They Wanted Paul

(parody of "I Want It All" by Queen)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: I've always wondered: when the forty-plus Jews swore that they wouldn't eat or drink until they had assassinated the apostle Paul, and God then swept him out of their reach, what happened to them? Did they get a special dispensation from some rabbi to break their vow, or did they starve? I'll ask God when I get to Heaven, but in the meantime, this song is about one of the many close calls in Paul's life.


Chorus:
They wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, and they made a vow.
They wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, and they made a vow.

The Pharisees were in Acts 23,
Very good law-keepers, they won't drink or eat
'Til they're finished scheming. They are so devout
With religious anger - what's it all about?
To the Romans asking, "Bring Paul today."
He has got no future, gonna make him pay.

Chorus

"Listen, Jewish people, don't make a sound
'Til we're done with the big plan, gotta put him underground.
Just give us time for our design.
Paul is gonna fear us, but he won't have time."
Over forty fasting, with a tale untrue.
Said they want more info, thinking no one knew.

Chorus

A young man with a Godly mind
Learned what they'd do in the nick of time (he could overhear it)
Paul sent him to talk to Lys-ias, apprise of his demise.
He's believing it all (he's believing it all)
They'll be leaving it all (they'll be leaving it all)

Four hundred soldiers, bunch of horsemen too,
Took Paul to Felix, safe from you-know-who.

Chorus:
They wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, what'll they do now?
They wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, they wanted Paul, what'll they do now?

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