Excommunicated

(parody of "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: Almost all my parodies are of the songs I grew up with. But I'd like younger people to be able to enjoy my stuff as well, so if I hear a good song that ApologetiX hasn't already parodied, I'm willing to learn it and rewrite it. This is one of my best in that vein. It's based on the real-life experiences of several friends who have left the church in question because they could no longer reconcile its teachings with the clear meaning of the Bible.


Amen, life's like this.
Amen, amen, that's the way God is.
His life's like this.
Amen, amen, that's the way God is.

Found out just what Hell is for.
Made tracks straight for Heaven's door.
And if you could only find the key so they could see.
They lied to you, it won't go far,
Now you've found the Morning Star.
And you're telling them about the Son 'cause you've become

Dead to yourself, your beads on the shelf.
The Church wants you back, you're under attack.
The priest wants to rule, I'm not sure that you'll agree. Tell me —

Why'd you have to go and get excommunicated? I see no way for
The Vatican and you to get along, you've been separated. Faith's like this, 'cause,
'Cause you're fallen, you called on His name,
and He paid all your debt, and He took your sin, too.
Honestly, you're finished with tradition that's overrated, no, no, no.

"You're done," Vatican announced.
Messed up, truth they have renounced.
Dare they skip their Bible's own decrees? It's strange to me.
They doubt "saved when Christ arose."
Don't scoff, God they will oppose.
You know your time in that church is done, embrace God's Son.

He suffered Himself, and your pain He felt.
So check all the facts, it says so in Acts.
The priest said that you'll become Satan's tool, did he? Tell me,

Why'd you have to go and get excommunicated? I just can't see why
You try to bring a message of God's love and end up hated. Faith's like this, 'cause,
'Cause you're fallen, you called on His name,
and He paid all your debt, and He took your sin, too.
Honestly, you're done with that transubstantiated, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Find out just what Hell is for.
Make tracks straight for Heaven's door.
And if they won't let their blind eyes see, then let them be.

He left where He dwelt to save you Himself.
But they'd drag you back in spite of the facts.
Parochial school has taught you so you'll agree. Tell me,

Why'd you have to go and get excommunicated? I just can't see why
You have to turn your back on the Lord to get reinstated. Faith's like this, 'cause,
'Cause you're fallen, you called on His name,
and He paid all your debt, and He took your sin, too.
Honestly, it's you and not the bread that's been consecrated, no, no —

Why'd you have to go and get excommunicated? It hurts to feel the
Anger from your friends and from the people who you're related. Faith's like this, 'cause,
'Cause you're fallen, you called on His name,
and He paid all your debt, and He took your sin too.
Honestly, you're never going back, you've been re-created.

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