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What songs are on "Doves in Snakes' Clothing" (2016)?

Our 31st CD, Doves in Snakes Clothing, was released in late March 2016. Here's what's on it:

1. Cφstly Trόth – Dr. Feelgood – Mφtley Crόe
2. Try and Try Again – Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne
3. A Fool Can Sound Intelligent – Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Elvin Bishop
4. I Can't Escape – I Can't Explain – The Who
5. Lily-White Boy – Dirty White Boy – Foreigner
6. Jephthah You Needed – Just What I Needed – The Cars
7. Complain – Cocaine – Eric Clapton
8. Brash, Impulsive – Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders
9. Rose Up – Roller – April Wine
10. Manifold – Centerfold – The J. Geils Band
11. Hell is Warmer – L.A. Woman – The Doors
12. Schoolhouse (for Prophets) – School's Out – Alice Cooper

Here are the lyrics:

Cφstly Trόth
Parody of "Dr. Feelgood" performed by Mφtley Crόe and written by Mick Mars & Nikki Sixx
(Romans 6:23, Hebrews 11:25, 1 Timothy 5:6, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Radical Jimmy he's been checkin' that Book
He kneels down – now he's hooked
Got his sister tryin' to tell him he's probably insane
Afraid to take the path he took
She saw him and he was running away
From the things he'd do in those days
But he's goin' really strong
With his medicine gone
That's the thing she can't explain

Hedonism tells us to feel good
Seekin' only pleasure till we all die
Gee, it doesn't like the deal's good

The cost of the coroner's always ignored
But somehow he's gettin' paid
Sin has got a price, we all have got a vice
God'll pay it if we're saved
God He did provide a way
That's how Jimmy got saved
'Cause his life was lost and found
So he took it to the street
Keepin' on his feet
Calling sinners now

Hedonism tells us to feel good
Seekin' only pleasure till we all die
A season though is all that you'll feel good
Hebrews 11:25

Christ's got all the strength you'll want to stand (Not just feel good)
He's got what you'd call a grander plan ('Cause it's real good)
God can trample evil things underfoot (Like a steel boot)
Freedom from them causes us to feel good – oh yeah!

He'll tell you here's the key to me survivin' those streets
Movin' out and changed the locks
Can't try that stuff 'cause it's never enough
Instead you better trust in God
True crime brews with drugs and booze
It's time you full-out quit
Honey, you ain't gonna drown
Jesus won't allow it
This time you're gonna swim

Hedonism tells us to feel good
Seekin' only pleasure till we all die
Please, you want your doors locked and sealed good
He's gonna see you sanctified

Let Him save your soul – just take His hand (The offer's still good)
Some people comment when we repent (But ya still should)
Let Him in the room He'll help bring you through it (Not concealed goods)
He's the holy Son of God – He'll do it
LEAD
Tincha!
LEAD

(Spoken) For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hooh!
Christ's got the strength you'll want to stand
(Not just feel good)
He's got what you'd call a grander plan
('Cause it's real good)
God will trample evil things underfoot
(Like a steel boot)
Freedom from those old monsters feels good
Wow!

God can heal good (God can heal good)
God can heal good (God can heal good)
God can heal good (God can heal good)

Hebrews 11:25
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.


Try and Try Again
Parody of "Flying High Again" performed by Ozzy Osbourne and written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley & Lee Kerslake
(Romans 7:15-8:39; 1 John 2:1; Matthew 7:7-12; 1 Corinthians 9:27, 10:13; Lamentations 3:22-24; Isaiah 40:31)

Oh no (oh no)
You've really blown it now (You've really blown It now)
Oh no (oh no)
You've really blown it now

God has grace we really don't quite understand
Gotta get it straight from Him
Feelin' like I just might get my feet on the ground
Right before I stumble again

My insides are warrin'
I've been a sad, bad boy
So I say I'm sorry
And trust Him to fight this war

'Cause you can't see what Christ showed me
(Christ can free us, Christ can free us)
If you at first don't quite succeed
Try and try again ('gain)

I can see you doubt this 'cause the prince of fear
Tries to make you trust a lie
Following the law is not a sound idea
When you leave the grace behind – you get

Nothin' but discouraged
Frightened and paranoid
Goin' through Satan's garbage
Or stuck in a pious void

If you could see the fights I've had
You'd see my flag ain't white it's red
Try and try again ('gain)
Try and try again
Try and try again ('gain)
Try and try again
Come on and join me!
LEAD

Try and try again ('gain)
Try and try again
Try and try again ('gain)
Come on and join me!
Oh no (oh no)
You've really blown it now (You've really blown It now)
Oh no (oh no)
You've really blown it now

Facin' these temptations we need help to stand
There's a war inside my head
People think that maybe God won't lend a hand
Never had Him do that yet

Romans 7 warned me
I've been a sad, bad boy
Romans 8 informed me
There's something that Christ is doin'

Try and try again ('gain)
Try and try again ('gain)
Try and try again ('gain)
Try and try again ('gain)

1 John 2:1
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.


A Fool Can Sound Intelligent
Parody of "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" performed and written by Elvin Bishop
(Psalm 14:1-3, 53:1-3; Romans 1:18-23; Proverbs 17:28)

A trusted friend knew about a million words
Another mental genius I've known
He didn't care 'bout Jesus Christ, no sir
'Cause he worshiped gold and the Stones

But then a fool can sound intelligent
A fool can sound intelligent
A fool can sound intell-igent
A fool can sound intelligent

It used to be when I'd seek a purpose in life
I read lots of books with bright-soundin' names
But when they'd ask if I was gonna be there on the other side
I preferred outer space

But then a fool can sound intelligent
A fool can sound intelligent -- did I mention, baby
A fool can sound intell-igent
A fool can sound intelligent
Ooooooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Aaaaah Aahh Ah
Aaaaah Aahh Ah
LEAD

Leavin' God alone
That's the way I used to be
But since I met the Savior
I've got a whole other philosophy
(fool can sound intelligent)
Truth has got a hold of me now – yeah!
(fool can sound intelligent)
I just can't go on the same way
(fool can sound intell-igent)
I am not judging you now
(fool can sound intelligent)
Hey-ay-ay-ay!

But a fool can sound (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Intelligent
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Yes indeed (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Poor old fool (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Intelligent
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Oh oh oh (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Hey hey (fool can sound)
A fool can sound (fool can sound)
Intelligent

Romans 1:21-22
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools …


I Can't Escape
Parody of "I Can't Explain" performed by The Who and written by Pete Townshend
(Psalm 139:7-8, 1 Peter 4:3-4)

God filled me inside (Can't escape)
I'm servin' Christ (Can't escape)
He filled up a hole (Can't escape)
Way down in my soul, yeah (Can't escape)

I said, can't escape
I mean, I could run, yeah, but (Can't escape)

Visited my friends I still do
I think you said I'm crazy, that's true
They're making fun of me again, they're agape
I know how it seems, but

Can't escape our Savior's love
I've been prayin' for you
You might still move, but
Can't escape (Can't escape)
You can't hear what I say, though (Can't escape)

Visited the friends I still had
Some things I said have got them real mad
I guess they wanna see my head on a plate
I know how it seems, but

Can't escape our Savior's love
Christ can save you, too
You might need proof, but
Can't escape (Can't escape)
So hear me one more time now, yeah yeah (Can't escape)

LEAD

(Ooh ooh) Said I can't escape now (Can't escape)
(Ooh ooh) They call me out of my mind (Can't escape)
(Ooh ooh) But I know what I've got here (Can't escape)
(Ooh ooh) I said I can't escape

Psalm 139:7-8
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.


Lily-White Boy
Parody of "Dirty White Boy" performed by Foreigner and written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones
(Luke 18:9-14, Matthew 7:1-5)

Hey, baby, if you're feelin' proud
I do what's good and true all day
Are you worthy like the Pharisees?
Well, when in Luke in chapter 18, look up me
'Cause I'm a lily-white boy
Yeah, a lily-white boy
A lily-white boy

Don't buy no drinks at bars
Don't like to frolic where floozies are
You won't see me be crude to ya
Don't ever dance, cuss, or chew, do ya?

I'm just a lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
Lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
Lily-white boy
Lily-white boy
LEAD

Well, I'm a lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
Lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
Yeah
Lily-white boy
A lily-white boy

I've been in temple with some lowdown men
I'm in temple now, and I'm oh so proud that I'm better than them
I look over but I let 'em alone
Every night I thank God I'm holier than they are, though

'Cause I'm a lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
Yeah!
Lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
I'm a lily-white boy
Lily-white boy

C'mon, c'mon, boy (lily-white boy)
Choirboy! (lily-white boy)
I'm a lily-white boy
Lily-white boy

Hey, I'm a lily-white boy (lily-white boy)
Yeah, I'm a lily-white boy-oy-oy (lily-white boy) oy
Lily-white boy
Yeaaahhh!

Luke 18:9
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:


Jephthah You Needed
Parody of "Just What I Needed" performed by The Cars and written by Ric Ocasek
(Judges 11:1-12:7)

Why oh why you comin' here?
You hate me and my kind
But when those Ammonites drew near
You kind of changed your mind
We're not the perfect matching pair
But I'll lead Israel if you're scared
And I don't mind you comin' here
I'll face the Ammonites

I don't mind your hatred now
I'll stop 'em and you'll see
It doesn't matter, when you win,
If someone is a creep, yeah
You want me to lead, very well, then
Don't look askance at me, I can tell
And I won't bother braggin' now
'Cause God gives victory

I guess it's Jephthah you needed (Jephthah you needed)
You needed someone to lead
I guess it's Jephthah you needed (Jephthah you needed)
You needed someone like me

I don't like to comandeer
And take stuff that's not my right
But let me state this oh so clear
I seldom lose a fight, yeah
It's not the perfect chapter there
Read Judges 11 if you dare
But I don't like to comandeer
And take up all your time

I guess it's Jephthah you needed (Jephthah you needed)
You needed someone to lead
I guess it's Jephthah you needed (Jephthah you needed)
You needed someone like me

I guess it's Jephthah you needed (Jephthah you needed)
You needed someone to lead
I guess it's Jephthah you needed (Jephthah you needed)
You needed someone like me
Hey, yeah -- so heed me

It's Jephthah you needed
It's Jephthah you needed
(Hey) It's Jephthah you needed
Yeah-eh, yeah yeah

Judges 11:7
Jephthah said to them, "Didn't you hate me and drive me from my father's house? Why do you come to me now, when you're in trouble?"


Complain
Parody of "Cocaine" performed by Eric Clapton and written by J.J. Cale
(Numbers 11:1, 14:27; Hebrews 3:7-19; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11)

If your plans don't work out
You start to shake and shout -- complain
Yes, you moan on your couch
Like Oscar the Grouch -- complain
She don't like, he don't like, we don't like – complain

If you get bad news
You ought to pray but you – complain
When your day is done
And it wasn't fun – complain
She don't like, he don't like, we don't like – complain

If you're really headstrong
And you wanna gripe on, OK
Don't forget this fact
Israel way back – complained
Israelites, Israelites, Israelites – complained

She don't like, he don't like, we don't like – complain

Numbers 14:27
"How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites."


Brash, Impulsive
Parody of "Brass in Pocket" performed by The Pretenders and written by Chrissie Hynde & James Honeyman-Scott
(1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

It's not brash or impulsive
Not prideful, angry, or ruthless
It's tender and feels no envy
But I think you, think you, think you know this

It's not boastful, but stays real hopeful
Keeps tryin' -- keeps no grievance
Loathes evil -- it ain't self-seekin'
But I think you, think you, think you know this

Gonna use my heart
Gonna use my head
Gonna use my smile
Gonna lose my sadness
Gonna lose my anger
Gonna lose my snide pride and my impatience

'Cause Christ showed the way to be
And nobody else here knows love like He
I'm fragile (fragile)
So fragile (fragile)
I gotta have something more substantial, listen to me

First Corinthians, chapter 13
Got a news flash – go read
Love's something -- that we can all choose
But I think you, think you, think you know this

Gonna use my heart
Gonna use my head
Gonna use my smile
Gonna lose my sadness
Gonna lose my anger
Gonna lose my, my, my -- my impatience

'Cause Christ showed the way to me
And nobody else here shows love like He
I'm fragile (fragile)
So fragile (fragile)
I gotta learn from the Lord's example given to me

'Cause Christ showed the way, you see
And nobody else here showed love like He
I'm fragile (fragile)
So fragile (fragile)
I gotta start showing more potential -- listen to me

Oh oh oh oh oh
In the way I walk

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


Rose Up
Parody of "Roller" performed by April Wine and written by Myles Goodwyn
(1 Corinthians 15:12-23; Romans 8:11; John 6:40, 10:17-18, 27-30)

Yeah! Oh! All right!

Gonna catch a flight into Heaven
Leavin' friends below but they'll wait
Said that He'll be makin' a comeback
Even if it might be late

Yeah, 'cause Jesus rose up, now
And I know He'll raise me, Jesus
Mmm, Jesus rose up, yeah
And I know He'll raise me – I'll rise
Woo!

Ooh, He'd like to save us all from our sufferin'
He tells us all the choice we've got
So get a Bible now and be ready, yeah
'Cause gettin' to Heaven can't be bought

Ooh, Jesus rose up, yeah
And I know He'll raise me, my Lord
Ooh, Jesus rose up, yeah
And I know He'll raise me – no doubt

Jesus Christ He tells me He'll raise me
I'm trustin' in the words He say, yeah
Tells us all in John in 6:40
So believe in Him all the way

Ooh, Jesus rose up, yeah (Rose up)
And I know He'll raise me -- yeah
Jesus rose up, yeah (Rose up)
And I know He'll raise me – Jesus

Jesus rose up (Rose up)
And I know He'll raise me – yeah -- yeah
Jesus rose up (Jesus rose up) (Rose up)
And I know He'll raise me, raise me – ooh -- ooh

My my -- like Christ -- I'll fly -- bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye (yeah eeeh) bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye bye bye bye
Ooh! Yeahhh! Ooh!

John 6:40
For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day."


Manifold
Parody of "Centerfold" performed by The J. Geils Band and written by Seth Justman
(2 Kings 6:8-23, 19:35; Joshua 5:13-15; Hebrews 1:14, 13:2; Acts 5:18-20, 12:1-15; Matthew 18:10, 26:53; Psalms 34:7, 91:11, 104:4)

C'mon!
Joshua got to talk with the one who'd come to lead
The holy host of angels -- though his soldiers could not see
He was a warrior so brave -- most other men would faint
But memories of those angels would live in Joshua's brain

The years go by I'm looking through the Word in Second Kings
And there's a host of angels in 6:8 through 17

God's loved ones know -- our enemies are kept controlled
His angels here are manifold -- angels here are manifold
God's loved ones know (Woo!) -- our enemies are kept controlled
Angels here are manifold

If He knows we're under duress (do do do do wah)
With powers of Satan about to oppress
Our Lord's finest turn away (do do do do wah)
The forces of bad guys
Elisha's servant – his eyes viewed (do do do do wah)
A heavenly flash that changed his mood
Once his eyes were opened he -- saw angels right close by

So awesome was the setting -- too massive to discuss
To see that many angels, hey, was really just too much

God's loved ones know (Yeah!) our enemies are kept controlled
His angels here are manifold -- angels here are manifold
God's loved ones know -- our enemies are kept controlled (Oh yeah!)
Angels here are manifold
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

(Yeah!) (Now listen) It's OK -- I understand (do do do do wah)
I ain't obsessed with feathered friends
I hope you'll glance at Hebrews 1 (do do do do wah)
14 and sense what's going on
Those angel guards protect us still (do do do do wah)
His sacred Word describes it
It's placed in pews and hotel rooms so take a look inside it

A part you need to check in scripture's 18:10 in Matthew, mister
Oh, no, there's no denyin' -- oh, yeah, I guess I wasn't lyin'

God's loved ones know -- our enemies are kept controlled
His angels here are manifold -- angels here are manifold
God's loved ones know our enemies are kept controlled
God's angels here are manifold
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
God's loved ones know -- our enemies are kept controlled
His angels here are manifold -- angels here are manifold
Loved ones know
Enemies are kept controlled
Angels here are manifold
Angels here are manifold!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

Hebrews 1:14
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?


Hell Is Warmer
Parody of "L.A. Woman" performed by The Doors and written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek & John Densmore
(Revelation 14:11, 20:10)

Well, I slithered into town about an hour ago
Things are cookin' now, say, which way's the window?
Man, I fooled the world and they thought it was fun to go
They got a lovely little lake here it's the prettiest sight
I'll get the other lost angels
Gimme a light, gimme a light, gimme a light, gimme a light
Whoa! Come!

Hell is warmer -- Hell is warmer
Hell is warmer than I ever knew
Hell is warmer than I ever knew
Hell is warmer than you ever knew
Never freezes over
Mister, you're doomed – missy, you're through, yeah!
Listenin' to your boo hoo hoo's gets me warm, too!
Ohhhhh, yeaaahh!

The scenery here is burnin' -- Hell is filled with fire
If I say I ever love the view -- you know that I'm a liar
I went down so easily – guess I'm finally home
God sent guards -- they dropped me hard -- never saw it comin'
Though I'd known all along -- though I don't go alone
Folks get punished for their badness
If they could move they'd bag this address

And the smoke goes risin',
Yes the smoke goes risin'
And the smoke goes risin'
Yes, the smoke goes risin'
Such a bleak horizon
As the smoke goes risin'
Yes, the smoke goes risin'
Smoke goes risin'
Watch the smoke goes risin'
Yes, the smoke goes risin'

Such a bleak horizon
Risin', risin'
Gone risin', risin'
Gone risin', risin'
You watch it risin' risin'

Yeah, but I ain't risin'
I gotta wooo yeah! Man!
Oh! Mmmm … yeaaah

Well the devil won't be down there for a while or so
There's a way around that big lake of brimstone
You're still in the world and I thought you would want to know
Or you can laugh at Revelation 20:10 if you like
And swim with all the lost angelllllllls
When they ignite, when they ignite
When they ignite, when they ignite
Whoa! Come on!

Hell is warmer -- Hell is warmer
Hell is warmer – a surefire bummer
Hotter than any oven
Yes, uh, Hell is warmer
Hell – is
Warm -- er
Hell is warmer, c'mon

Revelation 20:10
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.


Schoolhouse (for Prophets)
Parody of "School's Out" performed by Alice Cooper and written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway & Neil Smith
(1 Samuel 19:18-24; 2 Kings 2:3-18, 4:38-41, 6:1-7)

Hearing God's own voice
Calling girls and boys
Amid all that noise
Gives me boundless joy
Well, we told Elisha: "Can't find an ax!"
The ax head floated -- that's a fact

Schoolhouse for prophets
Schoolhouse for Heaven
School for those who seek Him

Know the Temple, know the Book
Know God's precepts -- learn and look - ahhh!

Well, the pot was black
And they got poison vegetables
And they dropped those into it
"We can't eat it," they thought, but we survived!

Schoolhouse for prophets
Schoolhouse for Heaven
A school for those who seek Him

Know the Temple, know the Book
Second Kings is where to look
Chapter 6 and
Chapter 4
E-li-sha comes
Back for more

Schoolhouse for Heaven
Schoolhouse for brothers
Schoolhouse for believers
Schoolhouse completed!
Yayyyyy!!!

2 Kings 6:1-2
The company of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to meet." And he said, "Go."