(Don’t Be) Angry At the World

(parody of “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: this song came out after I stopped listening to secular music, so I only heard it now and then on other people's radios. But ApologetiX's most recent disc, "Wise Up and Rock," included a partial parody of this one as part of a medley. I listened a few times, and for the first time in my life, I thought, "Maybe I can do a better job than they did." Don't worry — parody writing is not a competitive sport with me. I just felt like I ought to try my hand at this one, with a totally different message than their version, and do the whole thing instead of one verse and one chorus. So here it is.


Dark isn’t pretty; righteous desire,
Seeking the One Way, appears to backfire.
Do do do-do do do-do do do-do do do-do doo doo
Whoa, man, they taunt you, “Give us a sign!”
Now catch my meaning — they have closed up their minds.
Do do do-do do do-do do do-do do do-do doo doo

Chorus:
Don't let them confound.
I have a hunch they’re after you.
Hell going down, they’re lost and they’re loud.
Don’t be angry at the world.
Satan is lyin’ and this they are buyin’.
They will confront and laugh at truth.
Go bring His life, to Jews and Gentiles.
Don’t be angry at the world.

Talk of the poor in spirit applied.
They’ll rail upon you ‘cause they’re spoon-fed pride.
Do do do-do do do-do do do-do do do-do doo doo
The Lord’s coming but their sin isn’t right.
They’ll feel the heat, they’re just too human and blind.
Do do do-do do do-do do do-do do do-do doo doo

Your name’s written down.
You cannot punt, you have what’s true.
Sent to the crowd, they’re lost and you’re found.
Don’t be angry at the world.
Some say they’re fine, they’re missing divine.
The lost and the dyin’ are after you.
God is alive, He won’t let you hide.
Don’t be angry at the world.

Angry at the world / Angry at the world / Angry at the world

Learning, you found, He’ll make solid ground.
Find there is much He has for you.
The weapons you found, are for pulling down
All the strongholds of the world.
Caught in a bind? It's just for a time.
Point to the One Who died for you,
And for our kind, He’ll choose to refine.
Don’t be angry at the world!

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