Brothers & Sisters

“Brothers and Sisters”, Original by Robert Wimer

This song is a commentary about how the main body of Christ is ignoring their marching orders given by Christ and opts for a more worldly approach towards getting people into the pews. While this song doesn’t speak to all Christians, it does speak to the churches that seem to be watering down the message, not making it too spicy for the weak tongues of the world. The song starts out with a supermarket scene. You overhear a light Jazz swing with “Call Me Irresponsible” lightly sung in the background. The “clerk” is calling out price checks and diverting the customers attention towards superficial things, all the while, the one “product” is being ignored. Rising in the background is a trumpet-type of sound growing in intensity, until it’s the only thing you hear. The song suddenly cuts to “the prophet”, speaking a dyer warning to the flock.


Lyrics:

Verse 1:

Brothers, can you hear me
Sisters, don’t you know
Time is drawing nearer
and soon, we got to go
So why are you restin’
in the middle of the race
and feeding the blind
with ice cream and cake

Refrain:

(ahooh, ahooh)
Are you blind?!
(ahooh, ahooh)
Are you asleep?!
(ahooh, ahooh)
The trumpet gonna sound
(ahooh, ahooh)
Better get back up on your feet

Verse 2:

Brothers and sisters
listen to my plea,
you got one eye on the world
and one eye on the King.
When you stand before the man
what you gonna say
when you come up empty handed
on that final day?

Refrain:

(ahooh, ahooh)
Are you blind?!
(ahooh, ahooh)
Are you asleep?!
(ahooh, ahooh)
The trumpet gonna sound
(ahooh, ahooh)
Better get back on your feet

Verse 3:

Sisters and brothers
time is growin’ short
the judge is a commin’
with His verdict in His sword.
Where will you stand
on that final day?
Will he find you naked
confused and ashamed?

Refrain:

(ahooh, ahooh)
Are you blind?!
(ahooh, ahooh)
Are you asleep?!
(ahooh, ahooh)
The trumpet gonna sound
(ahooh, ahooh)
Better get back on your feet

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