Sunday, May 26, 2013

Monday Funday: In a Previous Life...

In a previous life, in the mid-to-late 1980s, I was a youth pastor in my early 20s. And I played lead guitar in a wanna-be Jesus-freak thrash band full of Peorians called Violent Mercy. We had a blast playing for students. All ten of them. In the spirit of Monday Funday, and since I get great joy from the idea of you having fun at my expense, I hope this post below makes you smile and laugh out loud. Warning: If you favorite musical group is The Gaither's Vocal Band, you can read the lyrics below, but please do NOT listen to the audio at the end. Proceed at your own risk. You have been warned.

Neb's Humbling (Heaven Rules)
by Bill Allison
Band: Violent Mercy, circa 1986
Digitized from the bootleg tape, Live from the Basement
Inspired by Daniel chapter 4

Corporate chairman, Mr. executive
your position, Company big wig
Little kingdoms made from sand
Anarchy bogus will never stand

HEAVEN RULES! with sovereignty
HEAVEN RULES! the buck stops there
HEAVEN RULES! God's on the throne
HEAVEN RULES! you best beware!

Up on the roof top checkin out the land
Before his words were finished God humbled this proud man
7 years no hair cut fingernails were long
everybody mocked him as the sang this song

HEAVEN RULES! with sovereignty
HEAVEN RULES! the buck stops there
HEAVEN RULES! God's on the throne
HEAVEN RULES! you best beware!

You run your little kingdom you're sittin on the throne
doing what you want to your pride will bring you down
every tongue will say it every knee will bow
You can say it later or you can say it now!

HEAVEN RULES! with sovereignty
HEAVEN RULES! the buck stops there
HEAVEN RULES! God's on the throne
HEAVEN RULES! you best beware!

Okay, if you've taken your heart medicine, you can listen to this little ditty here...



You Really Blow My Mind
by Bill Allison
Band: Violent Mercy, circa 1986
Digitized from the bootleg tape, Live from the Basement

God you're everywhere at the very same time
You really blow my mind
You've always existed and you can never die
You really blow my mind
You spoke the word and time began
You created the world without movin' a hand

CHORUS
You really blow my mind
I'm human you're divine
You really blow my mind
You're awesome God it's true
I'm so in love with you 
You really blow my mind

I can't comprehend eternity 
You really blow my mind
I know you're one God but you're a Trinity
You really blow my mind
Changes come and changes go
You stay the same you're immutable

CHORUS
(Guitar solo and general thrashing)

Omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent
You really blow my mind
My finite brain can't fully understand it
You really blow my mind
The more I learn it seems the more I don't know
I'm full of sin you're impeccable

CHORUS 2 X

Okay, if you've taken your heart medicine, you can listen to this little ditty here...


If you're really sick and twisted and want this for your iPod, you can download it here. Please don't tell your parents.




(For the guys in the band: Wade and Kevin, cheering you on in your musical success with InnerSiege. Tim, I miss you. Please contact me the next time you're in the Peoria area. Scott Carpenter, we will never forget you and we deeply miss you. We don't hope we'll see you in Heaven, we KNOW we'll see you in Heaven.)

3 comments:

Kindall Nelson said...

LOVE it! I'm downloading it just to throw the kids off when my music is on shuffle! ;-)

Bill Allison said...

Hope it doesn't give them nightmares.

Derek said...

Holy...crap...

I remember seeing you guys in concert when I was in jr. high!!

Even have that signed pic too!