From the recording Time to Tell
I wrote this song while driving to Orlando. Thank God for mini cassette recorders! At the time I was thinking about the excuses we all make about why we can’t do the things God has already called us to do. It is truly time we learn to surrender all! God wants to do so much through us!
LORD, PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO GO TO A THIRD WORLD NATION.
SOME TOILETS THERE, WHY THEY DON'T EVEN FLUSH!
AND LORD, YOU KNOW I DON'T DO WELL, WITHOUT MY COMPUTER DELL
AND I DON'T THINK I'M ASKING FOR TOO MUCH!
CHORUS - BUT I'LL DO ANYTHING, EXCEPT MAYBE THIS OR THAT!
AND I'LL GIVE EVERYTHING, EXCEPT MAYBE THIS OR THAT!
'CAUSE YOU’RE MY LORD AND KING!
THAT'S A MATTER OF FACT. I SURRENDER ... SOME!!!
PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO LEAVE MY PLEASURE PALACE.
I'VE GOT T.V'S, A MICROWAVE AND MORE.
I KNOW YOUR WORD SAYS GO, BUT LORD YOU MUST SURELY KNOW,
I'VE GOT TO STAY TO REACH THE MAN NEXT DOOR.
NOW, YOU KNOW I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY FEELINGS.
BY FAITH I KNOW YOU'LL KEEP ME FEELING GOOD.
‘CAUSE I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART!
EXCEPT FOR A FEW SMALL PARTS. BUT NEXT TO JOHN DOE,
LIVING THREE HOUSES DOWN THE STREET, I'M LOVING YOU SO MUCH MORE.
PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO GO TO THAT THIRD WORLD NATION
THE FOOD THEY EAT IS LOOKING MIGHTY STRANGE
I LIKE MY BEANS BEFORE THEY’RE CRUSHED
AND CONDIMENTS ARE A MUST. HAVE YOU SEEN THEIR DOGS LORD
THEY LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE SOME KIND OF MANGE.