Bored is the King of Israel

from by Aaron Semer

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lyrics

I'm sick of all you people afraid to live and love
'cause you might be called a sinner.
Acting as if life is a game;
play right and you'll be crowned a winner.
I wish that you would focus on good deeds
instead of living in fear of hell.
Oh, bored is the King of Israel.

Job would be ashamed to hear you complain
that nothing good is on TV.
Jacob would rather see you wrestle with God
than worry about your security.
Bathsheba would to tell you to make love
like it was your last day on Earth.
And David would tell you to take out all the giants
before you end up in a hearse.

Moses didn't come down from the mountain
to teach you how to pan for gold.
Elijah didn't dry up all the rain
so you could sit around your house just gettin' old.
Lucifer didn't teach you how to think
so you could ring your own death knell.
Oh, bored is the King of Israel

The bankers in their Ivory towers
just counting up your property and your tender.
When Jesus saw what was happening in the temple
he flipped the tables of the money lenders.
He didn't post on Facebook from his armchair
that he was mad as hell.
Oh, bored is the King of Israel.

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from Love Amidst Collapse, released December 10, 2015

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Aaron Semer Seattle, Washington

Aaron Semer was born and raised in rural NW Ohio and steeped in American Roots music and Rock n' Roll from birth. He has made Seattle his home for the past 18 years. Semer works to keep the tradition of American folk music alive in its truest sense by staying relevant to the issues and stories of today, as well as the rhythms and melodies of today. Songs are stories, stories are life. ... more

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