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Song Parodies -> "Viper in the Pit"

Original Song Title:

"Candle in the Wind"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Viper in the Pit"

Parody Written by:

Mark Hoolihan

The Lyrics

In honor of the recently resigned Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law.
Viper in the Pit
(To the tune of "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John)

Goodbye Bernard Law
Though I never knew you at all
You caused the pain of cover-ups
Where children were involved
Pedophiles in the priesthood
And no justice from you came
You transferred known criminals
And besmirched G-d's holy name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a viper in the pit
Leaving no one left to turn to
When the pain set in
And I would have like to have trusted you
But I was just a kid
Your tenure ended long before
Your damage ever did

Cover-ups were tough
The toughest lies you ever made
You thought you were untouchable
And pain was the price kids paid
Even when resigned
The press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Bernard wouldn't tell the truth

Goodbye Bernard Law
Though I never knew you at all
You brought this all upon yourself
Cause children were involved

Goodbye Bernard Law
>From a young man who is Catholic you know
Who sees you as something worse than criminal
More heinous than you will ever know

Courtesy Mark Hoolihan and the hoolinet. The HoolinetCopyright 2002 Boniface Bugle Productions. All Rights Absurd.

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kevin - May 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Very FUNNY!!!

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