Hopin' God Will Smile

(parody of "Gangnam Style" by PSY)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: I never did a parody of a rap before, and I've been turning several of them around in my head for a while. This one's title suggested itself immediately, but there was one small obstacle: the original words aren't in English, but in Korean. So I just wrote words that sounded somewhat like the original. I confess I've horse-danced around my house, singing these words to the original or a MIDI soundtrack of it, making a total fool of myself and having a great time.


Hopin' God will smile. But God won't smile.

Ephesians 2, 8 and 9, I shouldn't have to quote ya.
It says we're saved by grace through faith, not works, is what it told ya.
It doesn't help to give away your stuff or go through torture;
Jesus paid — the — price and bought ya.

There is someone there, who doesn't understand the Word and
There is someone there, enlightening hasn't yet occurred and
There is someone there, who won't believe the truth they've heard and
There is someone there, are you that someone there?

There's some folks, don't seem to know the Word.
They'd earn their love (Hey!), be good enough (Hey!)
What God spoke, don't know if they heard.
They do not know, grace is bestowed.
They try to please Him with good works and giving dough,
Hopin' God will smile. But God won't smile.
Hope... hope, hope. Hopin' God will smile. Nope... nope, nope. God won't smile.

(Faith is the way, babe) Hope... hope, hope. Hopin' God will smile.
(Faith is the way, babe) Hope... hope, hope. Pray-ay-ay, pray-ay-ay.

And then God said it once again, to be sure that He taught ya.
He said, in Titus 3 verse 5, it's grace by which He caught ya.
It's not by works that you have done, but grace that Jesus brought ya
If you'd serve — God — as a soldier.

There is someone there, who hasn't really understood and
There is someone there who thinks that they are saved by being good and
There is someone there who trusts themselves, not Jesus like they should and
There is someone there, are you that someone there?

There's some folks, don't seem to know the Word.
They'd earn their love (Hey!), be good enough (Hey!).
What God spoke, don't know if they heard.
They don't know Who, has brought them through.
They try to please Him by the things they say and do,
Hopin' God will smile. But God won't smile.
Hope... hope, hope. Hopin' God will smile. Nope... nope, nope. God won't smile.

(Pray for the way, babe) Hope... hope, hope. Hopin' God will smile.
(Pray for the way, babe) Hope... hope, hope. Pray-ay-ay, pray-ay-ay.

We'be been warned, it's not how we perform.
Baby, baby, get it right or really warm.
He informed, if you won't be reborn,
Baby, maybe got no more hope, gonna choke, like I say,
Hopin' God will smile.

(Faith is the way, babe) Hope... hope, hope. Hopin' God will smile.
(Faith is the way, babe) Hope... hope, hope. Pray-ay-ay, pray-ay-ay.
Hope in God? You'll smile.

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