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Song Parodies -> "Using Your Religion"

Original Song Title:

"Losing My Religion"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

R.E,M

Parody Song Title:

"Using Your Religion"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

This is not a criticism of a person's faith. This is about those who shamelessly cozy up to a religion just to get votes.
Found a trigger
A trigger for you
And you can now see
The churches I now go to
To reach the throngs inside
See now, I’m now in touch
I’ll count ‘em up

Help me in November
Love me in the soundbite
Using your religion
Hoping to rake in a few
And I’ve seen how the others do it
Need votes, so I suck up
I’m gonna need a bump

My lips you can see them flapping
Your hymns you will hear me sing
I know I’m just your kind of guy

Help me, sister
I’m seeking higher power
I’m making my connections
Tying to your divine world view
Take a verse, quote, and twist its view
I’ll show I know your stuff
Makes me look tough

I harvest this
The fields of society
A polished kiss
I’ll sip their bagged tea
Hear my talks hail
“God adores democracies.
No heathens allowed.
Now let’s go have lunch.”

A verse when I start attacking
A verse when I rally team
Don’t think, I need forgiving minds

I hope you’ll vote for me
Hope you’ll vote for me

I’ve God in my corner
I’m saved for the spotlight
Using your religion
Wanting to be born anew
And I do know if I don’t do it
My votes in church might rust
Elections are a bust

Your faith is a vein I’m tapping
Your faith is a vein I need
I’ll sell my soul, I’ll drink your wine

So please come vote for me….

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John Barry - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Most politicians will pander to any constituency to get votes.
WarrenB - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comment, and welcome back. Those that pander to religious groups are, in my book, some of the lowest of the low. Hawking my religion for votes rightfully earns a 'no' on my ballot.
Me No Pavlov Dogg - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
When Sarah Palin posed in front of a wooden billboard festooned with a U.S. flag patternn and folded her hands in a prayerful gesture while wearing a doofus grin AND when she pretended to give thanks to God over a dead elk that she DID NOT hunt or kill - that reminded me of that videotape aired on the 2nd day of the 1991 Iraqi War, where Saddam Hussein feigned Islamic prayer on a rug. Jesus said some things about posers like these two. It's so unbelievable that so many people fall for all this posing crap but they did then, they do now and they'll do it again! Don't get me started on Tebow and Jerk Cameron. All you need is love and I love your parody : )

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