In 1992 I wrote a song called “Say Yeah!”. It’s about how the United States (and the rest of the world) was headed toward self-destruction. And in the 31 years since, things got worse. Not better.
And I’ll quote myself from eight years ago:
“But I’m concerned that the day is coming when my words will not be allowed to go out to the world. The day is coming when my Christian belief will immediately label me a “hater”. Think not? Think again. That day is essentially already here. I’m not surprised about it. Jesus said it would happen. He even said whoever kills you will think he does God a service.”
Yeah, things got worse between 1992 and 2015.
And they got even way worse since 2015. And, right now, there’s not much reason to believe they’ll get better any time soon. Especially when you watch the clown show that some call “Congress.” It’s like the government is currently run by oversized kindergartners.
But I do NOT live in fear. In spite of how intolerant this country and this world is of my Christian faith. And it’s not because I’m totally fearless. It’s because God says “fear not.” And since He says that, it’s the thing to do. Or should I say, not do?
Are you tired of how awful America has become? Will you be doing something, today, to encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to put their faith in God and not the government? I hope you…
Would you like to reach the top
And never have the journey stop? Say Yeah! Say Yeah!
Could you try to hold a hand
Just to help somebody stand? Say Yeah! Say Yeah!
Would you give a word or two
To win a soul or win a few? Say Yeah! Say Yeah!
Do you want to change the way
Public servants act today? Say Yeah! Say Yeah!
How many laws have to be passed
Before we’re obscured in the shadows they cast?
And how many plans must we invent
Before we can step beyond mere intent?
Do you see the pattern form
How the wrong becomes the norm? Say Yeah! Say Yeah!
Would you like to stop the ride;
Could you dare to take a side? Say Yeah! Say Yeah!
How many cuts are we to take
Before we can see just whose blood is at stake?
We can’t leave the job to the land of the free
Cause when it boils down…that’s just you…you and me.
If we don’t watch, someone’ll be watching for us.
If we don’t care then how can we complain.
We don’t have to give it up and say it’s over.
We can change it here, we don’t have to live in fear.
And we don’t have to cry in vain.
© 1992 Tony Funderburk
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