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Song Parodies -> "You Don't Mess Around With Hymns"

Original Song Title:

"You Don't Mess Around With Jim"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"You Don't Mess Around With Hymns"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

upstarts cause a fuss here...deflowerin' godly songs
amiright's fleet got wicked authors
they've been uprootin' them by the ton
yeah, that act is dumb, cause you might succumb
and you've joshed about the sacred boss
and all your bad jokes may cause a perilous plight
you know that god just might be cross...just because

you can't risk a stupid man's fate
so don't get under god's skin
and don't try the task makin' old psalms stranger
no, you don't mess around with hymns

well, out of some need for drama, wrote, a funny boy
he was pollutin' him a famous hymn
it was a tribute to joy that he had rudely employed
full of coarseness to the brim
well, he didn't know the king of kings, he'd shortly meet
hit by a drop top cadillac
last heard, god looked at him funny and said, "so long, sonny"
cause he didn't like the punk's attack
and everybody said, "hey jack, doncha know ?"

you can't risk a stupid man's fate
so don't get under god's skin
and don't try the task makin' old psalms stranger
no, you don't mess around with hymns

he was brushed off, sentenced and hell-doomed
as satan came boppin' in with the heat
and when the burnin' begun the only part that wasn't blazin'
was the soles of this cretin's feet
yeah, he had thought up funny phrases
and he chopped up the hymns, galore
and you'd better believe, there is a moral to this story
some tunes you'd best ignore...and i say

you can't risk a stupid man's fate
so don't get under god's skin
and don't try the task makin' old psalms stranger
no, you don't mess around with hymns

yeah, don't you mess with that...hell, be where you at
so stop that jugglin' paeans strangely, dude
even if you do got a great piece, custom-made by you

you can't risk a stupid man's fate
so don't get under god's skin
and don't try the task makin' old psalms stranger
no, you don't mess around with hymns

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John Barry - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't think this is about me. Marvelous job on a tough tune to pace.
Ann Hammond - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm still singin
Michael Pacholek - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Holy smoke... Only March 2, and we might as well shut down the Parody of the Month contest. And this is coming from the guy who (Shameless Plug Alert!) wrote "Adeste El Doofus," "Silent Nuts, "The First Hotel" and "Shark! This Show Is Now Jumping!"
alvin rhodes - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks john ann and michael
2Eagle - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I have done that myself. It isn't God I was parodying - it was Christmas carols and lyrics.
alvin rhodes - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks 2eagle....i don't really think anyone is going to hell for parodying hymns...i just thought it was a fun concept
Paul Robinson - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Everybody seems to think it's about them...but then they haven't heard any of my "pornodies", have they, alvin? HAR! I KNOW there's a hand-basket to Hell with my name on it now ~ ~ ~ 5's...
alvin rhodes - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
yes, we all know YOU are going to hell....see ya there...lol
Adagio - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Hmm...'pornodies'? I LOLed, alvin, especially at "as satan came boppin' in with the heat" and "hit by a drop top cadillac last heard, god looked at him funny and said, "so long, sonny"". 5's
Meriadoc - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Great concept. I think there is also some cable movie station heading straight to Hell for bastardizing "Ode to Joy..." ;-D
Yoidy - March 04, 2007 - Report this comment
That's okay! I'd rather mess around with Hers. 555
alvin - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks adagio merry and yoidy

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