Thursday, December 13, 2012

DSC to 815: Mean Mistreater

Mean mistreater, you make me cry,
You litigate around, and sue me dry.
Mean mistreater, can't you see DSC is real?
Are you satisfied, with the souls you steal?

I've tried hard to live without you, in so many ways.
I just can't help myself from thinking of you, for the rest of my days.
Lawyers at my door step, won't leave me alone.
You just can't get used to it, now that I'm on my own.

I know all about you, your odd miter too,
Your words and deeds, your Bishop zoo.
Mean mistreater, if you needed me,
I'm needin' you to set me free.

Apologies to Grand Funk Railroad.

Friday, November 16, 2012

+KJS' Dream

I dreamt I met a Carolinian
A most amazing man
He had that look
You very rarely find
That calm and peaceful kind

I gave him sixty days
To say what had happened
How it all began
I asked again
He never said a word
As if he hadn't heard

And next the room was full
Of wild and angry bishops
They seemed to hate this man
They fell on him and then disappeared

Then I saw thousands of millions
Crying for this man
And then I heard them mentioning my name
And leaving me the blame

Apologies to Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

If I were a candidate ...

If I were a candidate
And you were undecided
Would you vote for me anyway
Could I kiss your... baby

If I was a stinker
Would you mind helping me
To get the post I seek
With you standing behind me

Say you'll vote for promises
Say you'll vote for appearances
I've given you my best one liners
Can't you give me your vote on Tuesday

If I wave my hands in the air
Would you still vote for me
Answer me babe, "Yes I would
I'll put you above me"

If I were the chief lawmaker
Working on the budget
Would you put your trust in me
With my hand in your wallet

If I were a candidate
And you were undecided
Would you vote for me anyway
Could I kiss your... baby

Would you vote for me anyway
Could I kiss your... baby

Apologies to James Timothy "Tim" Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

On The Good Ship T.E.C.

Okay, I have come up with another possible song for use by the Episcopal organization. This one can be ued at their next General Convention in 2015.

I've thrown away your laws
Your doctrines and creeds.
I wanna make some noise
With brand new liturgies.

Some day I'm going to write.
A new Prayer Book too.
And when I do,
how would you
like to walk with me and Louie Crew...

On the good ship T.E.C.
Its about relationship between you and me.
Where Bishops play
With the theology of the day.

Kool-aid stands everywhere,
Giant puppets of doom fill the air.
And there you were
Heading right for the iceberg.

See the House of Deputies
do the tootsie roll
This kind of thing's gonna take its toll.
When you take the Devil's hand,
You'll awake in the frying pan.

On the good ship T.E.C.
Its a bad trip into heresy
So dream away
On the good ship T.E.C.

Shamelessly inspired by,
"The Good Ship Lollipop"

music by R. Whiting and words by S. Clare

I've thrown away my toys
Even my drum and train.
I wanna make some noise
With real live aeroplanes.
Some day I'm going to fly.
I'll be a pilot too.
And when I do, how would you
Like to be my crew...

On the good ship lollipop.
Its a sweet trip to a candy shop
Where bon-bons play
On the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay.

Lemonade stands everywhere.
Crackerjack bands fill the air.
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar.

See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devils food cake.
If you eat too much ooh ooh
You'll awake with a tummy ache.

On the good ship lollipop
Its a night trip into bed you hop
And dream away
On the good ship lollipop.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Bishop's Song

Now that the Episcopal organization (no longer a Christian Church) has approved and published "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant: Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships" (Read it for yourself), several of us thought that this "liturgical resource" needs some really good music.

I couldn't resist the challenge. Here is my first crack at it:

The Bishop's Song by Wallace Hartley 07/13/2012
I bless you.

You bless me.

We're a happy family.

With a great big hug,

And a kiss from me to you,

Won't you say you bless me too?

I bless you.

You bless me.

We are friends like friends should be.

With a great big hug,

And a kiss from me to you,

Won't you say you bless me too? (Sung to the tune of the Barney Song)

Something about the purple outfit worn by the character in the video below seems appropriate for Episcopal bishops to consider as vestments to wear when they go out into the world evangelizing their new religion.

(Warning: some of the images are graphic)

Monday, April 2, 2012

I've Seen The Theology and the Damage Done

As I witness the decline of the Episcopal Church, I want to shake those bishops and priests who have taken such liberties with Christian theology that their Church can no longer be characterized as a country club for rich white folks. A more appropriate characterization might be that of the "pusher" who feeds his junkies with soul stealing lies and feeds their insatiable appetites for new addictions.
I caught you knockin' at my parish door
I love you, baby, can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

I saw this church take and change its stand
I watched your theology take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Serve Him to keep from falling out.

I've seen your theology and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But TEC is like a settin' sun.

Apologies to Mr. Young

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Ship That Would Not Die is Back

The USS Laffey is back!

Read all about it!

Years ago, I read a book about the heroic action the crew of the Laffey performed. The book can still be found at Amazon, and I highly recommend it.