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What songs are on Conspiracy No. 56 (2019)?

Our 56th CD, Conspiracy No. 56, was released in September 2019.

Here's the complete track listing:

1. Your Money Don't Last - Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins & Messina
2. I Want a New Covenant - I Want a New Drug - Huey Lewis and the News
3. Little Youth Group - Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys
4. Still His Name - Still the Same - Bob Seger
5. Something from Nothing - Nothing from Nothing - Billy Preston
6. Romans 1:20 - Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
7. That's Unbelief - Bad Company - Bad Company
8. Don't You Be Like That - Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. Great Tongues of Fire - Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
10. Midlife Confession - Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
11. Do You Know What I Dreamed? - Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels
12. James - Jane - Jefferson Starship

Here are the lyrics:

Your Money Don't Last
Parody of "Your Mama Don't Dance" performed by Loggins and Messina and written by Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
(Luke 12:16-21 16:19-31; 1 Timothy 6:6-10; Matthew 6:19-21, 13:40-42; Proverbs 16:8; Haggai 1:9-11; Malachi 3:10)

Your money don't last if you have it all locked in a vault
Your money don't last if you have it all locked in a vault
The reaper comes around and it's time to go in the ground
Where will it go? You ought to know

The old goat said, "There's a lot of extra grain in my bins"
"And I'm out of space, so I'll build a bigger place," but it's a sin
Read chapter 12 in Luke, and you'll know he'll never use
Those better bins say it again

And it's all because
Your money don't last if you have it all locked in a vault
Your money don't last if you have it all locked in a vault
The reaper comes around and it's time to go in the ground
Where will it go? You ought to know

Ba ba ba ba
In Luke 16 verse 19, you'll find the place to start
The wealthy dude and Lazarus, who, you know, lived life apart
The rich man had the food and the drink and lived with ease
It was nice till he died, but then the guy said
Ow, but it's hot down here
Ooh wee! They're comin' with heat for folks who love greed

And it's all because
Your money don't last if you have it all locked in a vault
Your money don't last if you have it all locked in a vault
The reaper comes around and it's time to go in the ground
Where will it go? You ought to know
Where will you go? You ought to know
Where will you go? You ought to know

Luke 12:20
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'"


I Want a New Covenant
Parody of "I Want a New Drug" performed by Huey Lewis & The News and written by Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis
(Jeremiah 31:31-32, 32:38-40; Hebrews 9:15, 12:24, 13:20; Genesis 9:9-17, 15:8, 17:2-21; Exodus 15:26, 19:5, 34:10-28; Leviticus 18:5; Numbers 15:30-31; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20)

Ay ay ay

I want a new covenant -- one the Lord made them list
When they wrote Luke and Matthew and Mark
I think He feels — we need this
I want a new covenant one that Moses never had
One that won't make me have to die
Whenever I -- do bad

One they don't base on service
One that God pursued
One that's first revealed by that Jeremiah dude
In 31 and 2

I want a new covenant blood it was spilled
On an old cross for us on top of a hill
I want a new covenant one that won't go away
One the Lord's keepin' up on high
One the world may receive by faith

None of us may deserve this
'Cause of stuff we do
But God made a deal I can't easily refuse
And God is always true
God alone is true, baby

LEAD

I want a new covenant -- no one does what they should
No, we don't, babe, 'cause we're too bad
But it won't break 'cause He's too good
I want a new covenant honey, don't doubt
When your old ways they lock you up
Amazing grace breaks out

I don't wanna scrape the surface
I know what to do
I wanna re-read Hebrews 9:15 right now with you
There's quite a lot in Hebrews
Might as well read through, yeah yeah

Jeremiah 31:31-32
"Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them," declares the Lord.


Little Youth Group
Parody of "Little Deuce Coupe" performed by The Beach Boys and written by Brian Wilson & Roger Christian
(Matthew 18:3, 19:14; Mark 9:36-37, 10:14; Luke 9:47-48, 18:16-17)

Little youth group -- youth who know about God
(Youth who know about God)
Little youth group -- youth who know about God

(Ooooooh)
Well, I'm not big and brave adults put me down
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
But I've got acceptance from my peers in town
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
When someone comes up who needs the Lord Jesus Christ
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
I say, I have a set of great friends I know you should try

Meet my little youth group -- youth who know about God
(Little youth group youth who know about God)

(Ooooooh)
Just a little youth group with a pastor who's chill
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
But he'll talk about God's Word with outstanding skill
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
He's born again to lead, man, He knows His Lord
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
He'll tell ya hundreds of stories and you'll not get bored

Meet my little youth group -- youth who know about God
(Little youth group youth who know about God

We got some complicated questions I'm sure we'll explore
(Oooooh)
And we'll learn lots of scriptures to explain life more
(Oooooh)
And if that ain't enough to make you get more kids
(Oooooh)
There's one more thing we got the big youth rally

(Ooooooh)
I'm comin' up with lines that you might first read
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
Matthew 18:3 would be one and then Mark 10:14
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
I get to worship and pray and it's hard to stare
(Youth grouuuuuuuuup)
When every other kid is also in prayer

Meet my little youth group -- youth who know about God
(Little youth group youth who know about God
Meet my little youth group -- youth who know about God
(Little youth group youth who know about God
Meet my little youth group -- youth who know about God
(Little youth group youth who know about God

What a God!

Mark 10:14
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."



Still His Name
Parody of "Still the Same" performed and written by Bob Seger
(Exodus 20:7, Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:12, Proverbs 18:10, Romans 10:13, Acts 2:21, Leviticus 19:12)

The Lord is one and you'll find His way's the best
He's big and good hope that's gotten through your heads
Every time any person mentions God
You would think that then they'd want
To be careful as they talked

The Proverbs said that God's own name is proven strong
But Exodus condemns it when His name's used wrong
You can't just swear an oath in His name you would break
And oh my gosh, for goodness' sake
You know the stuff you shouldn't speak

And it's still His name
Quite often it's used just in vain
(Still His name, still His name)
Though His name's defamed
No one's stronger than Yahweh
For the longest time
The Lord in love has let you slide
(Still His name, still His name)
It's still His name
It still ain't right

(Still His name, still His name)
(Still His name, still His name)

Yes, He's good -- everyone who calls His name
Righteously and not in vain
By the Son will then be saved

'Cause it's still His name
(Still His name -- baby, babe, it's still His name)
It's still His name
(Still His name -- baby, babe, it's still His name)
Romans 10:13
(Still His name -- baby, babe, it's still His name)
Some things never change
(Still His name -- baby, babe, it's still His name)
Ah, it's still His name
(Still His name -- baby, babe, it's still His name)
Still His name
(Still His name -- baby, babe, it's still His name)

Exodus 20:7
"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."


Something from Nothing
Parody of "Nothing from Nothing" performed by Billy Preston and written by Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher
(Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3; Revelation 4:11; Psalms 14:1, 53:1; Romans 1:18-23)

Something from nothing means something
You gotta have something -- that can cause something to be
Something from nothing means something
And God is that something
Least that's what it seems to me

I'm not tryin' to be your theologian
But ex nihilo is proof enough for me
I'm not tryin' to critique your science
But that's blindness if you won't just see -- uh huh -- hey

Something from nothing means something -- uh
And I'm not bluffin' believe you me - huh
Both Helium and Hydrogen
Had an origin in a source on top of these, yeah yes, Him!

LEAD

Something from nothing means something
You gotta ask one thing: Is it 'cause of G-O-D? C'mon, baby
Something from nothing means something
And God is that something
Check 11 Hebrews 3
That's right, babe ahh yeah

And God is that something
If you don't agree with me
You gotta think up something else
That can 'cause those things to be

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.


Romans 1:20
Parody of "Running on Empty" performed and written by Jackson Browne
(Romans 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 1:19-21, 3:18-20)

Lookee now back in Romans chapter one, if you will
Look at that and it's clear God provided so many signs, I feel
If you find Romans 1:18 then you're settin' up what I want
I don't know where you're readin' now but just come along

Come along
Romans 1:20 come along
Come and find
Come along
Romans 1:21 come and study the lines

God gave proof unto Man yet the people closed their eyes
Science often confuses the truth with some beautiful lies
They've hypnotized almost everyone and they call us rogues, I know
I don't know why they won't turn onto the Romans Road

Come along
Romans 1:20 come along
Come and find
Come along
Romans 1:21 come and study the lines
LEAD

Everyone does know and the Word does show
People seek some reason to believe
I don't know just how anyone can't see
If they ain't got sight that would seem all right
But other senses besides inform our beliefs

Lookee now, back in Romans chapter one, if you will
I do not have to tell you all just how atheists have appeal
Lookin' round for the answers I could determine who told me the truth
Lookin' into their writings I see there's nothing new

Come along
Romans 1:20 come along
Come and find
Come along
Romans 1:21 come and study the lines

What they do's really tempting, you know, they make it look so fine
They love to sniff around, but they're dumb and they're blind
(Come along)
You know, I don't even know how to open their minds
Come and find
Romans 1:21 come and study the lines

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.


That's Unbelief
Parody of "Bad Company" performed by Bad Company and written by Simon Kirke & Paul Rodgers
(Matthew 10:4, 26:14-15; Mark 3:19, 14:10-11; Luke 6:16, 22:2-4; John 6:71, 12:3-6, 13:2-30; Acts 1:15-20; 1 John 2:19; Hebrews 3:12-19)

Mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm mmm

Unbelief always comes to ruin
Destiny mmm is arriving soon ... oh oh oh
I was born -- with blood on my hands
But I've begun -- to make my final plans

That's quite a calling

That's unbelief
What I've planned tonight
That's unbelief
To betray our guide
Oh, to betray our guy
To betray our God

Troubled soul -- deserting the Lord's cause
Chosen one -- who threw away God's Son
Now these clowns they don't know I've changed
Six months out is our claim the same?

I can hear them say

That's unbelief
When I'm done tonight
That's that's unbelief
To betray the Christ
Oh, yeah -- to betray Messiah
Ooh ooh ooh oooh oooooh

LEAD
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh

Hey, hey, hey-hey
That's unbelief
I can't decide
After the deed
Will they say I'm right?

Well, I say now
Was that unbelief?
Oh, yeah, yeah — yeah, yeah-eh
That's come to be
Still today I cry

Whoa-oh yessss
When I'm hung on a tree
Ohhh will that at last comfort me?

That's the way I'll pay, yeah-eh
Don't I feel dirty! Huh

Ahhhh ah ah
Some kind of double crosser
Double cross — but what a cost
Yeah, well, that's unbelief
Oh, I sold His blood
Mmm mmm mmm mmm yeah-eh eh

Hebrews 3:12
Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.


Don't You Be Like That
Parody of "Don't Do Me Like That" performed by Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers and written by Tom Petty
(Deuteronomy 12:29-31, 18:9-13; Leviticus 18:1-4, 20:22-23; 2 Kings 17:15; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:14)

God was talkin' to the Israelites
Said you better not turn aside
Don't imagine I'll be slow to
Turn around and let you go
Then He said you'd better watch your step
Or you're gonna get cursed yourself
Some of those who dwell here might
Push you down the slide

Don't you be like that don't you be like that
What did I tell you, baby don't you be like that
Don't you be like that don't you be like that
Those Canaanites disobeyed Me don't you be like that

Listen, people, can't you see
Canaanites are very mean
Been doin' things that God despised
Even human sacrifice
And you know you'd better watch your step
Or you gonna get burned yourself
Someone's gonna sell you lies
Once they've found your price

Don't you be like that don't you be like that
What did I tell you, baby don't, don't, don't, don't
Don't you be like that don't you be like that
Canaanite deeds are crazy don't you be like that

Though some will rebel in spite of what He's sayin'
God doesn't pass bad laws
Deuteronomy 18:9 -- don't copy pagans
Leviticus 18 shows more

Listen, baby, can't you see
Canaanites were very mean
Kept doin' things that God despised
Even human sacrifice
And you know the Bible on your shelf
Has a born-again verse that helps
Go to Romans 12:2, guys
That's just sound advice

Don't you be like that don't you be like that
What did I tell you, baby don't, don't, don't, don't
Don't you be like that don't you be like that
Let His light lead you, honey don't you be like that
Now quit!

Don't you be like that don't you be like that
Baby, baby, baby don't, don't, don't, don't
Don't you be like that don't you be like that
Baby, baby, baby
Oh, oh, oh!

Deuteronomy 18:9
When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.


Great Tongues of Fire
Parody of "Great Balls of Fire" performed by Jerry Lee Lewis and written by Otis Blackwell & Jack Hammer
(Acts 2:1-21, 4:23-31; Joel 2:28-31)

You shook the church as we sat and were prayin'
Your rushing wind had the men in flames
You showed Your will and got us filled
With goodness, grace, and great tongues of fire

They laugh at us 'cause we're talkin' real funny
They say we've all been boozin' honey
I drank no wine -- it was a sign
Goodness, grace, and great tongues of fire

This is crazy
Mmmmmm feels good
Joel explains it
Well, the one who prophesied that understood
We'll find those lines
In Joel 2:28 and 29, 9, 9, 9

You soothed my nerves and then You freed up my tongue
I feel fervent -- but I sure ain't drunk
I'm not crazy but Christ has saved me
Goodness, grace, and great tongues of fire

LEAD

Wellllllll
This is crazy
Mmmmmm feels good
Holy bravery
Well, I want to multiply the brotherhood
Your signs -- show it's time
Got to tell this world You're divine, vine, vine, vine

I will not fail with Your Word on my tongue
We're unlearned -- but we sure ain't dumb
I'm not crazy but Christ has saved me
Goodness, grace, and great tongues of fire

Acts 2:3
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.


Midlife Confession
Parody of "Midnight Confessions" performed by The Grass Roots and written by Lou T. Josie
(Romans 10:9-14, Matthew 10:32-33, Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26, Revelation 3:20)

It sounds like a good step
Telling them that You're near
It's not just emotion-based
We've got a need even if no one who hears accepts

Here's my midlife confession
When I tell all the world that I trust You
It's my midlife confession
Romans 10:9's a thing that I must do
I must do!

But some little-known things that wear on this man
They can't understand
There's no other before Thee, forever divine
I've made up my mind

Stammering to proclaim Christ
Forgive me all my pride
I've seen some folks deny You bad
Sometimes it feels like it's so hard to shine, but

Here's my midlife confession
When I tell all the world that I trust You
It's my midlife confession
When I say You're the King of all that I do
I love You!

There's some little-known things that wear on this man
That they can't understand
If the others ignore me, then let 'em be blind
I'm speakin' my mind

Here's my midlife confession
When I'm tellin' the world that I trust You
It's my midlife confession
Matthew 10:33 and 10:32

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

Matthew 10:32-33
"Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven."


Do You Know What I Dreamed?
Parody of "Do You Know What I Mean" performed and written by Lee Michaels (Daniel 2:1-49)

This poor king's crazed since I told my men
Guys, decipher what I just dreamt
Do you know what it means?
Do you dopes know what I dreamed?

My astrologers just delayed
My best sorcerers acted dismayed
Didn't know what I dreamed
So they couldn't know what it means

Their responses sure left some doubt
Hammurabi would have thrown those clowns out
But you know he wasn't me
Do you know cold-blooded me?

So they asked me to please be spared
I didn't hear them I just glared
Do you what that means?
Oh, do you know that I'm mean?

And then they said:
King, you're asking something
That's really not fair
You haven't told us what you beheld in that nightmare
And now you're mad
And it's sealed our cruel fate
But you'll find this out, King Nebuchadnezzar
You'll never find another wizard
Who'll edify ya -- another way

Hoo!

These words stressed me, yes, I'll say
Seems they've left me with nothing to slay
There'll be no one but me
Oh, but you know, suddenly

Hebrew Daniel said to me
He could translate without cheat sheets
And he told what I dreamed
Oh, and he showed what it means
Yeah-eh-eh

Seen more things change since that snowballed then
I've installed him as my best friend
Dude, he knows what I need
Lord proved he knows more than me

Belteshazzar that's his name
If you'd rather learn how to say it
In Babylonian with me
Oh, but you know who I mean

Yeah, here he comes now

Wooh!
Help --- meeeee

Daniel 2:5
The king replied to the astrologers, "This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble."


James
Parody of "Jane" performed by Jefferson Starship and written by David Freiberg, Jim McPherson, Craig Chaquico & Paul Kantner
(Matthew 13:55-57; John 7:2-5; Mark 3:21, 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:7; James 1:1; Jude 1:1; Acts 12:17, 15:13; Galatians 2:9)

James, the Savior's your brother, but you can't see well
There's a time to come when you're finally led to believe, baby
James, today you're ashamed, though
'Cause all He said kind of feels strange
Makes you believe that He just might be insane
Oh, James!

James, today when you came to level with Him, well
He sent you away, so you'll have to bear and grin, baby
Wise men traveled for miles (traveled for miles)
And brought Him gold at His childhood house
Don't you remember those folks Mama told you about?

Were all those times He cleansed the lepers — hey, hey
Only because they didn't know better?
I wanna know
James, He's gainin' acclaim
The blind and the lame
Praising His name
Hmm!
LEAD

(James, James, James)
Oh, James, I'll say it again, but pride it goes deep
James, you're playin' it dumb, but I pray you'll see yes, I do!
(James, James, James)
That's just plain honesty, yeah
(James, James, James)
It's so plain to me
(James, James, James)
Jamie, Jamie, Jamie, Jamie, James
(James, James, James)
Are you willing to see, see, see?
(James, James, James)
(James, James, James)
(James, James, James)

John 7:5
For even his own brothers did not believe in him.