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What songs are on Overdue Books (2020)?

Our 61st CD, Overdue Books, was released in December 2020.

Here's a complete track listing:

1. Coming with Age – Coming of Age – Damn Yankees ('90)
2. Daniel's Visions – Double Vision - Foreigner ('78)
3. The Promised One – Der Kommissar – After the Fire ('83)
4. Miriam Girl – XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl) – Trisha Yearwood ('94)
5. Burly for You – Burnin' for You - Blue Φyster Cult ('81)
6. Sermon in a Love Song – Heard It in a Love Song – The Marshall Tucker Band ('77)
7. Isaiah 9-1-2 – I Got a Line on You - Spirit ('69)
8. Thessalonians Letters – Things Can Only Get Better – Howard Jones ('85)
9. Lonesome Leper – Lonesome Loser – The Little River Band ('79)
10. If You Don't Look at Numbers – Rikki Don't Lose That Number – Steely Dan ('74)
11. All You Need Is Done – All You Need Is Love – The Beatles ('67)

And here are the lyics:

Coming with Age
Parody of "Coming of Age" performed by Damn Yankees and written by Jack Blades, Ted Nugent & Tommy Shaw
(Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:26, 12:1-14; 1 Kings 3:5-15, 9:1-9; Romans 8:20-25; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Blessed with skill and lookin' tired of life
Well, the guy named Solomon had plenty to write
He had so much fame – he said that it was crazy
Well, his Proverbs you've seen and perhaps there's a chance
You've read his famed book the Song of Solomon
But straight in between
He gave us Ecclesiastes baby

He said, Once I sought wisdom on my knees
The Lord God above gave me all I need
And so I tried stuff
Once you've gotten as old as me
You'll find that life's plagued with man's vanity
I grow tired of -- it's got me so dried up

Gettin' wisdom – he's a sage
He can't help it – it's comin' with age
Little failures feed our inner rage
Did you notice these were comin' with age -- ahhh?

If books could fill – I've done read 'em before (I'd have read 'em before)
They got me all wised up, but I'm achin' for more
One hundred college doctorates
Just makes ya grow impatient

Because once you've got basic wants and needs
You're kind of left with a lot of cheese
It's all piled up
Once you've gotten as old as me
You'll find that life's plagued with man's vanity
I grow tired of -- it's got me so dried up

Gettin' wisdom – he's a sage
He can't help it – it's comin' with age
Little failures feed our inner rage
Did you notice these were come, come, comin' up?

Woo hoo hoooo
Wooo ooh-hoo

Heyy, heyy, ayyy, ayyyy
Ohhhhhhhhhhh

Gettin' wisdom – he's a sage
He can't help it – it's comin' with age
Little failures feed our inner rage
Did you notice these were come, come, comin' up?

Gettin' wisdom – he's a sage
He can't help it – it's comin' with age
Little failures feed our inner rage
Did you notice these were come, come, comin' up?

Gettin' wisdom – he's a sage
He can't help it – it's comin' with age
Little failures feed our inner rage
Did you notice these were come, come, comin' with age?

They're come, come, comin' with age
Yes, they come, they come, they come

They're come, come, comin' with age
Yes, they come, they come, they come
Ohhhhhh

Ecclesiastes 1:16-17
I said to myself, "Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge." Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.


Daniel's Visions
Parody of "Double Vision" performed by Foreigner and written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones
(Daniel 7:1-12:13)

Seen old Daniel interpret different kind of scenes
From writing on walls to King Nebuchadnezzar's dreams
But I know that in good time — in his final state
He wrote some visions down, too, that skeptics hate

Film arrives – it's got Daniel's visions
No surprise – they're God's Bible visions
Ooh … when he gets through, you'll see
It all came true, truly
Find Daniel seven — read the rest with me

Daniel knew more than the – the ruling elite
Don't try erasin' what by God has been decreed
The lines he writes make Nostradamus look illiterate
He crams 500 years into several minutes

Film arrives – it's got Daniel's visions
Don't despise – all those Bible visions
Ooh … when he gets through, you'll see
It all came true, truly
Try Daniel 7 all the way through 12 and blessed you'll be
It blesses me! Yeah heh heh-eh-eh hey

Oooh … Daniel's visions
Unique (ooh) … Bible visions
(Oooh … Daniel's visions) Don't think me out of my head
Take into account what I said
(Oooh … Daniel's visions) And check out Daniel's visions
Ohhh oh-oh
(Oooh … Daniel's visions) Read the Bible, Bible
Oh-oh-oh
(Oooh … Daniel's visions) And find Daniel's visions
(Oooh … Daniel's visions)
Yeah-eh eh-eh-eh-eh-eh
(Oooh … Daniel's visions) I'm readin' Daniel's visions
Oooooh
(Oooh … Daniel's visions) How long? How long till Christ returns?

Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.


The Promised One
Parody of "Der Kommissar" performed by After the Fire and written by Robert Ponger, Falco & Andy Piercy
(Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, John 12:12-16, Zechariah 9:9, Acts 13:23)

So I cried, Do you want to see this Jesus with me?
Well, it's not that I won't dare go
'Cause I hear He's our Messiah
Thought I'd better let you know
While He's leading a parade here, yo
Check!
See the young – their hearts are pure
But in their minds, they're wise to God
They said, He sure is sweet
They come a-clappin' to the street
With the palms that they had brought
They were singin'

Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Some criticize – I don't know why
The more religious have to "hue and cry"
Have they sought their Promised One?

Jesus came, you know, on a mission of hope
With all that stuff He said
But I needed understanding and a lesson in love
To know what He really meant
And I got to thinking while He was talking
And He mostly told some stories
That there's a special grace here that He shows
The way He rides with a donkey here this Sunday, singing

Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Well, if He talks to you and you don't know why
I'd say He likes you – don't let it make you shy

Have you sought your Promised One?

Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Check!
Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Check!

Well, He preached to and fro on brotherhood
And the whole crew came along
They're clappin' here, they're clappin' there
And He was signin' up them all
It's clear that He's the Promised One
'Cause all the children know
They're all shouting down into the alleys
They're all singing' on the main road
Hear the children!

Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Well, He's got the power here for one week
But your proud station will not let you seek
La la la, la la la

Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
And if He talks the truth, I don't know why
The more religious cats say He should die

Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Oooh … don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh – Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
(Now have you sought the Promised One?)
Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Oooh … don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh – Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh
Don't turn Him down – whoa uh-oh -- Jesus
The Promised One's in town – whoa uh-oh

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.


Miriam Girl
Parody of "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" performed by Trisha Yearwood and written by Matraca Berg & Alice Randall
(Exodus 2:1-10, 15:20-21; Numbers 12:1-15, 20:1, 26:59; Hebrews 11:23)

Though this baby cries
Keep him quiet — you realize — his nose is runny
Goes to sleep, wakes up — kinda keeps the parents up
(The) routine wasn't funny

She used to diaper Aaron and give him fresh clothes
I first met her in Exodus, though
Gotta pitch in for her mama with meals and chores
It's time to babysit a basket for her
She's just a very young girl
Known as Miriam girl

"Go, let's take the basket"
"Mama, please don't ask — I'm a little afraid"
"Here's the thing: Though you are, Miriam, it's not that hard
"If you just pray."

She used to diaper Aaron and give him fresh clothes
I first met her in Exodus, though
Gonna miss her other brother, but he's in peril
She's tryin' to save him from the nasty Pharaoh
She's a daring young girl
Known as Miriam girl

Well, she sought her God at the waterside
And Egypt's princess is passing by

She used to diaper Aaron and give him fresh clothes
(Her) other brother is different, though
Now the princess calls him "Moses," and he'll get spoiled
He's gonna make a difference in this world
'Cause of Miriam girl
'Cause of Miriam girl

She's known as Miriam girl

She used to diaper Aaron and give him fresh clothes
I first met her in Exodus, though
From the scripture in 2:1-10, years unfold
We find her later when she's very old
She's known as Miriam girl, yeah-eh

Once she diapered Aaron and gave him fresh clothes
I first met her in Exodus, though
Exodus, folks
Exodus, folks

Numbers 26:59
the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, who was born to the Levites in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses and their sister Miriam.


Burly for You
Parody of "Burnin' for You" performed by Blue Φyster Cult and written by Donald Roeser & Richard Meltzer
(1 Samuel 17:1-54)

Come in the valley — come here and see me
Most men get squeamish — when beholdin' me
Come and let's start this — come on, now, why wait?
Those I annihilate — hope for brevity

Turn out today – learn 'bout Goliath
I can't see no reason you'll put up a fight
I'm grim and you're slim and you're delicate, too
And I'm burly, I'm burly, too burly for you
I'm burly, I'm burly, too burly for you

I'm real impressive — I need no legion
I'm in your region — (you) got no time to grow
I'm very nasty — I don't make peace signs
I ain't a nice guy — I'm a deadly foe

Turn out today — turn out tonight
Send out the one you think is most strong and we'll fight
I've seen soldiers run screamin' when I'm in pursuit
'Cause I'm burly, I'm burly, too burly for you
I'm burly, I'm burly, too burly for you

Turn now to Dave — turn out the lights!
I can't see no reason he stood up to fight
I'll give him a lesson he'll never live through
'Cause I'm burly, I'm burly, too burly for you
I'm burly, I'm burly, too burly for you

1 Samuel 17:8
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me.


Sermon in a Love Song
Parody of "Heard it in a Love Song" performed by The Marshall Tucker Band and written by Toy Caldwell
(The Song of Solomon)

I ain't never messed with the Song of Solomon for my group, and they're old
But we've been together so long now, you don't need to be told
If I ever sit on down to rewrite lines
Then here's a good title we can bet on now that rhymes

Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Can't be wrong

(The) Song of Solomon — they like to say it's risquι
But I could start screamin' about our morals today
Let them say what they want to — keep it from kids, though
There is some stuff there that they might need time to know

Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Can't be wrong

I'm gonna believe it — that's a sacred song
It should be sung but we don't need the young'uns singin' along
Some think that the groom could stand for Jesus Christ
I'd say it's not too clear, but if so, then we're all in the bride

Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Can't be wrong

I've never spent a day as king, but what of that? I have a beautiful bride
Owns my heart and ring — I never tried to get off of the ride
Always want to see her as my Shulammite* lover still
I was born to wrap my arms around her and I pledge I always will

Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Sermon in a love song
Can't be wrong

*King James Version and New King James Version spell it "Shulamite"

Song of Solomon 2:16a
My beloved is mine and I am his …


Isaiah 9-1-2
Parody of "I Got a Line on You" performed by Spirit and written by Randy California
(Isaiah 9:1-2, Matthew 4:12-17)

Let me take you, baby, now to a scripture I read
Got to show you something cool Isaiah said

(I — I got some lines)
Oh, I got some lines for you, baby
(I got some lines for you, babe)
(I — I got some lines)
Oh, Isaiah 9:1,2
(Isaiah 9:1,2, babe)

Ow!
Oo!

God had pledged to honor Galilee
The Gentiles would get the Lord's love
If you go to Matthew, He'll make clear to you
These God-inspired lines will take us to Jesus Christ

(I — I got some lines)
Hey-ey-ey, I got some lines
(I got some lines for you, babe)
(I — I got some lines)
Yes, Isaiah 9:1,2, baby
(Isaiah 9:1,2, babe)

Ow!
Read it!

Heyyyy hey heyyy I got some lines for you
(I — I got some lines)
(I got some lines for you, babe)
(I — I got some lines)
Isaiah 9:1,2, baby
(Isaiah 9:1,2, babe)

Now, listen!
Now, when this all is over
Remember these numbers in our song
Look in Matthew, Matthew, Matthew chapter 4 — read along
A-hey-ey, hey!

(I — I got some lines)
Oh, I got some lines for you, baby
(I got some lines for you, babe)
(I — I got some lines)
Oh, Isaiah 9:1,2
(Isaiah 9:1,2, babe)
Matthew 4:15
(I — I got some lines)
Ohhhh! Christ's in Galilee, baby
(I got some lines for you, babe)
God prophesi-i-ied
(I — I got some lines)
I got some lines for you, baby
(Isaiah 9:1,2, babe)
Matthew 4:16
(I — I got some lines)
Oh, I got some lines for you, baby
(I got some lines for you, babe)
Oooooooooooh
(I — I got some lines)
(Isaiah 9:1,2, babe)

Isaiah 9:1-2
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan — The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.


Thessalonians Letters
Parody of "Things Can Only Get Better" performed and written by Howard Jones
(1 and 2 Thessalonians)

We're not Thessalonians, y'all, but you've received some mail from Paul
Future scenes we've yet to realize
The doubts of skeptics can't stop Jesus or the things He's planned
And yet they're clinging to their stinkin' pride

And do you feel scared by the news?
Then consult God the Father
And let's read through with Paul those great
Thessalonians letters

Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh oh-oh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh)
Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh oh-oh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh)

Reading today you'll go, "Are these the last days?" I don't know
A.D. 51 was no different
It might take a little time till the Lord comes back here, but we'll find
The Thessalonians letters called for it

And do you feel scared by the news?
Then the Lord's our Gibraltar
He's with us through it all the way
Thessalonians letters

Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh oh-oh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh)
Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh oh-oh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh)

And do you feel scared by the news?
Then consult God the Father
And let's read through with Paul those great
Thessalonians letters
Wow!

Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh oh-oh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh)
Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh oh-oh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh)
Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa — whoa-oh-oh-ohh (listen to notes at end)
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh)
Whoa, whoa — whoa, whoa-oh-ohhh —oh, oh, oh-ohh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh)
Whoa-oh-whoa-oh, whoa-oh-whoa-oh, whoa-oh-whoa-oh, whoa-oh-ohhh
(Whoa, whoa, whoa-oh-oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh)

1 Thessalonians 5:1-2
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.


Lonesome Leper
Parody of "Lonesome Loser" performed by The Little River Band and written by David Briggs
(Matthew 8:1-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-15)

Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Read in Matthew, Luke, and Mark, and you'll find
Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Jesus looked upon him, filled with compassion

Sit down, take the Book off your shelf
Folks, you ought to meet somebody
One day some bum encounters Jesus Christ
He wraps his face up
Children run and hide

Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Read in Matthew, Luke, and Mark, and you'll find
Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Jesus looked upon him, filled with compassion

Unwelcome and shunned
He's messed up, they say
He drops his head, and his family keeps far away
He still keeps searchin' though there's ugliness
Breaks his heart a lot
Now he has to pray to God

Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Read in Matthew, Luke, and Mark, and you'll find
Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Jesus looked upon him, filled with compassion

His Lord came to Galilee
So this lonely man said, "Christ, You can save me
"Lesions grow (lesions grow) on me head to toe
"But if You want, You can cleanse and heal them all"

Sit down, take the Book off your shelf
Folks, you ought to meet somebody
One day some bum encountered Jesus Christ
He patched his face up
Healed him from inside

Have — you — heard about the lonesome leper?
Read in Matthew, Luke, and Mark, and you'll find
Have you heard about the lonesome leper?
Jesus looked upon him, filled with compassion

Have you heard about the lonesome leper?

Have you heard about the lonesome leper?

Have you heard about the lonesome leper?

Now tell me have you heard about the lonesome leper?

Mark 1:41
Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and *said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."


If You Don't Look at Numbers
Parody of "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" performed by Steely Dan and written by Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
(The Book of Numbers)

We hear you're readin' — that's so great
You had a little hard time — in Exodus
Leviticus kind of scared you so … you turned around
It isn't for the faint of heart

If you don't look at Numbers
You won't learn to call on God for help
When you walk in the desert by yourself
If we both look at Numbers — if we only trust in God
You'll find usually you'll feel better … when you press on

I have a splendid time in His Word most days
Even though I try to not boast and gloat
Who can stay excited reading names? I don't know
So, yes, I have some days it's hard

If you don't look at Numbers
You won't learn where Korah's mob rebels
Dathan, On, and Abiram's group, as well
In the old Book of Numbers — is the only donkey who talked
It's quite humorous if you've read it … but you just won't

Thirty-six chapters, flirtin' with disaster
Israel strayed like sheep from a pasture
People complained and the crowd got hostile
Fire burned the camp and quail filled their nostrils
Then came a plague and Moses' sister
Tried to break ranks but the Lord dismissed her
She became leprous, had to stay separate
After a week she was back on the guest list
Then there were the spies who didn't wanna go to Canaan
Everybody whined a bit and so the Lord detained 'em
Moses struck a rock when he should have just spoken
Venomous snakes came, people were croakin'
God said they should make a brazen snake and hold it high
Everyone who looked upon it wasn't gonna die
Moabites and Midianites seducing all the Israelites
To fall into idolatry and wreck their foreign policy, but honestly

You tell us there's a lot of lines
But you'll go read the New York Times
That book it has some famous parts

In the old Book of Numbers
Israel got a spot from God to dwell
Ended up in the desert, too, as well
If we both look at Numbers — if we only trust in God
You'll find usually you'll feel better … when you press on

Stick with that Book of Numbers
Stick with that Book of Numbers
Stick with that Book of Numbers

Numbers 14:22-23
"Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it."


All You Need Is Done
Parody of "All You Need Is Love" performed by The Beatles and written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Ecclesiastes 1:9-11, John 19:30)

(Done, done, done)
(Done, done, done)
(Done, done, done)

(Done, done, done)
There's nothing you can do that ain't been done
(Done, done, done)
Nothing new that's underneath the sun
(Done, done, done)
Nothing new to say, but you can turn now and say the name — of Jesus

(Done, done, done)
Nothing you can pay that ain't been paid
(Done, done, done)
No way to get saved except by grace
(Done, done, done)
Nothing you can do, but you can turn now and believe in Christ — it's easy

All you need is done
All you need is done
All you need is done, done — done at Calvary

LEAD
(Done, done, done)
(Done, done, done)
(Done, done, done)

All you need is done
(Hoo!) All you need is done (Hah!)
All you need is done, done — done at Calvary

(Done, done, done)
What did Jesus say upon the cross?
(Done, done, done)
Father, please forgive them 'cause they're lost
(Done, done, done)
When He said, "It's finished" that's exactly what He means — completely

All you need is done
All you need is done
All you need is done, done — done at Calvary

All you need is done (Done forever now!)
All you need is done (Everlasting!)
All you need is done, done — done at Calvary

Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Woo hoo! Whistling)
Ee-yeh-hey! (Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Done at Calvary)
Yes today
(Done at Calvary) (Whoaa)
Done at Calvary
Done at Calvary (Oh, yeah)
Done at Calvary
(Done at Calvary) (He loves you — yeah, yeah, yeah!) (Done at Calvary)
(He loves you — yeah, yeah, yeah!) (Done at Calvary)
(Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary (Woo-hoo!)
Done at Calvary (Wooo hoo!)
(Done at Calvary) (Oh)
Done at Calvary
(Done at Calvary)
Done at Calvary

John 19:30
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.