A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind

There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking champagne

Got white skin, got assassin’s eyes

I’m looking up into the sapphire-tinted skies

I’m well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose

Any minute now I’m expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange

I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range

I used to care, but things have changed

This place ain’t doing me any good

I’m in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood

Just for a second there I thought I saw something move

Gonna take dancing lessons, do the jitterbug rag

Ain’t no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag

Only a fool in here would think he’s got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, lot of other stuff too

Don’t get up gentlemen, I’m only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange

I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range

I used to care, but things have changed

I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road

If the Bible is right, the world will explode

I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can

Some things are too hot to touch

The human mind can only stand so much

You can’t win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet

Putting her in a wheelbarrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange

I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range

I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just don’t show it

You can hurt someone and not even know it

The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity

Gonna get low down, gonna fly high

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie

I’m in love with a woman who don’t even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake

I’m not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange

I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range

I used to care, but things have changed

Things Have Changed

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The whole world has nothing of lasting value to offer. There is no need to care about any message trying to refute that truth. I can recall the emptiness, but now I am aiming for what is life indeed.

In the Greek language there are four uses of a word that begins what is called a conditional clause. Without going into detail, one of the ways this word can be translated into English is "since" instead of "if." We apply that particular usage often. We might say, "If you are the head of your household (and he is), you better take responsibility." In this example "if" means "since."

Now, apply this grammatical truth to the only line in the song that begins with "If."
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THE RECORD

Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars.
She has prepared her meat, she has mixed her wine;
she also has arranged her table.
She has sent out her female servants;
she calls out on the highest places of the city.
“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,”
she says to those who lack understanding.
“Come, eat some of my food,
and drink some of the wine I have mixed.
Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live,
and
proceed in the way of understanding.”

Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult;
whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.
Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you;
reprove a wise person and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still;
teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.
The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord,
and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.
For because of me your days will be many,
and years will be added to your life.
If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage,
but if you are a mocker, you alone must bear it.

The woman called Folly is brash,
she is naive and does not know anything.
So she sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,

calling out to those who are passing by her in the way,
who go straight on their way
.
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here,”
she says to those who lack understanding.
“Stolen waters are sweet, and food obtained in secret is pleasant!”

But they do not realize that the dead are there,
that her guests are in the depths of the grave
.

Proverbs 9


Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person,
but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.


Proverbs 17:24


How awful that day will be!
For the day of the Lord is near;
it will come as
destruction from the Divine Destroyer.

Joel 1:15


“What do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ The boy answered, ‘I will not.’ But later he had a change of heart and went. The father went to the other son and said the same thing. This boy answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but did not go. Which of the two did his father’s will?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, tax collectors and prostitutes will go ahead of you into the kingdom of God! For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him. But the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe. Although you saw this, you did not later change your minds and believe him."

Matthew 21:28-32


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

John 10:10


For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image.

Romans 1:18-23


So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come!

II Corinthians 5:17


For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night. Now whe they are saying, “There is peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pain on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape.

I Thessalonians 5:2-3


The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, the heavens will disappear with a horrific noise, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze, and the earth and every deed done on it will be laid bare. Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God? Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze! But, according to his promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.

II Peter 3:9-13


Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:11-15


Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city – the new Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.”

Revelation 21:1-4