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What songs are on "Play Nice" (2015)?

Our 41st CD, "Play Nice," was released in August 2015.

Here are the lyrics:

He Spoke
Parody of "The Stroke" performed and written by Billy Squier
(Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-14, Proverbs 30:5-6)

Now everybody have you heard?
It was in the beginning that He spoke the Word
Don't tangle with Him
He don't take no jive
It's not a verse for children
Grab your Bible and

Woo!

Could you write it out?
Give a first-hand take?
You talk to me
About that one big bang
Spread your e-volution
Both far and wide
It's just a substitution
Not good science

God has spoken
Could be you didn't know it's true, but you will
God has spoken (Spoke!)
God has spoken
It's that enough for now
God has spoken
Say I'm a ninny
But, man, we're just beginning now

But you left God out
We came from outer space?
From where did we
Arrive in the first place?
Would you like to bet me?
I think my black book's right
I wish you'd finally let me
Speak my mind, because

God has spoken
And these revisionists all got it wrong
God has spoken (Spoke!)
God has spoken
You're so forgetful, boy
God has spoken
Say I'm too literal
Man, but just consider now

(Spoke!)
(Spoke!)
(Spoke!)
(Spoke!)
(Spoke!)
(Spoke!)
(Spoke!)

Evolution now
I said it ain't no joke
It's a conscious rebellion
Against the truth He spoke
What don't make no sense is
You keep denyin' God
Why do you get defensive
If He's not listenin'?

God has spoken (Spoke! Spoke!)
God has spoken (Spoke! Spoke!)
God has spoken (Spoke! Spoke!)
God has spoken (Spoke!)
Knew it!
God has spoken (Spoke!)
God has spoken
Preach on!
God has spoken (Spoke!)
Can't ignore it!
(Spoke!)
God has spoken
Say I'm a criminal
Man, but you should simmer down

Proverbs 30:5-6
Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.


Act Selfless
Parody of "Black Velvet" performed by Alannah Myles and written by David Tyson & Christopher Ward
(Matthew 7:12, 20:28, 22:39; Mark 9:33-35, 10:45, 12:31; Luke 6:27-36, 12:35-37, 22:24-27; John 13:1-17; Philippians 2:3-8; Leviticus 19:18)

WHISPER
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests
but each of you to the interests of the others."

As He's sitting in the midst of the disciples
Jesus rises with a little ol' surprise
Now He's standin' with a basin full of water
He doesn't set aside till the last one's feet are dry
It was a strange new attitude in a king
'Cause they saw their Lord, kneeling upon the floor

Act selfless – and then give a broad smile
Act selfless – and then go another mile
A new religion where the King is on His knees
Act selfless – if you please

Unpretentious and He woos us with His meek ways
Christ likes it when the proud decide to bow
Love your neighbor – it's a hard, rough thing to do but
Love your enemies – it's what Christ wants in us now
When we refuse it's just a sin, so see it through
Always striving for pleasing your humble Lord

Act selfless – and ya did the Lord proud
Act selfless – 'cause we're all brothers now
A new religion that'll bring ya inner peace
Act selfless – if you please

Yeah, the Word He left His throne and He came just for you
In the flesh He was God
His actions so proved
What should you do?
LEAD

Act selfless -- when that bitter world's vile
Act selfless when your soul suffers trials
A new religion where the strength goes to the weak
Act selfless – it's unique

Act selfless – and the risen Lord smiles
Act selfless – and then you're the Father's child
A new religion – in Philippians 2 verse 3
Act selfless – if you believe
If you believe

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves …


Desperate Queen
Parody of "Dancing Queen" performed by ABBA and written by Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
(Esther 2:5-18, 3:8-15, 4:1-5:8, 7:1-10)

You can stand – You can fight
Rather than hide all your life
See that girl -- Watch what she
Did as a desperate queen

Mordecai was a nice fellow
Looking after an orphan girl
In the Persian town Susa
Never did he think
She'd come to meet the king
Esther was a beauty, that's right
Nice and young and a cutie pie
And the lady was Jewish
And they were despised
Their enemies had plans

And then she'd get the chance
To become a hand-picked queen
From the streets – oh, it's heavenly
Handpicked queen
She'll be free from the tyranny
Oh yeah

You can stand – You can fight
Rather than hide all your life
See that girl -- Watch what she
Did as a desperate queen

Sure, it's easy to turn and run
Leave the work to another one
Looking out for your brother
When you are a Jew
Sure is a brutal task

But when you get the chance
You ought to stand and be
Unafraid of your destiny
Esther – she'd
Feel the heat from the enemy, oh yeah!

You can stand – You can fight
Rather than hide all your life
See that girl -- Watch what she
Did as a desperate queen
Did as a desperate queen

Esther 4:16
"Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish."


Psalms Come True
Parody of "Song Sung Blue" performed and written by Neil Diamond
(Psalms 30:5, 37:4)

Psalms come true -- in the Bible, those ones
Psalms come true – they're from God to grow from
Read 'em through – their subjects include
The blues now and then
But when you take your blues and praise your God
He'll bring you out of them
You'll sing and shout again

Psalms come true -- weepin' lasts a little
Psalms come true -- sleep it off now, kiddo
Funny thing – a shepherd king who killed a giant as a boy
Ain't the sort of poet that you'd feel was good
Except when God's the source

LEAD

Read 'em through – it's not just you
With blues now and then
But when you take your blues and praise your God
Then things work out again
You'll sing and shout again

Psalms (psalms) come (come) true (true)
Weepin' lasts a little
Psalms (psalms) come (come) true (true)
Sleep it off now, kiddo
Funny thing – a shepherd king who killed a giant as a boy
Ain't the sort of poet that you'd feel was good
Except when God's the source

Psalms (psalms) come (come) true (true)
Psalms (psalms) come (come) true (true)

Psalm 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.


We Got the Feet
Parody of "We Got the Beat" performed by the Go-Go's and written by Charlotte Caffey
(John 13:1-17, Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15, Ephesians 6:15)

See how Peter squawked real loud and shrieked
'Cause the Lord was washing all their feet
Didn't know that when He cleansed their soles
He washed them inside

'Cause they got their feet
Cleaned off cause Jesus
Washed their feet, yeah
He got their feet

All the Christians gettin' out the news
Paved the way, Isaiah 52
'Member how the Lord sent out the twelve
God sent them far and wide

'Cause they got to be
His Gospel feet
His Gospel feet, yeah
They got to be

So go use those feet and take a stand
In the mountains, woods, or in the sand
Then let Jesus rinse them off again
He'll send you far and wide

'Cause we got the feet
We got the feet
We got the feet, yeah
We go!

(We got the feet)
(We got the feet)
(We got the feet) Everybody get on the street
(We got the feet) We could use some sand on our feet
(We got the feet) Somebody needs found
(We got the feet) Romans 10 shows how
Whoa!

(We got the feet)
We got the feet
(We got the feet)

We got the feet
(We got the feet)
We got the feet
(We got the feet)
We got the feet
(We got the feet, we got the feet)
We got the feet
(We got the feet, we got the feet)
We got the feet

Romans 10:15
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"


Sheba
Parody of She Bop performed by Cyndi Lauper and written by Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, Gary Corbett & Rick Chertoff
(1 Kings 10:1-13, 2 Chronicles 9:1-12)

Well, I see the Israelites have a wise new king
And my sages love the new boy's majesty
Hey, and I've been been makin' an investigation
I'm thinkin' of the good of my nation
Oh, Sheba! Sheba!

Do I wanna go up there and find out more
Yeah, I come from the south and He's in the north
Hey, they say that his wisdom's quite divine
They say I'll get a shock when I go find
Oh, Sheba! Sheba!

Sheba
Queen of the people
I brought good stuff to take the
Big boss king of Jerus'lem
I'm told he will understand
People, he's unbeliev'ble
I'm not too much for praise but
Yee haw, he's absolutely smart!

LEAD

Hey, maybe I should've brought a casserole
Because the man's got wisdom worth its weight in gold
Hey but I won't worry 'cause I brought gifts
And King Solomon is stinkin' rich
Oh, Sheba!

Sheba's queen's not Latifah
My job's too tough for hip-hop
He's sharp; he's got solutions
I know he will understand
People he's quite cerebral
I've shopped through all the nations
He's tops -- he's absolutely smart!
Oh, you know it, Sheba, Sheba!

Sheba's deep in Arabia
My spot – you call it Yemen
Read the big Bible you've got
Find First Kings in chapter 10
People – please also seek out
9:1 through 9 the Second
Book of the Chronicles, Sheba! (NOTE: pronounce the as "THEE" in this line)
Oh, you know it, Sheba!
Oh, you know it, Sheba!

1 Kings 10:4-5
When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed.



Tufftumbling
Parody of "Tubthumping" performed and written by Chumbawamba
(Proverbs 24:16, Psalm 37:23-24)

Truth is my thoughts were shattered
My heart was bruised and … battered
Because I'd fallen
But God was there when all the people scattered

We'll be strengthened
When we're weakened
If we seek Him

(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
Though seven times he hits the ground
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
The devil can't keep him down
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
In Proverbs it's easily found
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
Verse 24:16 now

Facing a tidal wave
Pacing and wide awake

You think some risky things
Have put you on the brink
It makes you start to think
You're gonna slide or sink
I think that God's right behind you through the good times
He sees you fall and He guides you to the better times

Don't panic boy, panic boy, panic boy

(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
Though seven times he hits the ground
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
The devil can't keep him down
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
37th Psalm will teach you how
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
Verse 24 seek it out

This ain't your final day
This is the time to pray

You think some risky things
Have put you on the brink
It makes you start to think
You're gonna slide or sink
I think that God's right behind you through the good times
He sees you fall and He guides you to the better times

So -- try to be -- extra patient

(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
Though seven times he hits the ground
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
The devil can't keep him down
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
In Proverbs it's easily found
(The) righteous falls down – but rises up again
Verse 24:16 now

INSTRUMENTAL

(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again
Though seven times he hits the ground (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again
The devil can't keep him down (Woo ooh ooh)
(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again
In Proverbs it's easily found (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again
Verse 24:16 now (Woo ooh ooh)

(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again (This ain't your final day)
Though seven times he hits the ground (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again (This is the time to pray)
The devil can't keep him down (Woo ooh ooh)
(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again (This ain't your final day)
37th Psalm will teach you how (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again (This is the time to pray)
Verse 24 seek it out (Woo ooh ooh)

(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again (This ain't your final day)
Though seven times he hits the ground (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again (This is the time to pray)
The devil can't keep him down (Woo ooh ooh)
(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again (This ain't your final day)
In Proverbs it's easily found (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again (This is the time to pray)
Verse 24:16 now (Woo ooh ooh)

(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again (This ain't your final day)
Though seven times he hits the ground (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again (This is the time to pray)
The devil can't keep him down (Woo ooh ooh)
(The) righteous falls down (We'll be strengthened)
But rises up again (This ain't your final day)
37th Psalm will teach you how (When we're weakened)
(The) righteous falls down (If we seek Him)
But rises up again (This is the time to pray)
Verse 24 seek it out (Woo ooh ooh)

*NOTE: When you pronounce "(The) righteous" in the chorus, "The" is before the beat, and "righteous" replaces the words "I get" in the original song, so put the same amount of emphasis on each syllable as was put in the original song.

Proverbs 24:16
... for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.


Patients (2015)
Parody of "Patience" performed by Guns N' Roses and written by Izzy Stradlin
(Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 2:17; Romans 3:10-23. 6:23, 7:9-11; Galatians 6:7-8; 2 Corinthians 4:16; Proverbs 21:2)

I shed a tear as I visit you
You seem all right and smile
But there are things about you in decay now
Was a time when I wasn't sure
What to get for my disease
There was no doctor in my playhouse

Sin's gonna take its toll
Though at first it felt so fine
All we'll be is just hospital patients
One doctor saves your soul
If you come to Him in time
All we need is trust in His salvation (Jesus)
Mmmmmmmm

It says here, all have sinned
But you'd rather be alone
You're not too happy right now I came here
I sometimes upset my friends
But I can't please 'em all the time
But you know every one of us is the same, dear

Sin's gonna take its toll
Though you think you'll be just fine
You and I are two hospital patients
So you shouldn't waste your time
'Cause your life is on the line
You and I've got one who'll take our places
Or we won't make it
Ah, you'd better face it
'Cause I can't stay sick

LEAD
GUITAR BREAK

(Hospital patients)
(Mmmm yeaaah)
(Ooo ooh yeaaah)
(We're hospital patients)
(Yeaahhh)
(Just hospital patients)
(Yeaahhh)
(Someone's patients)
There's a doctor named Jesus Christ (Yeaahhh)
Just dyin' to save your life (We're hospital patients)
He's hard to see with your head in the ground (Yeaahhh)
You know I don't lie – please just trust Him now (Let's treat some patients)
And He'll ease your pain -- put faith in His name (Yeaahhh)
You ain't got time for no games (God loves those patients)
'Cause you need to (Yeaahhh)
Yay-yeah, well, you need to
Oooh you need to (6:8 Galatians)
Whoa, you need to (Trust in His salvation)
Oooooh… it's time (Is all we need)

Mark 2:17
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."


Drop Your Knife and Hurry, Man
Parody of "Rock You Like a Hurricane" performed by The Scorpions and written by Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine & Herman Rarebell
(Genesis 22:1-19, Hebrews 11:17-19, Micah 6:7-8, John 1:29-35)

It's early morning -- his son comes out
But has no inkling what this is about
A dead-end journey, a sacrifice planned
So what is wrong here? There's not a lamb
A precious offering he needs to kill
He never flinches – it's the Lord's will
He takes his knife and raises it slow
But God relieves Him in time and says no!

Abraham – drop your knife and hurry, man
Abraham – God will find a perfect lamb

By studied learning – we found this out
Messiah's coming – through Isaac's child
From indications – the Lord gave clues
He'll send a savior which some will refuse
The prophets called it – I have the scrolls
That the Lord gave us to read very long ago
Please listen to this – be ready for Him
We're the ones He'll die for – sufferin' for sin

Abraham – drop your knife and hurry, man (Are you ready, Abram?)
Abraham – modify your current plan
Abraham – don't kill Isaac; search again (C'mon, c'mon, Abram!)
Abraham – God will find a perfect lamb
God will find a perfect lamb!
LEAD

It's early morning -- the Son comes out
His life they're takin' -- there's never a doubt
The whip is whirring -- it slashes Christ's skin
So what is wrong here? He never sinned
Messiah told me He had to go
To the cross of Calv'ry – His blood must flow
He's takin' His licks – He's ready to win
On a cross He's planned for from the first sin

Abraham – God supplied a perfect lamb (Are you ready, Abram?)
Abraham – God supplied a perfect lamb
Abraham – God supplied a perfect lamb (C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon)
Abraham – God supplied a perfect lamb
Abraham!

Hebrews 11:17-19
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.


Unfinished Job
Parody of "Unskinny Bop" performed by Poison and written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
(Matthew 9:37-38, 24:14, 28:19-20; Luke 10:2; John 4:35-38)

What's gotten you so comfy?
How can you sit still, yeah?
Like gatherin' season out in the country
There's reapers needed in the field, yeah

Every time I touch on it, you get hot
Don't wanna make all the neighbors talk
Come on, the devil's goin' door to door
Once we'd go with God but not anymore

Unfinished job – He showed you the way, yeah (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job – so why delay, yeah? (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job, job, job – we just want to stay, yeah (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, what's the Lord to say?

Go look at Jesus's strong faith
Loved by God, but acted oh, so brave
He said, we got so many people who want saved
Can I get some other workers that can pave their way?

Every time I touch on it, you get hot
Don't wanna make all the neighbors talk
Come on, the devil's goin' door to door
Once we'd go with God but not anymore

Unfinished job – He showed you the way, yeah (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job – so why delay, yeah? (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job, job, job – we just love to play, yeah (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, but there's more to save

You say the Bible always moves ya
Well, that ain't much if you run in place
Well, honey, I can read it right to ya
Check Luke 10:1,2 and Matthew 28
LEAD

Tough life
Tough song
Tough love
Tough it out and go with God

Unfinished job – He showed you the way, yeah (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job – so why delay, yeah? (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job, job – Jesus wants 'em saved, yeah (ooooooh)
Come on, the devil's goin' door to door

Unfinished job – Luke 10:1,2, Luke 10:1,2, Luke (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job – Matthew 28, yeah (ooooooh)
Unfinished job, job, job – Luke 10:1,2, Luke 10:1,2, Luke (ooooooh)
Unfinished job (ooooooh)
Unfinished job (ooooooh)

Luke 10:2
He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.


Talking Inner Peace
Parody of "Talking in Your Sleep" performed by The Romantics and written by Coz Canler, Mike Skill, Wally Palmar, Peter Solley & Jimmy Marinos
(Philippians 4:6-8, John 14:27, Isaiah 26:3, 1 Peter 5:7)

When you close your eyes can you go to sleep?
Can you drown out the sounds of a hard week?
Are there fears and things that you're seething about?
Are you hopin' that your heart makes it through somehow?

You tell me that you want peace
You tell me that you need peace
You tell me that you'd love peace
And I know where to find
All the peace you've been denied

Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace

When you hold it in, your heart has strife
Don't you know to keep it in is not right
Give all your cares back to Jesus Christ
5:7 in First Peter gives the best advice

You tell me that you want peace
You tell me that you need peace
You tell me that you'd love peace
And I know where to find
'Cause it's here in Jesus Christ

Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace

When you to Christ things'll fall in place
Check Philippians chapter 4, verse 6-8

You tell me that you want peace
You tell me that you need peace
Isaiah 26:3
Now you know where to find
'Cause it's here it's in the Bible

Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek
In the Gospel John 14
Right here is the verse that you need
27 take a peak
Find here the secrets that you seek
When you talk of inner peace
Find here the secrets that you seek

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.



To Be Rebuked
Parody of "To Be With You" performed by Mr. Big and written by Eric Martin & David Grahame
(Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 17:3-4, Proverbs 27:5-6)

Someone's been a jerk
Tell them what they've done to you
Stand up – it'll work
Unspoken hurts can't heal that fast
When you brood and stew
Satan gets the most of you
Be someone braver, someone bolder
Get the demon off your shoulder

I'm not one who wants to be rebuked
Deep inside I know you feel it's rude
We're not wrong to mind our p's and q's
Just don't be afraid to speak the truth

Tell them in confidence
And if they will not stop at once
Take one you care about
To witness if they scoff too much
They'll see it all go down
But ganging up is not allowed
Bring someone stable, someone sober
Let them see you want this over
CHORUS

Why grieve alone
When you can meet together maybe?
Truth can change your life's worst trial
Silence makes it hard to smile

Man, it's true – Matthew
18:15 shows the proof
And Proverbs, baby – mull this over
27:5 will show you
CHORUS

Matthew 18:15-16
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."