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The Blacklands
Words and music by Robin C. Kitchen | Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved

VERSE 1
“Welcome, welcome
Come one, come all
If you take up this position
You can have it all”
Testing, testing
No, not for you
“Only I can see the meaning
And I swear it’s true”

PRE-CHORUS
Wolves have taken what was given for free
And they’ve fashioned an industry
Unto the sheep they have come to deceive
But they can’t give you life
They make you their merchandise

CHORUS
You’re in the blacklands
Where all the unconvinced are contentious
Fall in line, never mind understanding
Itching ears and blinded eyes
You’re in the blacklands
Now and then the questions beg
But you close the door
And you send them away
Darling, you trade the truth for lies

VERSE 2
“Give in, give in
With all your might,
I’ve a special revelation
If you toe my line”

PRE-CHORUS
Wolves have taken what was given for free
And they’ve fashioned an industry
Unto the sheep they have come to deceive
But they can’t give you life
They make you their merchandise

CHORUS
You’re in the blacklands
Where all the unconvinced are contentious
Fall in line, never mind understanding
Itching ears and blinded eyes
You’re in the blacklands
Now and then the questions beg
But you close the door
And you send them away
That’s how you trade the truth for lies

BRIDGE
Oh, he comes just like an angel of light
(Or you wouldn’t have received it)
Tonight, Lord, please open their eyes
(Oh, you have to want to see it)
So bright, just like an angel of light
But I pray it won’t work this time
Please open your eyes
Please open your eyes
Lord, please open their eyes

CHORUS
You’re in the blacklands
Where all the unconvinced are contentious
Fall in line, never mind understanding
Itching ears and blinded eyes
You’re in the blacklands
Now and then the questions beg
But you close the door
And you send them away
Darling, you trade the truth for lies

Related Bible verses (NKJV):

Galatians 1:9 "As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed."

2 Timothy 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."

Matthew 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves."

Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ."

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works."

Romans 16:17-18 "Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple."

2 Peter 2:1-3 "But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber."
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