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Song Parodies -> "I Mocked The Lord"

Original Song Title:

"I Fought The Law"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Clash

Parody Song Title:

"I Mocked The Lord"

Parody Written by:

mAximo

The Lyrics

Dr Gene Scott was a radio & TV "teacher" and as stated during station IDs:"Dr Scott teaches every Sunday in the Los Angeles University Cathedral." Officially the bishop of the church that he had formed in his own image,Dr Scott had "taught" to his L.A. "audience" for almost 30 years, which towards the end of his life numbered circa 15,000. He later transformed his ministry into a faith-healing cult, after he was confronted with prostate cancer in 2000, stating that God was to heal him due to his faith. Further unusual practices toward the end of his career included: 1. weekly "Festivals" which were conducted like mini-Nuremberg rallies, whereby "elite members" of the "church" would leap to their feet on cue & shout "Yes, Sir!" or lead the audience to give standing ovations; Those elite members were expected to "perform" without pay & without question for such an honor; 2. telling his audience that they are to pay him "worth-ship" to show how much they felt his teaching was "worth" to them, or they'd be stealing from God, if they felt that he had taught them anything; Formerly he had revived now-obsolete Old Testament tithing, such thathe all but told his congregation that if they did not pay such tithes, then they would go to hell..Although he claimed a salary as pastor of only $1 a year, he enjoyed the exclusive use of a multimillion-dollar horse ranch, a 11,488 sq.ft residence, and a 20,089 sq.ft museum/gallery next door, all paid for out of church funds, and to the exclusion of church members. He later married one of his "Pony Girls" as his 3rd wife, who had worked in the porn industry, and is now his successor as pastor. .After years of allowing his cancer to reach an advanced stage unchecked, Dr Scott "went home" a month ago on 21 February 2005. His "homecoming song" as sung by himself appears below:
Wakin' up hot and well-done:
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
.
Stole God's dollars--don't want just one:
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
.
I left my Baby there to carry on, as now my life is done;
She's a bad-ass and you'll all be had:
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
.
(Instrumental break: Git-onna phones!)
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Robbin' people with a guilt-trip:
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
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Made them suckers pay me worth-ship:
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
.
I left my Baby there to carry on, as now my life is done;
She's a bad-ass, and you'll all be had:
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
(Instrumental break: Git-onna phones!)
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won;
I mocked the Lord, and the Lord won.
(Repeat to Endtime)

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John Barry - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I used to occasionally watch this whack job for amusement. He got way more than 15 minutes of fame.
Michael Pacholek - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Not to be Petty about it, but you should have mentioned that Bobby Fuller did it first.
lordylordy - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
hangin' on the phone but there ain't no answer. parody brings sweet memories of endless hrs. of entertainment listening to off key songs, observing veneered toothy grins, jostling rears on horseback, bike rides along the hwys., cutting to psychedelic blackboards with arrows going up, down, and all around, billowing smoke clouds from cigars, crooked pairs of glasses, endless verbal putdowns accompanied by the 'yes sirs,' and of course that pounding command 'get on the phone ! ' I always caught myself wondering why I was watching - but I never wondered enough to stop. Fascinating, mind boggling, so entertaining. I miss it. Thanks.
mAximo - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
There wasn't meant to be any credit given to the original source, rather only the "performers" as the object of the parody. Bobby Fuller Four wouldn't be my choice, since their version is like hearing a Steinway grand piano, in comparison to The Beatles' Bluethner. Steinways are the ultimate for an artistic virtuoso performance, but for sheer emotive force, Bluethners are a better choice. That is why George Martin had them in his studios. That's also why I chose to credit The Clash's cover of the song. If you ever want to see evidence of the emotive force of their music, get a copy of the video "Rude Boy" and look at the reaction of the audience in the segment where they perform at a Rock Against Racism concert (and in itself better than the rest of the film). The Clash are THE band to choose for this song to expressing outrage against corruption of a religious nature, not just political.

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