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Song Parodies -> "If He'd Stayed A Carpenter"

Original Song Title:

"If I Were A Carpenter"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tim Hardin

Parody Song Title:

"If He'd Stayed A Carpenter"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

if he'd stayed a carpenter
instead of a crazy
if they buried him, would he stay
if he weren't a deity

if a preacher weren't his trade
would they still bind him
carrying a cross they'd made
guess they wouldn't mind him

saved the world through selflessness
saved the world's tomorrows
followers felt helplessness
while others felt no sorrow

yes, they nailed his hands to wood
but he still loves thee
answer him, lord, yes, you're good
i put you above me

would he still be here
at his saw mill grinding
turning gray, his flowing locks
his long life, unwinding

if he'd stayed a carpenter
instead of a crazy
if they buried him, would he stay
if he weren't a deity
if they buried him, would he stay
if he weren't a deity

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Adagio - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I think I see...you're asking a big 'what if'? He, of course, would still be the Deity, and since all these events were already written down in the Old Testament, He was fulfilling them, but changing others, like diet, etc.
Yoidy - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Very speculative and original! 5s
John Barry - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Clever turn on the original title.
Ann Hammond - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
What John B said
alvin rhodes - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks adagio yoidy john and ann
Peregrin - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah alvin ! Nice work :)
alvin rhodes - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks peregrin
Meriadoc - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I think you nailed this one Alvin.
Below Average Dave - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
That was different--I always wanted to be a carpenter, they make good money and never have problems keeping in shape. . .555
AFW - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
You hammered this home..
Stuart McArthur - February 08, 2007 - Report this comment
inspired idea, and I loved "if they buried him, would he stay if he weren't a deity" - 555
Rick C - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Great word play off the OS, alvin. I really don't know how you can write consistently brilliant EVERY day! 555
alvin rhodes - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks merry dave AFW stuart and rick

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