Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Two new Derek Webb songs!

I am guessing these will be on his new live dvd coming out this summer. Again he seems to have opened up my skull and come inside my head and efectivly said in song what I have a hard time saying in words. Thank you Derek for kicking my arse.


A King and a Kingdom:

Who’s your brother, who’s your sister
You’ll just walk past him, think you missed her
As we’re all migrating to a place where our Father lives
Cause we married into a family of immigrants

So my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country or a man
My first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
It’s to a King and a Kingdom

There are two great lies that I’ve heard
The day you eat of the fruit of that tree you will not surely die
And that Jesus Christ was white, middle class, republican
And if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like him

Repeat chorus

And nothing unifies like a common enemy
And we’ve got one sure as hell
He may be living in your house
He may be raising up your kids
He may be sleeping with your wife
Or he may not look like you think
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Rich Young Ruler:

Poverty
Is so hard to see
When it’s only on your TV
Or 20 miles across town

Where we’re all living so good
We moved out of Jesus’ neighborhood
Where He’s hungry and not feeling so good
For going through our trash

He says “More than just your cash and coin
I want your time, I want your voice
I want the things you just can’t give me”

“So what must we do
Here in the west we want to follow you
We speak the language and keep all the rules
Even a few that we made up”

“So come and follow me
Sell your house, sell your SUV
Sell your stocks, sell your security
Give it to the poor”

“What is this, hey what’s the deal
I don’t sleep around and I don’t steal
I want the things you just can’t give me
I want the things you just can’t give me”

“Cuz what you do to the least of these
My brothers you have done it to me
Cuz I want the things you just can’t give me
I want the things you just can’t give me”

2 comments:

Lara said...

So, do you think you'll come back to the Rumor Forum? Things have calmed down a bit.

I hope you choose to.


And.....I think some people aren't going to like these new songs so much - from a theological standpoint. ;)

David said...

personally I think these songs are great. He played "King and a Kingdom" when I saw him play back in October. By the way, He said at that show that the DVD was going to be out in June and here it is july and the folks at Lifeway have never heard anything about it.