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The 22 Songs

1. We're in a Parody Band
Parody of "We're an American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad

2. Lifestyles of the Rich & Nameless
Parody of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" by Good Charlotte

3. Boy Tell the World
Parody of "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night

4. Choose Your Daddy
Parody of "Who's Your Daddy" by Toby Keith

5. Meshach
Parody of "Love Shack" by The B-52's

6. I'm Gonna Feed (500 Mouths)
Parody of "I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)" by The Proclaimers

7. Get Found Tonight
Parody of "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band

8. Look Yourself
Parody of "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
Lyrics | MP3

9. Should I Pray or Should I Go?
Parody of "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by The Clash

10. The Spittle
Parody of "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

11. Sweet Oholibamah
Parody of "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

12. It's Not Eden
Parody of "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting

13. Listening After Midnight
Parody of "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest

14. Psum 14
Parody of "Fat Lip" by Sum 41

15. The Word
Parody of "Grease" by Frankie Valli

16. Wherever You Will Sow
Parody of "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

17. Wake Up Talitha Cumi
Parody of "Wake Up Little Susie" by The Everly Brothers

18. Guide the Way
Parody of "By the Way" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

19. Little-Read Bible Book
Parody of "Lil' Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

20. Downer of a Sister
Parody of "Chop Suey" by System of a Down

21. Lazy Brain
Parody of "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
Lyrics | MP3

22. Called My Wife
Parody of "All My Life" by Foo Fighters

Adam Up

Although over two thirds of the 500-plus parodies we've written are still waiting to be recorded, it seems we seldom venture into the vault when we're selecting songs for a fresh parody project. This CD is a prime example; we started almost totally from scratch. Consequently, we didn't know exactly what kind of theme would develop until we had rough ideas for all of the parodies.

When the dust cleared, we noticed that two of the most powerful new songs had something (or somebody) in common — Adam. One told the story of Adam and Eve and the other the story of Cain and Abel, but both were told from Adam's perspective. Those stories have been told so many times that it's easy to sleepwalk through them when you're reading Genesis, consequently missing the fact that they're true stories about real people.

But they are indeed real people. The Apostle Paul speaks about Adam as a real person and not a symbolic figure (Romans 5:14, 1 Corinthians 15:22-45 , 1 Timothy 2:13-14), as does Jude (Jude 1:14) and the Gospel of Luke traces Jesus' genealogy back to Adam and his son Seth (Luke 3:38). Paul also mentions Eve in 2 Corinthians 11:3 and 1 Timothy 2:13. Jesus Himself speaks about Abel (Matthew 23:35, Luke 11:51), as does the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 11:4, 12:24), who also mentions Cain (Hebrews 11:4) as do John and Jude ( 1 John 3:12, Jude 1:11).

Having Adam give a play-by-play account of those two famous events really seemed to add something special to the songs and the entire project. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to get Adam's name in the title. This CD features a large variety of Biblical characters from Adam up to the Apostles, in fact, everyone from Adam up to people today. All the previous ApologetiX projects have discussed both Old and New Testament characters and themes, but this is the first one that went from "Adam up," hence the name.

On a more humorous note, we've released so many CDs over the years, it's getting hard for our feeble minds to remember just how many we have, especially if you count the Christmas EP CD, let alone the numerous studio and "live" cassettes we released in the early 1990's that are now (and forever) out of print, even though some of our diehard fans insist on including them in discographies on their websites :)

So what number album or CD is this for us? Depends on your criteria for counting. The group Chicago cornered the market on albums named after numerals long ago. Now if somebody asks about this one, we can just say, "Add 'em up." Of course, we'll spell it "Adam Up." It won't be the first time ApologetiX spelled something differently, will it?