Binky and the Misfit Mimes

Binky and the Misfit Mimes

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sounds like: Tracy Chapman and Enya’s secret love child, who grew up to be devoted to Jesus but didn’t see much Life in today’s churches ...

Biography

"I don't know, kids, that's a WHOLE lotta pod people..." --Lorne, Angel episode 87

Binky and the Misfit Mimes (www.misfitmimes.com) was born of a desire to worship Jesus fully with heart, soul, and mind--and finding it impossible to do so within the confines of stagnant worship committees, stuffy elder boards, and clueless youth!! leaders!! planning!! AWESOME!! activities!! Stepping outside the mainstream, the Misfit Mimes seek to offer this gentle reminder: It is only God Who truly is awesome.

Lyrics

statement of faith

Written By: Lynn V. Ingogly

the shards of my life
slip through my hands
the edges so jagged
the cuts go so deep
cup full of darkness
I don’t understand
yet I will praise

clarity clouded
by debts and by doubt
all the church windows
are muddy and warped
tired old clothes
cover hope that’s worn out
yet I will praise

yet I praise You
yet I sing praise to You
yet I worship You
You are my God
You alone are my God
You are my God

plodding along
on a path to nowhere
meaningless motions
as day bleeds to day
mouthfuls of dust
and each tear a prayer
yet I will praise

yet I praise You
yet I sing praise to You
yet I worship You
You are my God
You alone are my God
You are my God

and if this
is all that there is
quietly dwindling
to pieces of stone
and all that remains is that
I am His
yet I will praise

yet I praise You
yet I sing praise to You
yet I worship You
You are my God
You alone are my God
You are my God

abba, abba

antichrist

Written By: Lynn V. Ingogly

this place
is choking the Life from me
this is not
what we were meant to be
beneath new tiles and plastic smiles
they’ve buried Him somewhere

standing up for
a club that I can’t join
brightly greeted
with whispers and with scorn
shiny happy people
fighting over every coin

Jesus, I long to worship You
to be broken, poured out for You
they’ve shut their minds
and closed their ranks
and I can’t get through
I’m so tired
it’s all the same
how come nobody’s ashamed
a masquerade ball in Your name
and I long to worship You

quietly slip
in the door someplace
desperately
searching for His face
“potlucks!!” and “picnics!!!”
(and petty disputes)
everything
except the Truth

Jesus, I long to worship You
to be broken, poured out for You
they’ve shut their minds
and closed their ranks
and I can’t get through
I’m so tired
it’s all the same
how come nobody’s ashamed
a masquerade ball in Your name
and I long to worship You

we should be ashamed
we should be ashamed

teen queen

Written By: Lynn V. Ingogly

teen queen

so you think you’ve got all the answers
in your 16-year-old head
sharpened words flung like knives
nothing to learn from me, you said
heart gone dark with faith long dead
shadow people follow you and yet
I’m the one who’s misled
misled

nothing wrong with what I do
just accept me as I am
eye to eye, I’m all grown up
but you’re too old to understand
with false honesty I seize command
add a low-cut shirt, a little sleight of hand
and I’m lying to every man
any man

and she sleeps
with a killer’s mask beside her bed
but she’s fine
at least that’s what her mother says
and she’s proud
to fight for the least that she can be
and he smiles
here’s your crown
teen queen

sure, she’s had some problems but
she’s got it all under control
she doesn’t need to listen
cuz hey, there’s nothing she doesn’t know
a pretty, pretty puppet in his show
trolling for strangers to fill this hole
oh, she’ll only lose her soul
just her soul

and she sleeps
with a killer’s mask beside her bed
but she’s fine
at least that’s what her mother says
a willing pawn
in a game that she can never win
and he smiles
here’s your crown
teen queen

and I pray
He’ll save her from this darkest embrace
but for now
she just cares about saving face
so she sleeps
and a killer’s kisses fill her dreams
and he smiles
here’s your crown
teen queen

be not afraid

Written By: Lynn V. Ingogly

be not afraid

when the long road before you
is dark with despair
and your broken-down heart
lies too heavy for prayer
when you fear that the answers
are ones you can’t face
beloved, be not afraid

I walk that road with you
tears mingled with Mine
rest here in My arms
My own precious child
My love is your shield
and your strength to go on
beloved, be not afraid

though you see only shadows
let My voice guide you home
I will never forsake you
you are never alone
I am with you always
to the end of the age
My beloved
be not afraid
My beloved
be not afraid

Discography

Binky and the Misfit Mimes * I Know What That's Like * a Hard-Bitten Church Ladies production * copyright 2007 * an album of original alternative-acoustic music * dedicated to believers and seekers who’ve been around the block a few times * inspired by true events and recorded almost entirely on the floor of a closet * best enjoyed in a relaxed position with the bass cranked up and your favorite pair of headphones on...