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What songs are on “Nichey?" (2018)?

Our 52nd CD, Nichey, was released in August 2018:

Here's what's on it:

1 You're Really Godly - You Really Got Me - Van Halen
2. (I Just) Died and Arose - (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew
3. Nabal Was a Mean Guy - In the Meantime - Spacehog
4. Handle With Prayer - Handle with Care - The Traveling Wilburys
5. Can't Fight This Kneeling - Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
6. No More Mr. Wise Guy - No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper
7. Crossloads - Crossroads - Cream
8. The Jews' Lost Hero - Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
9. Place of Grace - Ace of Spades - Motφrhead
10. Some Doubt - Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
11. L.S.F. - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Elton John
12. The Very Last City - Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

Here are the lyrics:

You're Really Godly
Parody of "You Really Got Me" performed by Van Halen and written by Ray Davies
(Proverbs 31:10-31, 1 Peter 3:3-4, Genesis 2:18-24)

Girl, you're really godly now
You're godly so much more than Wonder Woman
Girl, you're really godly now
Without Him no one can be that nice
Girl, you're really godly now
You probably know exactly where I'm goin', yeah
Oh, yeah, you're really godly now
You're Proverbs 31 -- you're that type
You're really godly - oh
You're really godly - oh oh
You're really godly

Please don't ever fret, baby
I know you wanna be my pure bride
Please don't ever fret, baby
The Holy One will be by your side
Girl, you're really godly now
You're godly though I know you're only human, yeah
Oh, yeah, you're really godly now
You're godly, so our kids they act right
You're really godly – uh huh
You're really godly – uh huh
You're really godly

Oh, don't go

Girl, you're really godly now
The God we serve He sure knows what He's doin'
Girl, you're really godly now
He brought me someone who's made just right
Girl, you're really godly now
You're godly so we both know where we're goin', yeah
Oh, yeah, you're really godly now
You're godly so I can't just backslide
You're really godly
You're really godly - ohhh
You're really godly
Oh oh oh!

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.


(I Just) Died and Arose
Parody of "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" performed by Cutting Crew and written by Nick Van Eede
(2 Kings 4:8-37)

You know what? I just died and arose tonight
I've just been raised up from the dead
I just died and arose tonight

They came lookin' for Mom 'cause my head hurt
It broke her heart – my skull was pounding
And I don't think we could easily see a neurologist
I tried to resist – I heard death's quite fatal
It certainly was – but God still is able
Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to exist?

Oh-oh oh-whoa – You know what? I just died and arose tonight
I've just been raised up from the dead
I just died and arose tonight
Oh-oh oh-whoa – and I – I'm the child of the Shunammite
The rest of it's in Second Kings
In chapter 4 verse 8
Be sure to mark the page

Is there any lost cause that feels just like this?
Mama sobbed cause I was their only kid
Elisha pre-decreed I'd get born unto them
My mom left town – left me lyin' in state
She summoned the prophet, determined to take
Elisha to examine me one dramatic time

Oh-oh oh-whoa – You know what? I just died and arose tonight
Elisha went up to the bed
And he cried to the Lord for life
Oh-oh oh-whoa – I – I just died and arose tonight
He must have a big soft spot for kids
You shoulda watched him pray
You shoulda watched him pray

It was a long shot, right?
But he made me sneezy – He gave me new life
And now I know that – Jehovah is God
He brought up a man from the dead – there's no one as strong
LEAD

You know what? I just died and arose tonight
I've just been raised up from the dead
I just died and arose tonight
Oh, I – I'm alive to my mom's delight
I must admit sometimes it hits:
I could have passed away
I could – but not today!

2 Kings 4:32-33
When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the Lord.


Nabal Was a Mean Guy
Parody of "In the Meantime" performed by Spacehog and written by Royston Langdon
(1 Samuel 25:1-42)

Do do do do do do oo do
Do do do do do do oo do
Do do do do do do oo do
Do oo do dooooooooooo

And in First Samuel chapter 25
We met a wealthy guy
Who had a farm with miles of sheep
And Abigail his wife was quite a doll
And real attractive
But Nabal was a mean guy, wait and see

He loved to argue all day through
'Cause men of greed despise the truth
And after all his name meant " fool"
He loved to argue

And when we inquired if he'd provide some food
To share with all the boys
For all that David's men had done
He said, "I never give my bread away
"Besides, you're on the run"
David said, "The mean guy done me wrong!"

He told the army what to do:
"I can't believe that guy refused!
"So draw your swords, 'cause his life's through!
"He wants to argue!"

Abigail his wife came and pleaded for his life
Said, my husband's a loser but that's homici-ide
No, David, wait – that's not O.K.
Ooh, David changed his mind, 10 days later Nabal died
Of a heart attack – and Abigail his wife
Became the king's bride

He loved to argue all day through
'Cause men of greed despise the truth
When all we wanted just was food
He loved to argue

He had it all and lost it, too
His land was green, his wife was cute
But overall, he just died a fool
Who loved to argue

He loved to argue all day through
Men of greed despise the truth
His life's through
But his life's through
But his life, but his life, his life's through
But his wife's cool
His wife's cool
But his wife, but his wife -- his wife's cool

1 Samuel 25:25a
"May my lord pay no attention to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name – his name is Fool, and folly goes with him."


No More Mr. Wise Guy
Parody of "No More Mr. Nice Guy" performed by Alice Cooper and written by Alice Cooper & Michael Bruce
(1 Kings 3:5-15, 9:1-9, 11:1-43; Ecclesiastes 2:1-26, 12:13-14)

I used to be such a deep, deep thinker
Till they got a hold of me
I have endured too many old ladies
I've had some wives, you see

I've got no sense 'cause I heed the pagans
My fancy queens tricked me
And I'm gettin' real smart now, but I'm feelin' weak

No more Mr. Wise Guy
No more Mr. Peace
No more Mr. Wise Guy, they say
He's flipped, he's deceived

I got no free time to read the Proverbs
I can't believe – it's me
And I'm in a real spot now with God – He's gettin' peeved

No more Mr. Wise Guy
No more Mr. Peace
No more Mr. Wise Guy, they say
He's thick, he's deceived

My God picked me on Election Day – I cast God aside
My Song of Solomon was so successful – I had scads of brides
I went berserk with my ego – and every Bible shows
First Kings 11, Ecclesiastes
They'll put you in the know – they say

No more Mr. Wise Guy
No more Mr. Peace
No more Mr. Wise Guy, they say
More things than just these

No more Mr. Wise Guy
No more Mr. Peace
No more Mr. Wise Guy, I say
Don't pick foreign queens
Quee-hee-hee-heens
Quee-hee-hee-heens
Quee-hee-hee-hee-heens!

1 Kings 11:9
The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.


Can't Fight This Kneeling
Parody of "Can't Fight This Feeling" performed by REO Speedwagon and written by Kevin Cronin
(Acts 1:8; Matthew 10:19, 28:19-20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11-12; Exodus 14:15-16; Joshua 1:6-9; 1 Corinthians 9:26; 2 Timothy 1:7)

I can't fight this kneeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to stand and go
What started out as censorship has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let 'em know

I tell myself, take a stand – it's now or never
I'd say there is good reason for my fear
And I'd feel more secure right here forever
Yet in His last directions, He made everything so clear

And even as I ponder my ego yells inside:
"You'll be branded as a weirdo on the cold, dark Christian Right!"
But I'm gettin' bolder than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this kneeling anymore
I've been grovelin' like a servant wipin' floors
It's time to bring these sheep in to the Lord
And show them there's a door for Heaven
'Cause I can't fight this kneeling anymore
I'd forgotten when I started life restored
And if I have to call upon the Lord
I'm at the Red Sea shore
Baby, I can't fight this kneelin' anymore

My life is Him but the world has different values
I've been wanderin' around and searchin' for a sign
Yet it always seems that to follow the truth hurts
'Cause He takes you to the places where they don't have Him in mind

And even though up yonder I'll be with Jesus Christ
Sure, they canonize the weirdos, but they don't start till they die
But I'm gettin' bolder than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this kneeling anymore
I've been grovelin' like a servant wipin' floors
It's time to bring these sheep in to the Lord
And show them there's a door for Heaven
'Cause I can't fight this kneeling anymore
I'd forgotten when I started life restored
And if I have to call upon the Lord
I'm at the Red Sea shore
Baby, I can't fight this kneelin' anymore

Exodus 14:15-16
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground."


Handle With Prayer
Parody of "Handle with Care" performed by The Traveling Wilburys and written by George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan)
(Matthew 8:23-34, Mark 4:35-5:17, Luke 8:22-39, Mark 9:29)

Winds beat up and batted us round
Waves swept up but I did not drown
What a blessing to find solid ground
Man, though, we were scared

Then two crazed, unchainable
Men with demons followed us all
Yeah, they were more than horrible
And though we were scared

I saw fired-up demons moaning
Christ still had control of them
But He showed these Gadarenes He cared

Everybody
God's Son brought us to Legion
Let's just watch Him -- exorcise -- them demons

Christ did not stop and we made it through
I've seen something really cool
He made them enter some swine, too
Man, though we were scared
LEAD

When stuck in those hogs they realized
That they needed exercise
Over the slope the herd would dive
And then we were spared

I saw fired-up demons moaning
Christ still had control of them
But He showed these Gadarenes He cared

Everybody
God's Son brought us to Legion
Let's just watch Him -- exorcise -- them demons

I've seen those guys when they're possessed
But they're cleaning up and they're both dressed
Matthew 8 tells us the rest
And Luke 8, it's there

Matthew 8:28
When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.


Crossloads
Parody of "Crossroads" performed by Cream and written by Robert Johnson
(Matthew 10:38, 11:29-30, 16:24, 27:32; Mark 8:34, 15:21; Luke 9:23, 14:27, 23:26; Romans 16:13; Acts 11:20, 13:1; Galatians 2:20)

Simon helped with the cross load
Dwelt in old Cyrene
Helped with the cross load
Helped our Lord, I mean
Ask someone about the verses, check in Mark 15

Simon helped with the cross load
Right in back of Christ
Helped with the cross load
Simon's an African guy
Nobody seemed to notice
Whether he was black or white

Well, our Lord died and rose, well
Take my word and my advice
Do what Simon does, pal
Take your cross and follow Christ
You can feel that His yoke's easy
And His burden's light

LEAD

Know He died and rose, well
Take my word and my advice
Do it now, and don't fail
Take your cross and follow Christ
He can help bear your cross, baby
Once He lives inside

LEAD

You can walk with that cross
Well, my friend, don't put it down
Walk with that cross
Well, my friend, don't put it down
We're all staring at a crossload
Believe and seek Him now

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.


The Jews' Lost Hero
Parody of "Juke Box Hero" performed by Foreigner and written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones
(Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalms 16:10, 22:1-31; Matthew 27:1-66; Mark 15:1-47; Luke 23:1-56; John 12:37-43, 19:1-42; Acts 8:26-35)

Laid Him in the grave – with their heads hung low
Couldn't have predicted – they wouldn't hold out hope
Heard the roar of the crowd – crucifixion decreed
Saw Him nailed to the cross – surprised He didn't scream
His words stunned the guard – just blew him away
Saw love in His eyes – through His very last day

But the beat-up victim – couldn't take it anymore
Took a Roman to say it – but he knew for sure
That Son of God – was good till the end
He didn't do wrong – to other men
That One they scarred – One they'd brought low
Was the One predicted – from a long time ago

So they brought a rock in
And laid it on the top
Lotta people talkin'
Some say God'll raise that dude back up
To be the Jews' lost hero
(God's Son will arise)
He's the Jews' lost hero
He's the Son of God
(Jews' lost hero -- Son will arise)
Jews' lost hero
(Son will arise)
He's gonna rise to life

In Isaiah 53 -- in a passage now ignored
God described a Man of sorrows – my exact same Lord
Like the Scriptures at last – that day finally came
When that One they scarred -- made the whole world change

Now I hear some people knock Him
They just can't stop
Gotta read more often
That poignant spot Isaiah's got
To see the Jews' lost hero
(God's Son did arise)
He's the Jews' lost hero
(God's Son did arise)
Yeahhhh -- Jews' lost hero
(Son did arise)
With that Son of God
(Son did arise)
We'll come alive
Come alive through Christ
LEAD

Yeahhhh
A lotta people mock Him
They just can't stop
But I think you'd like Him
That joy I've got you may have sought
You need the Jews' lost hero
(God's Son is alive)
He's the Jews' lost hero
(God's Son is alive)
He's the Son of God (Jews' lost hero)
God's Son is alive
'Cause He's the Jews' lost hero
Jews' lost hero
Jews' lost hero
Jesus Christ is alive
Christ is alive

Isaiah 53:3
He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.


Place of Grace
Parody of "Ace of Spades" performed by Motφrhead and written by Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister & Phil Taylor
(1 Corinthians 3:19; Galatians 1:6, 2:21, 5:4; 2 Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 13:9; Revelation 22:21; Isaiah 64:6)

If your life's a shambles, don't turn to modern man
His wisdom's loathsome to God, it's plain to see
They play religious games – makes no difference what they claim
All them share a need – they've only got good deeds
In the place of grace, the place of grace

Praying for enlightenment, advance through different levels
Going it alone -- it's always based on deeds
Savin' up for Heaven – saved by what they do
Don't know when to quit, the devil makes them sweat
In place of grace, in place of grace

You know it's more than rules – you can't believe those fools
Go back and read Galatians, baby – find out how to live forever
And don't forget who told ya

Pushing up the daisies, He showed He loved us deeply
Read and believe – the dead man stands again
Our Savior did arise – take one look at Christ
The only thing you need was done on Calvary
The place of grace, the place of grace, uh

Galatians 2:21
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"


Some Doubt
Parody of "Sundown" written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
(Matthew 28:16-17, Luke 24:41, John 20:24-31, 1 Corinthians 15:3-7)

I could see that Christ was back after certain death
In a room where a few ones He chose were left

Some doubted that He was there
But He'd find them and teach 'em 'bout comebacks, yeah
Some doubted that He was there
But He'd find them and teach 'em 'bout comebacks, yeah

We could look at Christ and see where the nails had been
Yeah, the Romans were sadists and really mean

Some guys – they think it's a fake
And they guess they know better, but that's still a mistake
Some guys – they think it's a fake
And they guess they know better, but that's still a mistake
MINI-LEAD

I've got scriptures that can prove that the Man was raised
Yet they laugh at the evidence and curse His name

Some doubt He ever was there
If there's 500 people 'round – how's that fair?
Sometimes I make a defense
And I feel like it's wisdom yet I'm losin' my friends
LEAD

I can see the Book of Matthew 28:16
Read the part in verse 17 you'll see what I mean

Some guys – they think it's a fake
And they guess they know better, but that's still a mistake
Some doubted that He was there
But He'd find them and teach 'em 'bout comebacks, yeah
Some doubt He ever was there
If there's 500 people 'round – how's that fair?

Some die – and think it's the end
But I'm still risin' with Him and I'm livin' again

1 Corinthians 15:6
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.


L.S.F.
Parody of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" performed by Elton John and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Acts 1:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18)

Picture yourself on the Mount called Olivet
You're standin' with Jesus ... a marvelous time
Then while you talk He begins to rise slowly
And gives you His final goodbyes
Aeroplane flyers are seldomly seen down in Jerusalem then
Look for the Lord with the sun in your eyes and He's gone!

Lookee, in the sky, He's flyin'!
Lookee, in the sky, He's flyin'!
Lookee, in the sky, He's flyin'!
Ohhhhh

Following that there appear on the mountain
A couple of angels in garments so white
"Ye men of Galilee," they say, "please tell us
"How come you still stare at the sky?
"Soon He'll be back, He'll appear as before
"Where He was taken away
"When He comes back, He'll descend through the clouds."
Then they're gone!

Lookee, in the sky, you'll find Him!
Lookee, in the sky, you'll find Him!
Lookee, in the sky, you'll find Him!
Ohhhhh

LEAD

"Soon He'll be back, He'll appear as before
"Where He was taken away
"When He comes back, He'll descend through the clouds."
Then they're gone!

Lookee, in the sky, you'll find … huh?
Lookee, in the sky, you'll find … huh?
Lookee, in the sky, you'll find … huh!
Ohhhhh ohh

Scriptures foretell of a day we'll be taken
"The Rapture," we call it -- it's looking past time
Suddenly trumpets declare His return while
The church will arise to go with Christ

Lookee, in the sky, we're flyin'!
Lookee, in the sky, we're flyin'!
Lookee, in the sky, we're flyin'!
Ohhhhh ohh

Lookee, in the sky, we're flyin'! (Oh oh, just lookee-ee!)
Lookee, in the sky, we're flyin'! (Oh oh, just lookee-ee!)
Lookee, in the sky, we're flyin'! (Oh oh, just lookee-ee!)
Ohhhhh ohh

Acts 1:9
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.


The Very Last City
Parody of "Paradise City" performed and written by Guns N' Roses
(Revelation 21:1-22:5; John 14:1-6; Hebrews 11:16, 13:14; Ephesians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 15:27)

Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
(Take me home!) Oh, won't you please take me home
Take me now to the very last city
Where the massive gates have a pearly finish
(Take me home!) Oh, won't you please take me home

Brand-new Earth and Heaven under His feet
C'mon! Our King says come to Me
I'm preparin' a place for all the ones who believe
I'll see you on the other side
It's waitin' at the end of the line

The righteous risen Lord showed the way
You gotta – keep pushin' toward that fortress of faith
You know it's – it's all in Revelation – just you wait
You read in all the chapters you'll find
21 and 22 are sublime

Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
Oh, won't you please take me home, yeah, yeah
Take me now to the very last city
Where the massive gates have a pearly finish
Take – me – home!

After we're there in the city, past danger
He'll wipe our tears, so just try to remember
A certain Gentleman from Nazareth decreed
We have another city naked eyes can't see
Tell me who you're gonna believe

Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
Take -- me – home, yeah, yeah
Take me now to the very last city
Where the massive gates have a pearly finish
Oh, won't you please take me home – oh yeah!

No more delay -- no more decay
No more dismay -- still more to say

Have to remember this important part
Now we can only enter with an open heart
He said, don't wait around for any action to start
You just believe and you'll find
What are you, blind?
He said it all a million times!

Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
Take -- me – home, yeah, yeah
Take me now to the very last city
Where the massive gates have a pearly finish
Oh, won't you please take me home

Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
Take -- me – home, yeah, yeah
Take me now to the very last city
Where the massive gates have a pearly finish
Oh, won't you please take me home
Home!
LEAD

Ohhhhhhh!
I wanna go, I'm gonna go
Oh, won't you please take me home
I wanna see, I wanna be
Oh, won't you please take me home
Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
Take – me -- home!
Take me now to the very last city
Where the massive gates have a pearly finish
Oh, won't you please take me home
Take me now, take me now
Oh, won't you please take me home
I wanna see, I'm gonna be
Oh, won't you please take me home
MINI LEAD

I wanna see -- where I'm gonna be
Oh -- oh, take me home
Take me now to the very last city
Where they have safe streets and they're gold and pretty
Oh, won't you please take me home
I wanna go, I -- wanna go
Oh, won't you please take me home
Yeah, baby! Whee!

Revelation 21:21
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.