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Derek Webb’s Stockholm Syndrome To Be Released In Two Versions, “Clean” and “Explict”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

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This just in: Derek Webb’s new album, Stockholm Syndrome, will be released in September in two versions: a clean and explicit version.The controversy surrounds the lyrics to one of the songs, “What Matters More,” in which Webb says apparently the word “sh*t”. In typical Derek Webb fashion, he’s used a bit of shock value to make a point and in the process made his label a little nervous. (And used it all to promote the album.)So the only way to get the entire album, in it’s original sequence and in its entirety with the song “What Matters More” is to order it from Derek Webb directly.While the album doesn’t technically release until September, if you order it now you get a full and immediate download of the album. For more info on the album and how to order, visit Derek Webb’s website.



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intmh

posted July 8, 2009 at 8:50 am


someone please define “explicit”. the fact that people get all in a fit over a couple of words which really don’t mean that much in the grand scheme of things, besides the fact that some hillbilly pilgrim decided they should be “curse” words, is ridiculous. grow up, christians. figure out what really matters in your life.



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cz3ya4

posted July 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm


I listened to the song and I’m sure the controversy is not about the word “s**t”. The controversy is over having the truth thrown back in the right wing Taliban’s face regarding their hatred (Excuse me “Hate the sin, Love the sinner”). I applaud Mr. Webb for having the courage and the love of Christ to speak the truth in his song.
“You say you always treat people like you like to be
I guess you love being hated for your sexuality
You love when people put words in your mouth
‘Bout what you believe, make you sound like a freak
‘Cause if you really believe what you say you believe
You wouldn’t be so damn reckless with the words you speak
Wouldn’t silently conceal when the liars speak
Denyin’ all the dyin’ of the remedy
Tell me, brother, what matters more to you?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?
If I can tell what’s in your heart by what comes out of your mouth
Then it sure looks to me like being straight is all it’s about
It looks like being hated for all the wrong things
Like chasin’ the wind while the pendulum swings
‘Cause we can talk and debate until we’re blue in the face
About the language and tradition that he’s comin’ to save
Meanwhile we sit just like we don’t give a s**t
About 50,000 people who are dyin’ today
Tell me, brother, what matters more to you?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?”



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Jeff

posted July 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm


“Right wing Taliban?”
I’m not a fan of this song if the point is to “stick it to the man.” That is immature and childish. However I don’t believe that is what Derek Webb is trying to do. He usually tries to address sin issues that we usually don’t want to talk about. However I wish he wasn’t just pointing the finger in this song. We’ve all done it.



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Joanne Brokaw

posted July 8, 2009 at 8:17 pm


I’ll have to check out the song, too. Derek Webb is famous for bringing up stuff we don’t like to talk about and causing waves, which personally I think we need to do. You don’t have to agree with someone to agree that we need to dialogue. I respect him for that!
Thanks for the lyrics – I’ll study them a little more late.
Thanks!
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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Video Man

posted July 9, 2009 at 12:55 am


Here’s the music video for “What Matters More:”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC0j6FTg1xU



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klg

posted July 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm


I don’t think “What Matters More” is targeting the right wing Taliban at all… I think that Derek is talking straight to the Christian community. Since sexuality and hate is a is a subject that many other religions and people groups struggle with also I suppose that this song could be meant for everyone in general but given his background and audience, I think he meant it to speak to Christians.
oh, and intmh, I think that hillbilly pilgrim is my new favorite phrase :)



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Joanne Brokaw

posted July 10, 2009 at 9:24 am


Hey all, just a quick “programming note”: I’m going to be interviewing Derek Webb next week. Anything specific you want me to ask?
Watch for the interview!
Thanks!
Joanne
host of the Gospel Soundcheck blog



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Al Boyce

posted July 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm


Hey, all the lyrics if you are interested. Possibly a couple words to be “tweaked.”
BLACK EYE
Black eye
From staring through a keyhole at my lover
I swear it’s not from his fist
Stockholm Syndrome comes to where they’re keeping you
You never know what time it is
Black eye
Is all it’s gonna take for me to love you
It’s written in our constitution
If you go you know I will come with you
I’m blind-bound by love
Time is no friend to the ones who wait
For daylight to come
Time looks the same at the ones who hate and the ones that do nothing
Black eye
Is what I’m gonna paint for your protection
To cover the tracks that you’re leaving
I misplaced my face so we can be together
And red lips change how you’re perceiving
Time is no friend to the ones who wait
For daylight to come
Time looks the same at the ones who hate and the ones that do nothing
Instrumental
Black eye … black eye

COBRA CON
You want to rock with the cops on the front line
You want to kick it with the people in the back
You strike a match and you throw back a cocktail
There’s got to be a better way.
‘Cause it is harder to stay
It is harder to wait
To out-love, to out-suffer them.
It is harder to stay
It is harder to wait
To out-love, to out-suffer them.
Out-suffer them.
I want to dream up a world I want to live in
I want to spray it on a building downtown
I want to protest provisions and a paycheck
There’s got to be a better way.
Cause it is harder to stay
It is harder to wait
To out-love, to out-suffer them.
And it is harder to stay
It is harder to wait
To out-love, to out-suffer them.
I don’t want to wait
No drugs or sleep
I want to hold your hand-grenade
God bless these bombs
Baptize this rope
Lie with us in this bed we’ve made
Cause it is harder to stay
It is harder to wait
To out-love, to out-suffer them.
And it is harder to stay
It is harder to wait
To out-love, to out-suffer them.
FREDDIE PLEASE
Freddie please
How could you do this to Me?
How could you tell me you love Me when you hate Me Freddie please?
You know I love you honey
I bleed you dry with money
I talk where I know you can hear
Cause Freddie can’t you see
Brother you’re the one who’s queer?
Freddie please
How could you do this to Me?
How could you tell me you love Me when you hate Me Freddie please?
Instrumental
The stone’s been rolled away
But you’re picketing my grave
For loving the things you hate
But why do you see
The living among the dead?
Freddie please
How could you do this to Me?
How could you tell them you love Me when you hate Me Freddie please?
When you hate Me Freddie please
When you hate Me Freddie please.

THE SPIRIT VS. THE KICK DRUM
(A one and a two and a chickaboom a chick)
I don’t want the spirit, I want the kick drum
I don’t want the spirit, I want the kick drum
I know how it works so I’m not dumb
I don’t want the spirit, I want the kick drum
Like sex, without-love
Like peace, without the dove
Like a crime scene, without the blood
I don’t want the spirit, you know I want a kick drum
I don’t want the Son I want a jury of peers
I don’t want the Son I want a jury of peers
Skin is gonna burn if you see my tears
I don’t want the Son I want a jury of peers
Like lies without the truth
Like wine without the fruit
Like a skydive without the chute
I don’t want the Son, you know I want a jury of peers
I don’t want the spirit, you know I want a kick drum.
(Oh grope with me baby)
I don’t want the Father, want a vending machine
I don’t want the Father, want a vending machine
I know what I want if you know what I mean
I don’t want the Father, want a vending machine
Like heaven without gates
Like hell without flames
Like life without pain
I don’t want the Father, you know I want a vending machine
I don’t want the Son you know I want a jury of peers
I don’t want the Spirit you know I want a kick drum.
WHAT MATTERS MORE
Say you always treat people like you’d like to be
I guess you love being hated for your sexuality
You love when people put words in your mouth
‘Bout what you believe, make you sound like a freak
‘Cause if you really believe what you say you believe
You wouldn’t be so damn reckless with the words you speak
Wouldn’t silently consent when the liars speak
Denyin’ all the dyin’ of the remedy
Tell me, brother, what matters more to you? Huh?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you? Huh?
If I can tell what’s in your heart by what comes out of your mouth
Then it sure looks to me like being straight is all it’s about
Yeah it looks like being hated for all the wrong things
Like chasin’ the wind while the pendulum swings
‘Cause we can talk and debate until we’re blue in the face
About the language and tradition that He’s comin’ to save
Meanwhile we sit just like we don’t give a shit
About 50,000 people who are dyin’ today
Tell me, brother, what matters more to you? Huh?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?
Instrumental
Brother, what matters more to you? Huh?
Tell me, sister, what matters more to you?
Tell me, what matters more to you? Huh?
Tell me, brother, what matters more to you?

THE STATE
Oh, I was free
To live and love
And kill as I saw fit
I was at peace, I really was,
No one I was at war with
The only common good
Was that we understood
That laws unjust were only good for breaking
That difference legalized instead of sameness
Left nobody free
But that was the day before I married my conscience to the state
My taxes paid
These road we laid
To places of my choosing
There were no eyes
Up in the skies
Looking down into my bed
There was no government
Without our consent
And keys were made for anyone who just claimed it
And glass was all of every wall that framed it
From sea to shining sea
But that was the day before I married my conscience to the state
Right and wrong written on my heart
And not just in the laws that condemn me
But now with Caeser satisfied
I can even do the things that should offend me.

THE PROVERBIAL GUN
Now I can buy the proverbial gun
And shoot the proverbial child
When my uncle looks me in the eye
And speaks of freedom
My conscience goes up on trial
In the courtrooms of the mind
Where the judges all have sons
And all the lawyers are wounded
And the backs are all broke
And the bailiff is my brother
And the witness is my sister
And I’m guilty as hell
And by the afternoon I’m out
Out on the pavement walking
Reeking of salt and blood
No hat upon my head
No shoes upon my feet
Picking your body from my teeth
No stars above me
No stripes upon me
Free (x10)

I LOVE YOU/HATE YOU
Baby when I put my hands on you, I feel like I’m touching the earth
Baby when I put my hands on you, I feel like I’m touching the earth
Baby when I put my hands on you, I feel like I’m touching the earth
Cause I’m breaking ground. The soil is wet, slipping through my hands.
I’m breaking ground and the soil is wet, slipping through my hands.
Baby when I set my eyes on you, I follow the curves of the moon
Baby when I set my eyes on you, I follow the curves of the moon
Baby when I set my eyes on you, I follow the curves of the moon
The oceans rise come crashing down onto the shore
The oceans rise come crashing down onto the shore
But your love is a noose around my neck
I give up and I know I will regret it.
Your love is a weight around my legs
I don’t know who I am unless you’re holding me.
Baby when I listen to your words, they whisper to me like the wind.
Baby when I listen to your words, they whisper to me like the wind.
Baby when I listen to your words, they whisper to me like the wind.
They’re strong enough to blow me down, destroy my house.
They’re strong enough to blow me down, and destroy my house.
But your love is a noose around my neck
I give up and I know I will regret it.
Your love is a weight around my legs
I don’t know who I am unless you’re holding me.
Baby when I listen to your words
Baby when I set my eyes on you
Baby when I put my hands on you
Baby when I put my hands on you
I don’t
Hate
You

BECOMING A SLAVE
I admire these men
Brave and beautiful
Grabbing the blade
From all the wrong sides like children
They bring skins and smoke
We bring shackles and guns
We’ll trade with them
And then we’ll take them home.
It’s simple, so simple
They’re not like us
Becoming a slave
Is easier than you think
Becoming a slave
Is easier than you think
Becoming a slave
Is easier than you think
Becoming a slave
There’s always a price to pay
It’s gotta hit somebody’s back
Trust me, new worlds
Don’t just build themselves
Progress has more than one face
Evil isn’t always itself
There’s nothing we can change that doesn’t change everything else
So it’s simple, it’s so simple
If they’re not like us
Becoming a slave
Is easier than you think
Becoming a slave
Is easier than you think
Becoming a slave
Is easier than you think
Becoming a slave
Talk from every head
Product in every word
It’s under our feet,
You know it’s over our heads
Everyone’s telling the truth
In languages that nobody speaks
You listen close, you hear what you believe.
To love vision, to love action
To love vision, to love action
To be what you want
To be what you want
We want justice in the system
The strong fear for the weak
We won’t just defend the system
We won’t accept defeat
We want justice in the system
Let’s reach a higher peak
We want justice in the system, system, system…

JENA & JIMMY
Jena and Jimmy they
Met at a rally to
Bring our boys back from the war
Jimmy was dancing,
He was dancing like crazy, showing
No mercy to the dance floor
Jena was minding, she was
Minding her business. She did
Not want no company
‘Til Jimmy spotted her,
Like a lamb to the slaughter
And he coaxed her over with a martini
(AND JIMMY SAID OOH, OOH)
She could … feel it … hitting her bloodstream
Before she knew it she was
Up on his chopping block
And he was flagging down a taxi
(And Jimmy said)
If you give me your love,
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you my love
Gonna take on kiss to shut you up
(and that’ll be enough)
If you give me your love,
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you my love
Gonna kiss your lips to shut you up.
She told him stories of
Social injustices
And constitutional rights
He smirked and turned his head.
“Just lighten up,” he said.
“Baby we got all night.”
Jena was beautiful
And spoke convincingly.
He listened just like a priest.
His best shot at stopping her was
If he co-opted her
So he got two more rounds of drinks.
(And Jimmy said oooh, oooh)
Jimmy … held her … like an enemy
Then toasted global peace
And dovetailing interests
As he threw his shot back with a wink.
(And Jimmy said)
If you give me your love,
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you my love
Gonna take on kiss to shut you up
(and that’ll be enough)
If you give me your love,
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you my love
Gonna kiss your lips to shut you up.
(And Jimmy said)
If you give me your love,
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you my love
Gonna take on kiss to shut you up
(and that’ll be enough)
If you give me your love,
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you my love
Gonna kiss your lips to shut you up.



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Al Boyce

posted July 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm


Regarding the interview and “stockholm syndrome”, I’d be curious whether Derek has or is considering many Christians to have “sold out” to the institutional church as it has taken them “hostage” by providing new laws instead of the freedom to be found in Christ.
You could probably find a better way to phrase that …. :-)



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Your Name

posted July 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm


I am one of the biggest Derek Webb fans that I know but am a bit dissapointed in this album. Artistically and musically I think the album is very orignal and shows the talent and diversity of Derek. However, I feel that Derek has not balanced Grace, Sovereignty, and truth. He has alot of complaints but offers no redemption. If I had not heard any of Derek’s other albums I would probablly not know that this was a Christian album. I do agree that there are a ton of flaws in the church and alot of law without grace. However telling people that they run their mouth too damn much and that people don’t give a shit is not the way to edify build up or even criticize the church. I feel that this album wanting to push the envelope to see just how controversial he could be. I look forward to reading the interview and I am hoping that Derek explains his thoughts and ideas clearly because right now I am not sure how I feel about this album or Derek.



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Your Name

posted July 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm


Good album, Derek!
I think you should ask him if he’s researched 9/11. I think he’s figured out it was an inside job the way Thrice and millions of others have. Truth will break through the lies!



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Joanne Brokaw

posted July 31, 2009 at 12:19 pm


Hey all! Here’s Part 1 of my interview with Derek Webb:
http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2009/07/part-1-of-my-interview-with-de.html
You can read portions or hear the audio excerpts that include his full answers to these first questions.
Thanks!
Joanne
host of the Gospelsoundcheck blog



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Ariah Fine

posted August 17, 2009 at 12:42 am


WOW! Derek Webb, you never cease to amaze me with lyrics that cut right to the heart.
Don’t let it go to your head, but your words in this album and your previous ones have spoken more into my life and faith then nearly any sermon I’ve heard in the last 10 years



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