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Twix or Treat [Halloween in the Bible Belt]


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Bob6stringer

 Genre: Rock

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WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO? A post-Halloween "Boo!" to you. While I'm not anti-religion, that bible stuff can be pretty scary--take the bible quote taped to a Twix candy bar my four year-old daughter got while on Halloween trick-or-treat rounds. Lyrics are included so you can read the real bible quote (as well as my version of it).

This is in the "sketch" category. A collab drummer would be ideal.

P.S.: What genre IS this, anyway?! Holiday? Inspirational? I'll just call it rock.
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Lyrics
[FULL LYRICS BELOW -- SHORTENED FOR THIS SKETCH]

Went out trick or treating,
and much to my surprise
Got a Twix Bar--cookie, caramel
then I got prostlytized

It was no fun-size mini
But a full-size 2-ounce snacker
And on the back a bible verse
Taped right onto the wrapper:

"He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
and for his children it will be a refuge.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
turning a man from the snares of death."

Now, I don't believe in hell
And I won't go to heaven
But I do believe that tricky treater
Believes in Proverbs 14:26-27

I do believe all people
Should do what they believe
But far too many lemmings
Don't practice what they preach

"He who uses the Lord has a strong facade,
and for his children it will be subterfuge.
The fear of the Lord is a mountain of trouble,
turning a man from the light of wisdom."

That's from me, 49
11 months and three days.
And I don't believe religion
Should taint politics or race

Today too many people
Hide behind a preacher's words
It's time to get to thinking
For themselves, not with the herd
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2008 - 02:20:25 PM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2009 - 08:02:28 AM Last Played: Mar 13, 2019 - 06:52:57 PM
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FEEL said 3875 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
dig the dirty guitar
Really Bizarre and different for a Halloween treat. Very experimental and enjoyed as well. Thanks for sharing.

John
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Bob6stringer said 3875 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
Thanks and/or sorry!
I know, this was a strange one. Don't worry, I have a ice, acoustic tune waiting in the wings. I plan on redoing it, but may post the half-decent first version in the meantime. We shall see...
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
sloparts said 3871 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
How cool is this one?
Very. Halloween being the night when all the souls are set free to wander the Earth and create mischief, I see we have one right here in our midst.

Love the way you put this together my friend. Now if we could just find a real drummer.

Be well and be cool Bob

Ed
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hooverfry said 3740 days ago (March 22nd, 2009)
cool track
crazy awesome outro!! love the screaming! great lyrics. love it. thanks
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Warren Smith said 3731 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Going where it takes you

I like how you let your music take you to unexpected places.

Whether it's rockabilly Nashville ... psychedelic Woodstock ... alien planets ... or your own neighborhood on Halloween, you are not afraid to explore a variety of terrain, and that makes your catalog posted here on Macjams a delight to hear.

You are a self-proclaimed guitar hacker, so it's not surprising you have put up more instrumentals than songs with words, but I have to say you pen good lyrics. Humor and satire are obviously your forte, but a reflective insight comes through beyond the cleverness.

That is certainly evident in this philosophical sketch. I like how you have written a song based on a simple personal incident - the insertion of religion into a four-year-old's Halloween candy haul. A number of things spill out from this - an objection at the attempt to subject child's play (trick 'n treat) to an unwelcome religious indoctrination ... a father wanting to protect his child from devious intrusion ... and the broader implications of religious pontification.

I like how you revisit the proselytizing language and alter the text to proclaim your own ends. Not only clever, but it underscores the reason Twixt bars on Halloween should remain content free (well, other than telling about the natural composition of cookie and caramel).

However, I feel the whole over-the-top performance saves itself from being merely reactionary because of your comic perspective. Yes, I get that you are mad at the intrusion. And that that disgust has driven you to put down in song your personal thoughts and feelings. But not only have you channeled your anger into a creative act, you keep enough cosmic perspective to not become what your enemy is ... by preaching tolerance.

Or ... are you planning to print up candy wrappers next Halloween with your alternative reading? Perhaps I have misread the story : )
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Bob6stringer said 3709 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Flattered
This is one of the most thoughtful pieces of feedback I've ever gotten... and for such a silly bit o' piffle! I still grapple with life in the Bible Belt, but I try to respect and not judge people that are both dangerous and stupid. See how humble I can be?

LOL at the notion that Twix bars "should remain content free" on the outside as they are inside the wrapper. As far as printing my own next year, I just might have to look into the Church of the Subgenius.

I'm most flattered by your encouragement of my exploring different terrains. I'll try to keep at it. Thanks.

Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
Monkaton said 3728 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Good Message
Good lyrics and I liked your voice in this one. Shouting to the world through a megaphone is a good medium, preacher.

The music was very good and I liked your guitars. Good rhythm playing.

Way to go!
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abfkingsport said 3715 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Great energy and power. I have a saying, "He who prays the most sins the most."
Excellent job.
The King
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saymme said 3708 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Hhehhehe
Great !!! why fear the lord - thats the old testament : ) FUN arangement really like it the mix of your vocals & soundmusic ! could be in comedi-satire-parodi genre aswell or Artrock : ) what happens whenyou think the otherwayround on the last verse ? alot of ppl hide ofcourse but ppl hide in all diff ways in society- . many people(me included) feel free with the blessing of God & religion(its what ppl do with it not God imo ) But it is screy whay u said about your daughter ..terrible & sad it happens alot .
TX for this treat ! preverb..? not sure of the englishword ?
Bob6stringer said 3708 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
UPDATE ON GODS, MEN, CANDY AND MY RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE
Who is this god the candy bar promotes? The god of the new testament? The god of the original five books of the bible, or the modified-translation version called the "old testament," which injects Constantine/Christian politics into those five books? And that's just the Western civilization tango...

Who or what is this overlord people force down one anothers' throats? I don't know, but I'd wager this god looks more like the Milky Way or the Universe than a human being.

But let's anthropomorphize, shall we? If there IS a god my guess he-she-it is a very swingin' entity that would prefer to join me in Hell, where the love is free and the parties rage nonstop. I mean really, if you were a god, wouldn't you prefer that to a place where everyone sits around in clean white frocks with their hands folded, boring you with subservient praise for all eternity?

Additionally, if there is a god, my guess this god-entity wouldn't want us to be as stupid as humanly possible. And that is what evangelicals are who shun science, and who claim their anti-science-based "creationist" view of the world deserves equal time in the school curriculum. That isn't science, it's religion. And Dark Ages religion, at that.

No, nay, uh-uh. My Holy One wants us to be scientists and doctors, and learn and dance and sing our way through a thorough examination of life and the universe. Sountrack: "Let's Get Metaphysical." ("Let me hear your celestial body talk / your body talk...")

Any lord worth his snuffbox deserves a candy bar. But for heaven's fucking sake, how 'bout we let him-her-it choose? Come the End Times, let's just let that Holy of Holies, the Blessed Amoeba Star Cluster designate the Chosen Candy bar for his-her-itself.

And I won't see you in hell. Because this life is heaven and hell and I'm here and you're there. But when we meet our earthly demise and the living force within us atomizes, entropic, I invite you and your particle friends and family to catch a solar wind, blow on over and commingle with me and my particle people.
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
hackneybloke said 3457 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
twix or treat
you are mocking we pure christians....who built this country. shame on you - i will pray for you...and for your poor daughter who has the misfortune to have a non-believer for a father. say no to abortion...say no to the heretics. long live baby jesus our saviour and ....oh fuck this...i'm off to have sex with my dog. giggity. this song is a total gem. spread the word.
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Bob6stringer said 3457 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Doggie needs a ciggie!
Well, let's just say that in the first half of the song, I took a very real verse on that very real Twix bar... and then I translated it for those who would misinterpret their old-time religion for unholy purposes. That's not really mocking religion at all, it's just mocking the garden-variety hypocrites out there.

Oh, and don't forget to give yer dog a cigarette and a bath, m'kay?
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
RAVENS said 3230 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
Hmmm
I was trying to think of something very profound to say, hell it just slipped my mind.

You're just full of surprises aren't you? I like the way you take chances when you create. You're unique alright, whew! Great tune!

So, what will it be, Trick or Treat?

RAVEN ;-)
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Bob6stringer said 3230 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
YOU of all people
... understand the chance and surprise of creativity. It's not what you want to do; it's about following the trail of crumbs and rainbow sprinkles that fall from the sky, right? From whence but that place could come YOUR perfectly eclectic repertoire? Fast or slow, dance or trance, dark or glowing ebullient with your angel's voice?

To answer your question: It's always a treat when you knock on my songs - er, door. Thanks, Dani.
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
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