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What songs are on "Unconditional Releases" (2014)?

Our 38th CD, "Unconditional Releases," was released in December 2014.

Here are the lyrics:

Servin' the Father
Parody of "Surfin' Safari" performed by The Beach Boys and written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
(1 Peter 4:10; Matthew 21:28-32, 25:14-30; Luke 4:8, 19:12-27; Ephesians 6:7)

Let's go serve Him now
Never wanna turn Him down
Come and serve the Father with me
Come and serve the Father with me

Early in the morning till the stars come out
There's always somethin' comin' along
We're loaded up with goodies
That the Lord put inside
Let's get 'em out and bring 'em to God

Come serve daily
Make it your creed, yeah
Or I'm gonna beg you to serve Him with me
Come on along serve daily
Make it your creed, yeah
Or I'm gonna beg you to serve Him with me

Let's go serve Him now
Never wanna turn Him down
Come and serve the Father with me
Come and serve the Father with me

You want to use your talents you can use 'em right here
There's big jobs right under your nose
So go and ask the Father for some guidance this year
And when it comes then get ready to go

Come serve daily
Make it your creed, yeah
Or I'm gonna beg you to serve Him with me
Come on along serve daily
Make it your creed, yeah
Or I'm gonna beg you to serve Him with me

Let's go serve Him now
Never wanna turn Him down
Come and serve the Father with me
Come and serve the Father with me

There ain't no way that you can miss the parable
So pick it up and don't get confused
I tell you servin' God is wild
He'll give you big things if you're faithful
In the tiny things He's chosen for you

Come serve daily
Make it your creed, yeah
Or I'm gonna beg you to serve Him with me
Come on along serve daily
Make it your creed, yeah
Or I'm gonna beg you to serve Him with me

Let's go serve Him now
Never wanna turn Him down
Come and serve the Father with me
Come and serve the Father with me
Yeah me (servin' the Father)
With me (servin' the Father)
Yeah me (servin' the Father)
With me (servin' the Father)
Yeah me (servin' the Father)

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.


Set Him Free
Parody of "Let It Be" performed by the Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Philemon 1:1-25)

Well, I finally helped you find your troubled
Runaway -- he comes to thee
Seeking your forgiveness
Set him free

While in the power of darkness
He was granted life abundantly
He returns a Christian
Set him free

Set him free, set him free (ooooooooh)
Set him free, set him free (ooooooooh)
He's been workin' with me, set him free

And when the open-hearted people
Listen when the Word is preached
There will be one Master set him free
For though your slave departed
There was still a man Christ saved, you see
There will be one Master set him free

Set him free, set him free
Set him free, set him free
Yeah, there will be one Master -- set him free
Set him free, set him free
Set him free, set him free
If you're workin' with me set him free

LEAD

Set him free, set him free
Set him free, set him free
Blissful words, Philemon -- set him free

And when my life was rowdy
There was a still a light Christ shined on me
Shined down into my road set me free
I trained up you and found the useless
Runaway who comes to thee
Seeking your forgiveness set him free


Set him free, set him free
Set him free, yeah, set him free
Yeah, there will be one master set him free
Set him free, set him free
Set him free, yeah, set him free
Yeah, there will be one master set him free
Set him free, set him free
Set him free, yeah, set him free
As you were forgiven set him free

Philemon 1:15-16
Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever— no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.


Another One Died for Us
Parody of "Another One Bites the Dust" performed by Queen and written by John Deacon
(Romans 5:6-8)

Ooh let's go!
We've got a story from Galilee
With a twist you may not know
Ain't no doubt that it sounds like a dream
But we know that it was so
Not a legend, hey
Not a radical myth
Not a hand-me-down religious belief
I've got a story if you'll just listen
I won't have to repeat
Yeah!

Another one died for us
Another one died for us
There was none to get it done
So the Father sent his Son
Another died for us! Hey!
Hey, you're gonna get the truth
Another one died for us

There was a king, you know, He came along
2,000 years ago
He gave up everything that He had
And left His heavenly throne
They were happy when He finally died
They thought He was clearly beat
Now, it's the third day, the King is risen
And we're out on the street
Look out!

Another one died for us
Another one died for us
There was none to get it done
So the Father sent his Son
Another one died for us
Hey, all you destitute
Another one died for us


LEAD

Hey!

Oh, preach it!
Dyin' for us!
I was adopted!

Hey!

Another one died for us
Another one died for us -- Ow!
Another one died for us -- Hey, hey)
Another one died for us
Ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
Ooh no doubt

Gimme three days, and I'll return again
The king said to the crowd
I'll be beaten and mistreated but I'm cheatin' death
I'll be back safe and sound, yeah
Well, Christ said it and it really came true
I'm standin' on my own belief
Out of the Lord's way! The King is risen!
We need to get it out on the street ohhh yeah!

Another one died for us
Another one died for us
There was none to get it done
So the Father sent his Son
Another died for us! Yeah!
Hey, gonna get the truth
Another one died for us
No doubt!
Ay, hey, hey
Allllright!

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


Bad Case of Leprosy
Parody of "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" performed by Robert Palmer and written by Moon Martin
(2 Kings 5:1-19)

Whoa!
I'm not Israelite still I confess
I gotta find their waiting list
I need to smooth my skin
Return my youth back again

Talk to the prophet listen to me
I got a bad case of leprosy
No baal's gonna cure what ails me
Got a bad case of leprosy

(Hey)
I'm pretty brave but I'm a bit alarmed
That's no rash comin' down my arms
I lead my troops they're militant guys
But I've modified Naaman's battle cry

Talk to the prophet listen to me
I got a bad case of leprosy
No baal's gonna cure what ails me
Got a bad case of leprosy

Whoa!
LEAD

You know Elisha
Elisha knows God
So, tell that prophet
I'll do what he wants

He sent me down into the muddy river
It sounded foolish I'll admit
To take a dip did not sound good
But God worked fast after I did do it

Talked to the prophet in Second Kings
About a bad case of leprosy
No frills but he cured my ills through God and
Backspaced my leprosy

2 Kings 5:1
Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.


Herman's Sermon
Parody of "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" performed by Herman's Hermits and written by Fred Murray & R. P. Weston
(John 8:24, 58)

Christ said that He knew Abraham
And He was the great I AM I AM
Find John verse 8:58 to make sure
And read His words in John 8:24
And every one of His enemies (enemies)
They wouldn't ever really understand (no sir)
But He stated His identity
Said He was the great I AM

Second verse, frames up the first

Christ said that He knew Abraham
And He was the great I AM I AM
Find John verse 8:58 to make sure
And read His words in John 8:24
And every one of His enemies (enemies)
They wouldn't ever really understand (no sir)
But He stated His identity
Said He was the great I AM
Yeah!

LEAD

Christ said that He knew Abraham
And He was the great I AM I AM
Find John verse 8:58 to make sure
And read His words in John 8:24
And every one of His enemies (enemies)
They wouldn't ever really understand (no sir)
But He stated His identity
Said He was the great I AM

Taste! See! Am I right?
Let Him in! (Let Him in!)
Let Him in! (Let Him in!)
Let Him be your great I AM I AM
Let Him be the great I AM
Yeah!

John 8:58
"Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"


Feelin' Stronger in the Faith
Parody of "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" performed by Chicago and written by Peter Cetera & James Pankow
(Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 12:9-10; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 3:16, 6:10)

I do believe in You and I know You're redeeming me
Oh yeah, oh yeah
And now I realize I'm not all that I'm s'posed to be
Oh yeah, oh yeah

And though I'm not too good at walkin' in this grace
I do believe I'm feelin' stronger in the faith

I know You really died to get Your sheep to the other side
Oh yeah, oh yeah
So now that Christ has come, Your chosen ones can live on and on
Oh yeah, oh yeah

And though I'm not too good at walkin' in this grace
I do believe I'm feelin' stronger in the faith
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh

After blood You shed for me
Ooh, daily now I can praise You easily
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I know that on Calvary (ahhhh)
The worst thing to happen to You (ahhhh)
Was the best thing to happen to me (ahhhh)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
LEAD

Feelin' stronger in the faith
Feelin' stronger in the faith
Feelin' stronger in the faith (No turnin' back now)
Feelin' stronger in the faith (No turnin' back now)
Feelin' stronger in the faith (No turnin' back now)
Feelin' stronger in the faith (No turnin' back now)
Feelin' stronger in the faith (No turnin' back now)
Feelin' stronger in the faith (No turnin' back now)

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being


Must Seem Silly
Parody of "Mustang Sally" performed by The Commitments and written by Mack Rice
(1 Corinthians 1:18, 3:19)

Must seem silly
Guess you'll never go and trust Him now
Must seem silly now, baby
Guess you'll never go and trust Him now
You've been runnin' down the Lord with your mouth (Oooooooh)
Ooh! I guess you oughta quit your blasphemin' or look out

All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
If you don't wanna heed early warnings (Oooooooh)
You're gonna be gnashin' your teeth in spite

They taught you on every Sunday (Ahhhh)
You was a nice, respectful child
Now you're puttin' down those sanctified women
Say you won't, you won't get revived (Ain't gonna get revived)
Must seem silly now, baby (Tellin' you, baby)
Guess you'll never go and trust Him now (Nowwww)
All right!
You've been runnin' down the Lord with your mouth (Oooooooh)
Don't forget that God could put you six feet underground
Ah, yeah, baby you gotta quit your blasphemin'

All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
All you wanna do is gripe about hell and
Cry that ain't right
If you don't wanna heed early warnings (Oooooooh)
You're gonna be grindin' your teeth in spite, yeah

C'mon, boys

Don't be denyin'
Go get faith (Silly)
Don't be denyin' (Silly)
Yeah, heh
Yeahhh
He won't be denied (Silly)
Yeah, yeah (Silly)
Oh, the Lord won't be denied (Silly)
Don't be denyin' (Silly)
Don't be denyin' (Silly)
Yeahh, Yeah, Yeahhh

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


Seek Out God to Be Free
Parody of "People Got to Be Free" performed by The Rascals and written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati
(Romans 5:1-2, John 8:31-32)

Go the world over, go preach in the streets
People need aware of just what is decreed
Listen, please, Christians, spread the Word like good seed
Peace is available with God completely free
Ha ha yeah
Ha ha yeah

You can see what a lovely, lovely world this would be
If everyone were to live forever uh huh
Seems to me stuff that Jesus preached can bring you peace
Uh, why can't you and me learn to trust in the Father?
No, now

Go the world over, go preach in the streets
People need aware of just what is decreed (what is decreed)
The heavenly plan is so simple to me (it is)
People everywhere, trust God to be free
Ha ha yeah
Ha ha yeah

If there's a man who is bound up in some filthy sin
God has grace so you can come to him and to pull him through uh huh
Seems to me that God absolves us unconditionally, uh huh
So go tell 'em the truth that can set you free
Yes, go

You can shout unto a mountain, "Go into the sea"
Don't you ever doubt it it will actually be
Ask if I'm a sinner I'm a sinner indeed (uh huh)
That's our situation but a man can be freed
Get right with the Lord now

All of the freedom that someone could need
Comes to you from One who made the blind man see (made the man see)
Everybody sins but c'mon and don't weep
Peace is available with God through J.C.

Spoken:
Look! See that man over there?
That's a man that needs Him
He's about to expire any minute now
You know it's in John 8:32
Look out now 'cause he's comin' right over to you

John 8:31-32
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."


Grinch Girl
Parody of "Rich Girl" performed by Hall & Oates and written by Daryl Hall
(Romans 12:15-16,14:1-22; Colossians 2:16-17; Titus 2:15-16)

You're a grinch, girl
And you've gone too far
'Cause you don't enjoy Santa anyway
You can deny that the snowman's comin'
You can deny but your nose is runnin'
There's a glitch girl, and it's all too hard
'Cause you know you grow sadder every day
You can spend Hanukkah alone in your new car
Get your guitar

Don't you know, don't you know
That it's wrong to make someone's Christmas blue?
Snow falls down
On your road
But you can get it wrong
When you're tryin' to please God
What's the name of this song?
Ohhhh

You're a grinch, girl
And you don't do cards
'Cause you don't endorse pagan holidays
You can reply it's the Solstice honey
You should rely on Jehovah's son and
Give some gifts, girl, but you're far too smart
'Cause you know it's from Saturnalia
You could spend money but you won't
'Cause you're too darn grinchy, you are

Flyin' high out of your range
It's so easy
To hurt others with your fancy claims
Don't you know
That the Lord has come
And there's two times a year
When the world will hear
But you're killin' it all
Ohhhh

Yeah, it's Christmas
And they've gone too far 'cause you know it starts after Halloween
You can decry all their motives, honey
You can decide that the whole thing's dumb and
It's a business
And the world's too poor
'Cause they blow it on credit layaway
You can save money but it won't get you to God
You can spend Hanukkah alone in your new car
You can spend money but you won't 'cause you're too darn grinchy, you are

It's useless
You can deny that you're frozen, honey
You can deny but you know it's funny
You're a grinch, girl
You flinched, girl
Ah, merry Christmas, grinch girl

Romans 14:10
You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.


Hanukkah
Parody of "Hot Stuff" performed by Donna Summer and written by Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey
(John 8:12, 10:22-24, Exodus 37:17-24)

Sittin' here readin' the Torah, baby
Waitin' for some snowflakes to fall
Found out about Yom Kippur, but, baby
Hanukkah ain't shown up at all

Lookin' for some Hanukkah
Maybe you've seen it?
I need some Hanukkah eight days and nights
I want some Hanukkah
Babe, it's the season
Gotta find some more stuff
'Bout the festival of lights

Hanukkah
I need Hanukkah
I want some Hanukkah
Happy Hanukkah

Lookin' for a rather unique menorah
The one that burned eight nights on its own
Want a candelabra with more than the others
One from where that nine-branch lamp comes
Gotta have some Hanukkah
Rabbis decreed it
I think the spot was 4:59
In the Apocrypha, First Maccabees, yeah
God sent them deliverance
'Cause their land was occupied (Hostile)
By the rotten one
Antiochus
Look at what God's done!

LEAD

Han-Han-Han-Hanukkah
Ha Ha Ha
Han-Han-Han-Hanukkah
Ha Ha Ha

Also found some Hanukkah later with Jesus
Right in the Gospels, baby, surprise
Look it up in John's Book 10:23, yeah
And it's also 22, guys, yeah, yeah
I want some Hanukkah
Baby to see it
I've got to cross some ages in time yeah, yeah
Because the clock starts back in B.C. yeah
164 or 165, yeah
Wanna have some Hanukkah

John 10:22-23
Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon's Colonnade.


The Whole Darn Roof Leaks
Parody of "Hold on Loosely" performed by 38 Special and written by Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi & Jim Peterik
(Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:17; James 1:2-4; Matthew 7:24-27, 21:42; Luke 6:47-49)

You see it all around you
Good comin' from bad
He uses things that you hate to bless you
And realign somethin' sad

And my mind goes back to a verse I read
Some years ago
That showed me
The whole darn roof leaks
When storm winds blow
Yet when things get dicey
The Lord assumes control
You may think it's come for no good reason
But hold onto faith in Jesus

This road ain't easy
When you feel it's not just
So open the Scriptures
To learn how to trust

And my mind goes back to a verse I read
Some years ago
That showed me
The whole darn roof leaks
When storm winds blooow
Yet when things get dicey-ey
The Lord assumes controoooool
You may think it's come for no good reason
But hold onto faith in Jesus

Don't let a dismal day
Set your mental mood
Don't let a hardship dim your faith, yeah

You see it all around you
Good comin' from bad
He uses things that you wouldn't think to
Bring about something grand

The whole darn roof leaks
When storm winds blow-ow-ow
Yet when things get dicey-ey-ey
The Lord assumes controool
You may think it's come for no good reason
But hold on to faith in Jesus

The whole darn roof leaks
When storm winds blow-ow
Yet when things get dicey
You can assume that the Lord is in control

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

The whole darn roof lea-eaks
When storm winds blow-ow
Yet when things get dicey-ey
The Lord assumes contro-o-o-ol

Whooole darn roof lea-eaks
When storm winds blo-o-o-ow
Yet when things get dicey ooh yeah
The Lord assumes control
Yeah, yeah, ee yeah

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.


Offer Your Prayer
Parody of "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" performed by Simon & Garfunkel and arranged by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
(Matthew 5:14-16, 9:37-38)

Are you goin' to offer your prayer:
"Lord, please save those near me in time"
Remember He truly wanted you there
To be someone through whom love would shine

Tell Him to make you a candle on earth
(Shinin' bright on a hill as you speak for His grace)
"Lord, please save those near me in time"
(Straight as an arrow that points them to Christ)
That all may see your righteous good works
(Blameless and steadfast -- a child of the Almighty)
Then they'll see the true Lord behind
(Despite a world that is cloudy and cold)

Help, Lord, to find me good favor with man
(God, as I do Your will while sprinkling Your seeds)
"Lord, please save those near me in time"
(Clutching the plow while sowing in tears)
To teach them Our Father's amnesty plan
(Our souls You cleanse, abolishing our sin)
Then they'll see the true love of Christ

Father, send reapers with their sickles from Heaven
(Here below saving a harvest of millions)
Lord, please save those near me in time
(Send them, oh Lord, as You told us You will)
And gather them all an abundance of brethren
(As a bride for the Christ, Your one and own begotten)
Then they'll see the Truth and the Life

Are you goin' to God with your prayer:
"Lord, please save those near me in time"
Remember He truly wanted you there
He wants us His true love to shine
.
Matthew 9:37-38
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."