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Song Parodies -> "Papal Backslider"

Original Song Title:

"Paperback Writer"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Papal Backslider"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Fear it's a long time since I read The Book,
Maybe years have passed since I took a look.
Faked a novena while I dreamed of beer.
I'm a Sunday jock—well, I watch TV, a
Papal backslider, papal backslider.

I drink thirteen Stolis; I'm a thirsty man;
My nondrinking wife doesn't understand.
Some Sundays I will make a Rusty Nail.
With a heady Scotch that I just inhale, a
Papal backslider, papal backslider.

I hang out with Unitarians and Jews;
All the former talk about is right-wing coups.
When I get the hunger on Friday, I smile
As I dig into big steaks stacked in a pile, a
Papal backslider, papal backslider.

And I gotta admit, I don't feel contrite
Those wafers are doughy; I won't take a bite.
And the wine is watery—give me a beer
I needed a break from the Rosary, a
Papal backslider, papal backslider.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 7

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 3   1
 4   0
 5   6

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Ashkicksass - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Royce Miller - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
John, I just read this one, I thought your title was really good, and so is the parody.
John Barry - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Ash, Royce.
alvin rhodes - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
yep, great title...even better it
Michael Pacholek - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
The number 13 works with Stolis as well as 14 works with the generic "beers."
Righty - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Makes me think of something I saw when I was browsing a comic book once. The Lord comes to take those who've followed him faithfully up in the Rapture. A fellow in the crowd says "Pick me! I've been to church three times!"
Meriadoc - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever one, John.
Paul Robinson - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
JB - I'd have made "Book" that this would have gotten more votes than this...5's here ~ ~ ~ hey...this might be a record - first time a certain other person and I had comments in the same parody and didn't start going after each other over something or other...guess I can deal with that, it being the Holiday season and all...Goodwill to all...yeah, I'll try that for a couple days or so...

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