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From the album Sports, I Want a New Drug was a #6 US Billboard Hot 100 hit for Huey Lewis & The News in 1984.

Songwriter:
Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis


Stats:
Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 4:47

I Want a New Covenant
Parody of "I Want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis & The News
(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.


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