Anything but the “f” word! 🙂 Congrats!
OW! I tried to stick with it, but :50 seconds was all I could stomach! He’s as bad at that as I would be!
Congrats! You made it twice as far as I did. (No need to hold Heeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavvvvveeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn out that long sir, especially when it’s coming through your nose. Try your mouth. It will do wonders for this thing we call tone.
what!!! I was so close!!!
Oh. My. Gosh. I thought *I* was nasally…. Poor fellow. This is how those people inexplicably get on American Idol; no one ever tells them to bag the singing career.
Them the lyrics. Huh? Too much there to start… 🙄
Them=Then, George, you twanging poor excuse for a singer….
It is quite early here, and everyone but me is asleep. Do I want to click on the little arrow and wake them up with this? After reading a few comments I think I will be loving and save it for another time. I can hardly wait. 🙄
Yep, 7 is the lucky number or is that the perfect number?
I need a beer or six now.
1) I love the random twang every now and then. It breaks up the nasal monotony.
2) For someone singing about being thrown into Hell, he seems rather calm about the whole matter. He even has the presence of mind to use manners. (please)
3) Also how does one get their name in the book? The chorus suggest “kneeling in prayer”… seems a little vague. Maybe I’m just too picky about wanting to know the details of TRUTH. 😮
I agree – “I went to church on Sunday, tho’ I never knelt in prayer.” That’s both vague and misleading. One isn’t required to KNEEL to pray, and one can kneel to pray and yet still be unregenerate.
I know,,, and really what is the prayer about?? Is it a prayer of wanting the Lions to win the Super Bowl? (please, please) OR Perhaps a prayer of wanting to be a better person by being a KJV 1611 Bible carrier? I mean come on, give a little substance to this song. You know -maybe singing about the redemption Jesus offers to all people might be helpful. It’s really just another ‘scare tactic’ people use in church.
+10 for wanting the Lions to win the Super Bowl 😀
And nowhere in the Bible does it say one must kneel to pray *in order to be saved,* which I think is the point! :sigh:
Don’t quit yer day job, Sparky.
What. The. Heck. Was. THAT?!? Ugh, I can’t even…. Oh nevermind.
And I’m very confused as to how someone that isn’t in the book would be standing at heavens east gate….. I don’t remember reading that anywhere…
The man is wearing a wedding ring… Do you suppose he sang a love song to bride at their wedding? Probably not… or she might have been a runaway bride!
I imagine he sang THIS song at his wedding.
let’s just hope she is deaf. 😛
I got through twelve seconds.
I hope he watches his videos……. because he has to know how horrible he is
I made it 38 seconds and I’m off to find my brain bleach! This is a good example of the fundy bubble. This poor fellow is probably told over and over again how amazing he is when he does church “specials”. Wonder if he’s hoping to be featured on the Ellen show when his video starts amassing millions of hits? 😆
42 seconds and I was done. Wow. I thought I might be able to make it through at first, when it was just rather overly country, but it when it because obvious he was going to span multiple keys while singing, I had to bail. 😛
Why would whoever is inside the gate of heaven have to ask you if you’re “born again”? Shouldn’t they already have this information? It’s like that song “Do Lord.” I hate that song. Why can’t we teach this one instead?
The video isn’t that interesting, but the song is amazing.
It’s called literary license.
I’ve been playing in a gospel bluegrass group for the last 13 years, and with various other groups since I was 14. My brother plays in a variety/rock group, my dad (84) plays country/gospel with a group that performs at mostly nursing homes. My son plays in a christian rock group (the ones with the screamers) His group “In Search of Reason” played Christfest this year. I don’t like the music much, but it has born fruit. The thing is, many songs, including traditional hymns of the faith, don’t always convey a complete and concise biblical message. This is something that has concerned me in the past and frankly still does, but I have come to the conclusion that if the song has more good than negative its probably redeemable.
We actually covered this song “bluegrass style” some years ago, at the time, we had a vocalist that could pull it off.
I’m all for literary license, but knowing how often songs wind up in sermon material, and get presented as truth and gospel, I think this guy needs to be more scriptural in his content.
beth, I tend to agree if the song is meant for worship, there really isn’t a compromise on needing to have a strong scriptural backing. I suppose if its more for “Christian Entertainment” maybe not so much? This song wasn’t exactly entertaining either.
Hey, go easy on the “Do Lord!” It reminds me of when I was in Girl Scouts as a kid. Of course, now I have that little tune stuck in my head…
I have listened to and watched many a painful and annoying video/audio clip on this site and always to the end but I don’t know if it’s because it’s very late or I felt my ears preparing to bleed that I just bailed after a couple of seconds. Not tonight. 😐
Yeah, that hurt my ears, even after I turned the sound down. 😯
My work computer blocks videos. For that I am grateful. I do remember this song though. Ugghhh
My fundy church would never have done something so low brow – not to mention the repetetive and shallow nature of the lyrics – we would have replaced it with something nice from a Patch the Pirate record.
Ah! That’s profundity!
This was beyond awful. If this was the gong show he’d have been GONGED after only a few seconds! I think if he was thrown into hell as the song implies they will force everyone to listen to him singing this for all eternity. It might… just might… be as bad as all that fire…
Buddy boy, do the world a favor, please, PLEASE, don’t sing again! 😮 🙁 😥 😈
After these comments, I’m glad I routinely skip watching the videos. 🙂
Ok, so I finally listened to it. I feel like there should be some sort of prize for makeing it all the way to the end. My husband actually laughed all the way though, so maybe that will have to be prize enough. 😎
A merry heart doeth good like medicine! Good for him that he was able to avoid the cringe factor. Y’all be proud of me now, I went and visited a totally non-fundy church this morning!!! Counting down to my last committment and telling my friends. It was so refreshing to see women greeters and women helping take up the offering, etc. Message was awesome, no screaming. 😀 😀 I did feel like I was cheating or something, I am sure it will take time for the guilt from years of brainwashing to diminish. 😎
Wait ’til you see women PREACHING, Not Swallowing!
I’m telling ya, it’s worth it.
I went to church where my son is youth minister, to hear him preach, because the senior pastor is out of town. This is a Baptist non-IFB church, and I love it there. NIV used, women take up offerings, lead in prayer, etc. I wore slacks, as did most other women…. My son did a fantastic job, she says with no obvious bias whatever… I wish it were not a fifty-five mile found trip, because I do like that church. 🙂
Bias totally allowed! 😀
It has been such a long time since I have been in an IFB church I don’t understand why anyone even goes at all. (except that guilt runs deep) I absolutely LOVE my church now and everything about it. Women are in positions of leadership (not preaching, but everything else) and the preaching isn’t preaching, it is teaching, and it is done from the Word of God. Our Pastor is the leader, but he freely admits it is not HIS church, it is Jesus’ church and JESUS is the Senior Pastor. It is so refreshing.
So I have told several more people as next Sunday is my last day at my fundy church and so far I have heard: “Remember, there is no perfect church” as if I think there is…”I don’t go to church to please myself, I want to hear from God”, as if I just want to be pleased, “Just make sure you don’t forsake the assembling…” because it is assumed that if you are leaving you are a backslidden…”Where are you going to go?” my I don’t have a place picked out yet gets met with wide eyes…. What else can I expect people? What were you told as you made your exits? Any good responses that don’t lead to hurt feelings or debate? 😕
And next Sunday I will use my new obnoxiously long screen name. You will like it, I do.
By the way, I made my kids a batch of koolaid today and as I went to drink some, I laughed… 😛 at least it was my own koolaid?
You’ll probably get pitying comments and passive-aggressive insults as well as being ignored or snubbed. Stand firm in the liberty wherewith Christ has set you free and don’t become entangled again in chains! Looking forward to your new name!
Oooooh- Notswallowingthekoolaidbutstillin – I got those too! “No perfect church” and “forsaking the assembling” were some of my favorites. I especially loved “if you change your mind and want to come back, we wont thing any less of you” from the pastor’s wife herself. Of course she would think less of us.
Depending on the character of your soon-to-be-former-church, you probably won’t hear from most of the people again. The shunning will be swift and purposeful. You’ll likely lose some Facebook friends if you are friends with church members. They like to think that you’ve been struck down by lightning.
I flat out told people that “God was leading me to find a different church”. It was true, and they couldn’t really argue with it. It’s easier to leave it at that and not go into nitty gritty details. Details lead to arguments/fights/petty reasons they will pin against you for the reason you left.
All the best! The grass really is greener…
Thanks for the advice, Free at Last. I agree with you and giving details is probably not a good idea as things I say will be distorted as they get talked about as is the nature of people in any context passing things along word of mouth even non fundys but expecially fundys. It is true that God is leading me to leave, this isn’t an impulsive move as I have been there for six years now. I hope I don’t lose those who I do consider genuine friends. Most are just at the aquaintance level but there are a few I would hope don’t abandon me.
You probably won’t lose your real friends. My husby and I still keep in touch with the people we really care about, and they were happy we still wanted too.
You’ll probably have to be the first to contact them though. They’ll need to know that you don’t want to leave them too.
That is what I have been telling each one so far that I am not leaving them and that I want the friendship to continue, I guess part of the trouble with seeing each other in person is the whole they are always in church and at church ministries and activities and that is how IFB churches are structured so you don’t have too much of your own time on your hands. One this afternoon said she completely understands why I am leaving… 😀
Who lied to this kid and told him he could sing and play guitar? 😯
This guy CAN sing and play guitar, what he is not doing is singing and playing WELL. 🙄
Ahhhh yes, cheerfully/calmly singing songs about people going to hell.
We used to joke that Bob Jones Sr probably sang songs about hell in the shower, i.e. to the tune of “Jesus Saves”: “and the sinner shall burn in hell, doo de doo, doo de doo” etc.
Ever notice how happy all the “dying songs” are? “I’ll fly away” is the cheeriest dirge I’ve ever heard. It’s not about the rapture, it’s about looking forward to death. We used to go to a church that the song leader was hung up on death songs. Then they wondered why everyone hesitated before they took the communion Welch’s.
They sang I’ll Fly Away and When the Roll is Called Up Yonder at my fiance’s funeral. I started singing with one of ’em, but I just couldn’t continue. 😥
We had a guy just like this fellow who would sing for the Talent Show every year at Family Camp. It was awful, but he had some sort of disability or he went to public school or something and nobody had the heart to tell him that it was really just a “joyful noise”.
My dad calls it “spear throwin’ music”. 🙂 (1 Sam 18)
That guitar is really out of tune. 😆
I have never heard of that song. Here I was, thinking he was going to sing a parody song, asking fundies to search the book (the Bible) again for anything about KJVO, slacks, rock music, anti-racial marriage, finding God’s will for your life, dedicating your life to the Lord, etc. I actually listened for like 20 seconds before I realized this was just another tripey fundy jingle.
Someone should let him know: The WESTERN gate is wide open.
Well, that was a loooong four minutes …
My ears hurt.
At least now we know for certain that Chick Tracts do not make good songs.
In this guy’s defense, he seems to know that he’s not the greatest performer in the world. He writes this in the description of the video on YouTube:
“I wish I could do a better job on them [these songs that he sings]. One day I’ll get to sing them perfectly with all the saints.”
I hope we don’t sing this song in heaven, though.
I have never heard this before. Apparently the devil doesn’t want me to hear it either. I was listening along until the video randomly stopped at the part of what to do if you wanted to get into heaven.
You owe the devil your thanks in that case. 😛
If you are singing that awfully, and that awful of a song does the tie help make it more “professional” somehow?
Hate hate hate this song. Nothing but guilt and condemnation, and whenever I sung it, or heard it sung, I always imagined myself in the place of man who we were singing from the point of view of. And that’s not a nice place to be.
I didn’t think much of this song before, and had happily forgotten about it. Thanks a lot, Darrell. It will probably run through my head all day at work tomorrow.
I inflicted 51 seconds on the Mrs. Good thing we already ate, or I might be going hungry.
This song is bad enough sung by a “good” singer. This was painful.
Erm….I think I shall skip this one today. I still have the special that my pastor sang tonight in my head. SUCH a good song. Wish I knew the title of it….
It is told from the first person view of a saved sinner waiting outside Heaven, watching prophets and martyrs go in, getting dismayed. Then the man gets excited when he sees a great crowd containing Rahab, David, and others, lead by the thief on the cross. It was very encouraging to hear, as we are all just sinners saved by the blood of Jesus. Sounds like its more encouraging than this here dreck.
That song is called “I can go in”. I heard it sung at a funeral and I was balling like a baby.
Balling is an unusual activity for a funeral. 😈
I *KNEW* someone would say it… Naughty. 😉
The song is called “I can go in”. It’s greatness!
Well, this was just so bad – it is the first video that I just couldn’t finish… Started it, stopped it after about 30 seconds, resumed it, stopped at 44 seconds, where it will stay.
I’ve never heard the song, and unless someone can sing it with his mouth instead of his nose, I probably never will… (well, maybe tomorrow, if I’m bored at work).
Sadly, I remember a friend of mine singing that song in church probably 30 years ago….and even more sad, I liked it then. 😳
I want to ask this guy what he did with the money.
You know, the money that was supposed to go for singing lessons. 😛
Okay, that was low.
Looked up the lyrics, as I defy anyone to get the words from Mr. Golden Throat.
Here’s part of the last verse, wehre I get the image of Jesus turning away and groaning, “No, no, not an eternity of this, please, anything, tell Hitler he can come in, anything but this! 😈 “:
And then He turned and left me standing there,
I knew it was too late now for prayer.
— esp if you’d been regaling Him with this performance. 😆
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