A Bon Mot for the Tedium Sufferer

“Bored Out of My Soul” — unconventional Christian music by Chris Guin (Jay’s oldest son), sung by Kyle Sapp, piano by Chris Guin (2005).

Additional material may be found at Chris Guin Creations.

Got a tradition, the mission of old,
They say worship is true if you do as you’re told.
Attending’s demanding and standing is bold
In the emptying echoing cold.

Tell me you don’t doubt there’s
Something greater out there!

I’m so bored, I’m bored out of my soul.
It ain’t no way to praise the Lord, being bored out of my soul.

See intellectuals, textuals grind,
As if worship is great if debate is your line.
Want a tea cosy symposium? Fine.
We’ll discuss it and be out by nine.

Tell me you don’t doubt there’s
Something greater out there!

I’m so bored, I’m bored out of my soul.
It ain’t no way to praise the Lord, being bored out of my soul.

When your brain is feeling boredom pain
You better start to live that life.
When your skull starts to feeling dull
You better start to live that lovin’ life…

I’m so bored! I’m bored out of my soul!
It ain’t no way to praise the Lord, being bored out of my soul!

Cause a commotion! Emotion is in!
As if worship is real as you feel how you sin.
Confess every Sunday that Monday is when
You’ll repent but you start it again!

Tell me you don’t doubt there’s
Something greater out there!

I’m so bored, I’m bored out of my soul.
It ain’t no way to praise the Lord, being bored out of my soul!

I’m so bored, I’m bored out of my soul.
It ain’t no way to praise the Lord, being bored out of my soul!

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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3 Responses to A Bon Mot for the Tedium Sufferer

  1. Dave R. says:

    Jay,

    I know you love him but…………………………………………….

  2. JMF says:

    That was…different. 🙂

    Truly, I'm always impressed to see someone that has talents that differ from my own…and I'm even more impressed when they are talents that I cannot even fathom. As in, my mind would never conceive of the idea to write a witty/comical song about our Modern church.

    …It's just like that play of Chris's that you posted a few weeks ago; I can't even conceive of the type of creativity it takes to just THINK of the idea to do that in the first place! Don't know if that makes sense.

    Jay — are you creative? I will be VERY surprised if you say yes. You seem crazy left-brained. Actually, I think you fall about half way between an extreme left-brained person and an actual cyborg.

    Hey Jay — since you are doing light posting today, I'll tell you a funny story. I went to my parents' house a few weeks ago. Now, my parents go to a church that makes the CFTF crowd look like a bunch of Unversalists. Seriously. My parents struggle with it; alas, they live in a very small town.

    So, I'm sitting there and I've been sharing with them my class materials (HSARG) — they are very engaged in my studies. My mom says, "Jon, you'd probably like this CD one of our friends sent us; he thought it would do us good to hear it. It is called 'Test Of Fellowship' by Jay G-yoo-ine." Funny coincidence. Thought you'd enjoy that.

  3. Cathy says:

    The sound is entirely different, but the sentiment reminds me of some of Steve Taylor's work back in the 80's, particularly "I Want To Be A Clone" and "Since I Gave Up Hope, I Feel A Lot Better". Wish I could find more current Christian music that wasn't twee. It's got to be out there, but I haven't had time to sort through the cotton candy music to find it.

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