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Song Parodies -> "What If God Was Bono Vox?"

Original Song Title:

"One Of Us"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Joan Osborne

Parody Song Title:

"What If God Was Bono Vox?"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

A modern answer to the decline of faith in the west. Bono Vox is the U2 frontman's original stage name.....
Does God need some fame?
Celebrity? And does he need a public face?
And fresh exposure, coz we've read his story
But if we booked him a recording session...

And yeah, yeah...God is great
Yeah, yeah...God's no fool
Prayer? Prayer? Yeah-yeah-yeah!

What if God was Bono Vox?
Sang a lot like Bono Vox?
God would earn a load of bucks
With his sold-out stage show

If God had an Edge...
And Larry Mullen, the agnostics would see
A diff'rent deity, and buy his CDs
And God could kick back, have a Guinness with the saints;
Enjoy the profits

And yeah, yeah...Bono's great
Yeah, yeah...Bono's cool
Hell, yeah! Yeah-yeah-yeah

What if God was Bono Vox?
Just a dude who freakin' ROCKS!
With a bad-ass tour bus
And Lear Jet to fly home

Oh man, he'd be in "the zone"
Worshipped in a megadome
With a chateau on the Rhone
Mandela's number on his phone

And yeah,yeah...God would rate
Ten, ten...uber-cool!
Prayer? Prayer? Yeah-yeah-yeah!

What if God was Bono Vox?
God would surely rock your socks
Church would not be such a fuss
Even yuppies would go

Oh man, he'd be in "the zone"
Worshipped in a megadome
And Dubya's number on his phone
Bob Geldof's mouth, it would foam
The Pope in Dublin, not in Rome
Maybe duet with Osborne, Joan....

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Shadow - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
this parody actually made me laugh out loud... reminded me of some skit i saw once where God was impersonating Bono..and the angels were like, God your not bono... think it was the simpsons maybe? but enough about that story..i sorta forgot it when i started writing it... ur parody was hilarious, i think alot of people already think bono is god :P 5/5/5
John Lovit - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Hard to parody a song that already has a parody (What If God Smoked Cannabis) that is world famous, but you've done a great job of doing just that.
Agrimorfee - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Kristof should be named Bono Iocus (good joke)!
Matthias - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Holy Crap! This was good!
Jack Wilson - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
That ruled! 555
alvin - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
funny concept...love it
AFW - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
An amazing "What If" and an amazing job..
Ravyn Rant - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Wonderful! TMGLTM, but then you sneaked in the bit about Bob Geldof foaming at the mouth and I almost fell out of my chair. 555
MrMacphisto - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
LOL... awesome... I know I mentioned another song today as the best, but I think I'll have to retract that in favor of this one...
stuart mcarthur - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
ha - cunning last line, Kristof - again, what a brilliant idea, and "Mandela's number on his phone" and the pope in "Dublin not in Rome" were inspired satirical gets - 555
TJC - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I echo Stuart and AFW here... Top shelf satirical fantasy... But wait... it seems I actually need a step-stool since its somewhat *above* top shelf... er, no, make that a 35' extension ladder....
Rex - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
The best thing about the concerts is you buy a bottle of water and by the time you get back to your seat, it's wine. This was divine.
Below Average Dave - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh my lord, I would seriously hope that God would never come in that form. . .As usual a top notch parody from the Australian Parody King. . . SOTM anyone? Is it too early to say that? Oh yeah, he still has ten days to beat this classic.
Tommy Turtle - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah, God needs better PR... have to see what TT can do about that... but aren't they already doing this, with the 'Jesus Rock' music and churches (seriously)?... Funny and clever as always. Have to call you the Krist Of Parodies (ouch).
Kristof Robertson - August 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Sorry about the late reply: my PC went tits up last nigjht so I'm doing this at work (sssshhhh)

Mucho gracias to Shadow, John L, Agri, Matty,Jack, Alvin, AFW, Ravyn, Mr Mac, Stu, TJC, Rex, Dave and TT.
Phil Alexander - August 22, 2007 - Report this comment
:-D
TT - August 22, 2007 - Report this comment
TT did his part to help out. See posts for Wed. 22 Aug...
Peregrin - August 24, 2007 - Report this comment
There's nothing I can say that wasn't already said, Kristof. All of the above :)

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