Reelin' From Your Fears

(parody of "Reelin' In the Years" by Steely Dan)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: I'm not a huge fan of the band, or the song, but the riff that starts the solo is something I must possess musically.


Your everlasting slavery, it came to an end at last.
Pharaoh said, "Take all our riches, just get out of Egypt fast."
Well, you couldn't have crossed the Red Sea 'til God turned it to dry land.
The ways that you're forgetful, I just can't understand.

Chorus:
Are you reelin' from your fears? Scornin' the Lord's design?
Did the chariots disappear? Did you think the Lord was lyin'?

You've been gathering manna ever since Exodus 16.
In all that time, you've longed for Egypt's onions and their greens.
You've weakened in your faith, though He gave water in the sand.
The ways that you're ungrateful, I just can't understand.

Chorus:
Are you reelin' from your fears? Scornin' the Lord's design?
Are you grumblin' with your peers? Did you think the Lord was lyin'?

You've walked a lot of miles and you've spent a lot of time.
You're scared of just three giants, and it's nothing but a crime.
After all that God has done for you, you shunned the Promised Land?
The unbelief you're showing, I just can't understand.

Chorus:
Are you reelin' from your fears? Scornin' the Lord's design?
You'll be travelin' forty years. Did you think the Lord was lyin'?

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