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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHRISTIAN BLUES…song lyrics by Elton Houck..(c) 1988, 2015(ASCAP)/China Co-op Music Publishing (ASCAP)…reprinted from Elton Houck book entitled: “ THE 6TH DAY—Exiled from the garden” Outskirts Press. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHRISTIAN BLUES:/…… VERSE 1:….. Revival scheduled for Tuesday/beginning promptly at seven/Ending precisely at eight/Don’t come too early but don’t arrive late.../……… VERSE 2:…. And we play at religion/Our own salvation we try to mold/But not being committed to Jesus/Our lives are as lost as our souls./……….. CHORUS:……. It’s the twenty-first Century Christian Blues/Gold plated altars…diamond encrusted pews/Sedate, dignified, watered-down gospel/Members Only Good News./…….. VERSE 3:…On Sunday we wear our saintly clothes/Try to make our devout humility show/Staunchly sit in the pews, hymnals on page two/Applaud when we hear the building committee news./……. REPEAT CHORUS:…… VERSE 4:….We know all the religious buzz words/Chants and proper ritual ways to pray/We’re on our knees once every Sunday/God’s pleased—we gave Him his day./…….. VERSE 5:…Heaven is real—our bank accounts God fills/Hell is for those other He has not chose/See, we His Saintly elite/Replete with gold Krugerrands and scarlet robes./……. REPEAT VERSE 2.:…../////REPEAT CHORUS:…./////\\---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE* THE painted mannequins stand 6 foot tall. They were commissioned by a corporation in England..for placement at a resort hotel in Cabo, Mexico in 2008. I used them as an anology of fake Christianity....no head and no heart...just an outward false veneer...with no true depth and no soul....==================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================Flag Counter =====

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Karen Muro Aréchiga 10 Jan 2021

Very original!

Artist Reply: Again--I am so happy that you visited my work and left your kind words in your wake....Thanks Karen!

Marie josé LAURIER 10 Jan 2021

VERY NICELY DECORATED .. I LIKE THIS . MY PIC

Artist Reply: Thank you Marie! I am honored you have chosen my headless mannequins as your POD....and I am amazed ...for right now as I look out the window--it is snowing like crazy....haven't had snow fall in this part of Texas in several years!