Their Story

As I've been listening nonstop to my new "Lost and Found" box set I rediscovered a song I heard them play in concert several years ago. The song is titled "Used to be" and for a "christian" band it's very edgy if not controversial. What I love about it is the issues it brings up are often the social happenings of this world most churches and Christians turn a blind eye to. It's as if these problems aren't real and if they are then it's not our duty as followers of Jesus to bring about change.

"Used to be"
Lost and Found


Superman was killed in Dallas
There's no love left in the palace
Someone took the Beatles's lead guitar
Have another Chevis Regal
Your twelve years old and sex is legal
Your parents don't know where or who you are
Used to be the hero of the ball game
Took the time to shake the loser's hand
Used to be that failure only meant you didn't try
In a world where people gave a damn

Great big wars in little places
Look at all those frightened faces
But don't come here we just ain't got the room
Love thy neighbor's wife and daughter
You cleanse your life with holy water
Hey we don't need to bathe we've got perfume
Used to be a knight in shining armor
Didn't have to own a shiny car
'Cuz dignity and courage were the measure of a man
And not the drugs he needs to hide his scars

And can your teacher read
And does your preacher pray
And does your president have soul
Have you heard a real good ethnic joke today
Mama took her speed
Daddy ran away
But you mustn't lose control
You see the kids are wild we just can't tame 'em
Do we have a right to blame 'em

We fed them all our indecision
And raped their minds with television
But what the hell
They're too young to feel pain
But I believe that love will save tomorrow
I believe that truth will make us free
Someone tried to say it and we nailed him to a cross
I guess it's still the way it used to be

** I found a video (raw) on You Tube of them singing it.

Comments

Bridget said…
Hi, my vid - LAF's #1 fan and #1 listener, most likely :)

http://www.geocities.com/theweirdguys/


Yes, I have all the tapes I could possibly get, all the CDs, even found a copy of Everlastin' Alright. . .

Just thought I'd say hi since I saw the link from YouTube!

Stein Auf!
Bridget

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