What do you call someone who uses banal, hackneyed, and overworked phrases to shove their agenda in your face? Cue that Jeopardy music. And we have a winner. Susie said, “A politician.” Tell ’em what she won, Johnny!
Yeah, zing ’em with in-your-face clichÃ©s.
And tell those lies loud and often. And before you know it, bam. The world is a better place for everyone. Full of peace, love, and joy. Because everyone knows truth comes by saying. And saying by clichÃ©s.
Maybe you’re thinking, “Settle down, Tony. Everything’ll be alright.”
And it’s true. Everything WILL be alright. But, for now, everything is far from alright. And far, far from what’s right.
So, what’s got me all fired up about this?
Have you listened to the news of the day? It’s like tuning in to a radio program, back in the 1930’s, and hearing that Earth has been invaded by Mars (that really happened by the way). But it’s worse. Because now we can SEE the liars lie…and the clear evidence for the lies. And yet, millions of Americans eat it up and beg for more.
Democrat AND Republican politicians have zero wisdom.
Or at least so little wisdom it seems like zero. So, they’ll say whatever needs to be said in order to maintain their status and (so-called) power.
Back in 1996, before smartphones, I wrote a song about what’s going on in the world. It’s called ClichÃ©Â´. And I’d like to say things have gotten better. But, of course, the opposite is true.
I looked at the lyrics I wrote 25 years ago. And it’s kinda eerie how well they fit what has happened since then. Check this out. I’ll share the first few lines of the song…
- “We want the answers to all of our questions…”
(Hmm…sounds like a Google search engine thing.)
- “We want the world in the palm of our hands.”
(Yeah, can you say SmartPhone?)
- “We want to live in a fat-free environment.”)
(Look how many more fat people we have, thanks to fat-free.)
- “We want to make sure the ozone is intact.”
(So-called “climate change” is now part of government agendas.)
- “And so we watch all those service commercials.”
(Now they’re everywhere, not just TV)
- “It’s just so easy to sit back and react.”
(Can you say “news commentators?”)
Cue the bridge and turn up the volume.
As you can see, the words to the songs on my first Christian compilation of music aren’t the typical sugar-coated, lollipop lyrics found in most contemporary Christian music.
And I knew that once I started writing songs from a rightly-divide-the-word-of-truth Christian perspective, I’d never build a large audience for my music. Because your average community church Christian doesn’t want the meat message of God’s word.
But if that’s not you (and I hope it’s not), then I’d like you to consider getting a copy of the CD this song is on. And I have a special reason why.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of that CD: Do Right. And I’d like to use the occasion to help out a preacher’s wife. Her husband died just last month. And she’s a very special woman who loves God and her neighbor.
So, all the proceeds, from the sale of the last few dozen original CD’s I have left (minus shipping), will go to her. And I’m calling it the Do Right 25th Anniversary Cheryl Care Package sale.
The price is $20. And these are “brand new” 25 year old disks. But there’s way less than 100 of these original, first-run Do Right CD’s.Â After they’re gone, that’s it.
Get your copy, today.
And help support a woman who deserves your help more than you might know.
Is it just melodrama…for me to feel this way?
I wonder…is it just me?
Or does it all sound so clichÃ©?