Pharisee

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Pharisee

Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
You can't get to heaven just by following the rules
Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
There's so much more to life than what we learned in school

We got to loosen up, we got to let go
We got to explore, we need to want to grow
We got to feel real life and get into the flow
Because there's more, more, more… ya know?

Rigid and frigid, that's how the human mind thinks,
Tryin' to prove it knows it all even the kitchen sink
And when assumptions get shaken it acts like a fink
And then it starts to sink, and shrink away
Because it wanted to stay and be the king of the day
And give a little wink and say

"you know, I did it the right way –
I'm squeaking clean, I got that lustrous sheen,
I demean my self the way I'm supposed to demean-
Look at my pretty life, it's a well-oiled machine,
A reliable routine (But it's really a smokescreen!)
I got it all together, yeah, I think I'm pretty clever,
But I can hear my house creak in this stormy weather…"

Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
You can't get to heaven just by following the rules
Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
There's so much more to life than what we learned in school

Life only moves at God's command
We can't stand in His presence making petty demands
And, the human mind has to be willing to expand
Because it's pitiful foundation is built upon the sand
We need to be flexible, not intellectual
A life that never changes may be safe, but ineffectual
Cuz it's the hear that burns when a new lesson learns
And when we find new eyes it's incredible
Life! It's surrounding us, it's astounding us
And when we start to explore it stops confounding us
So look around and see what you can see
And don’t forget that you were born free
Born to think, born to feel, born to be real
With a mighty destiny that you were born to reveal
God is alive doing his perfect will
He did it centuries ago and He does it still
Love will not be cooled by an icy chill, or a threat to kill
Or be fooled by facades and frills
So my friends, we got to be real
Cuz Christ comes not to destroy but to fulfill


Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
You can't get to heaven just by following the rules
Don’t be a Pharisee, it's kinda like heresy
There's so much more to life than what we learned in school

Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
You can't get to heaven just by following the rules
Don’t be a Pharisee, you're makin' an error, see?
There's so much more to life than what we learned in school

Don’t be a Pharisee, don’t be a Pharisee
You can't get to heaven just by following the rules
Don’t be a Pharisee, it's awfully embarrassing,
There's so much more to life than what we learned in school

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from Defend The People, released September 3, 2011

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Alex Cook Boston, Massachusetts

Alex Cook is a singer, songwriter, inspirational speaker and public artist. He has created 6 albums of spiritual songs, given hundreds of concerts in the US and abroad, and created over 160 murals in 16 states and 4 countries. He is available to perform for your church or community group, paint an inspirational mural, and/or give a talk on spirituality and creativity. ... more

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