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Song Squawk – Easy Listening

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occassionaly I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Easy Listening – Steve Taylor

A portion of the song that rings so true today.

Tickle my ear and I’ll pay for your show
Sing about stuff that I already know
Whisper sweet nothings
Pour a nightcap
Gimme that old-time easy listening

I don’t think I have found a song of this fella’s that doesn’t bite a bit.

Take a listen!

Easy Listening – Steve Taylor

Gather-me-grandchildren if you love a good mystery
Gather-me-grandchildren for a little church history
It’s 2044
You’re avoiding our turn-of-the-century ways

How did we strike it rich?
Kissing up to the powerful
How did we make our pitch?
Satellites by the towerful
Why do you young people have to go and get caught up in a radical phase?

My conscience was clear and my wallet was full
I didn’t hear none of this “sacrifice” bull
Tough times call for a backtrack
Gimme that old-time easy listening

Cuddle up, yeah, yeah
12 hours, twice a day
Cuddle up, yeah, yeah
Simmer down
Attaway

Color me old-fashioned, but I still remember when
The sermons were affirming, ’cause the Lord liked us better then
It’s 2044
And I don’t want to be my brother’s keeper no more

Color me chicken yellow if I liked it in the ozone
Call me lemon jello if I lacked a little backbone
We’re King’s Kids, dang it
And we used to know what a housekeeper was for

Tickle my ear and I’ll pay for your show
Sing about stuff that I already know
Whisper sweet nothings
Pour a nightcap
Gimme that old-time easy listening

Cuddle up, yeah, yeah
12 hours, twice a day
Cuddle up, yeah, yeah
Simmer down
Attaway

Cuddle up, yeah, yeah
Order now, don’t delay
Cuddle up, yeah, yeah
Sleep it off
Drool away

Gather-me-round children, ’cause your faith is a mystery
Gather me grandchildren for a little church history
It’s 2044
And I miss our turn-of-the-century ways

How did we strike it rich?
Kissing up to the powerful
How did we make our pitch?
Satellites by the towerful
Why do you young hotheads have to go and get caught up in a radical phase?

I’m ok, you’re ok, we’re ok, so
I think I’m gonna buy my own radio show
Spread the good news and the Barry Manilow
Happy talk, no rock, non-stop easy listening

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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Song Squawk – Personal Jealousy

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occassionaly I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will not need to have the volume lowered – It is a great song that a stellar artist published years ago.

Professional Jealousy – Van Morrison

Professional jealousy, can bring down a nation
And personal invasion, can ruin a man
Not even his family, will understand what’s happening
The price that he’s paying, or even the pain

Professional jealousy, started a rumour
And then it extended, to be more abuse
What started out as just, black propaganda
Was one day seen to be, believed as truth

They say the truth is, stranger than fiction
But a lie is more, deadly than sin
It can make a man very, bitter and angry
When he thinks that there’s someone, is going to win

Professional jealousy makes other people crazy
When they think you’ve got something that, they don’t have
What they don’t understand is it’s, just not easy
To cover it all, and, stand where you stand

Professional jealousy, makes no exception
It can happen to anyone, at any time
The only requirement is, knowing what’s needed
And then delivering, what’s needed on time

The only requirement is to, know what is needed
In doing the best you know how, deliver on time
The only requirement is, to know what is needed
Be best at delivering the, product on time.

Van Morrison is an artist’s artist. Just a great song with some good lyrics

Take a listen!

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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Song Squawk – Dogman

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occassionaly I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Dogman – by King’s X

Give me a dollar or give me fifty cents
Let me take it back, if that ain’t what I meant

Give me a coat or give me a bite
Give me a light bulb and make sure it’s bright

Give me the moon or give me everywhere
Give me some powder to spray up in the air
Or give me air

Let me take my thoughts away to think about another day
Remembering the times I pray to help me deal with me
To be the dogman

Give me some attention lend me your ear
Give me what to do and get me out of here

Give me a book give me something to read
Give me a horse race and give me who’s the lead

Let me take my thoughts away, to think about another day
Remembering the times I pray, to help me deal with me

To be the dogman
To be the dogman
To be the dogman
To be the dogman
To be the dogman
Dogman

All the sleeping never waking, all the leaves in need of raking
All the business undertaking, all my bones and muscles aching
Thoughts and mind are surely flaking, over luncheons hands are shaking
Surety of no mistaking, cars and horns and glasses breaking

Give me a color make it black or white
Give me a newspaper tell me if it’s right
Tell me won’t you

Give me a nail or give me a bat
Give me a skinny or give me a fat
Give me please give me

Remembering the times I pray, to let me take my thoughts away
To think about another day, to help me deal with me
To help me deal with me, yeah

To be the dogman
To be the dogman
Dogman
To be the dogman
To be the dogman

Oh to be an obedient dogman!

Take a listen!

Dogman – by King’s X

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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Song Squawk – Bannerman

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occasionally I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Bannerman – by Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor, in my humble opinion, was an ace at sarcasm, and provided much truth through a seemingly silly song.

One man’s grinning from behind the net
Waits ’til the camera’s adjusted
Don’t you worry ’bout the flak you’ll get?
Aren’t you scared of getting busted?
The ball gets booted, it hits the crossbeam
Up goes the banner, John 3:16

Oh, he don’t worry ’bout the critics
(They tow the line)
He don’t worry ’bout the cynics
(They live to whine)
He ain’t gonna change the world
But he knows who can
Bannerman

Prime time football in the Buffalo snow
Freezing his little epidermis
Lifts that banner at the first field goal
Drinks clam chowder from a thermos
He’s never missed a game, he never spells it wrong
He never talks back when they tell him “move along”

Oh, he don’t worry ’bout the critics
(They’ll howl for days)
He don’t worry bout the cynics
(They navel-gaze)
He ain’t gonna change the world
But he knows who can
Bannerman

Sports fans everywhere are dying for a drink
But they’ve gotta find the well first
One man’s ready with a banner and a wink
A whole lotta souls are getting well-versed
Every time I see him, I smile a little more
I can’t help praying for another high score


Oh, he don’t worry ’bout the critics
(They’ll howl for days)
He don’t worry bout the cynics
(They navel-gaze)
He ain’t gonna change the world
But he knows who can
Bannerman

He don’t worry ’bout the critics
(They’ve met their match)
No, he don’t worry ’bout the cynics
(They sniff and scratch)
He ain’t gonna change the world
But he knows who can
Bannerman

Take a listen!

Bannerman – by Steve Taylor

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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Song Squawk – Nothings Free

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occassionaly I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Nothings Free – by Alice Cooper

You, me
Understand
Shake my hand
Last chance, little man
Ain’t it grand
It’s a bargain, it’s a steal
30 pieces of silver
And a deal’s a deal

Sign upon the dotted line
I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine
Nothing’s free
Eventually
Nothing’s free

From the rules and laws of morality
Free to take your fill
Free from your own free will
Nothing’s free

My boy, it’s getting late
I’ll raise the stakes
So close
Control your fate, why hesitate
Seal the deal, close the sale
Take my hammer, drive the nail
Sign upon the bloody line
A drop of yours, a drop of mine
Nothing’s free
Eternally
Nothing’s free

From your conscience or
Free from the consequence
Free to sin and death
Free til your final breath
Nothing’s free
Free from the claws and flaws of your family
Free from obedient life
You’re cut like a double-edged knife
Nothing’s free, nothing’s free
Oh, you pay me

Free to ignore the bore of authority
Free to spit in the face
Be the winningest rat in the race til Judgement Day
Then nothing’s free
Bow to me if you wanna be free
Free from life, come die with me

And when we’re dead it’s for eternity
Come on little one and dance in the fire
The heat’s getting close and the flame’s
Getting higher
When the music’s over there’s a hush
In the choir Nothing’s free
When the trumpets sound and his light
Is all around
And the saints all raise from the graves
In the ground
We’ll be going way downtown
Way downtown

Nothings Free – by Alice Cooper

Alice is an outspoken believer and he is always interesting to listen to on podcasts and in his music.

Take a listen!

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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Song Squawk – Personal Judgement Day

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occassionaly I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Personal Judgement Day – Big Tent Revival

This group was one of the first “Contemporary Christian Groups” I began to listen to, and this song was typical of this group’s sound.

Gonna be a hot time on the old town tonight
We’re goin out; gonna do it up right
But in the middle of a casual grin–
In the blink of an eye, He’s coming again
Don’t have to listen to what I say
Don’t have to bow your head and pray
But your personal judgement day
Is only a breath away

Accepted Jesus at Forty-Five
Said “Man I’m glad to be alive
All my friends are dead you see
And one bad trip and it could’ve been me”

The bible talks about a book of names–
Souls rescend from the flames
So brother tell me, when it all is through

Do you know Jesus, and does He know you?

BTR was a very popular group in it’s day and found success with each of their albums

Take a listen!

Personal Judgement Day – Big Tent Revival

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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Song Squawk – Mortal Stomp

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occasionally I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Mortal Stomp – Ultimatum

How we do groan to be released from the confines of earthly mortality.
To live is Christ to die is gain.
We will be free from this earthly frame.
Lord how we long to meet you in the air.
The dead shall rise first, the living, death shall spare.
Eternally changed, these cloths shall be shed Mortal Stomp, the resurrection of the dead.
Instantly changed to incorruption.
Those who reject Him will taste separation.
The ground it shall open (and) awaken those who sleep.
The Earth in birth pains shall give up her deceased.
Spirit and body will be reunited.
Death has lost it’s sting, the grave its victory.
Eternally changed, these cloths shall be shed, Mortal Stomp, the resurrection of the dead.
Death, Separation, Life, Resurrection. (2x)
Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! (3x)
We shall not sleep, but we shall be changed.
In a moment the last trump shall sound.
No more sickness and no more tears, no more pain and no more fears.
This hope we hold will soon come to pass.
Thanks be to God for the victory at last!
Eternally changed, these cloths shall be shed,
Mortal Stomp, the resurrection of the dead.
Death, Separation, Life, Resurrection. (2x)
Solo-Steve
How we do groan to be released from the confines of earthly mortality.
To live is Christ to die is gain.
We will be free from this earthly frame.
Lord how we long to meet you in the air.
The dead shall rise first, the living, death shall spare.
Eternally changed, these cloths shall be shed.
Mortal Stomp, the resurrection of the dead.
Death, Separation, Life, Resurrection. (2x) STOMP!

These guys were hard driving with crazy vocals. I loved this one!

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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