Living Fountain (parody of Man On The Silver Mountain, by Rainbow

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Living Fountain is a Christian parody of the classic hard rock song "Man On The Silver Mountain," by Rainbow.

Are songs on STORM THE GATES parodies or just rewrites (A.K.A. “derivative works”)?

According to Webster's dictionary, a parody is "A composition in which the form and expression of serious writings are closely imitated but adapted to a ridiculous subject or a humorous method of treatment; a burlesque imitation of a serious poem."

This definition describes perfectly the songs on STORM THE GATES. I did my best to closely imitate the style and sound of the original compositions and I adapted them to a subject that seems utterly ridiculous to many non-Christ-following people. The primary message of every song is the Cross (I.e. the redemptive work of Jesus Christ at Calvary).

The Apostle Paul wrote, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) While my fellow Christians will view this message in the spirit that Paul describes above, as “the power of God,” many will likely perceive the whole thing as a gimmick or uninformed, naïve religiosity. I’m sure many will view the mixing of secular rock music with biblical lyrics as ridiculous or possibly even scandalous. Others will find it all quite amusing and humorous. I know that before I became a Christian, I felt there was something inherently funny (cheesy/ridiculous) about a “serious rock song” being used for “religious” purposes. For all of these reasons, in my view—the songs on Storm The Gates are the epitome of parodied music.

lyrics

Verse 1
I am love, I am real
I can touch, I can heal
I can break the chains that bind you.
(1 John 4:8, Luke 4:14-21)

Cause I'm the SON, I'm the SON
I am grace, I am love.
I can remove the sin that binds you
(Luke 1:32, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 John 2:2)

Bridge/Chorus
Holy Spirit fire
Lift my soul up higher
Hear me calling your name
Come and make me holy again
Ya let me drink from the Living Fountain
Holy again
Ya let me tap into the waters of life.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Corinthians 1:9, John 7:37-38)

Verse 2
Cause He’s the Truth, I’m the Way
Hear these words that I say
He’s always there beside you
(John 14:6, Hebrew 13:5)

In the dark, of the night
You know He’s the Light
And He’ll be there to guide you
(John 8:12, John 16:13-16)

Bridge/Chorus
Guitar Solo

Bridge/Chorus

Outro
Oh pour, pour out your Spirit on me Lord
Ooooh ya!
Holy again!
Ya let me drink from the Living Fountain
Pour it out, pour out on me
Ya, let me drink
Ya let me drink from the Living Fountain
Ya Holy again
I need you Lord, I need you Lord
I need your love every day

credits

from Storm The Gates (2016), released April 26, 2016
All track performed by Pastor Brad--except--lead guitar which is covered by Mr. Art Kalenda

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