"Eh! Geoff Mann Band"
Ministry Of The Interior

What's In A Name

There’s a prison of fear and a great crowd stands here
Milling and thrilling to and fro
“Lead me lead me!” they scream so they can’t hear a thing
Down in the crowd there’s a voice calling loud
And he says
“Turn to the light turn to the light”
But they’ve all got their eyes shut - hands over them;
They’ll see that nothing that way!

There are things going down that are breaking us up
That they don’t even recognise
“God! God! God!” They say “God!” but they don’t believe in Him
“Jesus! Jesus! Christ! Jesus Christ!” they say
But that’s just a noise to make;
Just the sound of a name to be taken in vain and profaned
In a trillion casual blasphemies

We all have a name we all known by name
We are valued as such
And we matter as we are
And we should not stand for being belittled
So what did Jesus ever do
That entitles us to use His name as a curse?
Can a name be abused for too long
Without end or effect on the abuser?
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name what’s in a name tell me tell me
What’s in a name?
Is what expresses you meaningless
Tell me tell me what’s in a name?
What’s in a name what’s in a name tell me tell me
What’s in a name?
If the name above all names is bought
At the price of flesh and blood
What’s in a name?

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