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Song Parodies -> "Ode to the Gospel Music Channel"

Original Song Title:

"Money for Nothing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Dire Straits

Parody Song Title:

"Ode to the Gospel Music Channel"

Parody Written by:

Edward Genereux

The Lyrics

The Gospel Music Channel was launched in 2004 and is now the fastest growing cable network in North America, with 45 million subscribers in the United States and Canada. Incidentally, the inaugural year of the G, as it is colloquially known from its logo, coincided with the 20th anniversary of the OS. I decided to write a song about the network and what it's about. I was inspired by Point of Grace's double impact of its music video for How You Live (Turn Up the Music) on both the G and various country music networks. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this parody of Dire Straits' greatest song, often described as the anthem of MTV.
Prelude.
I want my...I want my GMC... (2x)

Stanza I.
Now heed to these angels! if you choose to do so,
The Gospel Music Channel's where you'll go.
That ain't working! that's the way you'll go to
Heaven for nothing so your Lord you'll know.
That just won't work now! just go start a-reading
In your Bible to write your songs.
Maybe you will one day end up packing churches;
Maybe megachurches filled ere long!

Refrain.
I've got to get some Jesus freaks right now
Come from Heaven to pray with me!
I must lock Satan right in his fire;
I must invest in cable TV!

Stanza II.
POG's women have that streak of number-one hits!
No, man! their songs they don't write.
POG's women have their own McMansions!
The Girls of Grace have come to rock the night!

(Refrain 2x)

Stanza III.
I should have worked my cable to get
Or maybe worked for satellite!
Look at my friend's house--he's got DirecTV for the network!
Man, I could have had it right!
But who's up there--what's that? the cable guy now!
He knows my plight, my sadness and he knows my woe!
Now I'm happy! that's the way I'll go there:
Heaven for nothing so my Lord I'll know!

(Refrain)

Stanza IV.
Now I'm happy! that's the way I do it!
The Gospel Music Channel's where I'll go!
I am saved now, so I now will go to
Heaven for nothing so my Lord I'll know! (3x)

Tag.
I want my, I want my, I want my GMC! (Repeat and fade)
I would like to have the G someday so that I can see the latest videos from my favourite gospel artists!

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LittleHOlycakes - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
My favorite ~Radio Preacher~ has been under 'house arrest' all year! Bernie WARD has plead guilty, & he will be sentenced in August . . .

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