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What songs are on "Xit Ego Lopa" (2017)?

Here are the lyrics to our 50th CD, "Xit Ego Lopa," released in December 2017:

Ha-Bakk
Parody of "Get Back" performed by the Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Habakkuk 1:13, 3:19)

So there was a man who talked to God and told Him
The Hebrews were doin' bad
God said, Yes, I know. I'll use the Babylonians
Watch them put a stop to that

Ha-bakk! Ha-bakk!
Habakkuk had a talk with God
Ha-bakk! Ha-bakk!
Ha-bakkuk said there's something wrong
Not Babylon, God
GUITAR LEAD
Oh no

Ha-bakk! Ha-bakk!
Habakkuk had a talk with God
Ha-bakk! Ha-bakk!
Ha-bakkuk said there's something wrong
Ain't that so?
KEYBOARD LEAD

He said, Babylon is rotten and inhuman
Don't you want some other land?
God said, There's a time when they have got it comin'
But they'll do for now till then

Ha-bakk! Ha-bakk!
Habakkuk, where's your trust in God
Ha-bakk! Ha-bakk!
Habakkuk, place your trust in God

Habakkuk said it:
Lord, I'll just wait upon You
Whenever I feel blue
Cause You know what's better
Guess You've known forever"

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong.
Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while
the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?


No Exclusions
Parody of "No Excuses" performed by Alice in Chains and written by Jerry Cantrell
(Psalm 14:1-3, 53:1-3; Romans 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 3:18-20, 1 John 2:16)

It's all pride – that sums up life
As godless, pagan, repurposed, pea-soup slime
They all know – wanna fake it, though
So they're hidin' under lies that you've been told

Let me say something – history also shows
That life can't synthesize itself
No exclusions that I know

Yes, folks say it happened that way
A chem-lab stew just sprang to life one day
I came to you asking for proof
You think that Stanley Miller found it's really true

Yes, he made something with the lab's controls
But acids isn't life itself
No exclusions that I know
LEAD

Give it time, Doc Frankenstein
Dream all day and go change the laws of science
Your life ends – tryin' to defend
Those iffy claims Miller-Urey went and made

Let me say something – history also shows
Designed things can't design themselves
No exclusions that I know

Romans 1:21
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.


You Might Stink
Parody of "You Might Think" performed by The Cars and written by Ric Ocasek
(1 Corinthians 12:14-27, Romans 12:1-10, Matthew 25:14-30)

Well, you might stink at cribbage -- at Jenga, Mao, and Clue
Or maybe you stink at hockey -- and chess and ping pong, too
But I think after a while -- you'll find your niche somehow
You might stink at bowling -- at baseball and Kung Fu
You might stink at Frisbee
But God might want you to

Oh, you might think this is terrible -- but God knows where you're weak
The things you're into doing -- and what makes you unique
But I think that you'll find -- since you have an agile mind
You've got things you're good at -- that He put in you
Use those things to praise Him
Our Lord wants you to

Though it's hard -- so hard to take
There's no mistake -- with how you're made
But you check in Romans – 12 verse 1 through 10
You check in -- Romans

Well, uh, you might stink as a lyricist -- you may have unused talents
But somewhere, sometime, when we're clear on this
You'll detect a balance
Go and think 'bout yourself and First Corinthians 12
You might stink at music -- and dancing round a room
But you've got gifts God gave you
All of us here do -- oh ooh
And He wants them used
Twenty-five Matthew

1 Corinthians 12:18
But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.


Show Us the Way
Parody of "Go All the Way" performed by The Raspberries and written by Eric Carmen
(John 13:33-16:33)

My Lord, yeah! Woo!
Ooh ooh hoo hoo!
Alright! Yeah!
My-my-my-my yeah-yeah! Woo!

I never knew how come He had to leave
Till we quizzed Him and said, Savior, please
Show us the way
It feels so right – eating with You here tonight
Please show us the way
Just so we know wherever that You go

I am the way, truth, and life, Jesus said
No one gets to the Father without Me
Don't go astray
It's been so nice – eating with you here tonight
Please don't fall away
The Holy Ghost won't ever let you go – oh no

Before our Lord died for you and me
We had a hole in the place where the Lord should be
But now Christ's raised and He fills that space
We come alive when we trust all the things He says
And He says
(Come on) come on (come on) to Me
(Come on) come on (come on)
I'll lead you (come on) I love you (come on)
I'll lead you (come on) I'm the Way (come on)

He showed us the way
It's Jesus Christ – He is the truth and the life
He showed us the way
His Holy Ghost won't ever let me go, oh no

Ooh ooh ooh ooh -- ooh ooh ooh ooh
Oh-oh yeah – ooh ooh ooh
Go check John 14:6, yeah! Oh!
Go on, baby
Wooo ooh hooo hoo!

John 14:5
Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?"


The Man Born to Scale the Mountain
Parody of "Man on the Silver Mountain" performed by Rainbow and written by Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio
(Exodus 19:1-20:26, 24:1-18, 32:1-35, Deuteronomy 9:9-21)

I know we'll have a real rocky road, I can feel
If you can't stop this murmurin'
'Cause I've been summoned by Someone who rules everyone
To a mountain top that's burnin'

Come down with fire -- yes, I feel inspired
Someone's speaking my name:
Come and meet Me, Moses, again
I'm the man born to scale the mountain
I'm the man born to scale the mountain

I may stay 40 days hikin' so you should pray
And look for God to guide you
I'm a nice Israelite, but I'll bark and I'll bite
If I sense evil inside you

Come down with fire – guess I can't retire
Someone's speaking my name:
Come and take these holy commands
I'm the man born to scale the mountain
I'm the man born to scale the mountain
LEAD

Come down with fire – and His voice steers me higher
Someone's speaking my name:
Come and treat Me holy again
I'm the man born to scale the mountain
I'm the man born to scale the mountain

No, I can't help you with golden calves
I'm the man born to scale the mountain
I'm the man born to scale the mountain
Just look and see and – listen
I'm the man who stands and gives His commands
I'm the man born to scale the mountain

Comin' down with fire
I'll lift those tablets higher
I'm the man on the mountain
The man born to scale the mountain
And I might ignite – so start to do right
I'm the man born to scale the mountain

Exodus 19:18-20
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently. 19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him. The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up …


Free Indeed
Parody of "T.N.T." performed by AC/DC and written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young & Bon Scott
(John 8:31-36; Matthew 5:21-32, 18:8-9; Mark 9:43-48)

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy!

See me find out what God's Son said in Mark 9 verse 43
After all that I just read -- there'll be no more of me
Sin will be the death of me -- unless I do what's right
Told God's own Son: You got my life -- won't you start tonight?

Now, I'm free indeed -- not by my own might
Free indeed – and I'm in the light
Free indeed – by the power of the Lord
Free indeed – watch me get cured

My dirty deeds – the Mighty One cleaned -- I'm an unchained man
John 8:36 sums it up – understand?
So knock off your doubtin' – suck up your pride -- look up in Matthew in 5:29
And hand Him back His crown – stop your messin' around

'Cause I'm free indeed -- Not by my own might
Free indeed – and I'm in the light
Free indeed – by the power of the Lord
Free indeed – watch me explore

Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!)
Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!)
Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!)
Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!)
Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!) not my own might
Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!) and I'm in the light
Free indeed (oy, oy, oy!) by the power of the Lord
Free indeed – watch me endure

John 8:36
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.


Nain
Parody of "Name" by performed by Goo Goo Dolls and written by John Rzeznik
(Luke 7:11-17)

And even though the mourners passed me by
I couldn't turn away
The son I raised and never thought I'd lose
Was lost and on display
In a casket with an open lid
Walked toward the grave

His father'd gone before him -- I thought I'd do the same
But hoped to hold his own sons as they came
But Junior died before me -- way before his time
And I don't have no one who remains
In my hometown called Nain

Chapter seven in the book of Luke
We passed another crowd
Jesus Christ himself appeared right there
And He got to see my child
And it made Him sad, you know, that sight
With mourners all around

He pulled up straight to the casket
Said, "Now there, woman, do not weep!"
And we were overcome with disbelief
He touched my son and said, "C'mon
It's time to wake you up"
And my son arose once again
In my hometown called Nain
My hometown called Nain
Mmm … mmm hmm
My hometown called Nain
Oh!
LEAD

I thanked Him kindly for His time
Now I don't need a thing
This lonely widow's got her son back now
In my hometown called Nain

Luke 7:11
Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.


You're Mad at What?
Parody of "No Matter What" performed by Badfinger and written by Peter Ham
(Romans 7:15-25, 8:38-39; Philippians 1:6; 1 Corinthians 1:8, Psalm 57:2 138:8; John 6:37-40, 10:27-28; 2 Timothy 1:12; Ephesians 1:13-14)

You're mad at what you are -- I would love to speak with you
Got some letters from the true God you ought to review
You're mad at what you do -- I would love to read aloud
Romans 7 with you now so you'll know what's true

Rock on with old Saint Paul -- he recorded it all
Plus Romans 8 'cause he could see what we go through
If you should slip and fall – then Christ forgives if you do
But He will free both you and me from this disease

Though matters may move slow there will always be His grace
First Corinthians 1:8, shows, ooh bro, He's got you
LEAD

Jot down this old, great Psalm -- read this part and stay calm
138, verse 8 will speak something to you
If you believe it all, then try Philippians, too
1:6 agrees -- God will complete what you should be

You're mad at what you are -- I know God will see you through
Though He has some work to do, bro -- you'll grow, it's true
Ooh, bro, you know you want to
Soon bro, you'll know He's not through

1 Corinthians 1:8
He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Paranormal
Parody of "Destroyer" performed by The Kinks and written by Ray Davies
(Leviticus 19:31; 20:6, 27; Deuteronomy 18:9-14, 29:29; Isaiah 8:19-20; 1 Chronicles 10:13; Acts 16:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; 1 John 4:1; 1 Samuel 28:3-25)

Met a girl called Zelda with a book attacking my faith
Dealin' with familiar spirits -- scented candles everywhere
Stop! Oh, Lord, save this one's soul
Girl, I let the Spirit lead, but the spirit guiding you is not guiding me
And have you read what the Lord said?
Cause He prohibits necromancing the dead
And since He blew through – inside of me
He teaches stuff to Me – from the Truth -- something you never knew

Paranormal things destroy ya -- paranormal things destroy ya

Well, I tell her straight, and I quote, "Spirit guides are snares"
Zelda looked at me and said, "Dude, you look so scared"
And she said, "Man, there's really nothing wrong with it
"Some say they're gonna help instruct"
"You're wrong," I shout, "they can't help you out
"They'll tell you good things so you'll sin and sell yourself out"

Spirit voices they'll destroy ya – spirit voices they'll destroy ya

Spirit voices got so much bad info
So what you came for is not what you drive home
You'll grow involved with the paranormal
Till no one can cure ya – they'll destroy ya

And the ghosts like tricks – hear me, girl
Paranormal things destroy ya
Spirits pose as friends
Paranormal things destroy ya
LEAD

Stop this nonsense, Zelda, please, I'll help you understand
There's a ton of verses I could read on this stuff with God's commands
There's Isaiah 8 verse 19
And there's Leviticus 20 verse 6
You see, they're not ghosts, baby, it's just a faηade
'Cause there's an enemy, drawing you, snaring you – it's the truth

Spirit voices they'll destroy ya – paranormal things destroy ya

They'll destroy ya – check yourself
Deuteronomy 18, verse 9-12
And my advice can help instruct ya
You might refuse but they'll corrupt ya

(Yeah, and they won't like this, no, they won't)
Paranormal things destroy ya
(That's some clairvoyance)

Paranormal things destroy ya
(Hey, hey, hear me, girl)
Paranormal things destroy ya
(And they won't like this)

Paranormal things destroy ya
(Yeah, they don't like this!)

Isaiah 8:19-20
When they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.


Once You See Truth, You Can't Unsee It
Parody of "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" performed by REM and written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
(2 Corinthians 4:3-4; John 8:32; John 14:6)

Once you see truth, you can't unsee the things you've seen, oh, no
I'll explain it, but ya – might – not understand
I've got a picture; it shows two scenes
It all depends on how you look at the thing
I never understood up till that day, oh no
But now I just can't see it any other way, uh huh

I've studied your smart dudes, but I can't lose sight
Leaving the truth I have seen
Preacher said, with all this distrust in God our brains have atrophied
But I have encountered too much proof
You can't ignore it if you grapple with truth
You wanna know – why I believe? Uh huh
I recommend you should look deep and see – uh huh
LEAD

Once you see truth you can't escape it
Check and see, uh huh
But if you want to you can still run to
Anyplace you want to be

You try – but you can't stay – aloof from the truth
You can't avoid it; it'll catch up with you
You wanna know – why I believe? Uh huh
I recommend that you look deep and see – uh huh
You cannot escape something that's all around you, oh no
I couldn't run away
You'll see that I was right; you can't shake the truth, oh no
I couldn't run away
You wanna know -- why I believe? Uh huh
I couldn't unsee
I never ever could unsee the truth, oh no

John 8:32
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."


You Made Me, So There You Have Me
Parody of "You've Made Me So Very Happy" performed by Blood, Sweat & Tears and written by Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson & Berry Gordy
(Psalm 100:3, Isaiah 65:1, 1 Corinthians 7:22)

I lost my nerve before -- got scared and no support
But You said, child, there's just one Lord
I know You are the One -- God in Heaven's Only Son
You created me, so Christ -- I'm about to lose my rights

You made me, so there You have me
I'm so blessed You came into my life

The others searched for Truth -- but when it came they never knew
Pride's been my whole life's pursuit
But You came and You took control -- You blessed my weary soul
You called and told me that -- up with You is where it's at

You made me, so there You have me
I'm so bad You came into my life

Then You saved me – ay-eh-yeah-eh

I love You so much it seems – the people think I'm extreme
I can hear – names I can hear them callin' me
I'll show them love with truth -- I'll lead everyone to You that
Thinks I'm crazy – thinks I'm crazy

You made me, so there You have me
I'm so bad You came into my life

You made me, so there You have me
You made me, so – show where You'd have me daily
I'm so blessed You came – into my life

Hmmm mmm mmm … I wanna thank You, Lord
In every phase of my life … I wanna thank You
You made me – show where You'd have me
'Cause I wanna spend my life thankin' You
Thank You daily, thank you plainly
Thank You greatly, thank you crazily

Psalm 100:3
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.


Maybe Madonna
Parody of "Lady Madonna" performed by the Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Luke 7:37-50; Matthew 7:1-2; Jude 21:3)

Maybe Madonna
Should be asked if she
Wants to go to Heaven with you and me
Who finds it funny?
Maybe she'll repent
If she thinks that message was Heaven sent

Try inviting her to church with you, babe
Sunday morning she might like to come
Remember how you were when Christ got you saved?
See how we judge?

Maybe Madonna
May be at the edge
Wonderin' how a man can be freed from death
LEAD

See how we judge?

Maybe Madonna
Might be on the verge
Listen to the truth that's written in God's Word
MINI-LEAD

Luke says prostitutes were there repenting
When the moral people wouldn't budge
Turn to chapter 7, read the ending
See how we judge?

Maybe Madonna
Should be asked if she
Wants to go to Heaven with you and me

Matthew 7:1-2
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."


Known from the Beginning
Parody of "Beginnings" performed by Chicago and written by Robert Lamm
(John 6:44, 15:16; Jeremiah 1:5; Romans 8:29; Psalm 90:4; Titus 3:5)

When I met You
It wasn't happenstance at all
You know what You're doing
Down unto the smallest matters
Time marches us through history
Into forever after
But it's like a single day to You, oh Lord
Oh, it's like a second to You

Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Most men want science
Mmm … mmm … mmm … mmm … science
La la la lala
They never think our God works today

With my issues
I feel a thousand years of kneeling
It could not achieve
Atonement my God He gave
And while I feel that
You picked me in spite of these crimes I've done
I still tried but couldn't do works
Oh no, tried but couldn't do worse

Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

You chose me despite this
Despite this
La la la la la la la – la la la la – lala la ah-ah
Despite this

You've known from the beginning
You wanted me to live forever
Yeah-eh-eh
All along

Yeeeeees, known from the beginning
You wanted me to live forever

Known from the beginning
Known and set apart, yeah!

I'm glad You entered into my life, my Lord
I'm glad that it's my destiny, yeah!

Known from the beginning
Known and set apart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hmmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

Known from the beginning, known from the beginning (9x through end of song)

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.