Charlie McCarron - The Ballad Of John And Jesus

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BoffoYuxDudes challenged Charlie McCarron to write an entirely new song that mashes up the titles of two other well-known songs! (For example: “Strawberry Fields Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Detroit Rock City of Angels,” or “Pride [In the Name of Love the One You’re With].”)

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You've been working for peanuts man
You've been working to fill your hand
But the currency in this land
Is irrelevant in the end
Cause when all is said and done
Who knows where you'll be in the morning
What on Earth have you learned from me?
I'd have thought you'd have learned to see
That the beauty in life comes free
You're just paying for misery

Would you promise to love yourself
Just imagine you're someone else
Do some good for your mental health
Put the negative words on the shelf
Cause no matter what's been said
You decide who you are in the morning
What on Earth have you learned from me?
I'd have thought you'd have learned to read
Through the lines to the parts where we
Don't take you so seriously

My celebrity is wearing thin each day
They've been twisting my words and attacking everything I say
Who on Earth will stay beside me as I pray
Who on Earth will fall asleep when Judas comes my way
When Judas comes my way

I've made enemies left and right
Just by stepping into the light
Now they're looking to start a fight
Cause they don't want to change their lives
And the fool upon the hill
Will be gone by the light of the morning
What on Earth have you done to me?
You've made everyone start to believe
That I'm more than a guy walking on two feet
All I wanted was love and peace
It was love and peace

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from Songwriting Cycle #2, released April 9, 2011
by Charlie McCarron
featuring Matt Schubbe on vocals & Robert Carmichael on drums

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I run a songwriting contest called SpinTunes. Most of the material hosted on this account is a result of that contest. You can follow the contest on Twitter (@SpinTunes) or my personal account (@Spintown).

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