11. The Rapture

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

The “end times” had been in the news in 2011. I was driving down Hwy. 1 in northern California early one morning and the song just came to me. I pulled over, grabbed my laptop and recorded what I had so far so that I wouldn’t forget it.

When the rapture comes and takes me away

When the rapture comes and takes me away

Scottie beam me up with my Starbuck’s coffee cup

When the rapture come and takes me away

 

When the rapture comes and takes me away

When the rapture comes and takes me away

I wanna bring my big TV ’cause football’s on at three

When the rapture comes and takes me away

 

When the rapture comes and takes me away

How will I update my Facebook page?

When the rapture comes for me, what will my status be

And can people still “friend” me?

 

Bridge

Will my neighbors know I’m gone?

Will they keep up with my lawn?

Will they know to collect all my mail?

And what about my cat,

well I know she’s awful fat

And she’ll pee all over my house if I’m not there

 

When the rapture comes and takes me away

When the rapture comes and takes me away

Before I go up there can I tell my boss where to go down here?

When the rapture comes and takes me away

 

When I finally ascend to the sky

Will anyone follow me up high?

When the rapture comes and takes me away

will it finally set me free or will my old girlfriends follow me?

 

Well, the rapture’s ’bout to take me away

Well, the rapture’s ’bout to take me away

I guess this is so long, take it easy, keep it strong

The rapture’s ’bout to take me away

 

Bridge

Will my neighbors know I’m gone?

Will they keep up with my lawn?

Will they know to collect all my mail?

And what about my cat,

well I know she’s awful fat

And she’ll pee all over my house if I’m not there

 

When the rapture comes for me

I’ll be as ready as can be

I’ll have my bags packed and take only what I need

Hey, why don’t you come along?

When we leave we’ll sing this song

When the rapture comes and takes us away

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