"Ike's Girl" Released As New Single
Tue., Jul. 5. 2005 5:34pm EDT
On July 4, ApologetiX released its latest single, "Are You Gonna Be Ike's Girl," a parody of "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet.
The opening track from our "New & Used Hits" CD, the song tells the Biblical story (Genesis 24) of how Abraham's son Isaac met Rebekah -- a long-distance "blind date" arranged by Abraham through his servant. And what did they do on their date? They got married!
Although the parody incorporates plenty of humor and pop-culture references, lyricist J. Jackson says there is a serious Biblical lesson to be learned about the power of prayer:
"Here we have a servant going to a distant land to find a bride for the beloved son of his master, the heir of the family name and fortune. It's a crucial task, and the servant prays a very specific prayer for help, and God answers that prayer very specifically. And the rest is history ... ancient history."
"Are You Gonna Be Ike's Girl" has been a mainstay of the band's 2005 concerts, showcasing the stellar tambourinemanship of Bill Hubauer, who also plays keyboards, rhythm guitar and fiddle for the band.
This is the second single from "New & Used Hits." The first, "JC's Mom," was number one for six weeks on the national Alternative/Modern Rock chart in the American Christian Music Journal earlier this year.
Please consider contacting your favorite local and/or Internet Christian music station(s) to ask them to play "Are You Gonna Be Ike's Girl." If you'd like to know how to do so, please send an email to our radio promoter, Seth Holloway, at RELAPSE777@aol.com. Make sure you tell him what city and state you are located in and what stations, if any, you usually listen to. Thanks!