I Of A Needle

I Of A Needle (MP3)

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Chorus
     What's in a word?
     Well, if it's absurd...
     Then, to be literal,
     Could be fatal.

Was "Camel" a cigarette,
Or, the family pet?
Maybe it's because,
I'm from a foreign land --
I don't understand?!?!?

Chorus

Wait!
The "eye of needle" is a gate?
Argh!  Just my fate,
I'm from a foreign land --
And, don't understand?!?!?

Chorus

Not, camel... but, rope,
Daaa... I feel like such a dope,
Could it be that I'm too dumb,
To walk right in to Kingdom Come?
There is no question --
The door is open,
The only quandary --
It's up to me,
Will I take the step,
To get inside,
Or, am I inept,
Will I run and hide?

Yes, I can see,
It's up to me.

NOTES

"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
-- Matthew 19:24

"Now Jesus wasn't referring to a sewing needle when he talked about a camel going through the eye of a needle. The "eye of a needle" was referring to a small gate within the larger gate at the entrance to a city. It was common to build an ordinary door in the huge gate so that common folks could go and come in the city without leaving the large gate wide open all the time. But here's the catch: For a camel to get in, he would have to take off the burden of all he was carrying on his back, and kneel down and crawl through the door. "
-- Jim Kerlin

"... Again I tell you, it is easier for a rope to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Yahweh." When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, "Who then can be redeemed?" YAHshua looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with Yahweh all things are possible."
-- MattithYAH (Matthew) 19:24, YAHchanan (Mark) 10:25, Luke 18:25

"The Aramaic word gamla means rope and camel."
-- George M. Lamsa


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