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One Night In Bethlehem

This song is by ApologetiX and appears on the album Handheld Messiah (2013).

This song is a parody of "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head.
Bankrupt, boring little city
And the city don't know what a gift it is getting
But crammed Bethlehem has a guest star in her
Who goes with everything at Yule dinner

I'm surprised no one seemed to visit
Since the former king and psalmist was once born in it
Saul came, don't you know he then moved
David's his general, you can't fault him for that can you?
He's fightin' with the Philistines -- why waste time -- on -- on this place?

One night in Bethlehem the world played hostess
The barn was simple but it sure came cheap
The Son of God would change the winter solstice
And if you're looking at the goats and sheep
I can see an angel flying up to me

Young child, Mary was his mother
But they'll head down over to Egypt, brother
There's a dragnet involved, it's really such a pity
Herod's looking for the boy - not looking apathetic
Wait a minute
He thinks one child can politically bring him down?

Jesus, young and sweet (young, sweet)
King Herod's fed up and things are gonna get ugly
That guy's a tough Tyrannosaurus
Whose every move is fast and furious
I'd get my kid across the state line at crunch time

One night in Bethlehem the start was humble
Not much to see but there was history
One guy was sent to end the 12 Tribes' troubles
So be prepared to meet your coming king
I can see the Gentiles watch expectantly

Wise men are gonna be in Guinness
As the ultimate quest to celebrate Christmas
These gifts seem more than you'd have
Brought a young ruler of the Tribe of Judah
Praise God, He's always watching His Word, fulfilling it

I don't see two guys raised in
The time and place Zion's prophets placed Him
I'll bet you lunch you couldn't find two
But it seems these clues do not entice you

So you'd better go back to the start, and the symbols from your forefathers

One night in Bethlehem the world rejoices
The barn's no temple, but that Boy's a Priest
It's time for God so raise your golden voices
He's in the flesh, a little mystery
I can see the angels flying just to see

One night in Bethlehem the start was humble
Not much to see but there was history
The Christ was sent to end the 12 Tribes' troubles
And with a careful look at prophecy
I can see a dreidel on your Christmas tree

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