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From the album The Beatles (a.k.a. , Back in the U.S.S.R. was a Never Released as a Single hit for The Beatles in 1968.

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

J's Journal:
This song discusses something that anybody who's ever read the Bible straight through has experienced -- the thrill you feel when you finish the Old Testament and finally get back to the New. Of course, as this song points out, the New Testament is where all of the prophecies of the Old Testament come together in Christ, who came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it. Paul adds some great points about that in Galatians 3:24-25. And Jesus himself says in John 5:46, "For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me." This was one of three songs from "Wordplay" that we pre-added to our set list in the spring of 2006, but it was actually written back in late 1995 about the time the Beatles Anthology television special and CD came out. We originally performed it in concert at Lazarus' Tomb coffeehouse in early 1996 as part of an all-Beatles concert.
Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 2:45

Back in the New Testament
Parody of "Back in the U.S.S.R." by The Beatles
(Matthew 5:17, Galatians 3:24-25, 2 Timothy 3:16)

Ooh I finally finished readin' the O-L-D Hebrew Testament last night
All the way I prayed that God would have mercy
Man, I'm glad that we've got Christ
I'm back in the New Testament
You don't know what you got till it's gone, boy
Back in the New Testament

Genesis was long -- I hardly noticed it
Gee, it didn't seem that long
Three weeks later on I'm stuck in Exodus
Wonderin' what the heck went wrong
I'm back in the New Testament
With Matthew, Mark, Luke and then John, boy
Acts of the Apostles, next the Epistles
Last the Apocalypse of John

Well, the Jewish laws came from God's own mouth
Please don't get me wrong
But God's own Son came to live 'em out
He told us that in Ma-ma-matthew 5 verse 17 all along

I'm back in the New Testament
We're only half done with this song, boy
Back in the New Testament

Well, you can't have Jesus Christ without
The Old Testament
The Law was given to point sin out
And lead us all to Christ – Galatians 3:24-25, my oh my

Moses' laws, the Psalms and Prophets they all count
Take them as your Daddy's word
Genesis through Malachi – I read them all
But admit that I prefer
To be back in the New Testament
You don't know what you got till it's gone, boy
Back in the New Testament

*NOTE:  To get this song to rhyme correctly, whenever the word "Testament" appears in the chorus, you should pronounce it like this:  "Test-a-MONT," so it sounds kind of French.  Try it; it works!  When the word appears in the verse, just pronounce it the regular way.

Matthew 5:17
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."

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