Dead Works

(parody of "Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainwright III)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: if there's a song that doesn't need to be turned into a Christian parody, it's this one. Very few top-40 songs ever deserved to be taken less seriously. But the idea hit me, and it wasn't a bad one, and here are the results. If they bless you, great. If not, I'm not totally astonished.

"There is a highway," once said Christ.
"You people turn left or you people turn right.
"You will not trust the Savior, Morning Star.
"Your works get quashed and au revoir."

You know your dead works keep you off the narrow road,
Dead works keep you off the narrow road,
Dead works keep you off the narrow road
If you think you will find Heaven.

It's a gift to see the Spirit blows
On people trusting in Sharon's Rose.
You don't have to work, you just have to agree
That Jesus paid for sin for you and me.


Yeah, you got your dead pride, it's instead of God.
If you turn from light, it's just a dead facade.
Got your dead habits and your dead facts, too.
His blood and His cross, they should be all for you.

C'mon, think!


Turned off the road.
Chasin' dollars, man!
They're dead, they're noncommittal,
And they're thinkin' they might find Heaven.

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