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Song Parodies -> "By the Marks"

Original Song Title:

"By the Mark"

Original Performer:

Gillian Welch

Parody Song Title:

"By the Marks"

Parody Written by:

Annie and the Vets

The Lyrics

By The Marks


Call -- By the marks
Response -- By the marks on their bodies bare
Call -- By the hoods
Response -- By the hoods that the prisoners wear
Everyone -- You can tell humanity is in despair
Everyone -- By the people who just don't care

(count 1- and) -- Jesus healed the sick and lame
He used his power to ease their pain
In his heart, he believed in good
Resp (count 1- and) -- In his heart, he believed in good
Everyone -- That's the rock on which Jesus stood

Repeat chorus

(count 1- and) -- Hypocrites profess to speak in his name
Like the Pharisees, they know no shame
In their hearts, you will find no good
Resp (count 1- and) -- In their hearts, you will find no good
Everyone -- They fell off the rock where Jesus stood

Repeat chorus

If we stand in silence and we turn our face
And we let our leaders commit disgrace
Everyone -- And we don't speak out when we know we should
Everyone -- We're not on the rock where Jesus stood

Repeat chorus

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