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Song Parodies -> "Homilies"

Original Song Title:

"Honesty"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Homilies"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

If in church you tend to nest,
spending a lot of time.
Pretty soon, you’re gonna get a pitch
aimed to get you to holiness…
might have internal rhyme.
To give it to you, clerics have the itch.

Homily: inspirational words,
whether or not they are true.
Homilies are most frequently heard
when you’re frequenting a pew.

Sometime you’ll hear a parson
who will apostrophize,
as a point he tries to seize.
He’ll punctuate a certain place
by making his voice rise,
while to the above he’s making pleas.

Homily: respirational words
that are being breathed to you.
Homilies are most frequently heard,
whether or not you want to.

But there is another
kind that is anent
a type of loquacity for which some have a bent…
not really a colloquy;
sometimes it won’t relent.
Oh woe, oh woe.

I hear one; it’s tiring me,
so away I turn,
and as fast as I can, I am gone.
Some folks have the temerity
to say them and not learn
that they can irritate or make you yawn.

Homilies are moralizing words,
words that are tedious too.
Homilies of this type will be heard,
whether or not you want to.

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