derrick webbThere’s been some controversy in the so called “Christain” community over the quote “explicit” lyrics to a song on the new Derrick Webb album “Stockholm Syndrome.”  I totally agree , if explicit means “Derrick explicitly said what needed to be said to the Christian community as a whole.”

Here is the song and the lyrics. It reminded me of  hearing a sermon by Tony Campolo that began like this:  “I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”

So tell me, What matters more to you?

You say you always treat people like you like to be
I guess you love being hated for your sexuality
You love when people put words in your mouth
‘Bout what you believe, make you sound like a freak

‘Cause if you really believe what you say you believe
You wouldn’t be so damn reckless with the words you speak
Wouldn’t silently consent when the liars speak
Denyin’ all the dyin’ of the remedy

Tell me, brother, what matters more to you?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?

If I can tell what’s in your heart by what comes out of your mouth
Then it sure looks to me like being straight is all it’s about
It looks like being hated for all the wrong things
Like chasin’ the wind while the pendulum swings

‘Cause we can talk and debate until we’re blue in the face
About the language and tradition that he’s comin’ to save
Meanwhile we sit just like we don’t give a shit
About 50,000 people who are dyin’ today

Tell me, brother, what matters more to you?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?

  1. Jeffrey Turpin says:

    OMG a “curse” word!!! 🙂

  2. praisingod says:

    I have never heard that song, but I intend to listen to it! I love songs with powerful lyrics!
    I get so SICK of people in church putting so much emphasis on what they wear to church rather than what they are in church. (I hope I just made sense to someone there. :]) But seriously, we are more worried about how we look and how our church BUILDING looks rather than who we are and what we can do for others. You can tell that we are either in or VERY close to the last days!

    Matthew 15:8-9 These people draw near unto me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

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