How to Grow Up Big and Strong

Probably my favorite musician is the late Rich Mullins. If you are unfamiliar with his music then I strongly recommend checking it out. Right now I am listening to "How to Grow Up Big and Strong".

What I love about this song is that to me it seems he is mocking the mindset of the human race, even writing the lyrics in a primitive, Tarzan-like way (i.e. "Me Tarzan, You Jane").
We are such a prideful people and think we are so intelligent and accomplish so much on our own when really all we do is meaningless, especially when our acts are done without love. This is what our children are being taught today and have been taught throughout history and its all wrong!
How sad it would be to come to the realization of how small we really are and not have the Hope that we, the Kramer family, live under! I thank God everyday for this blessed Hope that we are assured of.
Here are the lyrics:
Strong man strangle universe
He drown the stars
Blinded by the mission of a thousand wars
He fit and dominant
Not wonder why
He heed the battle cry

Strong man is survivor
He live to pound
Little wooden crosses in the bloody ground
He fit and dominant
He stand a chance
He not bound to circumstance

And the world keep on turning
And the sun keep on burning
And the children keep learning
How to grow up big and strong
How to grow up big and strong

Strong man take no prisoner
Favor no plea
He leave no gold in teeth of enemy
He fit and dominant
He rise above
He not have the word that mean love

And the world keep on turning
And the sun keep on burning
And the children keep learning
How to grow up big and strong
How to grow up big and strong

Strong man beat the plowshare
He forges sword
He take the flower and he curse the thorn
He crush the serpent
He bite the fruit
His hand is absolute

And the world keep on turning
And the sun keep on burning
And the children keep learning
How to grow up big and strong
How to grow up big and strong
How to grow up big and strong

How to grow up big and strong
How to grow up big and strong

(Growing up big and strong)
(Growing up big and strong)
(Growing up big and strong)
(Growing up big and, big and strong)