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Song Parodies -> "Lucifer Went Up To Heaven"

Original Song Title:

"The Devil Went Down To Georgia"

Original Performer:

Charlie Daniels

Parody Song Title:

"Lucifer Went Up To Heaven"

Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

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One morning I got up not really wanting to go to work
Because I really didn’t feel like being bullied by my boss ‘The Jerk’
So I thought about it and asked God what I should do?
He told me to go get a Bible and do what it told me to.
So I flipped it open and read a story that seemed quite macabre
It told about the tribulations endured by some rich guy named... Job?
How could this be? now my life didn’t seem so bad
But my boss still somehow manages to make me mad

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Lucifer went up to heaven. He was lookin’ for a soul to scourge
He’d been to and fro before he sought the Lord, and he was really feeling the urge
So the Lord mentioned his upright servant who was perfect in all deeds and thoughts
That made Satan fire back in an accusing way, and said “Doth Job fear God for nought?

“You’ve put a hedge about him, and have blessed him in all his ways
But lay your hands upon this man, he’ll curse you to your face!”
So, the Lord said unto Satan, “all that he has is in thy hands”
Take all his children and wealth but not his health, and see where his loyalty stands!”

So then Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord
To destroy this man with his evil plan; Job didn’t know what was in store

Job he, he tore off his mantle and went and shaved his head
When he heard from his servants that his children were now dead
And like the wind his herds were gone. He felt downtrodden
Despiste all of this, he never cursed God and...

Fell, worshiping God on his face; speaking as the teardrops burned
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I shall return”
And he never charged God foolishly when he had this more to say
“I’m glad when the Good Lord giveth and not mad if taken away”

::Fiddle interlude::

After Job came out okay, Satan went back to see the Lord and moaned
“He’ll curse you to your face I say, just let me touch his flesh and bone!”

Boils on his body - head to crown
An anthrax outbreak won’t keep a good man down
Job is with a potsherd scraping out puss
Even when the flies bite, he wont cuss

The Lord’s servant bowed his head humbling himself in sackcloth, torn
And he asked his well intentioned comforters why he was born?
Job they said, “Maybe, you have committed some egregious kind of sin?”
But he told his friends, “Just you wait and see, my star will shine once again”

He sang:

Fortune from the ashes, I’m restored
A servant in the heart of a Loving Lord
Looking back at it now it’s all a blip
Daughters that are so fine, old men flip

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 6

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 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   5

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The CrazyCam - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Alrighty, the ad above this parody is pissing me off, lol. "Varnetta Thomas Ministries - Where Jesus Is Lord"; yeah, I thought selling off anything for the desire of cash was a sin...oh, JESUS, right, never mind. Sorry, I got sidetracked. With The Devil Went Down to Georgia, it is very hard to determine how good the pacing is unless you have the lyrics right with you. I think there are a few errors here and there, but I won't be a complete arsehole, so a 4 for pacing. As for humor, eh, I appreciate the creativity, but it honestly wasn't too funny. I'll give that a 2, and a 3 for the song overall. Just to let everyone know, a 3, in my book, ranges from mediocre to decent, so it really isn't bad.
John Jenkins - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Uplifting, with a clever reference to Job's daughters.

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