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Song Parodies -> "Pious Ground"

Original Song Title:

"Higher Ground"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Stevie Wonder

Parody Song Title:

"Pious Ground"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

people...just ain't learnin'
corpses...been upturnin'
whoa...sure been squirmin'
cause these homes don't belong

dead ones...down there lyin'
then those builders...send stones flyin'
sure...you'd be churnin'
cause these homes don't belong

they're so damn mad when people tore up their nest
that they climbed back to earth just to moan and protest
those jerks oughta know...if a grave, don't molest
but those homes start risin'
though beneath is pious ground

screechers..they start screechin'
reachers...they start reachin'
whoa..worse than vermin
but these homes don't belong

dozers...keep on shovin'
beneath here...many dozen
sleepin'...but now creepin'
cause these homes don't belong

its so damn sad they picked the spot where'd they'd lain
cause they've come back to earth and they intend to complain
and no one would buy 'em if they had half a brain
but those homes start risin'
though beneath is pious ground..whew
though beneath is pious ground
ain't no fun when dead come 'round...oh no
underneath is pious ground
just can't keep those bodies down
(they'll sho nuff try)
why'd they dig up pious ground
sure-fire way to bring 'em 'round



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Ravyn Rant - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Did somebody watch "Poltergeist" over the weekend? 555
AFW - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Sounds like a pitch for a good cause...darkly humerous...
alvin rhodes - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks ravyn (yes) and AFW
Kristof Robertson - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
"they're here!"...love Poltergeist, love the OS, love the parody. Nuff said. 555
alvin rhodes - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks kristof
Rick C - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Dig it. 555
Meriadoc - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Ah Alvin, as a cemetery affecionado, this one touched a chord. I fianlly got back to Stark Co., last year to try and locate my 4th gr. grandmother's grave. According to the turn of the centruy info I had, she lay "in the orchard a few yards north of the farmhouse". Well, there is no orchard now, no farmhouse and no tombstone, just a big field full of alfalfa. But at least she isn't covered with condos... Anyway, good job on this one.
TJC - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree with AFW's assessment... darkly humerous.... and I can see it applying equally well to Amityville Horror or to that horror of a show, Extreme Makeover, Home Edition!
Red Ant - August 22, 2006 - Report this comment
I only know the RCHP version of the song, but it paces fine to that too. Nice work Alvin.
alvin rhodes - August 22, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks rick merry (i dig cemeteries too) TJC (lol) and red ant

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