it wrong
And you're comin' right back when you die
Keep on payin' credit rates
You've deferred from past mistakes
No one can pay their bills
Costly fees are chokin' you
The gurus say, goo goo goo
Well, it's all dumbed down

But I don't wanna come back as a big cow
It's taken me all this time to wind up as a sheep
Yeah, yeah, yeah
And I don't wanna come back as a pig now
I'd make such an awful, awful swi-i-i-i-ine

Hebrews 9:27
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment


One of Us Indeed
Parody of "One of Us" by performed by Joan Osbourne and written by Eric Bazilian
(Philippians 2:5-8; Isaiah 52:14-15, 53:2-3; Hebrews 4:14-16)

God had a name they called Him Jesus
He was born into this place just like the rest of us
You know His story
Why do you act as if you just don't get it?
And you, you got His grace
You, you got His book
You, you you, you, you

Honey, God was one of us
He was not anonymous
And His name was called Jesus
It's time to make His name known

God had a face
It didn't look like any you'd wanna see
Isaiah said that He'd be lightly esteemed
And be rejected and be treated with disgrace
Like all of the prophets
And you, you got His grace
You, you got His book
You, you, you, you, you

Honey, God was one of us
He did not look glamorous
When he saved us on a cross
Tryin' to make us a home
Dyin' to make us a home
Back up in Heaven on His throne
Nobody but Him could atone
So put your hope in Him alone

And you, you got His grace
You, you got His book
You, you, you, you, you
Honey, God was one of us
Paid the cost for all of us
As the savior on the cross
Tired and naked, a-lone
Just dyin' to make us a home
Christ the holy cornerstone
Now up in Heaven on His throne
We've gotta make His name known
Somebody grab the microphone
Inform that poor lady named Joan

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.


Matching Punches
Parody of "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" performed by Smashing Pumpkins and written by Billy Corgan
(2 Timothy 1:7, 3:12-13; James 4:7; Acts 4:19-20)

The world is an empire Satan's domain
Seeks to destroy you pull you down to the flames
And what I get? Am I afraid
To face the fire and die in Jesus' name?
Even though I know I'm opposed by foes
Who are cruel and cold I feel bold

In spite of their rage I am filled with a radical faith
In spite of my age I am filled with a radical faith
And someone could say I was lost yet now I've been saved
Despite my mistakes I am filled with a radical faith

And I will make it not being bullied anymore
You'd better face it the devil wants your soul
You gotta hold on he'll run away
You gotta choose God and read 4:7 James
Even though I know I'll expose my soul
To the cruel and cold I feel bold
CHORUS

Tell me I'm so lowly scum
I'll tell you 'bout God's only Son
Jesus loves His chosen ones
And Hell can never overcome
Jesus died for everyone for you
CHORUS

In spite of their rage I am filled with a radical
In spite of my age I am filled with a radical
Despite my mistakes I am filled with a radical faith
Tell me I'm some lowly scum
I'll tell you 'bout the Father's love
Jesus died for everyone for you

And I still believe and I cannot be swayed
And I still believe and I am not afraid
And I still believe that a man must be brave
And I still believe that a man must be saved

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


Under the Breath
Parody of "Under the Bridge" performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers and written by Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith
(Hebrews 13:12-13; Galatians 4:16; Proverbs 14:12, 27:5-6; Matthew 5:11; Luke 6:22)

Sometimes I feel like I don't wanna argue
Sometimes I feel like I could pretend
That the way that you're livin'
Will sit you with angels
Only I know that
It never will fly

I try to explain, but you say I condemn you
I warn you 'bout Hell 'cause I know you're at risk
If you saw me steppin'
In quicksand or thin ice
Wouldn't you warn me?
Would you let me die?

I don't ever wanna feel like I did not say
Everything you need to know to be born again
I don't ever wanna be on that judgment day
If you do reject God's love, take me far away

It's hard to be friends when I feel like an actor
It's hard to pretend that nothing is wrong
At least I'm concerned with your spiritual upkeep
Only trust Christ and you never will die

I don't ever wanna feel like I did not say
Everything you need to know to be born again
I don't ever wanna be on that judgment day
If you do reject God's love, take me far away, yeah, yeah
Although, you complain
Some people still change
Over time

Out on the edge of town
Was where they spilled His blood
'Cause He said they were wrong
They killed the Son of God
If you're my friend or not
To God I must give way
If I offend someone
That is the price I pay (yeah, yeah)
I pay (Although you might not care)
I pay (Your soul is in my prayers)
I pay (That's where I stand)

Hebrews 13:12
And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.