Touch Of Love is a Christain parody of the classic AC/DC tune, "Touch Too Much" -- recorded with Bon Scott in 1979.
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.
It was one of those nights
When you turn on the lights
And everything becomes so clear
(John 1:9, Ephesians 1:18)
The Spirit was there
in my heart to declare
That God’s love was beyond all compare.
I wasn't the best
I wasn't the worst
Just and average run down broken man
I could not deny
Deep down inside
Fell to my knees, I raised my hands!
I felt His touch---His touch of love!
He reached out and touched! From up above
He healed up my body, He Healed up my Mind
Now I can see, I’m no longer blind!
I felt His touch! His touch of love!
My heart was on fire
As He lifted me higher
Letting go of what now laid behind.
In a moment that felt like a lifetime of years
On His Kingdome I set my whole mind.
I am not the first
I won’t be the last
To proclaim His great great love
I’m shouting to you!
He wants to touch you!
Just lift your eyes and look above!
(2 Peter 3:9, Psalm 123:1)
I felt his touch…
Felt His touch…
His touch of Love…
His touch of love..
I’m so glad a felt it..
Felt His touch
I’m so glad He touched me.
From up above
He reached out and touched!
An awesome holy touch!
I'm so thankful that you touched me!
With your awesome, holy, loving touch!