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Puff The Magic Jesus

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by gekko, May 19, 2006.

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  1. gekko

    gekko New Member

    Sep 16, 2005
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    I thought that title would draw some curious minds.

    here are the lyrics to the song "What About Them?" by John Reuben (who in fact is jewish if you didn't know. yeah!) - what's your opinion on the lyrics?

    Puff the magic Jesus
    Floats around the universe
    The United States is His favorite place on the whole entire earth
    So sing your songs and wave your flag
    And thank the Lord for all you have
    But what about them?
    Did you forget about them?

    We came we conquered never speak of this again life
    Must go on let’s not think of them
    Things are comfortable now the pioneers have settled in
    A perfect blend of progress and pale skin
    For our sake and those to come
    We’ll rewrite the text so you can forget where you came from
    Tell it in a way that will build your self esteem
    Repackage the product and sell the American dream


    History is best forgotten and even better rewritten
    And since there’s no forgetting let’s remember it different
    Commit to it so strongly till you believe it
    The truth is there but you aren’t able to receive it
    You need to know you’re safe here
    Hide your face here cuz you found your faith here
    But four walls with no windows doesn’t mean you’re it
    Four walls with no windows doesn’t mean they don’t exist


    What a prosperous, wondrous place
    Remember to say grace before we scrape our plates
    And ignore the crying outside the door sure
    You’ll pray for their burdens but you don’t want to make it yours
    Thin lines divide but there’s a world of difference
    So crawl back into your happy existence and feel the bliss of ignorance keep you warm
    Blessed are those who mourn but it’s so foreign
    The more you have the less you care
    The less you care the more you become unaware
    And sure life’s not fair but it favors us apparently
    And how are we to interpret this excess
    Is it God’s favor ill-behavior or simply man’s modern progress
    God bless us as we sweep this mess under the rug
    Don’t want to walk barefoot on the tile and step in the mud
    Out of sight out of mind and pushed to the side
    Left for someone else to rationalize and justify


    i like this album "The Boy vs. The Cynic" - its very profound lyrically - and the music is amazing.
  2. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member
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    Jun 26, 2003
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    Asleep In The Light

    Do you see, do you see, all the people sinking down,

    Don't you care, don't you care, are you gonna let them drown,

    How can you be so numb, not to care if they come,

    You close your eyes and pretend the job's done.

    Oh Bless me Lord, bless me Lord, you know it's all I ever hear,

    No one aches, no one hurts, no one even sheds one tear,

    But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds, and He cares for your needs,

    And you just lay back and keep soaking it in, oh, can't you see it's such sin?

    Cause He brings people to your door,

    And you turn them away, as you smile and say,

    God bless you, be at peace, and all Heaven just weeps,

    Cause Jesus came to your door, you've left Him out on the streets.

    Open up, open up, and give yourself away,

    You've seen the need, you hear the cry, so how can you delay,

    God's calling and you're the one, but like Jonah you run,

    He's told you to speak, but you keep holding it in, Oh, can't you see it's such sin?

    The world is sleeping in the dark,

    That the church can't fight, cause it's asleep in the light,

    How can you be so dead, when you've been so well fed,

    Jesus rose from the grave, and you, you can't even get out of bed,

    Oh, Jesus rose from the dead, come on, get out of your bed.

    How can you be so numb, not to care if they come,

    You close your eyes and pretend the job's done,

    You close your eyes and pretend the job's done,

    Don't close your eyes, don't pretend the job's done.

    Come away, come away, come away with Me, My love,

    Come away, from this mess, come away with Me, My love.

    Keith Green
  3. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    I find them and this thread offensive. It is not needed on a Christian board.

  4. music4Him

    music4Him New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Wow thanks to the new format I can post a reply on this.
    I don't find this song offensive. :thumbs:
    But "Puff the Magic Jesus" is. :thumbs_down:
  5. gekko

    gekko New Member

    Sep 16, 2005
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    the song "what about them" is not mocking Jesus at all.

    do you not see it is mocking those who are professing christians?
    its speaking out against hyprocrisy.
    much like what i did when i posted the thread "just something i wrote"
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