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What songs are on Braggadocious (2020)?

Our 59th ApologetiX CD, Braggadocious, was released in July 2020.

Here's a complete track listing:

1. Straight On Through - Break On Through - The Doors
2. Braggin' and Lyin' - Draggin' the Line - Tommy James
3. Don't You Want the Baby - Don't You Want Me - The Human League
4. Cleaned-Up Heart - Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton
5. All My Letters - All My Loving - The Beatles
6. Lamentations Song - Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
7. Let's All Praise - Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung
8. Brag On the Lord All Day - Bang the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
9. (Don't Fear) The People - (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Φyster Cult
10. You Ain't Been Nothing Yet - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - BTO
11. Learn Some Deuteronomy - Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
12. Lemonade - Renegade - Styx

Note: Tracks 9-12 are live recordings from our 25th anniversary concert.

Here are the lyrics:

Straight on Through (To the Other Side)
Parody of "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" performed and written by The Doors
(John 5:24; Romans 8:1; Matthew 6:19-21, 6:33, 7:7-8; Hebrews 11:6; 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1:21)

You know the day you come to Christ
Christ provides the way
Guides you from death to life
Straight on through to the other side
Straight on through to the other side
Straight on through to the other side, yeah

Forsake your pleasures here
Store up treasures there
Because He will recall the times we're kind
They go through to the other side
Straight on through to the other side

Hey
Ah c'mon – heyy!

Everyone that – trusts my Savior
Never comes into -- condemnation
Seek Him! Seek Him! Seek Him! Seek Him!
Heyy-eh yeah!

I've found if Christ lives in your heart
God redeems your life
All it takes is Christ inside
To bring us through to the other side
Straight on through to the other side
Straight on through oh
Oh yeah-eh-ehh!

It's plain to see – we can be
Saved today – now's the hour
Get His grace – seek and find
Streak on through to the other side
Straight on through to the other side

Straight on through, straight on through
Straight on through, straight on through
Straight! Straight! Straight! Straight!
Straight! Straight! Straight! Straight!
Yeah!

John 5:24
"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."


Braggin' and Lyin'
Parody of "Draggin' the Line" performed and written by Tommy James
(Psalms 2:1-12, 14:1-7, 53:1-6, 68:1-35, 92:5-9; John 8:44; Acts 14:15-17, 17:24-31)

Makin' believe that there's no God, they
Take what He gives them but they won't pray
I think those big brains ain't too bright sometimes
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')

My God says He'll disperse those cowards
That ain't no bluff because He's got power
Read in Psalm 53 when you've got some time
Ahh … braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')

I'm vilified
For talkin' 'bout Jesus Christ
But I'm gonna speak my mind
Against men with foolish pride
Who're braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')

I've been set free and filled with His Spirit
But how can you treat Him like you don't fear Him
When He gives us sunlight and rain and surprises sometimes
Mm … miraculous signs (miraculous signs)
Broaden your mind (broaden your mind)

I'm still tryin'
To broaden proud people's minds
You're not gonna make God die
Or get on His good side
By braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')

Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
(La la la – la-la-la-la – la la)
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
(La la la – la-la-la – la la)
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
(La la la – la-la-la-la – la la)
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
(La la la – la-la-la – la la)
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
(La la la – la-la-la-la – la la)
Braggin' and lyin' (braggin' and lyin')
(La la la – la-la-la – la la)

Psalm 53:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.


Don't You Want the Baby
Parody of "Don't You Want Me" performed by The Human League and written by Jo Callis, Philip Oakey & Philip Adrian Wright
(1 Samuel 1:1-2:11)

You were looking rather wasted as you talked to God
When I met you
I chewed you out and said, "You're drunk" -- you said you were not
Turns out you had told the truth

A few years later on you've got a child at your feet
You said that wasn't easy for you
The LORD your God received your prayer and gave you a child
And now you've brought him back here, too

Don't – don't you want him?
You know if Samuel leaves you and is here then you won't see him
Don't – don't you want him?
You know he's safe with Eli, Hannah dear, but you might need him
Sons are hard to find -- and if you change your mind
You cannot take him back and we will both be sorry

Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?

I was certainly not wasted as I talked to God – that was just rude
But even then I used a final touch when I prayed
Sealed it with a big vow, too
The child you see I've had has been God's good sign
I'm still not through
But now I think it's time he lived his life for the Lord
And bless this tent in Shiloh, too

Don't – don't you want him?
You know if Samuel leaves you and is here then you won't see him
Don't – don't you want him?
You know he's safe with Eli, Hannah dear, but you might need him
Sons are hard to find -- and if you change your mind
You cannot take him back and we will both be sorry

Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?

Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby -- Don't you want him, oh?
Don't you want the baby

1 Samuel 1:27-28
"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord." And he worshiped the Lord there."


Cleaned Up Heart
Parody of "Queen of Hearts" performed by Juice Newton and written by Hank DeVito
(Psalm 51:1-19, 1 John 1:9, John 13:10)

Midnight – and I'm a-hatin' on myself and cryin'
Hopin' that He'll take me if I get the Father on the line
But doin' right – it's just the hardest thing I've tried
When I keep the law from breakin' seems it's only for a very short time

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart – and though repentance really smarts
The brokenness is only cruel -- if you let it strangle you
Lay it down with all your pride – seek and find the love of Christ
'Cause that's all you have to do – to keep clean and make it through

Study – you know it'll make you glad
God don't have a prophet telling everybody what you have done
King Davey, I know he went through that
But when he did it was cathartic – that's how we got Psalm 51

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart – and though repentance really smarts
The brokenness is only cruel -- if you let it strangle you
David had an awful time -- thinking 'bout his life and cryin'
The Bathsheba after-blues – but he heeded Nathan's news

Brothers, you know, you have to choose
But now do not believe the devil – he'll tell ya you're the only one
'Cause others, they know just what you're goin' through
But it's so hard to be forgiven if you claim it's only innocent fun

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart – and though repentance really smarts
The brokenness is only cruel -- if you let it strangle you

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart – you'll do it if you're really smart
The brokenness is only cruel -- if you let it strangle you

Never doubt First John 1:9 – think about that priceless line
'Cause that's all you have to do – to keep clean and make it through

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart

Pray and get a cleaned-up heart

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.


All My Letters
Parody of "All My Loving" performed by The Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(The Epistles, of course)

Romans and both Corinthians
Galatians, Ephesians
Philippians, Colossians, and two
Thessalonians to read
And then both Timothys
And then Titus, Philemon, Hebrews

I will send to all Christians
The letters I have written
In hopes that you'll read them all through
And then while I'm away
You'll find hope every day
'Cause I've sent all My letters to you

All My letters I will send to you
All My letters – spelling out the truth

Go from James and both Peters
To John who has three there
Remember the small one from Jude
And then while I'm away
You'll find hope every day
'Cause I've sent all My letters to you

All My letters I will send to you
All My letters – Romans down through Jude
All My letters
All My letters — woo hoo
All my letters — I will send to you

2 Peter 3:16
He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.


Lamentations Song
Parody of "Ramble On" performed by Led Zeppelin and written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
(Lamentations 1:1-5:22; Jeremiah 36:1-32, 39:1-14, 52:4-30; Isaiah 39:1-8; Habakkuk 1:6-11; 2 Kings 20:16-19, 25:1-21; 2 Chronicles 35:25, 36:11-21; Psalm 137:1-9; Deuteronomy. 28:63-68)

I see the wall has fallen down -- time I was on my way
And still, they might decide -- to let some peasants stay
But now it's time for me to go -- their orders we must obey
The Babylonians came -- and we're their slaves
And we're heading that way
Ah, the town I love's on fire
But I know I've got one place I've got to move

Babylon
Now's their time, we're down and out
Their kingdom's strong
They're gonna rule the world, they got their flags unfurled
On my way
We've been displaced -- sin leads to disgrace
Babylon
The prophecies are all complete

It's not the time to sign a truce
The time has come to be gone
And for our selfish ways and countless crimes
We're bound for Babylon

Babylon
And now our crimes have found us out
Their kingdom's strong
They're gonna rule the world, they got their flags unfurled
On my way
We've been displaced -- sin leads to disgrace
We're goin' to Babylon
Because the prophecies are all complete

I can tell you know why

Jeremiah detailed that on fancy scrolls
But freedom died slow here
'Cause years ago Isaiah foretold and Habakkuk did declare
Plus in the darkest depths of Moses, I've read it also there
But Solomon and his evil wives
Messed up the blissful way we were, were, were, yeah
There ain't nothing I can do now
I guess I'll be gone

Babylon
And what a shame
Sing my song
I've got a lamentation
I'm goin' to Babylon
Because of things done wrong
I'm gonna work all day
They're gonna rule the world
(Babylon) Baby, baby, yeah
Do do do do do (baby) my baby (Babylon baby)
Uh-do do do do do – do-de do-de do-de do-de do-de do-oo
I can't stop to breathe and it's so hard
But there's no time to think about complaining I really must depart
I gotta keep searchin' for my family
(Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby)
I gotta keep a-searchin' for my family
(Mmm my my my my my my my family )
Yayy yeah-eh
(My my my my my my baby)
Uh yeah-eh-yeah, uh yeah-eh-yeah
Yay-a-yay, yay-a-yay, yay-a-yay, yay-a-yay, yay-a-yay
Ooooh my my my my – my my – my my
I can't fight those troopers
I guess I'm gonna do what they say, but I
I guess that's my future
(Keep travelin', baby)
Uh – uh – yeah!
(A-keep travelin', baby)
Keep – keep – keep

Jeremiah 52:15
Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmen and those who had gone over to the king of Babylon.


Let's All Praise
Parody of "Dance Hall Days" performed by Wang Chung and written by Jack Hues
(Psalm 150:1-6; Luke 19:37-40)

Take your great big Bible and
It takes you to the Promised Land
And take your great big Bible here
And you can lick things that you fear

In the Psalms it says
Let the bands all praise
We were schooled on grace
When I, you, and everyone reads through
And believes, too – we share in our God's truth
I said
Let's all praise now

Take a great big Bible dare
And pull out quotes that's why they're there
And take and say things nice and clear
And lay it on their hearts and ears

In the Psalms it says
Let the bands all praise
We were schooled on grace
When I, you, and everyone reads through
And believes, too – we share in our God's truth
I said
Let's all praise now
Let's all praise
Let's all praise now

Take a great big Bible risk
And with your mouth proclaim all this
And then you might just suffer, too
But you need heard – His sheep need you
But you need heard – His sheep need you
But you need heard – His sheep need you
But you need heard – His sheep need you
But you need heard
His sheep need you

In the Psalms it says
Let the bands all praise
We were schooled on grace
When I, you, and everyone reads through
And believes, too – we share in our God's truth
I said
Let's all praise now

Let's all praise now
Let's all praise

Let's all praise now
Let's all praise

Let's all praise now
Let's all praise

Let's all praise now

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.


Brag on the Lord All Day
Parody of "Bang the Drum All Day" performed and written by Todd Rundgren
(Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1 Corinthians 1:31, 2 Corinthians 10:17, 1 Timothy 1:15, Matthew 5:21-30, Isaiah 1:18, Ephesians 2:8-9)

(3-4)

(All right -- everybody now)
I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
I'll go on display
I just want to brag on the Lord all day

Yes, I sinned some as a tiny boy
I stole money for candy, I stole a new toy
I looked at tests like an old copycat
I sang all those things to help convince you I was bad
Because I

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
(Yes, I do!)
I hold on to grace
I just want to brag on the Lord all day
(That's right!)

When I got older, I played by the rules
The teachers thought that I behaved well in school
But God looked down inside the depths of my head
If I listed those thoughts, they'd make my cheeks turn solid red
And that's why I

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
(Hey, why not?)
I'm sold on His grace
I just want to brag on the Lord all day
(I know how to brag now)

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
(I'd like to brag 'bout somethin')
I will not dismay
I just want to brag on the Lord all day
(Listen to this!)

Let me say: When I said I'm the worst
I feel overrated -- but Paul said it first
And I get more strength from the mouthful he said
And expound on that some
Backed with other quotes I've read
That Paul said oh

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
(Brag! Brag!)
I'll go on to say
I trust 1:15 in First Timothy
(And First Corinthians 1:31)

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
My role model's plain
In Second Corinthians 10:17
(And Jeremiah 9:24)

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
(Hey, what do you think about you?)
I know I've been saved
I just want to brag on the Lord all day

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day
(Brag!)
I'm still not afraid
I just want to brag on the Lord all day
(I can do this alllll day!)

I know I'm the worst
I want to brag on the Lord all day

2 Corinthians 10:17
But, "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."


Don't Fear) the People
Parody of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" performed by Blue Φyster Cult and written by Donald Roeser
(Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:4-5)

Fallen times have come
We can't turn and run
Stephen didn't fear the people
Not even when they stoned him to death
(We can be like he was)

C'mon, baby (Don't fear the people)
Baby, take your stand (Don't fear the people)
And be ready to die (Don't fear the people)
Baby, they're just men

When the fire was done
Nero burned Christians
Rome of old was full of men
Martyred for their Christianity
(Rome of old was full of men)
Although they tried they couldn't kill them anyway
(Rome of old was full of men)
The more that died the more that came to take their place
(Read in your history books)
And now the Coliseum is an empty place
(We can be like they were)

C'mon, baby (Don't fear the people)
Baby, take your stand (Don't fear the people)
And be ready to die (Don't fear the people)
Baby, they're just men

Harken to the one
Who was God's own Son:
Fear not man in his madness
Who if he killed your body couldn't go on
The Lord's the only one that you should fear
The Person who first put you here
Who can certainly do something more severe
(When you're thrown in the grave)
C'mon baby
(That's the one to fear)
Defend the faith
(Like the martyrs who died)
Let's get back to the faith they had
(We can become like they were)
They had taken a stand
(We can become like they were)

C'mon, baby (Don't fear the people)

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.


You Ain't Been Nothing Yet
Parody of "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive and written by Randy Bachman
(Exodus 4:1-17)

The Lord appeared to Moses
He told him what to say
He said, "I have a tongue that's goofy"
But God wanted him that way
He said that anyone is good enough
"So you do what I just said
Mmm … ooh … ooh
You go and lead those Israelites
And then I'll make you something yet!

M-m-m-moses said, "I ain't been n-nothin' yet!
Did someone up in Heaven there forget?
I'm-m-m-80 and I ain't been n-nothin' yet!"

("They'll say, You ain't been around)
(That's what they'll tell me")

I've heard that Moses stuttered
Or something of the sort
He turned into a prophet
Yet he never found the cure
You see that anyone is good enough
If they trust what God has said
In the book that I just read
And then He changes you way deep down inside
And then — He'll make them something yet

M-m-maybe, you just ain't been n-nothin' yet
It's comin', it's comin' – Trust the Lord and don't fret, baby
You know, you know, you know, He'll make you something yet

(You need elevated – God will make you cool!)

Anyone can be something
If they trust what God has said
In the book that I just read
And then, and then, and then, He changes you deep down inside
And then — He'll make them something yet

M-m-maybe, you just ain't been n-nothin' yet
It's comin', it's comin'
He's the Lord and you better not forget, baby
B-b-b-baby, He'll make you something yet

I know He'll make you something yet
I know He'll make you something yet
I know He'll make me something yet
I know He'll make me something yet
REPEAT

Exodus 4:10
Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue."


Learn Some Deuteronomy
Parody of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" performed by Def Leppard and written by Steve Clark, Phil Collen, Joe Elliot, Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Rick Savage
(Romans 7:1-4, Galatians 3:19-25, James 2:10, Deuteronomy 27:26, Habakkuk 2:4, Leviticus 18:5)

(Get with Christ ... walk in faith)
(You and me need ... His grace!)

Livin' by the law, babe, you're gonna get it wrong
Livin' by the law will make you dead and gone
Look at God's commands in Leviticus and
Then in Deuteronomy you'll see it man

Actually you'll have to read in chapter three tonight
Of Galatians verses 19 through 25
Small crimes, any crime puts you in deep
Christ is the Savior, sayin' look at Me (Yeah! Yeah! C'mon!)

Take your Bible – Shake it off
Everybody – breaks the law
Learn some Deuteronomy – can you name those laws
Learn from Deuteronomy – c'mon try because
Learn your Deuteronomy – you ain't good enough
God's Law – is tricky to keep – born again you must be, yeah

(Listen!) Read* the Bible, yeah we're liable, Jesus died though
Grace is livin' Romans 7:1 and 4
There have been 613 written Bible laws
We ain't even exaggeratin' — the Jews said so (the Jews said so)

You gotta read Leviticus 18 and read a little more
Deuteron'my 27, Habakkuk 2:4
Small crimes, any crime puts you in deep
Read it in James 2:10 I'm sure you'll see
(Yeah! Yeah! Read a little more!)

CHORUS

You come to Jesus – Christ's got the key
Jesus says – come to me
Cause God's law (law) is so hard – it's tricky to keep
Born again (yeah) amen – you must be
(Cause you're just a sinner)
(Want some more proof?)

CHORUS

James 2:10
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.


Lemonade
Parody of "Renegade" performed by Styx and written by Tommy Shaw
(Romans 5:20, 8:28, 10:4, Hebrews 7:24-25, 10:1, 2 Cor. 3:6, Galatians 3:2-25)

Oh, Mama, I've been cleared of my crimes and I'm not under the law
Law has been put an end to by Someone that is so far above it all
Oh, Mama, I can hear you a-sighin' — you're so scared it's all a joke
Examine Romans 10 for a while and then you'll know I can't be wrong

The Jesus love I knew about has finally found me
Made lemonade from my mistakes — the sweet from the soury
10 verse 4 in Romans says — disobedience ends with faith — in the Son of Man

Oh, Mama, I've believed on the Lamb of God, the high priest of my faith
God says that He's forever alive now it's for sure He'll keep me saved
Dear Mama, back in Hebrews you will find it — in verse 7:24
Amen, I'm comin' out from the shadows and I don't have scary thoughts

They've taken off the noose around me — I will be found clean
The reservations had been made with Jesus on Calvary
Everyone has gone astray, but you can repent today — if you want it, man

Oh, Mama, I've been cleared of my crimes 'cause I'm not under the law
Amen, I'm comin' out from the shadows and I don't have scary thoughts

Hey, check this out, removed the doubts, the Bible astounds me
I read Galatians chapter 3:24 and zowie!
Twenty-four and -five explain — disobedience ends with grace
If you want it, man — You want it, man?

I know that I know — I know

Romans 10:4
Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.