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Song Parodies -> "120 Years"

Original Song Title:

"100 Years"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Five For Fighting

Parody Song Title:

"120 Years"

Parody Written by:

Robert Rasbaugh

The Lyrics

This is a song based off a statement that God makes in Genesis 6:3- "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years." If you check the geneology in Genesis 5, some of these guys were living to be almost 1000 years old, but not any more. Those guys had a lot of time to spare, but now we got 120 years to live. (Genesis 5:1-32, 6:3; Psalm 39:4-5; Ecclesiastes 12:1; James 4:14)
I'm living for the moment
Caught up in things temporary
And I'm just breathing
Counting the days till the funeral starts

And pretty soon I'll get bored and
Leaf through the Bible, discover
In Genesis 5 there
Thinking oh why can't that be us

6:3 Genesis provides the truth
Mankind would bite the dust too soon
Really, because of man's sin, it's numbered like this
Now we only got 120* years to live

Adam and Eve were God's chosen
The first man lived to be 930*
Their kids were the same way
And their family down the line

The oldest guy was Methuselah
969*
When 500's a mid life crisis
Am I wasting the years of my life?

History serves a sign for you
Sometimes we find our lives in cruise control
When we're in the boring parts
Live free, there's no time to lose
Living, when I reminisce, it better be bliss
Since we only got 120 years to live

As time goes by
Suddenly we'll die
And in the blink of an eye
I'll see heaven at once
The Son is lifted high
We're living on

Psalm 39:4's our focus
Verse 5 shows just how he limits
our life--can't beat it
But count on the day when life really starts

Living, now's your time to choose
Something to look forward to
The earth is being thrown away
Heaven is our new place

Living all my life for you
My time to die isn't mine to choose
I'm living--but eternal living's better than this
When you only got 120 years to live



*Numbers pronounced like this for the sake of pacing:
120 - One twenty
930 - Nine thirty
969 - Nine sixty nine


"Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."" -Genesis 6:3

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