Jeremiah 39

(parody of "39" by Queen)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: The original song was about time-distortion from space travel at relativistic speeds; only someone like Brian May (who holds a Ph.D in astronomy) would think of setting such a concept to music, and then do it. My version isn't so lofty; it describes God's judgment on Jerusalem.


Jeremiah 39, it was an end to all the years of the kingdom of the Jews.
Here there was no doubt, the city wall was broken down, the saddest sight ever seen.
And the king ran away, but his sons they all did slay, then they tore away his sight.
Jerusalem had its day, all its folk were deportees, It was sacked - no more sin, no more pride.

Chorus:
Did you hear God call, when you sinned your years away?
Now there's no recalling you.
Take the letter from God's hand, may it help you understand
In a land where your transgression's due.

Jeremiah 39 didn't come out of the blue; with many tears, he foretold that day,
How they had to choose God or from their land be torn, for their hearts so readily stray.
Now the time has come to pay, for they chose to disobey, just the way God did foresee.
There's plenty years to go, you'll behold seventy years; your sons sigh, their sons' lives will be free.

chorus

Chorus 2:
Did you hear God call, when you sinned your years away?
Now there's no recalling you.
'Cause you wouldn't understand, God has crushed His town to sand.
No more life - from that dead city, flee.

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