Peter Is a Small-Rocker Now

(parody of "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker Now" by the Ramones)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: this was the first song I recorded on my new Fostex MR-8 multitracker, because it was a simple song - drums and bass, one guitar, one vocal. The message is also simple; it's from Matthew 16:11-20, and gives a musical explanation of the pun Jesus made on the Greek words petros (small rock) and petra (very large rock).


Well, the Lord said this rock's where My church will go.
It's ready to grow now.
The word is petra and it means a great big rock below now.
But it's just not the same
As the word that's Peter's name.
The two are not the same at all, oh yeah, oh yeah!

chorus:
Peter is a small-rocker
Peter is a small-rocker
Peter is a small-rocker
Peter is a small-rocker now.
(repeat)

bridge:
Well he's a petros, a small-rocker
Petros, a small-rocker
Petros, a small-rocker
Petros, a small-rocker

Well, some folks get real worked up 'bout a Holy Joe.
They call him the Pope now.
They think it's 'cause of that little Jesus and Pete tableau now.
But it's just not the same
As the word that's Peter's name.
The two are not the same at all, oh yeah, oh yeah!

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