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What songs are on Apolog80s: Back from the Future (2021)?

Our 64th CD, Apolog80s: Back from the Future, was released in December 2021.

Here's a complete track listing:

1. Runnin' Down the Drain - Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
2. Like Piranha Fish - My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
3. Signora Pilate's Dream - Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues
4. I Don't Need to See Miracles - All I Need is a Miracle - Mike + The Mechanics
5. Second Corinthians - Never Surrender - Corey Hart
6. To Wait for the Bride - Too Late for Goodbyes - Julian Lennon
7. I Can't Go Back - I Can't Hold Back- Survivor
8. Plagues - Legs - ZZ Top
9. Select Me After You - Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
10. She Got Away - She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
11. Humble Heart - Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
12. School of Ours - Boulevard - Jackson Browne

And here are the lyrics:

Runnin' Down the Drain
Parody of "Runnin' Down a Dream" performed by Tom Petty and written by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne & Mike Campbell
(Genesis 8:13-9:29)

It was a beautiful day — the sun came out
God put a rainbow up — life was thrivin'
The trees came back — when the deluge bringer
Cleared the flood away — I'm a survivor

Yeah, runnin' down the drain
Whenever there comes a rain
We're just gonna bless His name
And know-that the weather will change
Runnin' down the drain

It felt much worse — than any storm that's tropical
God didn't lose control — He runs my life
For 40 days — the rain was unstoppable
In the hull of this boat — no one died

Yeah, runnin' down the drain
Whenever there comes a rain
We're just gonna bless His name
And know-that the weather will change
Runnin' down the drain

(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)

Life rolls on — goodbye, cruel ark
I'd like to settle down — and make some wine
My sons seem good — we can now just go
I'm thinking that — wherever's fine

Time's runnin' down the drain
Whenever there comes a rain
We're just gonna bless His name
And know-that the weather will change
Runnin' down the drain

Yeah-eh runnin' down the drain
Whenever there comes a rain
We're just gonna bless His name
And know-that the weather will change
Runnin' down the drain

(Woo ooh — woo ooh — Yeaahh! — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)
(Woo ooh — woo ooh — woo ooh!)

Genesis 8:13-14
By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.


Like Piranha Fish
Parody of "My Prerogative" performed by Bobby Brown and written by Bobby Brown, Aaron Hall & Teddy Riley
(Galatians 5:13-15, Romans 12:16-21, Matthew 7:12, Mark 12:31, Leviticus 19:18)

(Eat 'em up! Mmm)
(Mmm That's enough)
(That's enough)
It's fishy!

(Everybody stop this wrong, destructive grousing) Now, now
(Why don't we just gently live?) Oh oh-ohhh
(5:15 Galatians — make my observation) Oh!
(That's like piranha fish)

They say angry things — I really don't dare
They're like piranha fish
They're straight-up nasty — but I won't nip at them
Letting go is how I live
Some mask aggression while they smile so real
But they don't understand peace — they really don't wanna heal
Or love their brothers — tryin' hard to pick a fight
I've got to go — I don't like things that bite! Sing!

(Everybody stop this wrong, destructive grousing)
(Why don't we just gently live?) Tell me why
(5:15 Galatians — make my observation) Oh!
(That's like piranha fish) It's like pir-an-ha fish

(It's like piranha fish) That's a dangerous sort of fish
(It's like piranha fish) What they'll do just for a meal
(It's like piranha fish) The Son of Man told me what to do
(It's like piranha fish) Do unto others as you'd do unto you, now

Folks did me wrong — I really got duped
People did some not not-nice things
But having strained relationships really disavows
The things Matthew wrote — in 7 verse 12 about — Sing!

(Everybody stop this wrong, destructive grousing) Yeah-eh-eh
(Why don't we just gently live?) Tell me why
(5:15 Galatians — make my observation) 5:15 — it's in Galatians
(That's like piranha fish) It's like pir-an-ha fish

(It's like piranha fish) Try and do like the Golden Rule
(It's like piranha fish) Try and live for Christ
(It's like piranha fish) When you do it, He blesses you
(It's like piranha fish)
Well, He tells me: Try and get by without strife (in your life)
Despite all of the things those people say
Ha-ah-ah oh-oh-oh oh-oh ohh oh Lord! (Ohhh yeah)

No kidding! This is like fish
Don't throw stones
Try to do what the Lord would do — meek and true
Whenever we gather together in every endeavor

(Everybody stop this wrong, destructive grousing)
Everybody stop it ... now
(Why don't we just gently live?)
Why don't we just gently live, church?
(5:15 Galatians — make my observation)
Don't need more friction in the body yeah-eh-eh
(That's like piranha fish)
(Everybody stop this wrong, destructive grousing)
Everybody stop it ... now-ow-ow-ow-ow
(Why don't we just gently live?)
(5:15 Galatians — make my observation)
We don't need — no more division
(That's like piranha fish)
Ho-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

SPOKEN
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.
But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh;
rather, serve one another humbly in love.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command:
"Love your neighbor as yourself."
If you bite and devour each other, watch out
or you will be destroyed by each other.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you
for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Nuff said? We outta here

It's like, it's like, it's like, it's like, it's like (5:15 Galatians — make my observation)
Like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like (That's like piranha fish)
It's like (Whoa!)

It's like piranha fish — it's like piranha (it's like — like)

It's like, it's like, like, like
This thing is like piranha fish, can't see you, babe, it's wrong? Hah!
Why you wanna take a bite o' me?
(Everybody stop this wrong, destructive grousing)
Tell me, tell me, why?

Galatians 5:15
If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.


Signora Pilate's Dream
Parody of "Your Wildest Dreams" performed by The Moody Blues and written by Justin Hayward
(Matthew 27:1-2, 11-26; Mark 15:1-15; Luke 23:1-25; John 18:28-19:22)

Pontius Pilate's wife tossed and turned one night
While she dreamt of Christ, rejected and despised
She was aware He was — someone they'd live to regret doubting
But no one had time for Signora Pilate's dream

Once her word got through, old Pilate felt a warning, too
That he'd regret that day, but couldn't keep the crowd at bay
I wonder if you'd dare to stop a lynch mob filled with anger
Once you pondered twice Signora's Pilate's dream

But when your moves get brave
And then your words are met with quarrels
When you're losing face
You fear the crowd and bad things follow
Pontius Pilate tried

Once an evil starts — then to reverse it's hard
Pilate always knew that politics were cruel
I wonder if you know — I wonder if you'd think so proudly
Once you pondered twice Signora Pilate's dream

But when your moves get brave
And then your words are met with quarrels
When your view's disdained
And when you're losing face
You fear the crowd and bad things follow
Pontius Pilate tried

Pontius Pilate's wife tossed and turned one night
By the next sunrise, fear was in her eyes
Her husband carried on — I wonder if you'd think about it
Once or more than twice — if your wife had dreams
If your wife had dreams
If your wife had dreams
If your wife had dreams

Matthew 27:19
While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."


I Don't Need to See Miracles
Parody of "All I Need Is a Miracle" performed by Mike + The Mechanics and written by Mike Rutherford & Christopher Neil
(John 14:12, 20:29; Matthew 12:39, 16:4; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 3:1-12, 5:12-16, 19:11-12; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

I said, I know it was long ago
Say what you wanna say
I still don't care if we weren't around then
I don't think miracles went away
And I know Jesus did arise
I'll admit that I never saw
I could never just trust my eyes
My faith is something I get from God

And though I see that you might get riled
I'm gonna risk it 'cause He rescued my life

I don't need to see miracles — all I need is truth
I don't need to see miracles — I don't need the proof
I don't need to see miracles — but I've seen them, too

I never had any signs
When I met Him that day He called
But God went out of His way to confirm truth
Just when I thought I'd heard it all
I thought it was really cool
Never thought it would be so fun
But in lots of those famous stories
They never know that's it's God till it's done
If I mention that stuff to you
I'm gonna trust you know I never would lie

I don't need to see miracles — all I need is truth
(I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles — I don't need the proof
(I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles — but I've seen them, too

And if I get to catch up with you
I've got a lot of stories just from my life

I don't need to see miracles — all I need is truth
(I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles — I don't need the proof
(I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles — but I've seen them, too
(I don't need to see miracles)
All I need is truth (I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need the proof (I don't need the proof)
But I've seen me some miracles (I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles — all I need is truth
(I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles
I don't need to see miracles (all I need is truth) He is Truth
(I don't need to see miracles)
I don't need to see miracles
But I've seen me some miracles (all I need is truth)
Follow me (I don't need to see miracles)

John 20:29
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."


Second Corinthians
Parody of "Never Surrender" performed and written by Corey Hart
(2 Corinthians 4:16-17, Isaiah 5:20)

Just some little, short lines from Paul — in chapter four
'Cause trustin' in the Lord's time brings hope, and — hope endures
Verse 16 and verse 17, I'm singin' 'bout
When your body wants to slow you down
Then your God, He wants to grow you now

So if your boss said you're too old
Look in Second Corinthians
And if folks bash beliefs you hold
Look in Second Corinthians
And when the light gets called the dark
You can see through fancy lies
'Cause no one can waste away with Christ inside them
To rev up their engines

If those little verses steer us, you can bet we've won
With all those Bible heroes that had God's own Son
And your God, He wants to mold you now
And you're strong enough to shoulder the plow

So if you're boxed in, on the ropes
Look in Second Corinthians
And if you badly need some hope
Look in Second Corinthians
And in your life, you hold a spark
Few can see — you can't deny
'Cause no one can waste away with Christ inside them
To rev up their engines — to rev up your engine

And when the light gets called the dark
You can see through fancy lies
'Cause no one can waste away with Christ inside them
To rev up their engines — to rev up your engine

Those lines from Paul in chapter four
In Second Corinthians
Oh oh-oh oh-ohh
Look in Second Corinthians
No time to stall — go ask the Lord
To plan your route and rev up your engine
Oh oh-oh oh-ohh
Get set to rev up your engine now

2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.


To Wait for the Bride
Parody of "Too Late for Goodbyes" performed and written by Julian Lennon
(2 Peter 3:3-9; Matthew 24:3-25:13; Mark 13:3-37; Revelation 19:7, 21:2)

Oh ohh-ohh

Oh-oh-ohhh oh-ohhhh ohh ohh-oh
Ohhh-ohh-oh ohhh-ohh-oh-ohh

Ever since you believed in Him
You've been longing for Christ
Now you know how He feels for you
Like you're one of a kind
But He wants to wait for the Bride
Yes, He wants to wait for the Bride

Time has flown since Christ bid adieu
And Christians started to die
Now we seek Him so prayerfully
Some guys don't understand why
But He wants to wait for the Bride
Yes, He wants to wait for the Bride

As I sense He's not far away
I'll be watching the skies
'Cause He'll show up eventually
I don't want a surprise

But He wants to wait for the Bride
Yes, He wants to wait for the Bride

Ever since He was leavin' here
We've been wanting to fly
Now, I know that appeals to you
'Cause we won't have to die
But He wants to wait for the Bride
Yes, He wants to wait for the Bride

Ooh-ooh-ooh ohh-ohh-ohh

Doo-doo doo-doo doo-oo
Ba-da ba-da ba-dum bum-bumm
Bum-bum-bum bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bu-umm

Revelation 19:7
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready."


I Can't Go Back
Parody of "I Can't Hold Back" performed by Survivor and written Jim Peterik & Frankie Sullivan
(John 6:60-71, Philippians 3:12-14, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25)

There's a story on my mind
Turn the page to John, you'll find
Now in chapter 6, go read
Verse 61-69

I can see the temple when He talks
His appeal demands our faith
Preachin' how we broke God's laws

I've been told about the Christ
I've been searchin' for Him, too — have you?
I've known the Bible all my life
Today the stories all came true

Can you hear them grumble when He talks
Can you feel the friends of hate
Even now they throw some rocks
Give God a fair chance, wait

I can't go back — I won't renege (I can't go back!)
Your choice is yours — but mine I've made
I can't go back — I want that crown
'Cause it's foolish to turn that down

I've known a few that stopped — no lie
But then a guy named Simon speaks for you and I
And now that Simon's turn has past
Don't waste your own — be strong, hold fast

I can feel a trend that scares me much
Can I be a man of faith
If the crowd opposes us?

There's assurance in my mind
Turned to faith that God designed
Now it's time to make folks see
Though a rugged path I'll find

I can't go back — I won't renege (I can't go back!)
The choice is plain — in spite of death
I can't go back — I want that crown
'Cause it's foolish to turn that down

I could be a criminal and be crushed
Ooh ... yet I feel a stand-up faith
Reachin' out to bolster us
There's stuff the world can't take

(I can't go back!)
(I can't go back!)
(I can't go back!)
(I can't go back!)

John 6:68-69 (NET)
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God!"


Plagues
Parody of "Legs" performed by ZZ Top and written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard
(Exodus 7-12, Psalm 105:23-38)

He's got plagues He knows how to use them
He never begs He don't bow to humans
He's gonna break all the power of Egypt
Ooh ... He'll make the Nile red
Send frogs and gnats and flies, yeah
Free my people, free my people
Yeah, the Israelites! Oh-oh yeah-eh!

You're not scared — now you'll be frantic
When God takes vengeance — drivin' you to panic
It's no idle death threat — your livestock are doomed
He'll bring you boils upon your skin
And hail that's big and boomin'
He's divine He's worldwide
Ooh, you can't fight
Ohhhh!

He's got a plague — of locusts consumin'
You can't escape your crops will be ruined
He'll make it night all of the time
And if you defy your firstborn will die
Whoa, I warned ya it was gonna happen
Before and I was right
Yes, I was right
Whoaah!

Ohhh!

Yeah-eh-eh-ehhhh hey-yeahh
Whoaaaaa!

Yeahh-ehhh eh-hey-yeah

Exodus 9:14
... or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.


Select Me After You
Parody of "Electric Avenue" performed and written by Eddy Grant
(2 Kings 2:1-15)

Oi! Oi!

Now as he prepared for flyin'
Elijah had some work to be done
Told his friend, Hey now, Elisha
What can I ask of God for you, son?
Oh! Oh!

He said, I want God to (select me after you)
They said you may retire
Oh, he said, I want times two (the Spirit He had in you)
And then He'll take you higher

Well, kid, that's hard, 'Lijah told him
An enormous thing there you seek
He just had parted the Jordan
Can't get dudes more unique
Good job!

He'd gone and walked right through (directly — Hallelu!)
He never had been dryer
Ho! He had a rock-solid, true (prophetic attitude)
And many they inspired

Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! Oh no!

Oh! No!
He said, I want God to (select me after you)
I've been a faithful squire
Ho! We gonna talk 'bout you (in Second Kings chapter 2)
Instead of making flyers

Who is to say what God's wanting?
Never can tell till He's done
Till then we've got to be patient
And be still when we'd rather run
Go slow

He said, I want God to (select me after you)
They said you may retire
Oh no, he said, I want times two (the Spirit He had in you)
And then He'll take you higher

Ho!
How indiscreet! How indiscreet!
How could he say that? How impolite!

Oh! He said, I want God to (select me after you)
They said you may retire
Ho, he said, I want times two (the Spirit He had in you)
And then it came with fire

How can this be? Doubt is defeat!
How can we pray now ... if our doubt ties us down?

Ho!
He said, I want God to (select me after you)
And then it came with fire
Hey! We gonna walk now, too (and let's see how we do)
Oh yayyyyy! (And then He'll take us higher)
God can bring the raindrops!
(We gonna walk now, too and let's see how we do)
Ooh God can bring the fire!
(And then He'll take us higher — so let's be savvy, too)
Ooh God can make a man need his mommy!
(We gonna walk now, too and let's see how we do)
Whoaaa, and He makes men strong!
(And then He'll take us higher — so let's be savvy, too)
(We gonna walk now, too and let's see how we do)

2 Kings 2:9
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?"
"Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit," Elisha replied.

She Got Away
Parody of "She's Got a Way" performed and written by Billy Joel
(John 8:1-11)

She got away without hurt
The Lord knows what she did
But He knows the guys that live around her
They brought her straight to Jesus
Mmm with stones inside their fists
But His logic hacked those beasts to pieces anyway

He's got a style that thrills me
Mmm I don't know why it is
But He has a path that frees the guilty
He taught a way that's shocking
Mmm I'm nowhere wise as Him
But I listen up when He starts talking anyway

He comforts me when I've fallen down
Entirely — 'cause I'm a clown
Just watch and see
I might get turned around

We've got a way of stonin'
Mmm-mmm mmm those who make us feel
That we have the right to keep on throwin'
He's got a light that found us
Oh-oh ohh and everyone should know
A million deeds we've done surround us everywhere

He comforts me when I've fallen down
In spite of me — or I would drown
I'm lost at sea
But I'll get turned around
Oh oh-oh oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh

He got reviled — it chills me
Mmm I don't know why it is
That they had to laugh when we were guilty
But we saw Him pray to God there
Mmm "They don't know what they did
"But they'll know in time — forgive them, Father, anyway"

John 8:10-11
And straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on do not sin any longer."


Humble Heart
Parody of "Hungry Heart" performed and written by Bruce Springsteen
(James 4:10, Luke 14:11, Matthew 18:2-4, 23:12, 1 Peter 5:6; Isaiah 57:15; Psalm 25:9; Jeremiah 9:24; 2 Corinthians 10:17-18)

Yeah!
Come on! Whoa!

Saw the wise men give Him gold and more, Jack
They went out for a ride, went another way back
Like the giver that brought gold there has shown
I took a long trip — cannot just head home

Everybody's gotta humble their heart
Everybody's gotta humble their heart
Lay down your luggage and don't say you're smart
Everybody's gotta huh huh humble their heart
Ooh oh-oh

I let Him in my vain, proud heart
I felt a tug — I knew I had to bend
The Book that He had me read lit a spark
Now here I am, proud to sing 'bout my Friend

Everybody's gotta humble their heart
Everybody's gotta humble their heart
Lay down your luggage if you think you're smart
Everybody's gotta huh huh humble their heart
(Everybody's gotta humble their heart)

La la la — la la la
Ohhhh yeah-heh
La la la — la la la

Everybody needs His grace to rest
Everybody wants to have a hope
Don't wait to reference what the Bible says
Ain't nobody like to be a dope
Oh-way-hey

Everybody's gotta humble their heart
Everybody's gotta humble their heart
Lay down your luggage now and play it smart
Everybody's gotta huh huh humble their heart
(Everybody's gotta humble their heart)

(Everybody's gotta humble their heart) Oh-oh yeaahhh
They gotta huh huh humble their heart (Everybody's gotta humble their heart)
(Lay down your luggage now and play it smart) Oh-oh yeaahhh
(Everybody's gotta humble their heart) Ooh! La-la-la yeaaah!
Whoa - la la la — la la la
Ooh! La-la heyyy-ey-ey-ey-ey!
La la la — la la la
Oh-oh yeaahh! Mmmm - mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
Ohhhhhhh

Matthew 18:2-4
And He called a child to Himself and set him among them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you change and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. So whoever will humble himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


School of Ours
Parody of "Boulevard" performed and written by Jackson Browne
(1 Corinthians 4:12-13, John 15:18-25)

Down at that school of ours, they make it hard
They look at Christ with such disregard
They say there can't be one — true way through God's own Son
But if you choose this Way, you wind up making enemies
It's OK

You know, the kids can talk, but put down those rocks
Their jokes are old — they will eat their chalk
Now that the goin's tough — they mess the young ones up
I know that we have rights — seldom they provide
It's no lie!

Nobody tries to see (Nobody, nobody)
Nobody treats it like it's not a disease (Nobody, nobody)
No one befriends you, and they glare at me (Nobody, nobody)
Yo, buddy

No ... nobody, baby

Their hearts are hard, but our hides are tough
Down at that school of ours, it might get rough

Minds have been closed
We've seen the courtroom battles and the speech rights revoked
And everybody talks 'bout science like they're sayin' somethin' — ha!
They don't know

Nobody knows truth (Nobody, nobody)
Nobody holds to nothin' (Nobody, nobody)
Nobody tells you what you're drinkin' now (Nobody, nobody)
Nobody

Hey, hey, babe
You got to watch your feet, believers need to be on guard
They can stray, baby
From spending time at that school of ours

It's like this
It is the way it is (at that school of ours)
Yeah-eh-eh, yeah, baby (at that school of ours)
It's "blend in" time at that school of ours

1 Corinthians 4:12-13
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world — right up to this moment.