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Song Parodies -> "Why, Pilate?"

Original Song Title:

"Sky Pilot"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Animals

Parody Song Title:

"Why, Pilate?"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

He quizzes a man, a famous rabbi
Who tells him of peace and his power from on high
He doesn't listen or understand
Still he's strangely daunted by that good holy man...

Why, Pilate?
Why, Pilate?

Oh why must he die?

You'll never, never, never, teach us why

He smiles at Roman soldiers
Tells them it's all right
To torture and spear that laconic rabbi
Soon there'll be blood from whip's lashing sting
Unseen to soldiers, weeping angels sing...

Why, Pilate?
Why, Pilate?

Oh why must he die?

You'll never, never, never, teach us why

He mumbles a curse and it ends sounding vile
The order is given
They strip the rabbi
And then violently they will flagellate
'Til the rabbi is bleeding from soldiers' hate...

As the rabbi returns to the Stone Pavement zone
Pilate feels fear, his gods have left him alone
He feels tired, and he prays in his head
But Olympus is silent, all its gods are now dead...

Why, Pilate?
Why, Pilate?

Oh why must he die?

You'll never, never, never, teach us why

You soldiers of Rome, you must understand
The fate of your soul is now in your own hands
Listen with your heart
Pay heed to its call
And then ask forgiveness
That rabbi loves you all

In the morning they return
With tears in their eyes
The rabbi's dead, hung on a cross high
A soldier so ill, looks at Pontius Pilate,
Who washes his hands,
Yet feels guilt still...

Why, Pilate?
Why, Pilate?

Oh why must he die?

You'll never, never, never, teach us why

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Dee Range - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Beautifully done Johnny . High 5's
Paul Robinson - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Nicely done, JD...Wonderfully paced. 5's...
alvin rhodes - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
HAHAHAHA...fives...i was gonna do this song with the same exact title...don't have to now..nice job
Rick D - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't know which one of these you consider to be number 400, but congrats on getting there.
Adagio - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Beautiful, Johnny!! 5's
Joelle - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent! 5's!
Johnny D - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Dee, Paul, Alvin, Rick, Adagio, and Joelle.
chas roper - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
fives from me. I'd be fraid not to.
Johnny D - November 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, chas. He gives love that heals fear, my friend.
Callmelennie - September 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I'm going to have to pray out three full decades of the Rosary just to purge this from my mind (;-D) I may come back and give this fives, but I'll have to clear it with the Bishop of my diocese first.

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