Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums

What songs are on "Music Is As Music Does" (2015)?

Our 40th CD, "Music Is As Music Does," was released in May 2015.

Some people think of ApologetiX as little more than a cover band, using parodies as an excuse to play "the devil's music." Well, you can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge our "covers" by the Book.

Jesus said, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24) and "Each tree is recognized by its own fruit" (Luke 6:44).

We have almost a quarter-century of fruit by which to judge this ministry – countless cases of God using our parodies to "reach the lost and teach the rest." Souls saved. Hearts encouraged. Minds enlightened.

The same God who created mankind also created music.  People become sinful by what they say and do.  Songs become sinful by what they say (lyrics) and do (the feelings/actions they stir up), too.  

But God can redeem people and make them new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17), and He can do the same with songs.

When God changes a person, they may look the same, but their heart is changed.  When God changes a song, it may sound the same, but its heart is changed, too.

You should be able tell a Christian by his words and actions.  The same criteria should apply to Christian music. To paraphrase Forrest Gump, "Music is as music does" -- so open this box of chocolates and see what you get.  

Here are the lyrics:

Come on, Heal the Boy
Parody of "Cum On Feel the Noize" performed by Quiet Riot and written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
(Mark 9:14-29, Matthew 17:14-21, Luke 9:37-45)

Come on, heal the boy!
First lock the doors!
He'll get wild, wild, wild
Wild, wild, wild

So you think I've got an evil child
Tell his mummy
We both know why, we both know why
So I think a demon's down inside
It makes him grumpy
It won't go fly, It won't go fly
Help me, Lord
Don't go!

So come on, heal the boy!
First lock the doors!
He'll get wild, wild, wild
Wild, wild, wild
Come on, heal the boy!
First lock the doors!
He'll get wild, wild, wild
Getting wiiiiiiiild!

Though you think I've got a puny faith
I'm just so worried
And we both know why, we both know why
I know my belief is out of shape
It's been malnourished
And it won't grow right, it won't grow right
Help me, Lord
No, don't go!

Come on, heal the boy!
First lock the doors!
He'll get wild, wild, wild
Wild, wild, wild
Come on, heal the boy!
First lock the doors!
He'll get wild, wild, wild
Getting wild!
C'mon!

LEAD

Well, I think that was amazing, Christ
My son's all better
We both know why, we both know why
Don't you think I oughta tell my wife
Can I please go get her?
I won't go cry, I won't go cry
Anymore
Oh, nooooo

Someone healed the boy!
It was the Lord!
He made my child mild
My child mild
Someone healed the boy!
We'll jump for joy!
We'll get wild, wild, wild
Getting wild!

C'mon C'mon, Jesus!
You're awesome! You're awesome, Lord
It's just wild, wild, wild
We're gonna expound Wild, wild, wild
We're gonna set out to find Someone healed the boy!
Mark and Luke 9 We'll jump for joy!
It's just wild, wild, wild
Oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Uh uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh
Someone healed the boy!
We'll jump for joy!
It's just wild, wild, wild
Uh uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh

Mark 9:24
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"


God of Peace
Parody of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" performed by the Eagles and written by Jack Tempchin
(Romans 15:33, 16:20; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Hebrews 13:20)

I like the way that God can eas'ly save
A man from sin so foul
And I want to speak to you 'bout the devil tonight
If your willing hearts all allow
'Cause my God of peace will eas'ly beat him
And I know He won't let me down
'Cause He already sent him underground

And I found out a long time ago
What the devil can do to your soul
Ah, but he can't tempt you any more
Than God tells him he's allowed to go
'Cause my God of peace will eas'ly beat him
And I know you know that deep down
'Cause He already sent him underground

LEAD

I guess those demons might still call you
'Cause they love to tempt the flesh
But His voice keeps whispering if you'll only hear:
Call Me; I never leave you in distress

'Cause my God of peace will eas'ly beat them
And I know they won't just rebound
'Cause He already sent them
Christ already sent them
Yes, Christ already sent them
Underground

Romans 16:20
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.


Stone Him Rough
Parody of "Stone in Love" performed by Journey and written by Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry & Neil Schon
(Acts 6:8-8:3)

Those crazy nuts I do remember from my youth
As you recall, I was a Benjamite known as Saul
In our deed-driven, routine world
Learnin' laws, we thought we were nice guys
We found young Stephen, tried a veiled attack
Stood alone – he testified unto Christ

Though some of us were callin' "Stone him rough."
"Just set your stuff where Saul is – stone him rough"

Old trusty quotes read from the Scriptures Stephen showed
He told us how over and over, we'd gone wrong, yeah
Even he couldn't cool things down
Heard enough, we wanted his lifeblood
As the men began to slay, He prayed
"Holy Lord, I beg You, forgive them!"

Though some of us were callin' "Stone him rough."
Stephen himself stood tall and -- spoke in love

LEAD

Though some of us were callin' "Stone him rough."
Stephen himself stood tall and -- spoke in love

Stone him rough
Stone him rough
Stone him rough

Acts 7:59-60
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.


Jesus and Moses
Parody of "Heat of the Moment" performed by Asia and written by Geoff Downes & John Wetton
(Luke 16:31; Hebrews 3:1-6; John 1:17, 1:21; 5:46; Deuteronomy 18:18-19, 34:10-12; Acts 3:22-26, 7:37)

The testament you read divides in two
One thing that's old and one that's rather new
One book in two divided law from grace
But that don't mean that either's out of place

Do you remember in the wilderness
The Israelites heard Moses tell them this
One day another Prophet He will come
And we would see that that was God's own Son

It was just Jesus and Moses
Tellin' you what the Lord meant
Jesus and Moses
Showed you the light (ahhhhh)

And now you find in Acts 3:22
That this old prophet's word from God came true
You can discern yourself Who's King of Kings
Look back to Deuteronomy 18

God sent us Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses
Showed you the light (ahhhhh ah ah ah ah ah)
LEAD

And when you look for God be sure you know
How many times He said Messiah would come
When Moses said a Prophet like himself
He made (a) prediction you'll remember well

Yes, it was Jesus and Moses
In the New and Old Test'ment
Jesus and Moses
Showed you the light
Yes, it was Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses
Showed you the light (ahhhhh ah ah ah ah ah)
LEAD

Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses

Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses
Jesus and Moses

John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Sa-Maria
Parody of "My Maria" performed by Brooks & Dunn and B.W. Stevenson and written by B.W. Stevenson & Daniel Moore
(1 Kings 16:24; John 4:1-42)

Sa-maria*
Was the home once of a long-lost race
Omri bought it from Shemer
To be a town to take Jerus'lem's place
A-ssyria
Had long before dispersed the tribes
And the only people left were half-breed Israelites

Sa-marieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-a
(Oh, Samaria, God loves you so – Oh, Sa-maria)
Sa-marieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
(Oh, Samaria, God loves you so)
Samaria, God loves you

Sa-maria
There were some Jews who called them swine
All their thoughts about them seemed bad – in Jesus' time
Yet this lady
From Samaria heard Him speak
He set her soul free by the gift of His prophecy
She said, we know Christ will come guide the way
He said, you're so right, lady, take me today

Sa-marieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-a
(Oh, Samaria, God loves you so – Oh, Sa-maria)
Sa-marieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
(Oh, Samaria, God loves you so)
Samaria, God loves you

*NOTE: When the word "Samaria" appears as "Sa-Maria" in this song, sing it as "Sah Maria," so it rhymes with "My Maria." When it appears as Samaria, pronounce it the correct way.

John 4:9
The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)



Resist Him
Parody of "Rhiannon" performed by Fleetwood Mac and written by Steve Nicks
(James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:2, 6:11-12)

The enemy likes to dwell in the night
And work on you undercover
Takes a disguise but his words are lies and
Through them evil hovers

All your life you've never seen
Someone waitin' in the wings
But when Satan comes he's too clever
So you never will

Resist while you can with your heart
Against the prince of darkness
He rules the sky but the Lord's our light and
Wins the fight regardless

All your life you've fled the scene
C'mon, take it like a man
What did James preach on in 4:7?
When the devil grins
Will you let him win?

Resist him
Resist him
Resist him
Resist him

He brings lives to hell with delight
And he's settin' you up to suffer
He was alive when the earth arrived and
Fooled old Eve, your mother

All your life you've never seen
The One takin' on your sins
God the Savior promised you Heaven
Will you let Him in?
Kill the devil's sin

Resist him
Resist him
Resist him

Satan's lies
Take you by surprise
Satan's lies
Take you by surprise
Satan's lies
Take you by surprise

Jesus Christ
Crushes Satan's lies
Jesus Christ
Crushes Satan's lies

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


Let's End the Fight Together
Parody of "Let's Spend the Night Together" performed by The Rolling Stones and written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
(Ephesians 4:26-27; Matthew 5:23-26)

(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)
(Ba da da dum, bum)
Oh, my, my, my, my
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)

Don't you worry if it's your fault or mine, oh my
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)
My memory's blurry – that's a waste of time, oh my
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)
So much was said that my tongue's gettin' tired
(My tongue's getting' tired)
From overhead comes a thought that's inspired
Oh my, you may be shocked, shocked, shocked, oh my

Let's end the fight together
Now I'll meet you toward the center
Let's end the fight together now
(Ba da da dum, bum)
Oh, my, my, my, my
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)

I feel so strong, but I can't be wise, oh my
(Let's end the fight together)
If I can't just apologize, oh my
(Let's end the fight together)
Don't angry up and get rewound
(Don't get rewound)
Because that sun is going on down, and down, and down, upon your wrath

Let's end the fight together
Now Ephesians 4 says it better
Verse 25 through 7 now
Let's end the fight together (dooo dooo do do)
God will redo what was severed (dooo dooo do do)
(Do do do do do do do do do do)

You know I'm tryin', baby (ooooooh)
Please don't go silent, baby (ooooooh)
Read Matthew 5 verse 24 (ooooooh)
I think we both know better (ooooooh)
Let's end the fight together (ooooooh)
Let's end the fight together now (ooooooh)
(Ba-da-da-da bum bum)
Oh my, my, my my
(Ba da da dum, bum, bum, ba da dum)

This doesn't have to be the end of the day, oh my
(Let's end the fight together)
No excuses I could ever say, oh my
(Let's end the fight together)
I'm mad at myself for gettin' extreme
(For gettin' extreme)
And now I hope you will ratify peace
Oh, my, my, my, my, my, my

Let's end the fight together
Now I'm seeking your forgiveness
Let's end the fight together now
Oh, my my, my, my, my, my, my
(Let's end the fight together)
And now I need to beg you for forgiveness, oh my
(Let's end the fight together)
I'm gratified you're listenin' to me, oh, my friend
(Let's end the fight together)
And now I know my Lord will pacify me, oh my my
(Let's end the fight together)
I thank you, baby, from the bottom of all my heart
(Let's end the fight together)
So come on now, let's praise the Lord, my, my, my
(Let's end the fight together)
I thank you, baby

Ephesians 4:26-27
"In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.


Addicted to Christ
Parody of "Ticket to Ride" performed by the Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Titus 2:11-13; Romans 6:18)

I think there's so many sad addictions today, yeah
A girl that struggled real bad has thrown them away
She got addicted to Christ
She got addicted to Chri-i-ist
She got addicted to Christ and freed from sin

She said that livin' in sin was bringin' her down, yeah
She could never be free while that had her bound
She got addicted to Christ
She got addicted to Chri-i-ist
She got addicted to Christ and freed from sin

She won't get drunk or try to get high
It only brings strife – she's got a new life finally
Before, she says, I stayed out all night
I wanna live right, so now at midnight, I sleep

The angels oughta be glad and singin' today, yeah
The devil's probably be mad he's goin' away, yeah
'Cause she got addicted to Christ
She got addicted to Chri-i-ist
She got addicted to Christ and freed from sin
She doesn't wanna try to get high
Because of Jesus Christ she's gone to new heights, I see
Before, she used to pay for good times
There was a steep price – but now the good times are free

With Jesus livin' within, she's makin' it now, yeah
She could never get clean without Him around
So she got addicted to Christ
She got addicted to Chri-i-ist
She got addicted to Christ and freed from sin

God saved her from sin, God saved her from sin
God saved her from sin, God saved her from sin
God saved her from sin

Romans 6:18
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.


A Source With No Name
Parody of "A Horse With No Name" performed by America and written by Dewey Bunnell
(Hebrews 1:1-13:25)

From the first part of the sermon
It was talkin' about the Christ
It compared the Lord with lots of things
Like the angels, Moses and priests
The first thing it said was that Christ was above
All those guys – there's no doubt
That He was God and that they were not
And that there's no foolin' around

I been through the letter from a source with no name
It fell in between Paul's words and James
And the experts they can't tell whence that it came
But the ancient ones called it Hebrews by name
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la

Chapter two says don't reject the Son
'Cause sin eventually earns death
Chapter three says keep it tender, hon
Try to listen while there is time left
Chapter four, well, it shows
If we give Him our souls
Like the Sabbath He gives us rest

You see, I been through the letter from a source with no name
It fell in between Paul's words and James
And the experts they can't tell whence that it came
But the ancient ones called it Hebrews by name
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
LEAD

Chapter nine says Christ is the Lord's high priest
Thus He saves us eternally
There were fancy words and lots of things
That I can't begin to sing
The only thing the experts can't decipher right now
Is the person the writer was
Some possibilities (ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh)
Might be Barnabas, Paul, Luke or Clement or Apollos

You see, I been through the letter from a source with no name
It fell in between Paul's words and James
And the experts they can't tell whence that it came
But the ancient ones called it Hebrews by name
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la
La la la ah la la la la la la la la

Hebrews 9:11-12
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.


Be Like David Was
Parody of "Feel Like Makin' Love" performed by Bad Company and written by Mick Ralphs & Paul Rodgers
(1 Samuel 13:14; Psalm 8:1, 34:1, 94:19, 103:1)

David, when he'd sing about You
He'd sing about love
Psalms he wrote are written down to
Encourage us
And if I have the sort of faith
Of Thy shepherd Dave
I will ask You in the heavens
To hear my cryin' and my praise
I'll be like David

Be like David was
Be like David was
Be like David was
Be like David was to You

David didn't seem a proud dude
He'd bring it all up
Worries, and his fears and doubts, too
The miserable stuff
And if I hide some stuff from You
It's really shyness
Lord, forgive me and guide the way
'Cause that is my wish
To be like David

Be like David was
Be like David was
Be like David was
Be like David was to You

Spoken:

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

And if I can extol Your name
And Thy blessed ways
I will write You hymns of Heaven
And glorify You all my days
And be like David

Be like David was
Be like David was
Be like David was
Be like David was to You

Well, I'll be like David was
Well, I'll be like David was
Well, I'll be like David was (Woooh!)
Be like David was to You

Well, I'll be like David was (Yeah?)
Well, I'll be like David was
Well, I'll be like David was
Be like David was to You

Well, I'll be like David was (Woooh!
Well, I'll be like David was
Well, I'll be like David was
Be like David was to You (Yeah!)

Well, I'll be like David was

1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after
his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because you have not
kept the LORD's command."

Pharaoh-noid
Parody of "Paranoid" performed by Black Sabbath and written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne & Bill Ward
(Exodus 7:1-12:36)

Fiddled with my water 'cause we wouldn't help the Israelites
We won't drink it anyway because I have frogs in all my pipes

I'll stay strong I'm Egypt's king – I'll not concede to gnats and flies
Can't go lose my mind if I go find some measly cattle died

Can you help me? I've got five more plagues

I'll be someone who broke free from things in life that plague mankind
I have boils that sting and ache, but after this I'll just be fine

LEAD

Hail and locusts I've survived – this, too, shall pass and I will thrive
That darkness He sent -- I feel it but can't see -- it's so unreal

And so as I fear the worst, well, please get out of my state
I'd trade you my firstborn's life -- I wish I could but I'm too late

Exodus 7:13
Yet Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had said.


Fight for Your Right to Parody
Parody of "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)" performed by The Beastie Boys and written by The Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin & Tom Cushman
(Titus 1:15, John 7:24)

Preach it!

We make up ways to spoof things you don't wanna know
They have to come clean once these skill sets flow
We fix crude language with wholesome words
But some preachers seem to act like it's some kind of curse
You gotta fight -- for your right -- to parody

The pop culture's hopin' that we'll just go away
Asked if we'd quit – nope, too much to say
Man, if you're not prone to cuss and brag
Now they'll mock you and play ya just for a gag
(Trust me)
You gotta fight -- for your right -- to parody

I talked about all this loud to catch the folks who're unaware
I'll teach you how to find hope if you don't cuss and swear
The snobs fuss as if we're just such bad boys
Aw, snobs, you're just jealous – it's a free speech choice
You gotta fight -- for your right -- to parody
You gotta fight -- for your right -- to parody

Parrrrrrrody!
Parrrrrrrody!

Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.