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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jesus Freak

Are you a Jesus Freak?

I was listening to one of my favorite songs by DC Talk the other day, Jesus Freak, and the words seemed to fit so well with one of the characters in my latest book, "Ryann Watters and the Shield of Faith." Upon returning to Aeliana; Ryann, Liddy, and Terell encounter a wild dwarf in the desert by the name of Eljon. He's my 'John the Bapist' character and Jared Sloger (my interior artist) captured him well with this rendering:
Here's a link to DC Talk's music video and a version from their live concert! The words are below. So, are you a Jesus Freak?
Separated, I cut myself clean
From a past that comes back
in my darkest of dreams
Been apprehended by a spiritual force
And a grace that replaced all the me I've divorced

I saw a man with tat on his big fat belly
It wiggled around like marmalade jelly
It took me a while to catch what it said
Cause I had to match the rhythm Of his belly with my head
'Jesus Saves' is what it raved in a typical tattoo green
He stood on a box in the middle of the city And claimed he had a dream

(chorus) What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth

Kamikaze, my death is gain
I've been marked by my Maker A peculiar display
The high and lofty, they see me as weak
Cause I won't live and die for the power they seek

There was a man from the desert with naps in his head
The sand that he walked was also his bed
The words that he spoke made the people assume
There wasn't too much left in the upper room
With skins on his back and hair on his face
They thought he was strange by the locusts he ate
The Pharisees tripped when they heard him speak
Until the king took the head of this Jesus freak

(chorus) What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth

2 comments:

Servant of the One said...

I love that song! Cannot wait to get the book...I'm working on, as I've said before, getting it sometime next week :D
So uh yeah...I'm totally a Jesus Freak :D
[from Nathan Petrie, though not his current email]

bigguysmama said...

I've liked that song for a long time. My email address begins with mnjesusfreak. Thanks for sharing the drawing.

Blessings,
Mimi in MN

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