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The 17 Songs

1. Working for the Weakened
Parody of "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy

2. Your Lunch
Parody of "Your Love" by The Outfield

3. Keep Your Ham to Yourself
Parody of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by The Georgia Satellites

4. Don't Stop Till Egypt
Parody of "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

5. Judge
Parody of "Jump" by Van Halen

6. The Power Above
Parody of "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News

7. Monkeys for Uncles
Parody of "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits

8. Too Much Grime on My Hands
Parody of "Too Much Time on My Hands" by Styx

9. Hosanna
Parody of "Rosanna" by Toto

10. Jesse's Boy
Parody of "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

11. Dancing With the Ark
Parody of "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen

12. Fishin' on a Pier
Parody of "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

13. Mister Christian
Parody of "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger

14. Dude (Would Like to Save Me)
Parody of "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" by Aerosmith

15. The Atheists
Parody of "The Way it is" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range

16. Timeline
Parody of "Limelight" by Rush

17. 80's Medley: Octagon But Not Forgotten
Parody of "10 Classic Hits" by 10 Classic Artists

Wise Up and Rock

We loved the 80's. We lived the 80's. So we thought we'd revisit them with a biblical perspective -- something most of us lacked in the 80s.

As you may have guessed, Wise Up and Rock is a play on words referencing Luke 5:23, where Jesus said, "Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?"

In fact, we were so used to saying "Rise up and walk," that when we first named this CD, the quote from Jesus was much easier for us to say than the CD title.

Incidentally, when our lead singer, J. Jackson, joined his first Christian group in 1986, his solo was a song called "Wise Up." He spent the rest of the '80's in secular rock bands, so his singing career for that decade could be summarized as "Wise Up" and rock.

It also summarizes what we try to get people to do -- learn (wise up) while they're rocking and rolling. Like the guy on the cover of this CD, the Bible is behind everything we do. As our bassist, Keith Haynie, says: "Wise up and rock. I have been telling people that for years."