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What songs are on Double Take (2019)?

Our 54th CD, Double Take, was released in April 2019:

Here's what's on it:

1. Take the Wrong Way Home - Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
2. Taken Up - Shake It Up - The Cars
3. Turn Up the Ray of Hope - Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
4. That's Saul - That's All - Genesis
5. She's Not Dead - She's Not There - The Zombies
6. Call Me the Priest - Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd
7. Busted God's Laws - Must of Got Lost - The J. Geils Band
8. Marry Mary - Mary Mary - The Monkees
9. Once We're Over the Line - One Toke Over the Line - Brewer & Shipley
10. The Wonder of Christmas - I Wish - Stevie Wonder
11. A Loan for You - All Over You - Live
12. Read Isaiah - Green-Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf

Here are the lyrics:

Here are the lyrics to the 54th ApologetiX CD, Double Take, released in April 2019:

Take the Wrong Way Home
Parody of "Take the Long Way Home" performed by Supertramp and written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
(Proverbs 14:12, 15:24, 16:25; Matthew 7:13-14; Luke 13:24; John 14:6)

So you ignore the Romans Road
Picking apart what the Scriptures show
You take the wrong way home -- take the wrong way home
You sure do joke 'bout my favorite book
You should be scared, but you're feelin' good
You take the wrong way home -- take the wrong way home

But there's a highway that feels like part of the scenic route
Oh, but Jesus knew – it's going down, boy
Then your life seems to take a hard, sudden curvature
Oh, it's for you to learn
And you should heed those signs

But though your way's turned to snow and ice
You say that Scripture's uncivilized
And take the wrong way home – take the wrong way home
You'd rather see what you wanna see
Forever prayin' to the galaxy
You take the wrong way home -- take the wrong way home

But written up on the page is Proverbs 14, verse 12
Oh, hope you read it well
And may it warn you
And there's a wise man who thinks what you seek is vanity
Oh, humanity
It gives you no way out
Ohh yeah!

LEAD

Ooh, check it -- check it out
Yeah -- I think you're fakin' now
Ooo-ooh-ooh yeah

And though you feel that your life's been coming too fast to seek
Oh, the path you need – for you to go home
When you look through the years you'll see where you could've been
Oh, but the pride of sin – gripped you and sapped your time

So when they take up the heaven bound
Who's to blame if you're not around?
You took the wrong way home, you took the wrong way home
You took the wrong way home (you'd do it again) you took the wrong way home
You took the wrong way home (so lost) you took the wrong way home
You took the wrong way home (ooh yeah) you took the wrong way home

Ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh
Ooooh ooooh ooooh ooooh
Ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh

Wrong way home
Wrong way home
Wrong way home
Wrong way home
Wrong way home
Wrong way home
Wrong way home

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.


Taken Up
Parody of "Shake It Up" performed by The Cars and written by Ric Ocasek
(1 Kings 19:1-21, 2 Kings 2:1-18, Genesis 5:21-24, Jude 1:14-15, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

Uh, well, a man called Elijah prayed one day
That the Lord would take Him away
Stand tall, Elijah -- keep your feet
Don't you worry, now – soon you'll be
Taken up
Taken up -- Ooh yeah
Taken up
Taken up

Well, men don't fly – Israel knew
But you know Enoch did it, too
In Genesis 5, verse 24
Don't you know why? He pleased the Lord

Taken up – ooh ooh
Taken up – yeah yeah
Taken up – ooh ooh
Taken up

That's right, I said
Men don't fly
(No, no, no)
And yet those guys
(Would get real close)
No one died
(Definitely not)
They were
(Ahh ahh ahh)
Taken up, yeah, home with God, woo! Yes!

LEAD
Oooh yes!

Uh, well, His friends know Christ will prepare
To take us right back up to there
Just hold tight – go to work
Let's spread the news that the earth needs first

Just take it up – ooh ooh
Take it up – ooh yeah
Take it up – that's right
Take it up

Uh well, shed some light
(Go, go, go)
Spread worldwide
(Let them know)
Stand for Christ
(Spread real love)
And we'll
(Ahh ahh ahh)
Take 'em all – home with us, woo

Taken up – hey, have you seen
First Thess-a-lon-i-ans 4:17
Just stand tall in Christ -- keep your feet
Don't you worry, now – soon you'll be

Taken up -- ooh ooh
Taken up – ooh ooh yeah
Taken up -- ooh ooh
Taken up – ohhh yeah
Taken up – taken up, taken up, baby
Taken up – taken up -- ooh ooh
Taken up -- taken up, taken up, baby
Taken up – taken up -- ooh ooh
Taken up -- ooh
Taken up – ooh yeah, yeah
Taken up – hoo hoo
Taken up – taken up
Oh Taken up – look it up -- in Second Kings, baby
Taken up – check in – chapter 2, ooh!
Taken up – mm mm hmm
Taken up – oh yeah -- yeah
Taken up – oh here He comes
Taken up – oh here He comes

2 Kings 2:11
As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.


Turn Up the Ray of Hope
Parody of "Turn Up the Radio" performed by Autograph and written by Steve Plunkett, Steve Isham, Randy Rand, Steve Lynch & Keni Richards
(Romans 5:1-5, 8:24-25, 15:4, 15:25; 1 Corinthians 13:7, 13:13; Hebrews 6:18-20, 11:1; 1 Peter 3:15; Galatians 5:5; Ephesians 1:18-19, Matthew 5:14-16)

Turn it up!
Whoooooooo!
Yeah!

I think it's hard – to watch the news
And do it every day
For every minute I have to watch
I need a minute to pray
Mayhem breaks out but we know
Things go better with God
The others try to turn us down
'Cause we're not sweetening the pot

Turn up the ray of hope
I read my newsfeed – it makes me mope
Turn up the ray of hope
Fire up the gift of God He gives us to cope

Nowww listen!
I know that they don't understand
They're counting on ones like me
First Peter 3:15 it says
Hope's very plain to see
May my light shine as a sign
Things go better with God
I want a plentiful, powerful faith
I can't be just talk

Turn up the ray of hope
I need to use it – if they say nope
Turn up the ray of hope
I won't have fear 'cause that's a slippery slope
Turn up the ray of hope
To climb up the hill we've got to give 'em some rope

LEAD

Turn up the ray of hope
I read my newsfeed – it makes me mope
(Yeahhh!)
Turn up the ray of hope
Fire up the gift of God He gives us to cope
(Whooaaaoaaa!)
Turn up the ray of hope
(C'mon!)
I need to use it – if they say nope
(Romans 5:5)
Turn up the ray of hope
(15:4)
I won't have fear 'cause that's a slippery slope
(Whoooo!)
Turn up the ray of hope
(Turn it on!)
Find me Hebrews 6 – this ain't no trope
Turn up the ray of hope
Find verse 19 – it's got unlimited scope
(Give it all to God)

Romans 5:5
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.


That's Saul
Parody of "That's All" performed by Genesis and written by Phil Collins, Tony Banks & Mike Rutherford
(1 Samuel 18:6-24:22, 26:1-27:12)

Just 'cause I got Israel goin' all right
They'd shout out a song when I fought a good fight
Saul was inflamed -- it's just a shame but that's Saul
Guys'll say, David, you seem nice
He tells us you're bad, but we know that it's lies
I was defamed – it's just a shame, but that's Saul

I believe in my Lord, though
So in my heart I'm filled with hope
And yet still I think in my head I do not know
Oh, why does it always seem to be
Me lookin' to move and him lookin' for me?
King Saul is insane -- It's just a shame, but that's Saul

Doin' me wrong, runnin' me off
Makin' me feel like the one who's nuts
Lately the dude's just been puttin' me through a horrible time
Runnin' me down, sayin' all those lies
Tickin' me off, still I think I won't fight
If I would do that I wouldn't be doin' all of what's right

I believe in my Lord, though
And it'll get easier, I hope
And yet still I think in my head I do not know
Why does it always seem to be
Me lookin' at huge dudes lookin' nasty?
It's always the same impressive frames that fall

Truth is there's one dude
Jonathan his number two
Makes a point of trying to be friends
Yes, his own son, who
Says he still likes me, too
Says we'll rule together in the end
LEAD

Well, I could leave to find those old
Philistine leaders that I know
I can't kill the king -- should I head down to my foes?
Oh, why does it always seem to be
Me lookin' to move, him lookin' for me
Is all this in vain? It's just a shame, but that's Saul

But there's one dude
Jonathan his number two
Makes a point of trying to be friends
Yes, his own son, who
Says he still likes me, too
Says we'll rule together in the end

But just as I thought, even though he's all right
They found out I'm gone, and his father's uptight
The problem's the same -- you guessed his name
And that's Saul

Guys'll say David use a knife
Tell me attack him – I won't – but this strife
Is causing a strain – it's just a shame, but that's Saul
That's Saul

1 Samuel 18:29
Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days.


She's Not Dead
Parody of "She's Not There" performed by The Zombies and written by Rod Argent
(Acts 9:36-43)

The old ones told me about her — the way she died
The young ones told me about her — how all the people cried
But there's no need to say you're sorry
How do I know? I should have said
Please don't bother buying flowers
She's not dead

Well, let me tell you 'bout the way she rose
The lady Tabitha
From Joppa – I was there
They called her Dorcas, too
And, guys, she clearly died
But she's not dead

When those ones told me about her – what could I do?
They only told me about her – to pray, I knew
Now it's too late to pray for Dorky
How do I know? I should have said
Because our Lord Christ revived her
She's not dead

Well, let me tell you now to take a look
Today in Acts 9 – they summarized it there
Our Lord did something cool
And I can verify
That she's not dead

But it's no ancient, made-up story
How do I know? I should have said
People call me Simon Peter
She's not dead

Well, let me tell you 'bout the way she rose
The lady Tabitha
From Joppa – I was there
They called her Dorcas, too
And I said, girl, arise
Now she's not dead

Acts 9:40
Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.


Call Me the Priest
Parody of "Call Me the Breeze" performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd and written by J.J. Cale
(Hebrews 5:1-11, 7:1-28, 9:7-15, 10:11-12; Exodus 7:7, 28:1; Leviticus 9:1-24; Psalm 110:4, Psalm 51:16-17, Isaiah 1:11)

Call me the priest
I'm with Moses -- I'm his bro
Well, now, they call me the priest
I'm his older, louder bro
My name's not secret, buddy
I'm old Aaron people know
Ain't no changin' your brother
Ain't no changin' the priest
Well, there ain't no changin' your brother
Ain't no changin' the priest
And I ain't hirin' anybody
Nobody's high priest but me
Oh, that's the way it's supposed to be
GUITAR LEAD

Well, I got them Levites, babe
I got to keep doin' the Law
Well, I got them Levites, babe
I got to keep doin' the Law
Well, I make those sacrifices for ya
Does my Lord God enjoy it? I don't know
PIANO LEAD

Well, I dig God's holy precepts
They reveal right and wrong
Well, now, I dig God's holy precepts
They reveal right and wrong
But I done had me some bad moments
So I can't stand before Him long
That's right

Well, now they call me the priest
I'm with Moses -- I'm his bro
Well, now they call me the priest
But I keep hopin' down the road
Finally God'll bring somebody
That can carry the whole load
Ooh woo ooh ooh … different priest

Hebrews 7:11
If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?


Busted God's Laws
Parody of "Must of Got Lost" performed by The J. Geils Band and written by Peter Wolf & Seth Justman
(Exodus 20:1-17, 32:19; Romans 7:1-4; Galatians 3:19-25; James 2:10; Deuteronomy 27:26; Habakkuk 2:4; Leviticus 18:5)

Never thought about their morals
Seein' how the Law had finally come
Ah, but I've been surprised greatly
At this evil they have done

I left to pick up something holy
I met You up on high
They abused the laws You had told me
So I took the laws and let 'em fly

I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Somewhere down the line
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
I didn't wait to see if You would mind

The Law can be a sweet thing
Not just stone cold commands
They made a lame kind of substitute
A cow of gold from human hands

So I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Somewhere down the line
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Forgive our ways today if You don't mind

I broke the Ten Commandments
They broke the Ten Commandments
We broke the Ten Commandments

And I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Somewhere down the line
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Forgive the wayward ways of humankind

I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Somewhere down the line
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Forgive the wayward ways of humankind
Ohhhh yeaahh-eh

Well …
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
I busted God's laws
Somewhere down the line
Ee-yeahhh!

Exodus 32:19
When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.


Marry Mary
Parody of "Mary Mary" performed by The Monkees and written by Michael Nesmith
(Matthew 1:18-25)

Joseph was dismayed when his fiancιe
Mary was found to be with child
So he decided to divorce her in private
But an angel came to Joseph in a dream one night to
Tell him that the Lord said it would be all right to

Marry Mary -- parent her boy, too
Marry Mary -- plan to have it go through
This young thing's highly valued
And that is why I've been sent to tell you
Marry Mary -- parent her boy, too

Marry Mary -- then you'll soon see
What's said is true -- not make-believe-y
From Heaven above God sends a Savior
And He'll deliver Him by a virgin
Marry Mary -- parent her boy, too

Once you're married, then He'll prove
The girl you love is truly pure
She's done no wrong
And it's clear there's no man but you

Marry Mary – fret not, Joseph
Marry her, though -- pride you'll swallow
Till God's cleansed your land from sin
And brought Messiah to the sons of men
Marry Mary -- parent her boy, too

Marry Mary and parent her boy, too
Marriage plans are goin' through
Marry Mary, yeah, it's very scary, but, you know, it's true
Ah, there in Matthew 1:19, and verse 20
21 and 22

Matthew 1:20
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit."


Once We're Over the Line
Parody of "One Toke Over the Line" performed by Brewer & Shipley and written by Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley
(Matthew 2:13-23)

Once we're over the line, sweet Jesus
Once we're over the line
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line
Waitin' til the angel calls us home, sweet Mary
Hopin' that it ain't a long time
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line

New-ews from abo-o-ove -- was told to me
By an angel – and he explained, you see
I felt destroyed when I learned about the ki-in-ing -- that he got upset
If I refused to take us out of there
He'd surely strike You dead

And so now
Once we're over the line, sweet Jesus
Once we're over the line
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line
Waitin' til the angel calls us home, sweet Mary
Hopin' that it ain't a long time
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line

I was sent awa-ay-ay – across the Nile
But the tide is turning – 'cause You're an AWESOME child
Amid all the pyramids I got some welcome news
Yeah, that God supplied
The deadly king that's been hunting You
You know, he up and died

And so now
Once we're over the line, sweet Jesus
Once we're over the line
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line
Don't you know I'm celebratin'
'Cause the angel called us home, sweet Mary
Opened up the gates – it's all fine
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line

LEAD

Don't you know I'm celebratin'
'Cause the angel called us home, sweet Mary
(Opened up the gates it's all fine)
Opened up the gates it's all fine
(Settle on down in a real, nice place then)
Settle in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line

My family
Once we're over the line, sweet Jesus
(Once we're over the line) Once we're over the line
(Settle on down in a real, nice place then) Settle in a real, nice place then
(Once we're over the line) Once we're -- over the line
(Don't you know I'm celebratin')Yeah, because the angel called us home
('Cause the angel called us home, sweet Mary)
(Opened up the gates it's all fine) Opened up the gates it's all fine
(Settle on down in a real, nice place then) Settle in a real, nice place then
(Once we're over the line) Once we're -- over the line
Settle on down in a real, nice place then
Once we're over the line
No joke
Once we're over the line

Matthew 2:19-20
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, "Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead."


The Wonder of Christmas
Parody of "I Wish" performed and written by Stevie Wonder
(Matthew 1:18-2:23, Luke 1:26-2:40, Acts 1:6-11)

Lookin' back on when Christ was a little Nazareth-headed boy
When the snowy flurries come for Christmas that will be my joy
In the snow we sometimes will forget something
He's no longer little – that boy's the King of Kings

Please get out the black book
To find out what they put 'bout Christmastide – ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Seems the first two chapters
Of only Matthew and Luke's Gospels show that side
Christ's already changed the water to the wine
In John's second chapter -- don't get too far behind

That Christmas babe could come back once more
One of these days – and – how very fast He's grown
That Christmas babe could come back once more
One of these days – and – I'm very glad to know
'Cause I love Him so
Doo-doo doo-doo doo -- doo doo doo doo doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo doo-doo doo – doo doo doo-doo-doo

Brother let me tell you
Cause you're plainly not some witless churl
Just can't go around doing anything you want in this whole wide world
Father gives His Son as – you learned in Sunday school
Don't trade Him for Santa – after church is through

He spoke of resurrection
Frightened them so much they planned His fall (We must destroy!)
He was sentenced to death
No principle offense was found at all
He rose up, returned for – 40 days and nights
But when He was through with that He rose up out of sight

That Christmas babe could come back once more
One of these days – and – verify He's grown
That Christmas babe could come back once more
One of these days – and – very fast, you know

Acts 1:11
They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."


A Loan for You
Parody of "All Over You" performed and written by Live
(Matthew 18:23-35)

Our Lord said, there was a
King balancin' dues that needed paid
He called in a debtor
Said, Repay your loan from me today
It's millions of dollars
Pay now or you'll lose everything!

A loan for you – a loan from me
The sum – proceeds to climb
An awful lot you owe, it seems
How come – you've exceeded the time?
Late fees count -- pay me now, oh-ho oh-oh yeah!

The servant cried, Master
Be patient and you will be repaid
The king said, Don't bother
The fees and the loan the king forgave
The servant was thankful
Till someone he knew paid him late

I loaned to you, the servant screamed
The sum – exceeds a dime
An awful lot you owe, it seems
How come – you need more time?
Lazy clown, pay me now
Lazy clown, pay me now
Pay me now, pay me now, pay me now!

A loan for you – a loan for me … yeah
Although for you – there's no mercy, yeah
Lazy clown, pay me now – now!
Lazy clown, pay me now
Pay me now, pay me now, payyyyyy!
LEAD

Our Lord said that later
The king found out the news of the exchange
He called in the debtor
That he had loaned and he said

I loaned to you – you owed to me
But I received – your cry
You're not a guy who shows mercy
And so I've changed my mind
Flagrant fouls – make me growl – rrrowl!
Read in Matthew 18 now
Take him now, chained and bound, awayyyyy!

Hey-ey-hey, ah-ah-ah, yeah-yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahhh-ow!
Hey-ey-hey-ahh-ohhhhhhh

Matthew 18:32-33
"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?'"


Read Isaiah
Parody of "Green Eyed Lady" performed by Sugarloaf and written by Jerry Corbetta, J.C. Phillips & Dave Riordan
(Isaiah 1:18, 6:1-13, 7:14, 9:6-7, 53:1-12, Titus 2:13)

Read Isaiah's lovely pages
Scrolling slowly toward the Son
Read Isaiah closely, baby
See verse 18 pave the way in chapter one

Read Isaiah 6:1, baby
Yes, the Lord, he glimpsed in majesty
See God later reveal in line 7:14
That His Son's the virgin mother's seed

Read Isaiah 9:6, baby
Chapter 9 relayed the plan
The Almighty's own Son came here
God and Savior -- and a man

See Christ make a passion statement
Sheds His blood, He gives His life for me
See God's grace revealed like I've never seen
In His Son – in chapter 53

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.