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14 November 2005

Monday Lyrics Blogging

Here are three of the songs on Derek Webb's new album, Mockingbird. You'll find live mp3 recordings of all three at the end. And, just for fun, there's also a link to three live shows, two from last month, and one from 2003. Have fun.

A King and a Kingdom - Derek Webb

Who’s your brother, who’s your sister
You’ll just walk past him, think you missed her
As we’re all migrating to a place where our Father lives
Cause we married into a family of immigrants

So my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country or a man
My first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
It’s to a King and a Kingdom

There are two great lies that I’ve heard
The day you eat of the fruit of that tree you will not surely die
And that Jesus Christ was a white, middle class Republican
And if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like him

So my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country or a man
My first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
It’s to a King and a Kingdom

And nothing unifies like a common enemy
And we’ve got one sure as hell
He may be living in your house
He may be raising up your kids
He may be sleeping with your wife
Or he may not look like you think

A New Law - Derek Webb

And don't teach me about politics and government
Just tell me who to vote for
And don't teach me about truth and beauty
No, just label my music
And don't teach me how to live like a free man
No, just give me a new law

I don't wanna know if the answers aren't easy
So just bring it down from the mountain to me
I want a new law
I want a new law
Just give me that new law

And don't teach me about moderation and liberty
I prefer a shot of grape juice
And don't teach me about loving my enemies
And don't teach me how to listen to the Spirit
No, just give me a new law

I don't wanna know if the answers aren't easy
So just bring it down from the mountain to me
I want a new law
I want a new law
Just give me that new law

Cause what's the use in trading a law you can never keep
For one you can that cannot get you anything
So do not be afraid
Do not be afraid
Do not be afraid

My Enemies Are Men Like Me - Derek Webb

I have come to give you life
And to show you how to live it
I have come to make things right
To heal their ears and show you how to forgive them

Cause I would rather die
I would rather die
I would rather die than to take your life

Cause how can I kill the ones I’m supposed to love
My enemies are men like me
So I will protest the sword if it’s not wielded well
Cause my enemies are men like me

Peace by way of war
Is like purity by way of fornication
It’s like telling someone murder is wrong
And then showing them by way of execution

And I would rather die
I would rather die
I would rather die than to take your life

Cause how can I kill the ones I’m supposed to love
My enemies are men like me
So I will protest the sword if it’s not wielded well
Cause my enemies are men like me

When justice is bought and sold just like weapons of war
Oh, the ones who always pay are the poorest of the poor

So how can I kill the ones I’m supposed to love
My enemies are men like me
So I will protest the sword if it’s not wielded well
Cause my enemies are men like me

Live mp3s:
A King and a Kingdom
A New Law
My Enemies Are Men Like Me

If you want the three full shows, head over here.

Comments on "Monday Lyrics Blogging"

 

Blogger Marty said ... (11/15/2005 06:08:00 PM) : 

Wish I could have heard him do the Dylan song. I especially like the lyrics to My Enemies Are Men Like Me. Powerful. I'm going to listen to it all. Thanks for posting this. I'd never heard of Derek Webb.

 

Blogger Marcguyver said ... (11/18/2005 08:47:00 PM) : 

I'm not trying to be a jerk....seriously; but this guy's voice is annoying to me, not to you?
Could just be me, but the music just didn't do much for me.

 

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