This is an album that I have loved for a while, by one of my favorite artists. The song “A King and a Kingdom” has some of the best song-writing I’ve ever heard (and so pertinent today):

“There are two great lies that I’ve heard, ‘The day you eat the fruit of that tree you will not surely die.’ And that Jesus Christ is a white, middle-class republican, and if you want to be saved you have to learn to be like Him.”

Then there’s the pull-no-punches “A New Law” (video embedded at the bottom):

don’t teach me about politics and government
just tell me who to vote for
don’t teach me about truth and beauty
just label my music

don’t teach me how to live like a free man
just give me a new law

don’t teach me about moderation and liberty
i prefer a shot of grape juice

don’t teach me about loving my enemies

don’t teach me how to listen to the Spirit
just give me a new law

If you’ve never heard of Derek, then this is your chance to get one of his best albums for free.
Just use the widget above and email 5 friends, or pay whatever you want, even if that’s nothing at all (but only for one week)
I found out about this with this email message:

greetings friends-
in recognition of this week’s events, we decided that it was only right to do our part in stirring the conversation of integrated political living. therefore, for one week only, i’m giving away my mockingbird album for free. again.

but this time there’s a bonus track. we’re including an audio recording (read by me) of a piece that i’ve written for patrol magazine called how shall we then vote? that i hope, along with this album, might rightfully complicate your political decision making process.

so starting immediately (but again, for only one week), you can get your free download of mockingbird with the how shall we then vote? bonus track HERE. i hope you enjoy it. and don’t forget to vote (if your conscience allows).
derek

Here’s the music video to “A New Law”: