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"Occupy" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by the band's keyboardist John Slick. The song was released in 1983 as part of the band's sixth album, Not of this World.

LyricsEdit

Words and music by John Slick

The enemy surrounds the perimeter
Searching for an op'ning
Sneaking 'round, tryin' to gain some ground
He's laying down a smokescreen
Never full, he prowls about
For someone to devour
Blind with rage, his reign is threatened
By a greater power

(Chorus)
Occupy, occupy
Standing firm, lifting high the holy standard
Occupy, occupy
'Till out captain marches in

He'll catch your eye with some cheap disguise
Or innocent distraction
Then he'll infiltrate the ranks
And split you into factions
He never sleeps, but constantly
Is planning some new angle
A soldier must be diligent
To keep from getting tangled

He shall return with the armies of the Lord
The King of Kings, in vengeance wielding His sword
Gotta draw His power - watching for that hour
We are His people and He's our great reward

CreditsEdit

Other versionsEdit

Live versionsEdit

"More Power to Ya" was part of "The Mellow Medley" featured in the 1986 live album Captured in Time and Space. It is the last song performed in the medley, after "The Coloring Song" and "Road to Zion". In 2005, the song was part of another live medley featured in the album Petra Farewell. In this medley, Greg X. Volz was invited as a guest vocalist.

RemakeEdit

In 2010, the song was remade and recorded by Classic Petra in the album Back to the Rock. This version features John Lawry on keyboards.

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