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From the album Contraband,
Slither was a
#1 Modern Rock, #1 Mainstream Rock, #56 Pop hit for Velvet Revolver in 2004.
Saul Hudson, Dave Kushner, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum & Scott Weiland
This parody discusses two miracles Jesus performed in Matthew 8 and 14. Both took place while the Apostles were in boats on the stormy Sea of Galilee. The first was when Jesus (and Peter, albeit briefly) walked on the water, and the second was when Jesus calmed the storm. In both cases, people were about to drown and called out to Jesus to save them. Peter cried, "Lord, save me!" and the Apostles said, "Lord, save us!" They're both dramatic illustrations of what the Bible says in Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21, and Romans 10:13: "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
I got the idea and 90 percent of the lyrics for this song while I was driving home from a Yes-FM concert in Toledo with my wife, daughters, and Hubie all asleep in the the family van. At first, I was just playing around with the song but shied away from it because we'd just done "Walk on the Water," but once I got the part about the calming of the sea and noticed the connection in both stories (people drowning and saying "Lord save us/me"), it felt like a revelation. As soon as we started playing this song in concert (months before the release of the CD), we could tell it was really powerful.
Genre: Modern Rock
Parody of "Slither" by Velvet Revolver
(Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25, Matthew 14:24-33, Joel 2:32 Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13)
Hey Hey Hey
When we looked the sea turned gloomy
Got so rough we feared tsunamis
On the boat we’d never seen such tides
Our Lord deep in slumber lingered
Past the point where we might sink we cried
Jesus Christ please save us or we’ll die
Then He calmed the waters
The One who hushed the waves can save both you and I
It’s time you see
Hey Hey Hey
When the sea was cruel and stormy
Late one night we saw Him walking
On the water, gravity defied
Always eager Simon Peter
Starts to walk but gets cold feet
He cries Jesus Christ please save me or I’ll die
When you’re on the water
You’ve got to call His name forsake your foolish pride
It's time you see
That like those others you've got to call the name that saves or else you'll die
In the Book you’ll see quite clearly
Matthew chapter 8 and 14
Call on the Lord -- whosoever will won’t die
When you’re underwater
You’ve got to call the name that saves all humankind
In Romans, brother, and Joel 2:32
And Acts 2:21, listen to me
for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
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