The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
Thu., Jan. 4. 2018 9:29am EST
Here are the stories behind the parodies on our latest single, "Ignorant Song" and "Grass So Green":
Longtime ApX fans will remember that we did an earlier version of "Ignorant Song" on Radical History Tour in 1994, but we never had a whole lotta love for it.
"That's why we didn't put it on our Classics CDs," says ApX lead singer J. Jackson. "I've been wanting to redo it for a long time. The guys did a really great job; it was worth waiting almost a quarter century. That's the way it ought to be."
This all-new recording also has new parody lyrics, although it's still about atheism and Romans 1:18-25. Thematically, the song remains the same, but everything else is different.
We'd never recorded any version of "Grass So Green" before this one, but it was originally one of the many candidates for our Ticked CD in 1997. At the time, we opted for another Stone Temple Pilots spoof, "InYerFace Love Song," instead. However, we've always wanted to do "Grass So Green." Of course, true to form, J. changed a bunch of his old lyrics right before we recorded it last month.
"I'm glad we waited till now to do it," said J. "I like the new words for 'Grass So Green' a lot better than what I wrote in 1995. More importantly, an old co-worker of mine told me that 'InYerFace Love Song' was what God used to bring him to Christ almost 20 years ago, so it was more important that we get that one out first."