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Old 01-11-2002, 08:49 PM   #1
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For those seeking a prophet!

Ok reading (and contradicting myself here!) the posts about U2 songs that now have relevance to Sept 11th, I thought I should point out this guy's lyrics as everything he sang about came true! His band go by the name of THE THE or his real name Matt Johnson, here are 2 examples of his work and note the dates they were recorded!
This from 1986 Infected album about a american pilot losing control of his plane over the gulf of arabia

Sweet Bird Of Truth

"Red leader this is combat. Your forward air controller. I have three targets for you. Your first target is a blockhouse. Target number eleven at the north east corner of the combat zone. Request napalm."
"Roger. White's leader, set up your switches. Set you napalm on the blockhouse -- Northeast corner of the target area."
"White leader understands. Thirty seconds."
"White flag, this is bandit. I have you in sight, rolling to the west. Call to confirm you have target in sight."

Arabia, Arabia, Arabia, Arabia (repeating)

Six o'clock in the morning
And I'm the last person in this plane still awake
You know I can almost smell
The blood washing against the shores
Of this land that can't forget its past
Oh, the wind that carries this plane
Is the wind of change
Heaven sent and hell bent
Over the mountain tops we go
Just like all the other GI Joes
EE-AY-EE-AY adios!

This is your captain calling
With an urgent warning
We're above the Gulf of Arabia
Our altitude is falling
And I can't hold her up
There's no time for thinking
All hands on deck
This bird is sinking

Across the beaches and cranes
Rivers and trains
All the money I've made
Bodies I've maimed
Time was when I seemed to know
Just like any other GI Joe
Should I cry like a baby
Die like a man
While all the planets little wars
Start joining hands
Oh, what a heaven -- what a hell
You know there's nothing can be done in the whole wide world
Arabia

I don't know what's wrong or right
I'm just a regular guy
With bottled up insides
I ain't ever been to church
Or believed in Jesus Christ
But I'm praying that God's with you
When you die

This is your captain calling
With an urgent warning
We're above the Gulf of Arabia
Our altitude is falling
And I can't hold her up
There's no time for thinking
All hands on deck
This bird is sinking
Arabia, Arabia, Arabia, Arabia (repeating)

It got released as a single but got banned from radio as a week later,America bombed Libya!

and this one was recorded in 1989 about religion!


Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)

Are you ready for Jesus?
Uh huh
Buddha?
Yeah
Muhammad?
Ok
Well, I like this
Let's Go

They're 5 miles high as the crow flies
Leaving vapour trails against a blood red sky
Moving in from the East towards the West
With Balaclava helmets over their heads, yes

But if you think that Jesus Christ is coming
Honey you've got another thing coming
If he ever finds out who's hi-jacked his name
He'll cut out his heart and turn in his grave

Islam is rising
The Christians mobilising
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

It's war, she cried
It's war, she cried
This is war
Drop your possessions all you simple folk
You'll fight them on the beaches in your underclothes
You'll thank the good Lord for raising the Union Jack
You'll watch the ships sail out of harbour
And the bodies come floating back
Watch the ships sail out of harbour
And the bodies come floating back

But if you think that Jesus Christ is coming
Honey you've got another thing coming
If he ever finds out who's hi-jacked his name
He'll cut out his heart and turn in his grave

Islam is rising
The Christians mobilising
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

"Get the gun, get the gun, get the gun"
"Stay away from the gun, stay away from the gun"

If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today
He'd be gunned down cold by the CIA
Oh, the lights that now burn brightest behind stained glass
Will cast the darkest shadows upon the human heart
But God didn't build himself that throne
God doesn't live in Israel or Rome
God doesn't belong to the yankee dollar
God doesn't plant the bombs for Hezbollah
God doesn't even go to church
And God won't send us down to Allah to burn
God will remind us what we already know
That the human race is about to reap what it's sown

Islam is rising
The Christians mobilising
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds
The world is on its elbows and knees
It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

Armageddon days are here again
Armageddon days are here again
Armageddon days are here again
Armageddon days are here


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bump! c'mon! show me a better prediction then this guy!
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bump! not letting this one go without comment!
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Maybe people still refuse to believe it.
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Yeah fair point, but I have the albums with the tracks on when they got released! The Infected album is in my top ten of all time greats!
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I think he's got a point there.
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Who do you think has a point Debbie?
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sorry, I'm referring to the songwriter.
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