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Song Parodies -> "Take a Load Off Brother"

Original Song Title:

"The Weight"

Original Performer:

The Band

Parody Song Title:

"Take a Load Off Brother"

Parody Written by:

Paul Sappington

The Lyrics

The parable of the Good Samaritan is found in Luke 10:25-37.
He was on his way to Jericho
When he was beaten half past dead
An old priest walked by him
He walked by and shook his head
"Hey mister can you help me?"
The beaten man tried to pray
He prayed to God that another man
Would come and stop and say

Take a load off brother
Take a load for free
Take a load off brother
And You put the load right on me

A Levite then was passing by
He saw the man lyin' on the road
He said "Hey man it looks like you're hurt
But I really have to go"
"What? You gotta be kidding!
Can't you see I'm gonna die!"
The Levite said, "I wish I could help
But maybe someone else will come by"

And say
Take a load off brother
Take a load for free
Take a load off brother
And You put the load right on me

Just when all hope was lost
The beaten man fell asleep
But then he felt somebody pick him up
A Samaritan started to weep
He took him to the hotel
And paid the owner for the day
He told the man "Just relax.
If you owe any more I will pay"

So take a load off brother
Take a load for free
Take a load off brother
And You put the load right on me.

When Jesus finished this parable
He asked "Who do you think
Was a brother to this man
Who of death was on the brink?"
The lawyer said "I know
That the first two went their way
His brother was the stranger
Who took the time to stop and say"

Take a load off brother
Take a load for free
Take a load off brother
And You put the load right on me

Jesus makes this offer
To you who are beaten down
He said "My yoke is easy
And My burden won't put you on the ground"
Do you want salvation?
Do you want relief?
Jesus said "Come to Me
I will give you the rest you seek"

So take a load off brother
Take a load for free
Take a load off brother
And You put the load right on me

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Johnny D - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Amen, Paul, good work! I wrote a Biblical parody of "The Weight", too:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/theband6.shtml
Royce Miller - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
good parody, Paul (and good lesson)
Michael Pacholek - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
How about "Samaritan Woman" (the one at the well) to the Guess Who's "American Woman"?

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