Sunday, November 16, 2014

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - Song Parody

Lately, I've been hearing songs on the radio and have started writing alternative lyrics in my mind (usually having to do with my Ex-Mormon state of mind).  It seems to have started just after I wrote the words for "50 Ways to Leave the Mormon."

What I've discovered is that after writing 109 LDS hymn parodies, I seem to be running out of ideas in that arena.  Obviously, there are a lot more LDS hymns, but the remaining ones aren't really conducive to parodying, at least for me.  So now I've started nurturing this other avenue that seems to have opened up in my mind.

The below song parody is to a favorite of mine by The Who, adapted to reflect my feelings about finally getting away from Mormonism.


BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Sung to the tune of "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who

No one knows what it’s like
To be a Mormon,
Except a Mormon
Behind closed doors.
And no one knows
What it’s like to awaken,
To be shaken by seeing all the lies.

Chorus:
But my life is not as empty
As it once appeared to be.
I am peaceful, I’m not lonely,
Not seeking vengeance
Now that I’m free.

No one knows what it’s like
To feel these feelings,
All the lies, to realize.
No one can understand
How I’m feeling,
But I can’t compromise,
No disguise.

Chorus:
But my life is not as empty
As it once appeared to be.
I am peaceful, I’m not lonely,
Not seeking vengeance
Now that I’m free.

Bridge:
Though Mormon doctrine may be spouted,
Incessant drivel that makes no sense,
I can smile, think of some good news,
Try not to laugh, that is my defense.
Too long I swallowed all the malarkey,
As they stuffed it down my throat,
A true believer, whatever they told me,
But no more, found the antidote.

No one knows what it’s like
To be a Mormon,
Except a Mormon,
Behind closed doors.

© Diane Tingen
11/16/2014

4 comments:

Donna Banta said...

Love when these song parodies hop up to the top of my blogroll. :)

Anonymous said...

I feel like mormons are brainwashing my son he believes if he abondons the mormon faith he will go to hell

Diane Tingen said...

Yes, sadly there is a lot of brainwashing that goes on - and the basic message that if you don't follow Mormonism, you will go to Hell. My father was a big proponent of the "hell" aspect of not walking the strait and narrow. I stuck with Mormonism for 52 years, mainly because I was scared into believing the tripe they dished out. Afraid to leave. But miserable within Mormonism. So glad I got away... I'm happier today than I ever was while I was a Mormon.

I hope Anonymous' son can see his way to get out. It may take a while, but he/she should never lose hope.

Diane Tingen said...

Donna, I love it when you post comments!! Especially since you're such a good writer... so great to get feedback from you.