PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

The other day, I posted about the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod at which the members will among other things discuss married priests as a solution to the shortage in that mission territory.  I wrote that “I try try try to give these Synod (“walking together”) guys the benefit of the doubt, but does anyone sincerely believe that talking about married clergy is really about shortage of priests in a mission country?”

That “Try Try Try” part got me thinking in terms of a parody song.   The Official Parodohymnodist™ of the blog and I collaborated on one during the last round of rigged synods on the family.

So, I wrote to The Official Parodohymnodist™ suggesting something based perhaps on the song by Smashing Pumpkins or one by Johnny Cash.

He, being he, came up with a better idea.  He wrote:

“I think it needs more of a South American rhythm. I tried some Carmen Miranda songs, but then I got the mental image of Cardinal _____ in a floral print wrap with a basket of fruit on his head and couldn’t stop shuddering. So I turned to North American versions of South American music and came across the legendary Eydie Gormé, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova””

Here it is.   Sure to get certain feet tapping at the Fishwrap... before they figure out what’s going on.

This is what you need to have in your head to appreciate the work below.  Eydie Gormé’s original HERE.

Amazoniana Synod

Leonardo Boff, tried to change the Church,
Paolo Cardinal Arns, left us in a lurch,
It was looking bad, and the Germans cried,
But then we laid a plan we hadn’t tried.

Amazoniana Synod, it’s ecology,
Amazoniana Synod, poor theology,
Oh, it all began when Hummes said to me,
“Let us build upon Laudato si’
Amazoniana Synod,
Will seal the deal.”

(Now will we stand firm?)
No, no, another Synod
(and retain the truth?)
No, no, another Synod
(We’ll make traddies squirm)
Yes, yes, another Synod
(they’re so uncouth)

We’ll let the priests get hitched in the Amazon,
Turn attention from what turned McCarrick on,
They might worship earth, and ignore the Creed
But at least our plans for change will soon succeed!

Amazoniana Synod, it’s ecology,
Amazoniana Synod, poor theology,
Oh, it all began when Hummes said to me,
“Let us build upon Laudato si’
Amazoniana Synod,
Will seal the deal.”

UPDATE:

Zuhlio dropped me a note to say, “Dude, if only I could get my voice up high enough to do the recording but I haven’t had any Jesuit training.”

 

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9 Responses to PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

  1. Gab says:

    Ahahahaha! That works so well! On the downside, I will have that tune in my head all day! LOL.
    Well done, Fr Z.

  2. Just Some Guy says:

    10/10

  3. APX says:

    This is so much better than today’s “music”. Though, it could use more cowbell.

  4. SanSan says:

    ha ha ha ha …………sigh

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Good lyrics. There’s a rumor going around that the Official Paradohymnodist is re-writing “Oklahoma” as “Metanoia.”

    Zuhlio: Try a tank of helium. Please order through Fr. Z’s Amazon link.

    “more cowbell” good one APX.

  6. Suburbanbanshee says:

    I know Semper Gumby is joking, but singing in helium can hurt the voice, if you do it long enough. A couple of Donald Duck moments are harmless, but don’t talk that way for extended periods, either.

    Voice changing software is pretty fun, though!

  7. Marion Ancilla Mariae II says:

    What’s a parody without helium and a cowbell?

  8. Semper Gumby says:

    “…but singing in helium can hurt the voice, if you do it long enough.”

    Good point. I think my comment went off the rails because I forgot to hydrate.

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