Rockin For The Good News (parody of Living After Midnight, by Judas Priest)

from by Pastor Brad



Rockin For The Good News is a Christian parody of the Judas Priest classic, Living After Midnight. My hope is that the music honors the musicians who inspired me to play--and that the message glorifies Jesus who is my Lord and my all-in-all!

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.


Rockin’ for the Good News,
Rollin’ for the Son!
Prayin’ every morning,
“Your Kingdom come!
Your Will be done!”
(1 Cor. 10:31, Mat. 6:10)

Verse 1
The Bible is the Word of God to us!
Loaded, it’s loaded!

God’s holy truth-- revealed to us!
Loaded, It’s loaded!
(Ps. 119:9 & 11, Heb. 4:12)

It fills my mind—with a holy light,
Fillin my heart with strength I need to fight!
(Ps. 119:105, Isa. 40:31)


Verse 2
I’m all prayed up—I got my fill!
Loaded, I’m loaded!
(1 Thess. 5:16-18)

Filled up with Grace to do God’s will,
Loaded! I’m loaded!
(Phil. 2:13)

My mind is set on heaven above.
I’m motivated by an awesome Savior’s Love!
(Col. 3:1-3, Heb. 12:2)


I'm reaching for you
I'm preaching for you
I know you’re coming
Ya, Lord God I know You’re coming soon!
(2 Tim. 4:2, Mat. 28:19-20)


Verse 3
The air is thick with The Spirit’s power
Loaded, It’s loaded!

I'm getting filled up by the hour!
Loaded, I’m loaded!
(Rom. 5:5, Romans 8, Eph. 1:13)

I set my mind right square on Him.
The time has come--for the preachin to begin!
(Col. 3:1-3, Heb. 12:2, 2 Tim. 4:2)

Chorus repeats & fades


from Storm The Gates (2016), released April 26, 2016
All tracks created by Pastor Brad


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