Head First: I Want to Be a Clone!

Monday, October 31, 2005

I Want to Be a Clone!

I've recently been reminded of this song by Steve Taylor. He had a band in the eighties and showed me that sarcasm and satire were actually spiritual gifts. These lyrics are priceless.

I Want To Be A Clone
by Steve Taylor
©1982 Birdwing Music; Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co.; C.A. Music (ASCAP)

I'd gone through so much other stuff
That walking down the aisle was tough
But now I know it's not enough
I want to be a clone
I asked the Lord into my heart
They said that was the way to start
But now you've got to play the part
I want to be a clone

Be a clone and kiss conviction goodnight
Cloneliness is next to Godliness, right?
I'm grateful that they show the way
'Cause I could never know the way
To serve him on my own
I want to be a clone

They told me that I'd fall away
Unless I followed what they say
Who needs the Bible anyway?
I want to be a clone
Their language it was new to me
But Christianese got through to me
Now I can speak it fluently
I want to be a clone


Send in the clones
Ah, I kind of wanted to tell my friends and people about it, you know
You're still a babe
You have to grow
Give it twenty years or so
'Cause if you want to be one of his
Got to act like one of us


So now I see the whole design
My church is an assembly line
The parts are there
I'm feeling fine
I want to be a clone
I've learned enough to stay afloat
But not so much I rock the boat
I'm glad they shoved it down my throat
I want to be a clone


Everybody must get cloned


ninjanun said...

Wow. I wish I had heard more of his music back when I was a baby Christian. It might have helped me put my finger on what I thought was wrong with the church, but didn't have the proper language to express.

Love those lyrics! As appropriate today as they were when he first wrote them.

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Ausbury said...

Steve Taylor was WAY ahead of his time. He had a heluva lot to say (example: Lifeboat) and he said it. Do you know if he's written a book? I'd love to read it.