The Dragon's Slain (parody of Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne)

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The Dragon's Slain is a Christian parody of Ozzy Osbourne's iconic metal anthem, "Crazy Train." This track features Mr. Luke Weber on vocals. The original song is about "going off the rails on a crazy train." My parody is about God crushing Satan's power--to restore peace and sanity to all who trust and follow Christ!

WORD ABOUT PARODIES
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
Deceptive
an angel of light
Billions of lost souls
have succumb to his li—es.
(2 Corinthians 11:14)

Messiah
who rose from the dead
Has stripped all his power
by crushing His he---ad.
(Genesis 3:15)

Chorus
Shout it from the root-tops
Messiah’s come to reign
The serpent’s head is crushed
The Dragon’s Slain
The serpent’s head is crushed
The Dragon’s Slain
(Revelation 12:9 & 20:10)

He’s done…

Verse 2
The great lake of fire
Revelation proclaims
Is the fate of the serpent
He’ll be shot down in fla—mes!
(Revelation 20:10)

Jesus
who rose from the dead
Has stripped all his power—
by crushing His head.
(Genesis 3:15)

Chorus

Bridge
This, world, is, not, our home we’re not there yet
But, in, Christ, we’ve, al-read-y won!
Yeah!
(Romans 8:37)

Guitar Solo

Verse 3
Defeated
but still prowling around.
The roar of a lion,
but the bite of a clown
(1 Peter 5:8)

But beware
of his cunning lies
Don’t waiver in focus
And don’t compromise
(Genesis 3:1, Revelation 2:10)

Chorus

credits

from Storm The Gates (2016), released April 26, 2016
All instrument tracks created by Pastor Brad. All vocals by Luke Weber. Produced by Pastor Brad

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