|Title||Written or Submitted By||Can Be Sung to This Tune|
|Paro-Duds have been Moved!||Jeff James||Jeff has his own page on Webster now!|
|Changing The Words, One Song at a Time has Moved!||Lisa Bloomfield||Lisa has her own page on Webster now!|
|After The Lord Has Come||Tim Turner||After The Thrill is Gone (The Eagles)|
|A Song of Jesus||Michael Fischer||Vincent (Don McLean)|
|Be My Savior||Tim Turner||Be My Lover (Alice Cooper)|
|Breaking the Law?||Tim Turner||Breaking the Law (Judas Priest)|
|Call On Jesus Christ||Tim Turner||Calling Dr. Love (Kiss)|
|Can't You Hear the Music||Jack Carlisle||Listen to the Music (Doobie Brothers)|
|Complicated||Greesha||Complicated (Avril Lavigne)|
|Destroy That City||Tim Turner||Detroit Rock City (Kiss)|
|Flock Me||Tim Turner||Shock Me (Kiss)|
|Follow J.C.||Dave Fuller||Follow Me (Uncle Kracker)|
|God is Great||Lily Carlson||Limbo Rock (Chubby Checkers)|
|He's Coming to Take Us Away||Jason LeBouef||They're Coming to Take Me Away (Napolean XIV)|
|He Died For You, He Died For Me||Tim Turner||Better By You, Better Than Me (Judas Priest)|
|He Is Alive||Steveroni||Stayin' Alive (The Bee-Gees)|
|He Loves You||Landon Lively||She Loves You (The Beatles)|
|In Just Three Steps||Tim Turner||Gimme Three Steps (Lynyrd Skynyrd)|
|It's My Family||Rich Wells||It's My Party (Leslie Gore)|
|(Jesus) Larger Than Life||Beth Cismowski||Larger Than Life (Backstreet Boys)|
|Learn to B. Goode||Steve Parnell||Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)|
|Lost In Life||Wayne Rumple||Larger Than Life (Backstreet Boys)|
|Love God||Tim Turner||Love Gun (Kiss)|
|Makin' God's House Rock||Steve Parnell||Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)|
|Mr. Pilate||Tim Turner||Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne)|
|Oh Jesus||David Elliott||Desperado (The Eagles)|
|Praise God I'm a "Fundie-Boy"||Michael Fischer||Thank God I'm a Country Boy (John Denver)|
|Prayer||Tim Turner||Layla (Eric Clapton)|
|Rockin Father||Jack Carlisle||Rockin' Robin (Bo Diddley)|
|Savior Of My Soul||Steve Parnell||Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)|
|The Hessel Church||Rich Wells||Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon)|
|The Prodigal||Michael Fischer||The Boxer (Simon and Garfunkel)|
|The Very First Woman||Lisa Bloomfield and Jeff James||American Woman (Guess Who/Lenny Kravitz)|
|Trust In Jesus||Tim Turner||Take It Easy (The Eagles)|
|Turn The Page||David Elliott||Turn The Page (Bob Seger)|
|Under My Heels||Tim Turner||Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper)|
|We're Not Gonna Make It||Tim Turner||We're Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister)|
|When You Say Lord||Colman Shew||Budweiser Song (When You Say 'Bud')|
|Word of God||Linda D. Vasquez||Dirty Pop (N'Sync)|
Lots of People Write Christian Parodies of Secular Tunes.
If you're one of these people, send 'em in so we can all enjoy them!
If you enjoy praising God by writing Parodeities, share that praise with others! Send your Parodies to firstname.lastname@example.org and (assuming they're appropriate) I'll post them here on the "Not Invented Here" page for all to enjoy. Praise God!
Although I (Randy Hyde) place all of my his parodies into the public domain so that you may use them any way you see fit, you should not assume that the parodies linked from this page are public domain. It's safest to assume that these parodies are copyrighted and that copyright is held by the original author. As a general rule, you can probably assume that it's okay to use these parodies in a Worship Service or other limited performance arena, but recording these parodies is probably a no-no. Contact the original author for more details (email email@example.com for contact information).Note that some parody submissions appearing on this page were not submitted by the original author. If you feel that a parody's presence on this page is a copyright infringement, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will promptly remove the infringing item.
Additional sites containing Parodeities that you might want to check out (thanks to Jeff James for constantly feeding me links; if you know of any additional links, please send them to me):
Let me begin by stating the kind of parodies I won't post here on Webster: I won't post parodies that deny the deity of Christ, claim the Bible is incorrect, claim that Christian faith is unwarranted, refute the basic tenets of the Christian faith, seem anti-Christian to me, or whose theology I have problems with. For example, I would flat out reject any parody that (seriously) suggests one could get to heaven through any other means that by God's grace and faith in Jesus Christ. If in doubt, email me and we can discuss the matter.
While I personally prefer songs of praise, I have no problems whatsoever at all with true parodies or humorous submissions, as long as they are not in incredibly bad taste. After all, Jesus Christ lampooned the hypocrites of His time, I don't have a problem with people lampooning the hypocrites of our time (check out "Preachers on T.V." on the Parodeities page for a good example of just such a parody). I'm not too concerned about "political correctness" or "religious correctness" (R.C., meaning it's incorrect to poke fun at the church). If you want to write a song making fun of Baptists, Fundamentalists, Catholics, etc., that's all right as long as it's in good humor and you're parodying man's beliefs, traditions, and dogma. Obviously, some people may find some of this material offensive if they don't have a strong sense of humor. I will try to label those parodies that some people may find offensive; if you're easily offended, don't read them.
Of course, writing parodies takes you into that gray area of the copyright law. I can't tell you, for example, whether my parody of "Every Breath You Take" has gone way over the line with the number of lines borrowed from the original lyrics. In the Supreme Court case where the Court decided that parody was "fair use," the plantiffs had borrowed only one line from the original song! Personally, I'm not going to play lawyer/judge and decide what's fair and what's not here. If a responsible party contacts me concerning copyright infringement (as noted above), I will remove the offending lyrics from this site. However, when writing parodies, it's best if your lyrics are completely original to avoid any problems.
Having just said that, note that all my Parodeities are in the public domain, so you're welcome (indeed, I even encourage you) to rework my lyrics anyway you see fit. Kudos to Jeff James for improving many of my Parodeities (much of his work appears on this page). Don't be afraid to rewrite one of my parodies and borrow as little or as much as you like; I actually like people to do this. That offer, however, only applies to my Parodies; it does not apply to the parodies appearing on this "Not Invented here" page (including those that are reworks of my lyrics). I cannot speak for their authors and I certainly understand that some people don't want others "messing with their masterpieces."