Sling Shot

(parody of "Big Shot" by Billy Joel)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: the idea for this one hit me right out of the blue; I was actually trying to think of a Bruce Springsteen song I could parody, but this one came to me instead. When you sing it, be sure to pronounce "Philistines" so it rhymes with "deans," not with "pines."


Well, you went up, down, lookiní for the Philistines
Bringiní wine and chow to your broís.
You were the anointed one in the plan, and itís you that He chose.
But theyíre taking up a warning from your bro Eliab -
ďItís the fight this cub came to see.Ē
And youíll be fighting Goliath, heís done eventually.

Because you had to use a sling shot, did you? You had to go and cause a rout.
You had to use a sling shot, did you? Now your foe is so knocked out.
You had to trust the Lordís word, thatís right; itís not what Israelís kingís about.
You had to do the fight with Godís might, you had to use a sling shot, thatís right.

They were all depressed from the giantís threats
And the people, they were too afraid.
But you were sure the Lord would give you success, you sent a stone and heís brained.
So now you just go behead him with his own sharp edge,
And youíve fought true; theyíre gonna go.
Iíll tell you one thing, Davey, that Saul sure looks like a shmoe.

Because you had to use a sling shot, did you? You had to prove you had no doubt.
You had to use a sling shot, did you? Now your foe is so knocked out.
You had to trust the Lordís word, thatís right, with just five stones all smooth and round.
You had to take the front lines, a bold type, you had to use a sling shot, thatís right.

Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh. Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh
Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh. Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh

Well, it ainít no sin to stick a giantís skin with a hole you made with a stone
Because the Lord he defied; the Philistines say itís time to go home.
Go, go, go, go, go, go!

You had to use a sling shot, did you? You had to go and cause a rout.
You had to use a sling shot, did you? Now your foe is so knocked out.
You had to trust the Lordís word, thatís right; itís not what Israelís kingís about.
You had to do the fight with Godís might, you had to use a sling shot, thatís right.

Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh. Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh
Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh. Wo-oh-oh oh-a-oh-a-ohh

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