I Write the Paul Words

(parody of "I Am the Walrus" by the Beatles)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: it was a slow day at work, I was bored out of my mind from reading tedious on-line manuals, and my brain needed a break. What to do? I know! I'll write a parody of one of the weirdest songs ever recorded! And it will join my list of SongBooks, parodies that sum up the major themes of an entire book of the Bible — in this case, the Book of Galatians. I had to lean on my rhyming dictionary real hard, but I think it came out okay.


I am he who said, "Grace be, to you and peace, to churches in Galatia."
Sent, not for fun, but just by the One true God and Christ undying.

Someone did a truth-fake? Let 'em be condemned and done.
Revelation convert, stupid but He chose me.
Man, you like a spotty joy, you left His grace — so wrong.
I'm a remade man, you are mistaken,
I write the Paul words. You knew the truth!

It's a pity Pete-man's hypocritical appease-man, told him so.
I'm crucified, my life is now in Christ; to law I'm done.
Not lying. Done trying, relying on my King.

Tell me why you suffered? Was it just a dead-works lie?
Acting like bewitched, but faithful counted righteous.
Boy, I think your haughty works will make you wicked proud.
I'm a remade man, you are mistaken,
I write the Paul words. You knew the truth!

If there is a finished law, then why'd we need the Son?
But the Son has come and now the plan is, "Stand in Him and live by faith."
I'm a remade man, you are mistaken,
I write the Paul words. You knew the truth! You knew the truth!

I'm perplexed for broken folks and
Don't you think I spoke His life to you? ("Don't you know, He He He rose again?")
See, you're a child; it's Ishmael or Isaac — now decide. Deciding...

That's a little picture, pointing you to life and power.
They can make impression, say "Be circumcised," but,
Man, I've been redeemed, the cross of Christ is all I'll boast.
I'm a remade man, you are mistaken,
I write the Paul words. You knew the truth! You knew the truth!
You knew the truth, and you knew the truth, the truth. Truly, truly, truly!

repeat w/ weird fade-out noises. Low voices chant:
Love joy peace and patience kindness goodness,
Fruit of Spirit, there's no law against it.
Faithfulness and gentleness and temp'rance,
Fruit of Spirit, there's no law against it.

High voices chant:
Everybody repent! Everybody repent! Everybody repent! Everybody repent!

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