The Night They Drove The Bully Down

An ode to those who stood up to the bully at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.  Sung with the melody of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by The Band.

Bully Pain was the name
And I thrived on the Mars Hill train
‘Til Jesus cavalry came
And tore up the tracks again

T’was the fall of ’14
Pastor remained unrepentant and mean
Before the dawn of Halloween, The Bully had fell
It’s a time we remember, oh so well

The night they drove The Bully down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove him outta town
And the people were singing
They went, “Na, na, la, na, na, la”

Back home by Seattle’s sea
When one day they called out to me
“Bully, quick, come see,
There goes Jesus’ Cavalry!”

Now, we were afraid to do what we should
Too many didn’t care if his behaviors were good
You take what you need
And you leave the rest
But we should never
Have allowed the Bully to make this mess!

The night they drove The bully down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove him outta town
And all the people were singing
They went, “Na, na, la, na, na, la”

Like the others before us
Confrontation must be planned.
And like the others around us
Who took a rebel stand.

He was young, proud and brave
The bully was hidden in his cave
We swear by the mud below our feet
You can’t raise a bully back up
When he’s in defeat!

The night they drove The Bully down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove him outta town
And all the people were singing
They sang, “Na, na, la, na, na, la”

The night they drove The Bully down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove him outta town
And the people were singing
They sang, “Na, na, la, na, na, la”

Lake Chapala – Beneath the Surface

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