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Song Parodies -> "Midnight Concertos"

Original Song Title:

"Midnight Confessions"

Original Performer:

Grass Roots

Parody Song Title:

"Midnight Concertos"

Parody Written by:

Glenn Walker

The Lyrics

Based on Acts 16:16-31, this song recounts the episode of the apostle Paul's stay at a local jail in Philippi, in ancient Macedon. Paul his close friend Silas, and a few others travelling with them were thrown in jail. An earthquake broke the jail locks, theoretically freeing the prisoners, which would have resulted in the jailer's death as penalty for allowing prisoners to escape, As the jailer (unnamed) started to spare Rome the trouble of capital proceedings against his by falling on his sword, Paul interrupted advising him that no one had escaped. Midnight Concertos recounts the jailer's change in attitude towards Paul and his message of salvation. Except for one line near the end of the song, the jailer is the singer of the entire song.
The sound of the Gospel
Tells me Paul is here
His monotone solos, Mercy!
Bring out the worst in me. It grates on my ear, because

In their midnight concertos
Paul sings bass Silas he sings falsetto
No beat for tapping their toes
Something 'bout being saved from sin's ghetto, Annoying

Lyrics I cannot stand
Should be banned. I don't understand
Words that generally bore me, not always in Greek
It's quiet I seek

Suddenly there's an earthquake
Everything is awry
Caesar pays us guards so well But
If one should escape, I surely will die, except

Paul's free but not escaping
I took roll call and each shouted "Present."
My office reinstating
Then they stopped me from something unpleasant, I tell you

They have something I lack.
May I join your band? [Paul shakes head No]
I don't understand
Jesus surely is with you, How can I be SAVED?
[Paul] [All other lines sung by Philippian jailer]: Just trust in my Lord

In my midnight concertos
When I'm telling the world about Jesus
In my midnight concertos
He alone has the power that frees us
The jailer will reprise his role in a later song titled "One Less Unbeliever."

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