Sunday, January 31, 2016

HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE - ExMormon Song Parody

Another song parody... this one parodying a current song by Adele.  Of course, right now they're over-playing this song on the radio so I seem to hear it every time I'm driving in my car.  So naturally, with the way my ExMormon brain works, I started adding my own words and came up with the below parody.

Not surprisingly, the theme of this parody follows the ongoing theme of this blog--that Mormonism is replete with lies, that the history of the Mormon Church is extremely sordid, and that the religion itself is completely bogus.  But thankfully, after too many years of going along and trying to "just believe," I began doing my own independent research and finally realized that it is completely bogus.  Then, after struggling for quite a while with that realization, I ultimately left Mormonism behind.  Of course, TBMs who read this will most likely say I haven't moved on because I can't seem to leave it alone... but I've covered that empty argument in previous blog entries.


So now I can loudly say HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE... outside the confines of a bogus religion that attempted to strip me of my own voice and individuality, but in the end was not able to do so any longer.

HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE
Sung to the tune of Hello by Adele

Hello, it’s me,
I was wondering why with all the deceit you still believe.
When you look at everything
That the Mormon Church is telling you,
It’s lies and double-dealing.

Hello, can you hear me?
Those in Salt Lake City scheming about how to hide the truth.
When I was younger, naïve,
I just simply went along with all you told me to believe.

There's such a difference between us,
And a million miles.

Hello from the other side,
I must have asked a thousand times
Why within Mormonism everything makes no sense,
But when I asked, they simply told me more lies.

Hello from the outside,
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To simply believe all the lies that they tell,
But it don’t matter, the lying doesn’t tear them apart, never did.

Hello, what’s the deal?
It’s so typical of them to try to cover-up the history
Because it’s sordid,
Just why is it that you refuse to see that all of it is bogus?

It’s no secret that the Mormon Church
Is running out of time.

So hello from the other side,
I must have asked a thousand times
Why within Mormonism everything makes no sense,
But when I asked, they simply told me more lies.

Hello from the outside,
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To simply believe all the lies that they tell,
But it don’t matter, the lying doesn’t tear them apart, never did.

Ooooohh, never did.
Ooooohh, never did.
Ooooohh, never did.
Never did.

So hello from the other side,
I must have asked a thousand times
Why within Mormonism everything makes no sense,
But when I asked, they simply told me more lies.

Hello from the outside,
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To simply believe all the lies that they tell,
But it don’t matter, the lying doesn’t tear them apart, never did.

© Diane Tingen, 1/31/2016

3 comments:

Donna Banta said...

Love it! You're moving on to new genres.

Diane Tingen said...

Thanks, Donna!! I'm widening my reach... from LDS hymn parodies... to Paul Simon... to The Who... to Tom Petty... to the Rolling Stones... and now to Adele. I'll leave no stone unturned in my attempt to have my voice be heard about the ills of Mormonism!!

Anonymous said...

you're hysterical! thank you very much!