Thank God I’m a Maccabee

“Thank God I’m A Maccabee!”
(to the tune of John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy!”)

Well life in Judea’s sure gettin’ rough
The Greeks hate our faith, and their laws are pretty tough
But my brothers and me-we’re made of sterner stuff
Thank God I’m a Maccabee!

No we’d never trade our faith for an earthly prize
We fight for the Lord till the day that we die
We’re strong, and we’re brave-and we’re all circumcised!
Thank God I’m a Maccabee!

Chorus
Well, we’re faithful and true and we never ignore a
Single word of the Law written down in the Torah
So remember us when you light your menorah
Thank God I’m a Maccabee!

If you want to torture me you can cut off my hands
Cut out my tongue, fry me up in the pan
But you’ll never break me, ’cause I’m a God-fearin’ man!
That’s right, I’m a Maccabee!

Now my brother’s called the Hammer,
’cause the Greeks don’t faze him
You’ll never catch him in one of their gymnasiums
He restored the Temple-now all the people praisium!
Thank God he’s a Maccabee!

Chorus
Well, we’re faithful and true and we never ignore a
Single word of the Law written down in the Torah
So remember us when you light your menorah
Thank God I’m a Maccabee!

Tell your children and their children to keep up the fight
‘Cause this ain’t just about a pretty Festival of Lights
Give your praise to the Lord and keep on doin’ what’s right
And then you’ll be a Maccabee!

Chorus
Well, we’re faithful and true and we never ignore a
Single word of the Law written down in the Torah
So remember us when you light your menorah
Thank God I’m a Maccabee!

Source: The Ironic Catholic

Quote of the Day

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”

–Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775

Quote of the Day

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”

–Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775