Err to Be Stupid

(parody of "Dare to Be Stupid" by Weird Al Yancovic)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: The original song was a parody of the style of Devo, so I guess this is a compound parody. It's one of many songs I've written that points out some of the falsehoods that have taken root in the church. It doesn't say much that those other songs don't say, but it says it in a Devo-esque way.


Put down your Bibles and listen to me - it's time to look for new ways to fight.
It's time to let KJV grow into an idol, 'cause other versions are not right.
You better get up in arms on back-masking. You better cry, "Christian rock is all trash!"
You better tell some lies that sound sublime, so you can find yourself too rich for cash.

You better squeeze all the money you can, by raising the umbrell' of power.
Top your head with some awful hair and be a preacher-man.

Talk - word of faith now. Write a book to feed you.
Write off when your tax is due. That's what we do. Err to be stupid.

Please a crowd that's fickle. Look - they come to church now!
Don't ask if they got saved now - That's not allowed. You can err to be stupid.

You can shun the koine Greek. You can let the Hebrew slip.
You can say it's in the Spirit when a lady starts to strip.

Err to be stupid! Come on, you can err to be stupid!
It's so easy to do (Err to be stupid)
We're all leaning on you (Err to be stupid) Let's go!

It's time to make a protest out of a funeral - a soldier died 'cause we got queers.
There's no more time for crying over the lost, or defending truths we once held dear.
Settle down, stop your thinking, join the PTL, pay some sensible dues that they'll manage well
And live a life of ease while your friends say farewell, off to Hell! You can err to be stupid.

God will give you what you wish. You can bark and laugh and roar.
It's like I said, the Lord will take me if you all don't give some more.

Err to be stupid! Come on, you can err to be stupid!
It's so easy to do (Err to be stupid)
We're all leaning on you (Err to be stupid)

Build your church on brand-new trends - look, the old-time faith is out.
All the Muslims should be our friends.

You can be a fervent deceiver, you can drive a Cadillac and be a Holy Ghost-griever.
The choice is up to you, so what you gonna do?
Err to be stupid! Err to be stupid!

What did God say? (Err to be stupid)
Who cares what God said? (Err to be stupid)
It's all right (Err to be stupid)
We can make stupid look right (Err to be stupid)
Join the crowd (Err to be stupid)
Truth's not allowed (Err to be stupid)
Facts are clear? (Err to be stupid)
Okay, they're unclear now (Err to be stupid)
Err to be stupid (Err to be stupid)
Err to be stupid (Err to be stupid)

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