November 25 Impromptu Concert -“Egyptian God”

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Things were boring at the other place so Lazarus Mudd put on an impromptu concert for the poor, neglected readers of IPR.  Five songs were performed including one new original written just that day for the occasion.  Of course, Cyberpig removed the concert from the page a few hours after it posted, but it is saved below in all its glory.

I am Going to the Lordy 

I am going to the Lordy, I am so glad, 
I am going to the Lordy, I am so glad, 
I am going to the Lordy, 
Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!
I am going to the Lordy. 
I love the Lordy with all my soul,
Glory hallelujah! 
And that is the reason I am going to the Lord,
Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!
I am going to the Lord. 
I saved my party and my land, 
Glory hallelujah!
But they have murdered me for it, 
And that is the reason I am going to the Lordy, 
Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!
I am going to the Lordy!
I wonder what I will do when I get to the Lordy, 
I guess that I will weep no more
When I get to the Lordy!
Glory hallelujah!
I wonder what I will see when I get to the Lordy, 
I expect to see most glorious things, 
Beyond all earthly conception
When I am with the Lordy!
Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!
I am with the Lord.

Something seasonal:

Must Be Santa

Who’s got a beard that’s long and white?
Santa’s got a beard that’s long and white
Who comes around on a special night?
Santa comes around on a special night
Special Night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus
Who wears boots and a suit of red?
Santa wears boots and a suit of red
Who wears a long cap on his head?
Santa wears a long cap on his head
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus
Who’s got a big red cherry nose?
Santa’s got a big red cherry nose
Who laughs this way: “HO HO HO”?
Santa laughs this way: “HO HO HO”
HO HO HO, cherry nose
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus
Who very soon will come our way?
Santa very soon will come our way
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh?
Santa’s little reindeer pull his sleigh
Reindeer sleigh, come our way
HO HO HO, cherry nose
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen
Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen
Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton
Reindeer sleigh, come our way
HO HO HO, cherry nose
Cap on head, suit that’s red
Special night, beard that’s white
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

This song is dedicated to Dwight Howard:

He Was a Friend of Mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can’t keep from cryin’
‘Cause he was a friend of mine
He died on the road
He died on the road
He never had enough money
To pay his room or board
And he was a friend of mine
I stole away and cried
I stole away and cried
‘Cause I never had too much money
And I never been quite satisfied
And he was a friend of mine
He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
And he was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I hear his name
Lord I just can’t keep from cryin’
‘Cause he was a friend of mine.

This next song goes out to NewFed.  Wherever you are brother, I love ya:
Never Learn Not to Love

Cease to resist, come on say you love me
Give up your world, come on and be with me
I’m your kind, I’m your kind, and I seeCome on come on, ooo I love you pretty girl
My life is yours, and you can have my world
I’m your kind, I’m your kind, and I see

Never had a lesson I ever learned
I know I could never learn not to love you
Come in now closer
Come in closer closer closer ahhhh

Submission is a gift, give it to your lover
Love and understanding is for one another
I’m your kind, I’m your kind, and I see

Never had a lesson I ever learned
I know I could never learn not to love you
Come in now closer
Come in closer come in closer ahhhh

Ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhhhhh
Ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhhhhh

Now for an original composition:

Egyptian God

Horseshoes and Grenades
Almost only counts
So says the merchant of lemonade
Horseshoes and Grenades
Stick it all out
Show us the bosomful bounty
Horseshoes and Grenades
Make it come all about
Like a listless hermaphrodite
Horseshoes and Grenades
Almost never counts
Unless you the power to make it right
Ra and Osiris
Ptah and Isis
The Egyptian gods ascend
Spilling the seed of Sin
Making misery of men
This is how the world begins
And this is how it ends
Through Horseshoes and Grenades
Through competition we maim
Until only the Egyptian God remains

Thanks for listening.  I hope you enjoyed the impromptu concert.

1. I am Going to the Lordy
2. Must Be Santa
3. He Was a Friend of Mine
4. Never Learn Not to Love
5. Egyptian God

Music Monday: The Sign

There’s already so much meaning behind the Ace of Base song “The Sign“.

A couple weeks ago, Lazarus took it to another level.

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
Life is demanding without understanding
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong
But where do you belong?