Friday, August 16, 2013

Dinosaur (My Version)

Dinosaur (My Version)
(my apologies to Hank Williams, Jr.)

This idea came from the fact that my wife and I actually walked out of a service this past Sunday. We tolerated the "me me, make me feel good, Jesus is my boyfriend, seven-eleven music. But we had to walk out on the most inaccurate preaching I have heard in a long long time.

Hey brother them ain’t a pair of black wing-tips
And they sure don’t look like a pair of dress shoes
And that ain’t good ole gospel hymns your’re playin
But it sure sounds more like rhythm and blues

You’re singin a song about being out in the rain*
Well changing colors makes no sense to me*
It scares me to think about just what you wanted*
Do you happen to know anything by Charles Wesley

Cause you see I’m an old fashion dinosaur
My kind of church seems to be no more
Have pity on a dinosaur
This ain’t for me
Excuse me brother
But where’s the door

It used to be I found comfort in the church of my father
We’d sit in the pews and listen to the pastor
Now and then the preachers point would hit home
Now it seems that everything is just a little faster

And you know these flashing lights sure make me dizzy
And this music is very strange to my ear
it looks like they’ve turned the building into a stage show
I’ll be leaving just as soon I find the way out of here

Cause you see I’m an old fashion dinosaur
My kind of church seems to be no more
Have pity on a dinosaur
This ain’t for me
Excuse me brother
But where’s the door


* CeCe Winans, More Than I Wanted

4 comments:

Larri said...

Great lyrics!

So you walked out during the sermon, or did you stay until it was completed? I've wanted to stand up and talk back during a sermon, and only wanted to walk out once. It was just a few weeks ago. Mother's Day...and the sermon was on abortion...for over an hour. Long, long Sunday that was.

Gregg Metcalf said...

Larri - Thanks! Hope Hank Williams, Jr doesn't mind. No, we walked out about 20 minutes into the message. Had no desire to stay until it was over. Had I stayed I would have stood up and asked him to sit down.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Great lyrics excellently written.

Yvonne.

Gregg Metcalf said...

Yvonne - thank you so much!